Stardew Valley has finally deployed the full 1.4 patch after months of teases and hype for fans. Developer Eric “ConcernedApe” Barone has teased the new additions and fixes for a while now. The big focus now is on a completely redone endgame. Each partner has been given a new 14-heart event that signifies the end of their questlines. A new quest has also been added with the inclusion of a new mysterious ruin that hides exciting new mysteries.
There’s a new map too, The Four Corners, that joins the existing roster of idyllic farming locales. Farm layouts have also been shuffled, with the greenhouse, farm cave and pet area having been moved. This map has the ability to handle a much larger Shed than previous maps, adding more customization potential.
The Stardew Valley 1.4 patch is now live for PC, Mac, and Linux players, and there’s a lot to take in. The update has changed “nearly every aspect of the game” in some way. The developer has also worked to make the game much more stable, putting in an “enormous amount of bug fixes and some optimizations improvements—in short, the game is more polished than ever.”
Patch 1.4 offers a huge bundle of new content. There’s 60 different items coming to the farming sim with this patch. Stardew Valley is expanding its already impressive gameplay options with new interactions for villagers, all based around a new series of like, dislikes and other modified social systems. The explorers in the Stardew Valley community will be happy to know that there’s two more mine levels, nine monsters and some other interesting challenges to take on. Fish Ponds round out the gameplay additions, with a much more streamlined fish farming system now in place in version 1.4.
The new content also includes a bunch of quality-of-life improvements. On the non-gameplay side, there’s plenty to pay attention to. There’s now an in-game keyboard to type into chat or text fields using a controller. 14 new music tracks also aid immersion for players on PC, coming soon to consoles and mobile versions.
Stardew Valley is out now for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PS Vita, PC, and Xbox One. Although the Vita version will not be getting this content, as that platform can’t handle a ground-up overhaul. All of the patch notes are here, with the patch itself due to hit PC first.