Stardew Valley 1.6 Update: New Festivals, Items, Recipes & Many More

Sadakshi Kalyan Ramun
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Stardew Valley 1.6 update sneak peek

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Stardew Valley is a relaxing game that lets you do something simpler and more rewarding, even if it is just digital.
It's sole developer Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone gave a sneak peek into the latest update of the game.
Here's all we know about the Stardew Valley 1.6 Update.

Stardew Valley creator Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone has been teasing the Stardew Valley 1.6 update ever since it was announced in April 2023. Now, he has given a sneak peek into what is coming forth in this new update and it does seem very promising.

In April, ConcernedApe tweeted, "There is going to be a Stardew 1.6 update. It's mostly changes for modders (which will make it easier & more powerful to mod). But there is also new game content, albeit much less than 1.5. I'm taking a break from Haunted Chocolatier [HC] to work on this at the moment. Then back to HC."

Following up on this, ConcernedApe posted a list of new things coming to Stardew Valley in the 1.6 update. Here's all you need to know about the it.


What's In the Stardew Valley 1.6 Update?

Stardew Valley can be dubbed a great success with players finding it fun and entertaining since its release in early 2016. If you regularly play the game, you will want to know what's coming up next in the Stardew Valley 1.6 update.

According to ConcernedApe, the new content are as follows:

  • A new major festival

  • Two new mini festivals

  • New late-game content, which expands on each of the skill areas.

  • New items and crafting recipes

  • Joja alternatives to some of the end-game quests.

  • 100+ new lines of dialogue

  • Winter outfits for the villagers

  • New type of reward for completing billboard requests

  • (PC) Support for 8 player multiplayer

  • Many small additions and adjustments

  • New farm type

  • New secrets & more


Festivals are special events and major attractions in Stardew Valley. Players get invited to them through a letter posted by Mayor Lewis well in advance. The letter will describe when and where it will take place and on the day of the festival, a pop-up on left-hand side of the screen will let the players know when the festival starts. If they choose to attend a festival, they will be returned to The Farm late at night once it ends.

Currently, the different festivals in Stardew Valley are as follows:

  • Egg Festival

  • Flower Dance

  • Luau

  • Dance of the Moonlight Jellies

  • Stardew Valley Fair

  • Spirit's Eve

  • Festival of Ice

  • Night Market

  • Feast of the Winter Star

With a major festival and two small ones getting added in 1.6 update, it will be interesting to see in which season they fall under.

Stardew Valley Egg Festival

Another major feature in the Stardew Valley 1.6 update that caught the eye of players is the inclusion of eight-player multiplayer option. Currently, only four players, the host and upto three others, can play the multiplayer mode.

You can also look out new content in the form of recipes, items, and other collectibles when the update goes live.


What's Does the Stardew Valley 1.6 Update Release?

ConcernedApe made it very clear that the 1.6 update is still work-in-progress and therefore, the release date is not yet confirmed. Players should note that the developer is also working on his next game 'Haunted Chocolatier' side-by-side while still releasing updates and other bug fixes to Stardew Valley.

You can keep an eye out on ConcernedApe's socials to know more about the release date of Stardew Valley 1.6 update.


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Sadakshi has been a gamer throughout her life and has followed League of Legends since Season 3, immediately falling in love with the esports scene. Bringing in her print journalism experience, she focuses on content that is both informative and innovative. While her heart still remains with League, her love for competition has pushed her to explore other titles such as Valorant and Apex Legends.