The Stardew Valley 1.4 patch is now live for PC, Mac, and Linux players, and adds lots of new stuff while delivering community-requested features and quality of life upgrades.
Developer Eric “ConcernedApe” Barone had mentioned that this patch was going to be a bumper crop. In changing “nearly every aspect of the game” he has implemented an “enormous amount of bug fixes and some optimizations improvements—in short, the game is more polished than ever.” Stardew Valley will be “even more joyful, seemless [sic], and fun” with these tweaks, and with the bushels of content that has been packed into patch 1.4.
So, Barone has focused on improving the endgame experience for veteran agriculturalists. An abandoned building hides a new mystery, and there’s a new 14-heart event for every partner. The new Four Corners farm map has been designed for the new separate money option in multiplayer. The greenhouse, farm cave and pet area are found in the middle of the plot, and each corner has a unique advantage. And, sheds can now be built to double their interior floor plan.
Patch 1.4 offers 60 new items—with unexpected properties—and plenty of new cosmetic customisation items. An emote menu has been added, and quality of life improvements include a record of villagers’ likes and dislikes, stacking of craftable items like kegs, and an in-game keyboard to type into chat or text fields using a controller. 14 new music tracks, two new monsters, and two new mine levels are coming to Stardew Valley, too. Finally, the new Fish Ponds will let farmers keep fish and harvest a variety of produce for varying types of fish.
All of the patch notes are here, but spoilers abound, so be wary! The update will arrive on console and mobile platforms “soon” and Barone will announce the actual date once he knows for sure.
Stardew Valley is out now for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PS Vita, PC, and Xbox One.