Stardew Valley console players are off to the beach in 1.5 update

Posted on February 17, 2021


Stardew Valley update 1.5 has dropped on consoles!


After update 1.5 released on PC late last year, it’s now finally arrived on consoles too. Switch, Xbox and PlayStation players are now able to begin their own Stardew Valley adventures on the new sandy farm. Developer ConcernedApe tweeted that the update was live after being submitted for certification on January 23rd. This means it’s just the mobile Stardew Valley release that’s awaiting the new content.

Update 1.5 comes with a new farm featuring a majority sand layout.  Seasoned players of Stardew Valley will certainly miss being able to use the sprinklers to get the watering done. The sand clogs the sprinklers so one will need to be clever with crop watering. However the beach farm provides plenty of other benefits such as easy fishing and heaps of open land!

The New Beach Farm Map


A map of the new beach farm in Stardew Valley

Not only does this Stardew Valley update add the Beach Farm but it also adds Ginger Island. A whole new location accompanied by NPC’s, puzzles, and questline. There are also even more hairstyles in the character creator and now an added Advanced Game Options menu. This allows the player to customize how the game plays by altering profit margins, remixed rewards, and guaranteeing the Community Center is year one completable.

For a full list of changes see the patch notes but beware of spoilers!

It’s awesome seeing this game continue to provide fresh content for both old and new players, especially considering development on Stardew Valley started way back in early 2012. Eric Barone, aka ConcernedApe, did almost all of the development himself until the beginning of 2019 when he brought in some additional help to manage further updates. As a new player, I’m thankful for this update because the prospect of starting a farm on the beach with Shane sounds amazing!