Game developer ConcernedApe has recently announced that Stardew Valley’s 1.3 version is now in beta. This means that Stardew Valley is closer to become a multiplayer game. The game’s new version would now avid PC players to opt-in for them to try a co-op play.
Stardew Valley Beta is now on PC
For players who want to try the Stardew Valley multiplayer, you can perform the following procedures to enjoy playing the game. To activate the game’s beta, you need only to click the game in the library and choose the game’s properties.
After selecting, the Beta tab is now visible, and you need a key in the password “jumpingjunimos” and afterwards, click the Check Code button. If done successfully, you can now select Beta in the drop-down box. The system would prompt you to download the game’s 1.3 version.
However, the game developer has advised the players to backup the game first before downloading. ConcernedApe also advised the players to read the instructions on Steam.
With the game’s multiplayer, you can actually host your own farm. What’s great with the game’s beta version is the feature that your friends could live on your farm. A maximum of three friends are allowed to live, and you can build a cabin for them or use pre-created cabins.
Apart from this, you can also share money, farm, and other world updates while making an inventory or skills. In fact, you can select your friends from your Steam/GOG list for them to them and live in your farm.
Meanwhile, ConcernedApe has also hinted some minor details about multiplayer. For example, you could actually marry another player. Also, there would be new contents expected to come in the game’s single-player game.
Stardew Valley multiplayer beta is a PC exclusive, and here is how you can have access to it. While waiting for the Stardew Valley multipayer patch (which is coming soon), you can, for now, have access to the beta version of Stardew Valley 1.3 update on Steam. The question is, how to access the game?
Steps On How To Access The Game
• Log into your Steam account
• In your Games Library, right click on Stardew Valley
• Select Properties -> Beta (see: https://imgur.com/a/H1gH)
• Enter the beta access code “jumpingjunimos” and press Check Code
• After this, select the beta branch option on the Beta selection drop down list
Publisher Chucklefish recommends backing up your save before you opt into the beta. You would not want to lose hundreds of hours on farming afterall. To do this, go to %APPDATA%\StardewValley\Saves on Wndows, or ~/.config/StardewValley/Saves on Mac and Linux and simply make a copy before you start trailing the Stardew Valley multiplayer.
It is also recommended that you remove any mods you may have on your Stardew Valley game for the time being. This will enable you to get the best beta experience possible.
How Stardew Valley 1.3 Works
The game features new items, events, and cutscenes from its creator ConcernedApe. Its miltiplayer coop mode is developed by publisher Chucklefish.
You can invite one to three players via Steam or LAN to work as farmhands on your farm. This can be done either by starting a new game or from your latest single-player save. Each will live in their own cabins but should work together to achieve goals. You can also scale the profit margin of your produce sold to adjust the difficulty level of a multiplayer farm. And you can also communicate using nearly 200 custom Stardew Valley emojis.
A Little Flashback
Lets look back on the beginnings of Stardew Valley. The game originally hit the scene in early 2016. It went on to become one of the biggest success stories in all of gaming that year. Its tending farm, quirky characters and retro aesthetic proved to be a winning combination. The game then spread to consoles following its big year on Stream. By the end of the summer, ConcernedApe announced that it will be releasing the multiplayer update by 2018. And of course, it happened. Stardew Valley multiplater update beta is now available and ready for download on Steam.