Stardew Valley: How To Save

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Stardew Valley Title Screen Logo. The image shows the words stardew valley, they have been made out of individual pieces of wood. There is a blue sky with white fluffy clouds in the background.

It's hard work to restore your grandfather's old farm in Stardew Valley. From crops that need planting to entire areas of the farm that need a serious overhaul, you will put in a lot of time to fix everything. This is why we're going to show you how to save your game, how to load a saved game and we even let you know if it has autosave.

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How To Save

Your game will save at the end of every day when you go to sleep in your house. To do this, follow these simple steps:

  • Head back to your house on your farm (wherever that may be)
  • Walk to your bed until your avatar is half hidden by covers
  • A prompt should appear that asks you if you want to sleep
  • Select yes
  • Once the screen goes dark, you should see green text appear in the bottom left-hand corner that says "progress saved"
  • After the screen returns to you your house, your progress has been saved.
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  • You are free to quit or continue playing.

Does It Have Autosave?

In the common terms of autosaving, no it doesn't. However, you do set off a type of autosave each time you sleep at your house as you don't need to manually select anything at this point to save the game.

How to Load a Saved Game

When you enter the game, you should be taken to the main menu. At the bottom of the screen in this menu, you should see "Load". Click on this and it will take you to a screen that looks like this:

Stardew Valley load game screen. The screen shows that there is currently one save game that is for a farm called "Pebbles Farm". The background is dark with stars on it. The save game file also shows that the game has been played for little over an hour.
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On here, you will be able to see all of the current save games for your profile. It will tell you what your character name is, what season and day it is. Also, it will tell you how long you have been playing the game.

After establishing your base farm in Stardew Valley, there is still plenty for you to do. You can try your hand at making friendships and relationships with other villagers. Also, you should take a look at our guide on how to water your crops easily without using a watering can.