The Patch Notes Read Like a Novel
No matter how many hours you’ve dumped into this game, the most recent Stardew Valley patch has something new for you. Actually, patch 1.4 has over 60 things. 75? It might be closer to 100. As a matter of fact, maybe set aside an hour and read the patch notes here.
In case you’re not up for all that, here are some highlights!
Added movie theater unlocked in late game, with related content and features.
Added 14-heart events for every spouse.
Added new events and dialogue (including a new heart event for Caroline).
Added clothing items equipped on the player (replaces former clothing appearance options).
Added clothes tailoring and dyeing.
Added 24 new hair styles, including bald heads.
Added Four Corners farm map (meant for co-op, divides the land into four areas with their own perks).
Added Fish Ponds to breed fish and produce items.
Added new items
Added new mine content
Added shed upgrade (doubles the interior size).
Added cat/dog breeds selectable from the new-character customization menu or Shrine of Illusion.
Added Krobus as a potential roommate if you’re unmarried.
Added a desert trader that sells new items.
Added Trash Bear to clean up trash around town in year 3+.
Added 4 new monster eradication goals & prizes.
Added 4 new museum reward levels (for donating 35, 70, 80, and 90 items).
Added trash can upgrades purchasable from Clint (gives 15-60% of trashed items’ value as money).
Added a new sun room in Pierre and Caroline’s house.
Added the ability to perform various emotes through a new menu (default key is ‘Y’).
Added a new farm building: Desert Obelisk.
Added winter flooring sprites.
Added hidden subplot if you’ve turned children into doves. (Spoilers: check the television on Fall 26, then visit the Witch’s Hut for a recurring effect and fish on the Four Corners farm for a one-time effect.)
Added experimental support for letting farmhands move buildings. Use the /movebuildingpermission command to toggle between on (farmhands can move any building), owned (they can move their own cabins or buildings they’ve built themselves), or off (default).
Added a new trash bin in front of JojaMart.
Added map export feature (except on 32-bit Linux), accessed via a button in the options menu or the /mapscreenshot chat command. Screenshots are saved in the appdata folder; click a button in the options screen to open it. When using the command, you can optionally specify a filename and percentage size like /mapscreenshot test 25.
Added VSync option. Disabling VSync may improve overall framerate at the expense of frame rate stability.
Added an NPC profile accessed through the social tab (tracks birthdays, their liked/disliked gifts as you discover them in-game, etc).
Added ‘advanced crafting info’ option which shows more info on the crafting menu (including number of times crafted and the number of each ingredient available).
Added OST files for new music tracks.
Added new easter egg on the title screen.
Junimo Kart has been completely redone and is now actually fun.
Dressers can now be used to store clothing, hats, shoes, and rings.
When you catch a silver or gold-quality fish, a ‘perfect’ catch now increases the quality by one. (This is the only way to get iridium-quality fish.)
You can now put hats on your children (once they can walk).
You can now play Elliott’s piano.
You can now put gemstones in Junimo huts to affect the color of new Junimos.
Divorced spouses no longer attend your wedding.
Divorced spouses no longer treat their exes normally during Festivals.
Auto-Grabbers now work in the coop too.
Successfully parrying a slime attack now prevents the “slimed” debuff.
Seaweed can now be foraged along the bottom shore of the tidal pool beach.
The adventurer’s guild now sells any boots you already found in mine chests.
You can no longer load saves created in a newer version of the game than you have. (This will only affect future versions of the game.)
This might seem like a whole lot, but I left out so much! The patch is available right now, if you’re itching to fire up the game and see some of these sparkling new changes. Stardew Valley is available on more or less every system on Earth.