Should you start a new world for the Stardew Valley 1.6 Update?

Should You Start a New World for the Stardew Valley 1.6 Update?

The Stardew Valley 1.6 update introduces a plethora of new content to the game, and some features will impact players regardless of how far they have progressed. The question arises: Should players consider starting a new world when updating to version 1.6?

Do I Need a New World for the Stardew Valley 1.6 Update?

ConcernedApe, the creator of Stardew Valley, has provided insight into how the update functions and has shared his perspective on this matter. The good news is that the 1.6 Update is compatible with existing save files, so all the progress made in your current world is safe.

However, Concerned Ape suggests creating a new save file to fully immerse yourself in all the additional content that the update brings. Additionally, a new farm layout is included in the update, offering a unique experience that can only be enjoyed with a fresh save file.

What’s New with the Stardew Valley 1.6 Update?

Screenshot: PC Invasion

While details about the 1.6 Update remain limited to avoid spoilers, it has been confirmed that the patch is set for release on March 19th.

The update may not be as extensive as the previous 1.5 update, but it still offers significant new content. Here is a breakdown of the revealed changes without major spoilers for those who wish to experience everything fresh:

Stardew Valley 1.6 Upcoming Changes

  • A new major festival
  • Two mini-festivals
  • New late-game content
  • New items and crafting recipes
  • Joja alternatives to some questlines
  • Over 100 new lines of dialogue
  • Villagers have Winter outfits
  • New rewards for completing billboard requests
  • 8-player co-op (PC only at the time of writing)
  • New starting Farm layout
  • New secrets
  • Multiple minor adjustments and additions

ConcernedApe has assured players that full patch notes will be revealed on the release day. The update brings a lot to anticipate, especially with the new farm layout and additional secrets. The increased dialogue options aim to breathe fresh life into the game, creating a renewed experience for seasoned players.