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Valheim’s disappearing boats aren’t being stolen by birds, devs confirm

Birds aren't stealing your Valheim boats, but they have been spontaneously turning into sea vessels

Valheim boats are occasionally disappearing, but sadly(?), it’s not because they’re being stolen by birds. A viral tweet from a Valheim streamer offered an utterly delightful explanation for the vanishing sea vessels, but the game’s developers have confirmed that this bug isn’t real. However, the devs have also revealed a different, real bug that’s just as weird and wonderful.

“I’ve learned today that players in Valheim are noticing their boats missing or flying,” streamer GliitchWiitch tweeted. “The truth – birds (like seagulls) are landing on boats and a bug accidently places the boat under bird control – which means the bird lands on a boat and flies away with it, stealing it.”

That tweet went viral, garnering over 5,000 retweets. However, the devs at Iron Gate Studio tell Polygon that the bird-theft bug is “not real”. However, you might indeed see flying boats. “There was a glitch which saw one object get the data of another, so for the above example, a bird could have gotten the data of a ship, thus a player could’ve experienced a flying ship.”

So flying ships are real, they’re just birds turning into boats rather than birds stealing existing boats. I dunno, that might actually be even better.

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