Stardew Valley’s Massive New Update Now Available On PC
Stardew Valley updates tend to be few and far between, though when one drops, it brings with it a whole slew of new content. Such is the case for update 1.5, which brings with it the long-anticipated couch co-op feature, the new Ginger Island region, a fresh new NPC, and plenty more.
Stardew Valley creator Eric Barone (aka ConcernedApe) took to Twitter to announce the good news, revealing in a follow-up tweet that update 1.5 is the game’s “biggest update yet,” which says something given the enormity of previous updates.
The Stardew Valley 1.5 Update is out now on PC! pic.twitter.com/DJ8gUYR614
— ConcernedApe (@ConcernedApe) December 21, 2020
As one would expect, the full changelog for Stardew Valley update 1.5 is rather sizable, though Barone was nice enough to reserve the ‘meat & potatoes’ for the initial announcement. The aforementioned split screen local co-op will allow up to 3 other players to join a person’s already in-progress game, though players can also choose to start a new game with cabins for other players baked right in. The new ‘Beach Farm’ will also allow for year-round crop planting, though sprinklers and buildings cannot be placed on the sand so plan accordingly.
Here’s the spoiler-free patch notes summary courtesy of the creator:
- New people to meet
- New goals
- Many new items
- A new type of quest
- A new farm layout
- New character events
- A new Community Upgrade
- Home renovations (after you’ve fully upgraded your house)
- Ducks can now swim
- You can sit in chairs
- You can move your bed
- Fish Tanks
- A bunch of new furniture items as well as new furniture types like wall sconces
- New secrets
- 9 new music tracks
- And so much more… you’ll just have to see, I can’t bear to spoil it
Stardew Valley update 1.5 is now available on PC, with the update coming to consoles early next year and Mobile platforms “later.”
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