Stardew Valley isn’t a video game that gets updates typically, however when it does, they include huge pieces of brand-new material and substantial quality-of-life enhancements to the popular farming simulation. Today, the Stardew Valley’s 1.5 upgrade was launched on PC, and designer Eric Barone (a.k.a. ConceredApe) has actually let gamers understand what to get out of the modifications. 

Remember previously this year when more end-game was teased (consisting of a mystical door in Willy’s store)? That’s most likely in the video game now, in addition to a host of other significant and small additions. Barone goes through the spoiler-free functions in a blog post,  that include a brand-new kind of farm (a beach!), advanced video game alternatives, and brand-new hairdos.

Of course, the modifications go far beyond that. If you do not mind some spoilers about what to anticipate, you can check out the full changelog, which goes through a range of brand-new missions, characters, and places. As a huge fan of the video game myself, the excerpts listed below stick out as the most interesting to me:

  • “An whole brand-new area of the world, Ginger Island.”
  • “Added Leo, a brand-new NPC with his own backstory, plot line, occasions, etc.”
  • “Added an unlockable island farm and farmhouse location, where you can plant crops in any season however can’t build structures.”
  • “Added ostrich as a stock.”
  • “You can now even more tailor sprinklers with accessories”

Be sure to have a look at the complete (and huge) list if you do not mind destroying a couple of surprises. According to Barone, the additions in 1.5 make it the video game’s biggest update yet. He remained in the middle of establishing material for this upgrade when I interviewed him a couple of months earlier; consider that function a read for some insight about how Barone approaches the updates to Stardew Valley and why he’s so mindful about what he consists of and alters.

Though all the brand-new things is readily available today on PC, console gamers require to wait a little bit longer. The 1.5 material upgrade will be striking “early next year” for other platforms.