Stardew Valley's 1.5 update adds end-game content and a new door


The free content update is ‘coming along steadily’

I feel like a restless kid on an all-day road trip who only left home twenty minutes ago.

“Is it ready yet? Is it ready yet?” No, Stardew Valley hasn’t gotten its 1.5 update yet – “it’s still in a ‘nose to the grindstone phase’” – but creator Eric Barone posted a new teaser on Twitter for fans to dissect.

You may want to pull up a current image of Willy’s Fish Shop.

Stardew Valley 1.5 update… notice anything new in Willy’s shop? Progress on the update is coming along steadily. It’s still in a “nose to the grindstone” phase, but some good milestones have been met. This update adds a significant new piece of end-game content and much more!

— ConcernedApe (@ConcernedApe) July 6, 2020

At a glance, I wasn’t sure what was new or different or out of the ordinary. Here it is: in the 1.5 update, the wall-mounted bobbers and ladder will be moved to accommodate a door in the back of the shop. What’s on the other side? That’s for Eric to program and us to imagine. (It’s probably just a room, right?)

Barone also said that Stardew Valley 1.5 will have “a significant new piece of end-game content.” He continues to flesh out Pelican Town in big and small ways. This update won’t be any different. I’m trying to have realistic expectations (is a new zone too much?), but it’s tough. We’ve been so spoiled.

It’s a minor status update – more of a check-in, if anything – but that’s what we’re here for.