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Stardew Valley: How to Play Multiplayer on PC


Stardew Valley: How to Play Multiplayer on PC

How to Play Multiplayer on Stardew Valley for PC

Life out in the country sure can get lonely from time to time, and twice as much work will get done if you enlist the help of a friend. Now that we have an official date for Stardew Valley’s multiplayer mode on PC, Mac and Linux, we can revel in the satisfaction of a hard day’s labor with a sweaty pal by our side.

Though multiplayer will be hitting Stardew Valley on these platforms on Aug. 1 (with the feature coming to home consoles at a later date), you can get a sneak peek at what to expect by accessing the Stardew Valley beta on your Steam or GOG client. Right-click the game title on the menu, and select properties. Scroll over to the Betas tab, and enter the password ‘jumpingjunimos’.

Before you can access multiplayer mode in a particular Stardew Valley save file, you will have to construct a cabin for your friend to live in. It will only set you back 100 gold and 10 stone to build, and Robin the carpenter will get the job done in no time. After this, you can start a co-op multiplayer session via the main menu. Invite your friend via LAN, invite code, or inviting them directly on Steam.

Once the multiplayer session is all settled and connected, your friend will be able to join you in your town. The person who put out the invite will be considered the host, and as such, they will have to remain connected in order for the other person to continue playing. Any items the guest character collects will be stored handily inside their cabin, and the host will be able to access it if necessary.

For more tips, tricks and guides on Stardew Valley and more, stick right here with Twinfinite! We’re the best buddy for a life on the farm, and we grow some damn fine ‘taters.


A surly journalist and occasional voice actor, Tony Cole-Cocking has been playing games since he was a little boy. Now he's a little man, and not much has changed.

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