For those of you who’ve been craving to farm with your friends, the wait is finally over: Stardew Valley’s multiplayer mode is available on PC from today.
The update, which is a free patch to anyone who owns the game, adds in the ability to farm with up to three other players. Your friends will be able to join your existing town as farmhands, or you can start from scratch together.
Each player has their own house to live in on the farm. Working together in multiplayer, farmhands will be free to do as they please, but working on common farming, mining, fishing and foraging goals. They’re also free to romance whoever they choose in town. And yes, when playing in multiplayer you can even romance each other. Ah, how sweet!
Stardew Valley’s multiplayer mode also adds a scalable difficulty setting. Since having more than one pair of hands makes keeping on top of things a bit easier, you’ll be able to scale the difficulty to affect profit margins and produce sold.
Stardew Valley’s multiplayer update is available right now for players on PC, Mac and Linux. Console players are going to have to wait a little longer, but it’s on its way. Multiplayer is coming to Nintendo Switch first, with Xbox One and PS4 following later. No dates have been announced just yet, but we’ll update you as soon as it’s announced.