A new Stardew Valley update will be heading to PC in the next couple of weeks, with a console and mobile release following shortly afterwards.
The 1.4 update will be able for free on PC on Tuesday 26th November, and will add “a pretty big variety of new things to Stardew Valley”, said the games creator Eric Barone AKA ConcernedApe in a post on his Developers Blog. Speaking on the update, Barone said:
“One of my main goals with 1.4 was to finally “polish” the game to the degree that I’ve always wanted. What I mean by that is that I wanted to fix all the bugs that have been lingering in the game, to fix a lot of weird or annoying things about the controls & feel of the game, and add in a lot of “quality of life” features that will make the game more seamless to play. I feel pretty confident that this goal has been met”.
Excitingly, Barone went on to mention that “nearly every aspect of the game has been expanded or improved upon in some way.”, with the Wild Bait being used as an example of an item which needed improvement. The Wild Bait will go from a worthless item to one that will give players a chance to catch two fish at once; just a small example of some of the quality of life changes that can be expected when the patch is released.
Also included in the update will be more endgame activities to provide continued gameplay for those players who have pretty much completed everything the game currently has to offer. Barone decided against sharing any examples of this to avoid spoilers.
Finally, a screenshot button will now be available on PC. This has been a requested feature for some time, as previously there wasn’t a way to take a picture of your entire farm at once.
Stardew Valley update 1.4 is available for PC on November 26, with a release on consoles & mobile simultaneously a few weeks after PC.