Stardew Valley, the life sim RPG from Eric Barone, aka developer ConcernedApe, has seen great success since its release in early 2016. Inhabitants of the valley might want to know what's coming next, or more specifically, the exact release date for Stardew Valley update 1.6.
This article explains everything we know about the Stardew Valley 1.6 update, including word on its release date and expected content.
Update on 18 January 2023 - This article was updated and checked for the latest 'Stardew Valley 1.6 Update' news and leaks.
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When Does Stardew Valley 1.6 Update Release? Speculation
At the time of writing, there is no official confirmed release date for the Stardew Valley 1.6 update, but in this article, you’ll find all (if any) information that the developer shared, as well as some speculation from Ginx on when we could see it launch.
Back in September 2022, the developer of Stardew (ConcernedApe) answered a few questions from fans on Twitter. When not asking about ConcernedApe's next game, Haunted Chocolatier, fans specifically wanted to know when they can expect 1.6 to launch.
Unfortunately, the developer said the Stardew Valley 1.6 update would release "when it's ready". Nice and vague.
Furthermore, ConcernedApe explained that the 1.5 mobile updates would likely be out before the release of 1.6.
1) no target release date... just "when it's ready"— ConcernedApe (@ConcernedApe) September 25, 2022
2) 1.5 for mobile is coming and will be out before 1.6
It's worth noting that Stardew Valley typically releases one big update every year.
A look at the release dates should give you an idea of how long fans have waited between the bigger game updates over the past few years. But with the developer moving on to other projects, the 1.6 update has been a long time coming.
With any luck, we'll look at a 2022 winter release from ConcernedApe, not the back end of 2023.
|Stardew Update||Release Date|
|Update 1.3||1 August 2018|
|Update 1.4||26 November 2019|
|Update 1.5||21 December 2020|
We will endeavor to update this article as soon as a release date (or window) for Stardew Valley 1.6 update becomes available.
Stardew Valley 1.6 Content
The last big Stardew Valley update (1.5) was the game's most significant update ever, featuring local co-op, a new region of the map called Ginger Island (part of Fern Islands), new NPCs, quests, and much more.
In terms of Stardew Valley 1.6 content, don't expect it to be on the same level as 1.5. The developer noted on Twitter that the game's next update would be "mostly a modding-focused update" to make the lives of modders easier.
There will be some new content, but "it won't be huge". ConcernedApe also touched on the connection between Stardew Valley and their new project, Haunted Chocolatier.
1) 1.6, yes. But it's mostly a modding-focused update (makes modders lives easier). There will be some new content but it won't be huge. 1.7? Who knows.— ConcernedApe (@ConcernedApe) June 23, 2022
2) Yes, but I haven't decided how deep the connection will be exactly. I want Haunted Chocolatier to have its own identity
Despite the lack of a solid release date for the Stardew Valley 1.6 update, ConcernedApe did mention 1.7, so inhabitants of the valley can rest assured that development continues on their favorite life sim.
We will endeavor to update this article once more information becomes available regarding Stardew Valley 1.6 update, so stay tuned.