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What’s new in Stardew Valley 1.6 as the huge sim gets even bigger




Stardew Valley has become one of the most popular and enduring video games on the planet, and it’s about to get even bigger with the release of Stardew Valley update 1.6.

Developer Eric “ConcernedApe” Barone has continued updating the wildly successful farm life simulation game ever since its original release. Some updates have been big, while others have been small, and the new 1.6 update is set to fit solidly in the former category.

What’s in the Stardew Valley 1.6 update?

The Stardew Valley 1.6 update is set to include a slew of new features, ranging from an increase in multiplayer game sizes to new dialogues and events.

The multiplayer update is among the most-anticipated of the game’s new features. This change will see the maximum number of multiplayer participants in a single game increased to eight, allowing larger groups of players to farm and build cooperatively.

That’s far from the only change, however. Players will also be able to enjoy a full slate of new story-related content. This includes new conversations with a wide range of the diverse and personable NPCs found across Stardew Valley, as well as new events to take part in.

These events will include new major festivals, which are some of the game’s biggest recurring highlights, as well as miniature festival events. This mini events won’t carry the size and weight of the main festivals, but will still provide additional unique events on the game’s calendar for players to enjoy.

When does Stardew Valley 1.6 release?

The release date for Stardew Valley 1.6 has been formally announced as March 19 for PC players. This means that players on the game’s original platform will be the first to enjoy the new set of official content for the title.

The game has been released for many other platforms as well, including PlayStation, Xbox, and Switch consoles, as well as on mobile. No information has yet been provided as to the exact release date on these other platforms, though ConcernedApe has assured players that the update will arrive on their platform of choice sooner than later, no matter where they play.

Jared has been involved in gaming media for over two decades. He loves narrative-driven single-player games just as much as he loves competitive multiplayer titles, from RPGs like Planescape: Torment to MOBAs like League of Legends. You can follow Jared on LinkedIn, Twitter or Muck Rack.