The highly anticipated Stardew Valley multiplayer has officially launched for players who play the game on Steam. In addition to the multiplayer beta, there have been some additional upgrades to the single player aspect of the game as well.
The Stardew Valley teased in a blog earlier this month that multiplayer would be ready soon, and fans have been eagerly awaiting the release since then. In a blog post on April 30th, the beta for the multiplayer was officially announced, and it sent fans of the game to their Steam accounts to opt into the beta.
As expected, the multiplayer allows players to invite their friends to farm with them. Those with existing games will need to build small cabins, which are very inexpensive within the game for their friends to take up, and those starting a new game will be able to start their game with cabins already populated.
Each farm will be able to have three cabins, and therefore three guests, within it!
Players will be able to farm, fish, and mine together. Also, they'll be able to experience everyday life alongside their friends, from going to town parties to weddings, multiplayer will run the gambit for players of Stardew Valley.
Players will also now not only be able to marry NPCs, but they will also be able to marry (and divorce!) each other.
But how do players get into the beta? Heres how:
"To enable the beta in Steam, right click the game in your library and select properties. On the window that pops up there will be a ‘betas’ tab. In the text box, type the password for the branch: jumpingjunimos. Then click the ‘Check Code’ button. If you’ve done that correctly, you will now be able to select the ‘beta’ option from the drop down box. Once you’ve done that, Steam will start downloading the update."
It only takes a few minutes to get into the beta, but players are reminded to back up their current saves before they download the update, saying, "The v1.3 update is still a beta at this point, which means there will be bugs!"
Stardew Valley multiplayer has been LONG awaited, and players are hopefully going to enjoy this new aspect of the game just as much as they did the single player!