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Stardew Valley Releases Multiplayer Update

The cute and charming game Stardew Valley has just released news about adding a co-op multiplayer option.  A beta of the multiplayer was released earlier this year in April to work out the kinks, and now the development team is ready to unleash that mode for all Stardew players.

The co-op multiplayer allows up to four players to work together.  It operates much like the single-player mode but allows more players to come together to accomplish a common goal.  As the developer page states, the new update will add the co-op button option and bring players to a new menu screen with these selections:

  • Host a new co-op game
  • Re-host an existing co-op game
  • Join a new farm (provided that any of your friends are hosting and have a cabin available for you)
  • Re-join a farm (provided that the host is in-game)
  • Join a LAN game (by entering the IP address of the host)
  • Enter an invite code (generated by the host) to join a game (this allows for Steam/GOG crossplay)

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In co-op, all the players share the same pool of money while working together on the same farm, but players keep their own private inventory,  skills, achievements, collections, relationships, quests, and crafting/cooking recipes.  When the day is over and it’s time for bed, all players must go to sleep in order for the day to end.  Not only that, players can even marry each other by crafting wedding rings.  And since the update is about co-op, there will be a chat available for all players to communicate with one another.

Stardew Valley is an indie farming simulation RPG that is available on Steam.  First released in 2016, it has gathered quite a following.  The game starts with the player having to take over their grandfather’s farm known as Stardew Valley.  There, the player has to take care and tend to the dilapidated farm while connecting with their neighbors.

Not only is the new update including a multiplayer option, there will also be new items and new events to keep players engaged.

Stardew Valley first released in 2016.  It is available to play on PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4, and XboxOne.

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