Stardew Valley Multiplayer Update Coming to Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch version of Stardew Valley is finally getting update 1.3, aka the Multiplayer Update. It’s going to come out on December 12th. As the “name” implies, this update brings the multiplayer mode to the game on Switch, so that you can play with up to three other people. Oh, and there’s some intriguing single player content to boot.

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Stardew Valley Multiplayer Update Coming to Nintendo Switch
Stardew Valley Multiplayer Update Coming to Nintendo Switch

The multiplayer update for Stardew Valley, which has been out for some time on PC, is finally coming out for Nintendo Switch. You can expect it to launch on Wednesday, December 12th. It should bring your game up to version 1.3. As for the people playing Stardew Valley on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, you guys are next in line. In the announcement post, the developer Eric Barone (aka ConcernedApe) says he’s working with Sickhead Games to release your version of this update as soon as possible.

What exactly does the multiplayer add to Stardew Valley? Well, you can hook up with up to three other players. All of you will have a cabin on the farm, and you work together to achieve your goals. You’ll share all of the story and other types of progress, as well as the money pool. On the other hand, inventories, relationships, skills, achievements, collections, recipes, and the like will be individuals. The Switch version will also have some special features. For example, you can communicate either via online voice chat, or the new chat box, which has ” colored text and nearly 200 custom Stardew Valley emojis.” You can also connect 2-4 consoles through local communications play.

The new update doesn’t just bring multiplayer content, of course; there’s stuff for the single player, as well. For example, there’s the Night Market; a travelling festival that only comes to Pelican Town once a winter, for three days. There’s also new events (some of them secret, unlocked by meeting certain requirements), a secret collection in winter, and more. Oh, and horses can now wear hats and Signs will now be craftable items, for what that’s worth.

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