Stardew Valley 1.6 Patch Release Date Announced

Big changes are coming this year for Stardew Valley.
Big changes are coming this year for Stardew Valley. / ConcernedApe

In 2016, a beloved farming simulator was born: Stardew Valley. It had a humble start, with ConcernedApe creating the game independently. It eventually became a hit, with over 30 million copies sold as of 2024. The developer announced an upcoming patch for the game in Sept. 2023, where we got some information about what’s in store. Now, we finally have a confirmed release date.

Stardew Valley 1.6 Patch Release Date Announced

In celebration of Stardew Valley’s 8th anniversary, Eric Barone (aka ConcernedApe) revealed the release date for the major patch and showed his appreciation for his fans’ support. The 1.6 patch will come out on March 19th on PC. 

Console and mobile owners will have to wait longer for the update, as it hasn’t been announced for the platforms yet. The developer says the 1.6 update will come to mobile and console “as soon as possible.” 

What’s in the Stardew Valley 1.6 Patch?

ConcernedApe posted a sneak peek into the 1.6 update. We don’t know everything that’s coming, but this update will be enormous. Here’s what we know will appear in the update:

  • A new major festival
  • Two new mini festivals
  • New late-game content
  • New items and crafting materials
  • Joja alternatives to some end-game quests
  • 100+ new dialogue lines
  • Winter outfits for the villagers
  • New reward for billboard requests
  • Support for 8-player multiplayer (PC only)
  • New farm type

He also adds there will be “new secrets” and “more small additions and adjustments.” March 19th will be the perfect time to dive back into this Story-of-Seasons-inspired work of art!

Will Mods Work in the Stardew Valley 1.6 Patch?

Mods will likely not work immediately after the 1.6 update comes out. Modders must update them so they can function appropriately in the latest patch. Keep an eye out for any announcements from the creators that made the mods you’re interested in.