If you’re looking to burn away some free time, there is possibly no better game than Stardew Valley. The prospect of rebuilding an old farm into a profitable endeavor in a quaint little town. The big draw in this game is robust and varied relationships that you build with the denizens of the small town. And when all that is rolled into the incredibly witty story and massive crafting systems, there’s tons to do. Stardew Valley players on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC versions of the game all have access to multiplayer options as well, and Stardew Valley multiplayer is incredibly fun.
And yes, you can take an existing farm from singleplayer and bring that over to the multiplayer mode. However, if you’re on iOS and Android, you get left out and can’t join in the multiplayer fun.
When starting up Stardew Valley multiplayer there are two options to pick from. When starting with a new farm entirely, you can select the Co-Op from the main menu when setting up the game. This will allow you to host your own game, as well as give you some customization options for that game. Some of the options you have include sharing loot and money between players, for example.
Keep in mind that whoever starts the farm at the beginning of the game will be the host from then on out.
Switch players do get the option of local co-op that will let players on the same network with their own Switch and copy of the game to band together. And you don’t even need to have the full paid version of the game to join in if the host already has it. This means that it’s a bit easier to get a multiplayer game going on Switch.
Those gamers on PC will have to share invite codes to bring new players into their game once it has begun. The host should have this code when they start the game. Also, there’s an additional LAN option to connect directly to a friend’s farm via IP address.