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Stardew Valley 1.6 is out now - player count on Steam explodes

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ConcernedApe has released the huge Stardew Valley 1.6 update now, and it's absolutely crammed full of new content. Time to get farming again?

The developer said it adds new content but focuses mainly on the valley but there's additions and improvements to almost all areas of the game. Plus various quality of life features, and bug fixes. This has caused a huge surge on Steam, with Stardew seeing a new all-time peak player count of 146,159 in the early hours of this morning. The previous all time peak of 94,879 was back in January 2021 (SteamDB). Before this update, it was still regularly seeing a peak player count above 40,000 every single day. The staying power of Stardew is simply incredible.

The non-spoiler additions in v1.6 include:

  • A new major festival.
  • Two new mini festivals.
  • A new environmental event.
  • Hundreds of new lines of dialogue.
  • A new end-game skill system.
  • New crops, crafting items, furniture, and more.
  • A new farm type: Meadowlands Farm.
  • Multiple pets.
  • You can now have up to 8 players on PC.
  • Performance improvements.

So much more is included, that I won't spoil directly, but you can spoil yourself by reading through the rather lengthy patch notes on the official website. Scrolling through it myself, there really is a surprising amount of additions!

Stardew Valley has Native Linux support and it is Steam Deck Verified.

You can buy a copy from 

GOG

Humble Store

Steam

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WorMzy Mar 20
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  • You can now drink mayonnaise and jelly, and eat pickles.

GOTY.
Linux_Rocks Mar 20
Quoting: WorMzy
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  • You can now drink mayonnaise and jelly, and eat pickles.

GOTY.
ShabbyX Mar 20
My 7 year old loves playing this game with us. It's cute how he works so hard to gather ingredients to cook a dish and just eat it right away, lol (or drink milk right after milking the cow, because of course you need to drink your milk)
Geppeto35 Mar 20
I never succeeded to pass the first hour, but feel like missing something great
Pengling Mar 20
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I'm still chipping away at my Super Bomberman R 2 story-mode revisit right now, but the new major updates for Stardew Valley and Pizza Tower will most definitely be my picks for this weekend.

QuotePets that love you will sometimes give you gifts.
I hope that doesn't mean what it sounds like!
Phlebiac Mar 20
Quoting: Pengling
QuotePets that love you will sometimes give you gifts.
I hope that doesn't mean what it sounds like!

Dead rodents?
Quoting: Phlebiac
Quoting: Pengling
QuotePets that love you will sometimes give you gifts.
I hope that doesn't mean what it sounds like!

Dead rodents?
Mind you, those could probably be used for crafting.
Drink…mayonnaise. Uh, sure Eric, whatever you say. (Release two immediate hotfixes for "yes I'm being held hostage and forced to add that", one for "no"! )

Jokes aside, I can't wait to jump in and try it out! Still have my very first save file, though it has a bunch of mods so I might need to prune some or wait a few days for updates. One thing I didn't see mentioned is that the new Meadowlands farm starts you with two chickens, making it great for playthroughs that want to go for more of a ranching playstyle immediately.
nullzero Mar 21
I've restarted my run, and the new "Meadows" farm is sweet!

Quoting: Philadelphus[...] One thing I didn't see mentioned is that the new Meadowlands farm starts you with two chickens, making it great for playthroughs that want to go for more of a ranching playstyle immediately.

Not only it has the coop two baby chickens at the start, but it has lots of woods vibe to it. So it might be good for those who do not go full in into 1 thing (ex: farming).
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