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Stardew Valley's recent update causes the players to flood back in

Published: 18:56, 22 December 2020
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Stardew Valley was developed by Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone and released back in 2016. The RPG recently got a big update that caused a spike in its player count.

Stardew Valley got a huge update recently and it looks like it sparked some new interest in the game. According to Steam Charts , Stardew Valley is currently enjoying the highest player count since May 2018 (54,212). The 24-hour peak player count is all the way up to 49,342. 

Stardew Valley's 1.5 content update is available now on PC. The update will be available for the console crowd early next year and, although there is no timeline to speak of at this moment, an update for mobile versions of the game should soon follow.

Stardew Valley's biggest update yet adds some significant "late-game" content to the game. If you don't mind the spoilers, here's the full changelog .

ConcernedApe Fish Ponds, upcoming feature in Stardew Valley Stardew Valley - Fish Ponds

Update 1.5 spoiler-free features:

  • New people to meet
  • New goals
  • Many new items
  • A new type of quest
  • A new farm layout
  • New character events
  • A new Community Upgrade
  • Home renovations (after you’ve fully upgraded your house)
  • Ducks can now swim
  • You can sit in chairs
  • You can move your bed
  • Fish Tanks
  • A bunch of new furniture items as well as new furniture types like wall sconces
  • New secrets
  • 9 new music tracks
  • And much more.
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