Once you’ve made some decent progress into Valheim, you may run into the “An Item Prevents You From Teleporting” problem. Fortunately, this isn’t a bug and has a simple fix that our guide quickly explains below. Skip to the bottom if you’re looking for a mod to remove this feature.
An Item Prevents You From Teleporting Fix
Once you’ve connected two portals in Valheim by giving them the same name, you can travel between them. However, if you get the above message when trying to walk through a portal, this has to do with what’s in your inventory. Any item that has a small blue circle with a red X over it in the top right corner can’t be on you while using portals. This is likely a way the developer is trying to prevent people from speeding through the game too quickly.
Items That Prevent Teleporting in Valheim
Most items that can’t be on you are a type of ore or refined bar. You can find every item that can’t be on you while teleporting in this list below. This is why it’s useful to have a chest near your portals for stashing loot temporarily. If you’re looking to transport these items long distances, wagons are useful for doing so. While they will slow down with weight, they don’t seem to have a weight limit.
- Copper Ore & Copper Bars
- Tin Ore & Tin Bars
- Bronze Bars
- Iron Ore & Iron Bars
- Black Metal Scrap
- Scrap Metal
- Dragon Egg
Removing the Item Teleporting Restriction
If you want to remove this mechanic altogether, you can get a mod to do so. Head over to our 9 Best Valheim Mods to Install list here where you can find the Unrestricted Portals mod. And if you don’t know how to install mods yet, our guide here explains how in-detail.
Hopefully this short Valheim guide helps you with your item teleporting issue. If you have any other problems while playing Valheim, feel free to ask in the comments below the article. I’ll do my best to help you out even if it’s something simple.
Valheim became available for PC on Steam Early Access on February 2, 2021. It’s an open-world survival game inspired by Viking culture with multiplayer from 1 to 10 players.
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