Here’s when Stardew Valley’s multiplayer update goes live

By Sherif Saed, Wednesday, 1 August 2018 14:21 GMT

Stardew Valley finally gets the long-awaited multiplayer update today, and we’ve got the exact times.

As previously announced, the multiplayer mode for Stardew Valley, which allows up to four players to farm together in co-op.

The update is planned for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch but it only goes live on PC today. Dates for the rest of them aren’t yet known, but the beta only just ended so it may be a while yet.

For PC, the multiplayer update will go live at 8am PT, 11am ET, 4pm BST today. This is when you’ll see it on Steam, GOG across Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Another great feature is that multiplayer is supported across these different versions, so all PC players can group up together. It’s not clear yet if consoles will also support the same feature, though that is unlikely.

Here’s exactly what the update does, straight from the developer:

  • Four player farming: Invite one-three players to join you as farmhands, either starting from scratch or diving in from your latest single player save.
  • Work together: Each player lives in their own cabin on the host farm as you work together to achieve common goals such as farming, mining, fighting, fishing, foraging and festival participation.
  • Chat box and custom emojis: Communicate using the new chat box feature with coloured text and nearly 200 custom Stardew Valley emojis.
  • Multiplayer marriage: Farmhands can choose to woo Pelican Town’s NPCs, or craft a wedding ring to propose to a fellow Player. You can also divorce or ban farmhands by demolishing their cabins.
  • Scalable difficulty: As more hands are better than one, players will be able to scale profit margin or produce sold to change the difficulty level of a multiplayer farm

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