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Valheim guide: How to increase inventory carrying capacity

A single item will let you carry more

The Frostner in Valheim Image: Iron Gate Studio/Coffee Stain Publishing via Polygon

There’s a lot of crafting to do in Valheim, and you’ll spend plenty of time hauling bronze, iron, silver and more all over the Viking afterlife. However, as you may have already discovered, your character can’t really carry all that much.

Unfortunately, despite all the things that you can craft, you can’t create a larger bag or backpack for yourself. Instead, you’ll have to find Valheim’s hidden merchant to help you with your inventory troubles.

In this Valheim guide, we’ll show you how to increase your inventory carrying capacity. To do so, you’ll need to find Haldor the merchant. We’ll explain how to locate them and what item you need to buy to carry more items in Valheim.

How to increase your inventory carrying capacity

To increase the amount of items you can hold in Valheim, you need to buy the Megingjord from Haldor the merchant.

The Megingjord is an item that “gives the wearer superhuman strength.” While this gear won’t make you any stronger, it will increase the amount of weight you can carry by 150 points. This is an especially helpful piece of equipment to have since you can’t bring metals through portals.

A screenshot of the map in Valheim
If you spot a bag on your map, that’s Haldor!
Image: Iron Gate Studio/Coffee Stain Publishing via Polygon

To find Haldor the Merchant in Valheim, you’ll have to do a bit of searching. The problem is that the elusive salesperson has no set location. Haldor’s spawn point is different for each new world. Locating Haldor is a test of patience, but once you find him, you’ll have a bounty of special items to purchase.

From experience, we have found that Haldor spawns specifically in the black forest biome, which at least gives you a starting point for exploration. In the game, the merchant’s shop is surrounded by a faint barrier, protecting it from danger. On the map, a large bag icon will appear once you get close to the shop’s location.

Once you find Haldor, you’ll have to pay 950 coins for Megingjord. It’s the most expensive item in the shop, and coins aren’t easy to come by.

You can find coins in chests in abandoned buildings throughout the world or deep in dungeons like burial chambers and sunken crypts. Haldor will also give you coins in exchange for certain items like amber (5 coins), amber pearls (10 coins), rubies (20 coins), and silver necklaces (30 coins), which you can also find in dungeons.

To increase your inventory carrying capacity with the Megingjord, all you need to do is equip it. Once you do, the amount of weight you can carry will increase by 150 points as long as the item stays equipped.