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Stardew Valley 1.5 update coming to consoles “early next year” Here’s what’s included

The long-awaited Stardew Valley 1.5 update is now available for PC players and the game’s creator, Concerned Ape, has announced that it will be coming to the Nintendo Switch early next year. In an informative blog post on the game’s official website, Concerned Ape says that the 1.5 update is the biggest update yet for Stardew Valley which was originally released back in 2016. Here’s some of what to expect when it drops on the Nintendo Switch in 2021.

“It’s available right now on PC, and will come to consoles early next year. “

New Game Options

  1. There is a new farm called “Beach Farm“. It’s big, with good fishing and foraging opportunities, and the chance for rare supply crate to wash up on shore. But there’s a catch… the majority of the farm is covered in sandy soil that prevents you from using sprinklers (they get clogged with the sand). If this is your first time playing Stardew Valley, I recommend trying one of the other farms for a more classic experience, but if you’re coming back for another playthrough, Beach Farm might make your experience a little more fresh (it also has a unique look).
  2. There is a new “Advanced Game Options” button in the bottom left of the character creation menu. From here, you can select a variety of options to customize your playthrough. For returning players, I’d recommend trying out the “remixed” Community Center bundles, which randomizes the bundles you’ll get, adding in brand new ones as well as variations of the originals. Remixing the mine rewards can also shake things up… this adds randomized variety to what you can get out of the mine chests.
  3. Make sure to check out the new hairstyles at the end of the hairs list.

Split Screen (Local) Co-Op

To play splitscreen, build a cabin (from Robin’s) for up to 3 other players who will be joining (if you’re starting a new game, you can also select to have cabins already placed at the beginning in the advanced game options menu). Once the cabins are there, open your game menu, scroll down to multiplayer, and select “Start local co-op”. The other players can now join by pressing start on a controller connected to the PC. Please see the options tab in the game menu to adjust the zoom level and UI zoom level to a setting that works well for you. Otherwise, split screen works exactly the same as online multiplayer.

A spoiler-free list of some of the new features to expect:

  • 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



  1. To steam other life/farming simulation games’ thunder that are coming out first half of 2021; Harvest Moon, Story of Seasons and Rune Factory.

    ACNH better have a MASSIVE update once it completes one year in March so people don’t drop it for these other titles :D

  2. Anybody know if multiplayer allows each player to experience different events separately within the same game during play or is it tied to whoever is the 1st player,like animal crossing, and only they can experience events and the other player has to follow them around?

    1. Most events are experienced separately. It’s possible some of the big events are together as we haven’t gotten to end game, but things like relationship events and mine events are separate.

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