The awaited 1.5 update for Stardew Valley is coming soon, possibly even before the end of the year on PC, and indie developer Eric “ConcernedApe” Barone has outlined some of what we can expect from the big patch.
In a tweet, Barone highlighted a couple of key features for new farmers just starting out after the version 1.5 update goes live. Those include a new farm type, Beach Farm. According to an attached screenshot, sprinklers don’t work on a beach farm, but it’s great for foraging and fishing, and sometimes you’ll a supply crate will randomly wash up ashore. There will also be a new Advanced Game Options menu, which lets you toggle aspects like your community center bundles, mine rewards, and whether monsters will spawn on your farm.
Barone didn’t give any new timing on the update, but he said just recently that it could release on PC this year followed by consoles early next year. That suggests it’s very close to completion and could roll out anytime in roughly the next week for PC players.