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Stardew Valley’s multiplayer is leaving beta and scheduled for a full release in August

Get married, divorced, then keep half the chickens. Farming 101.

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If you’re not familiar with Stardew Valley, let me catch you up. It’s a love letter to old Harvest Moon games and it is amazing. In the game, you inherit a farm, grow plants, raise animals, meet and romance fellow citizens, and discover the secrets of the town. There is also mining, which acts as a form of dungeons, and of course, fishing.

The only thing it was missing was multiplayer, and on August 1, players will finally get the chance to farm with their friends, as the multiplayer leaves beta for full release.

With the update, players will be able to invite up to three of their friends to join them on their farm. They can either just be regular ol’ farmhands and help with chores and exploring, or you can invite them to set up a small cabin on your land for permanent residence. Chat and emoji tools are being added that allow for actual communication, as well.

You’ll be able to fish with friends, explore caves, and even get married to another player. And with marriage comes, you guessed it, divorce. I personally cannot wait to read the first tweet about a breakup and the awkwardness of having to then add insult by divorcing them in Stardew Valley.

While Stardew Valley is also available on the Nintendo Switch, the multiplayer update is currently only slated for PC release. That’s not to say that we shouldn’t expect multiplayer on the Switch, there is just no timeframe as of yet.

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