How To Sail a Raft & Boat in Valheim | Raft Controls Explained

  • Post published:March 1, 2021
  • Post category:Valheim

Valheim Raft – Controls and How to Sail in Valheim

Blueprint of raft is unlocked very early in the game. Boat blueprint is unlocked after discovering Bronze. Raft/Boat are very essential is traversing the sea but the controls could be a bit tricky. This article will tell how how to contron and sail a Raft/Boat in Valheim.

  • Interact with “Rudder” to take control of the raft/boat.
  • Press “W” to start Rowing mode.
  • The Rowing mode icon will be displayed on the top right (see image)
  • Raft/Boat will start moving forward automatically. You don’t need to press any other button.
  • In rowing mode, the raft/boat will move slowly.
  • Press “W” again to raise Half Sail. 
  • The half sail mode icon will be displayed on the top right (see image)
  • Raft/Boat will start moving at medium speed.
  • Press “W” again to raise the Full Sail.
  • The full sail mode icon will be displayed on the top right (see image).
  • In full sail Boat/Raft move with the fastest speed. 
  • Direction of the wind can be checked by seeing the icon below the mini map (See image on Right).
  • While moving along the wind direction “Half Sail” & “Full Sail” is more advantageous.
  • While moving against the wind use rowing mode only. Half/Full Sail mode reduces the speed of raft/boat to a very low level. 
  • Use “S” or “S”+”S” to lower the Sail Half & Full respectively.
  • Use “A” & “W” to steer the Raft/boat left & right.

Here is the Video Link to this guide from our Youtube Channel “GamerPillar“. Visit “GamerPillar” for more Tips & Tricks.

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