Stardew Valley: Update 1.5 Patch Notes And Release Date For Nintendo Switch

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The long-awaited feature-packed update for Stardew Valley has still not arrived on Nintendo Switch.

Update 1.5 for the open-ended country-life RPG has still yet to hit consoles despite arriving on PC on the 21st December.


While we wait for the update, there's a lot of information we do know and even some exciting news to share.

Here's what we know about the 1.5 update for Stardew Valley on Nintendo Switch.

Release Date

An exact release date is still unknown, however, the game's creator announced @ConcernedApe confirmed that it could arrive on consoles by the end of January,

Update 1.5 Patch Notes

New Game Options

There are a few new options for character creation!


1. Beach Farm

“It’s big, with good fishing and foraging opportunities, and the chance for rare supply crate to wash up on shore. But there’s a catch… the majority of the farm is covered in sandy soil that prevents you from using sprinklers (they get clogged with the sand).”

2. Advanced Game Options

“There is a new “Advanced Game Options” button in the bottom left of the character creation menu. From here, you can select a variety of options to customize your playthrough. For returning players, I’d recommend trying out the “remixed” Community Center bundles, which randomizes the bundles you’ll get, adding in brand new ones as well as variations of the originals. Remixing the mine rewards can also shake things up… this adds randomized variety to what you can get out of the mine chests.”

3. New Hairstyles

Most importantly there are new hairstyles to check out!

Split Screen (Local) Co-Op


“To play splitscreen, build a cabin (from Robin’s) for up to 3 other players who will be joining (if you’re starting a new game, you can also select to have cabins already placed at the beginning in the advanced game options menu). Once the cabins are there, open your game menu, scroll down to multiplayer, and select “Start local co-op”. The other players can now join by pressing start on a controller connected to the PC. Please see the options tab in the game menu to adjust the zoom level and UI zoom level to a setting that works well for you. Otherwise, split screen works exactly the same as online multiplayer.”


“Some prominent modders were given early access to 1.5 so that they could update their mods in time for release. If you play with mods that you can’t live without, check to see if they might already be updated!”

Read More: Stardew Valley Secret Notes: How To Find Magnifying Glass And Secret Notes

And Now A (SPOILER FREE) List Of New Features

  • New people to meet
  • New goals
  • Many new items
  • A new type of quest
  • A new farm layout
  • New character events
  • A new Community Upgrade
  • Home renovations (after you’ve fully upgraded your house)
  • Ducks can now swim
  • You can sit in chairs
  • You can move your bed
  • Fish Tanks
  • A bunch of new furniture items as well as new furniture types like wall sconces
  • New secrets
  • 9 new music tracks
  • And so much more…

For more details check out the full patch notes post here!

Have fun out there farmers!