Stardew Valley 1.6 release date, expected time countdown

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Stardew Valley has only gotten bigger and better since its initial launch all the way back in 2016, and soon it is set to receive its final update. This final update is coming to consoles, but for the time being, it will arrive on PC first. Here you will find the official Stardew Valley 1.6 release date and expected launch time countdown so you know when it will come out to download and play.

Before its launch, you can find the Stardew Valley update 1.6 patch notes so far. These patch notes reveal huge bug fixes and significant quality-of-life improvements. As for new content, the forthcoming patch will introduce new festivals as well as make it easier and more powerful to use mods.

It’s a very exciting update and the good news for everyone who has the luxury of playing on PC is that the release date and time countdown is almost over.

Stardew Valley update 1.6 release date

The release date for Stardew Valley update 1.6 is March 19th. This comes courtesy of the official ConcernedApe Twitter account.

Unfortunately, while it comes out tomorrow for PC, there is no launch day for consoles. All that has been said is that it will ‘come out as soon as possible’ for other platforms.

What time does Stardew Valley 1.6 come out?

There is no exact release time for when Stardew Valley 1.6 will come out, but Eric Barone has posted on the ConcernedApe Twitter account that he will try to post it on the morning of March 19th.

In response to a fan asking what time of day the update will be released, Eric posted ‘as soon as a i wake up, drink a coffee, and there’s no last minute problem, I will push the button… so if all goes well, some time in the morning’.

The time zone for Eric Barone is PT, so, based off his Twitter reply, we could possibly expect the update to come out at possibly 9 AM PT, 12 PM ET, 5 PM GMT. Either way, expect it to arrive in the morning in PT and in the evening for GMT.

We will update this article if any launch hours are shared.

Stardew Valley 1.6 expected release time US

  • 9 AM PT on Tuesday, March 19th
  • 12 PM PT on Tuesday, March 19th

Stardew Valley 1.6 expected release time UK

  • 5 PM GMT on Tuesday, March 19th

New content

Below is a list of new content officially confirmed for the upcoming update:

  • A new major festival
  • Two new mini festivals
  • New late in-game content, which expands on each of the skill areas
  • New items and crafting recipes
  • JoJa alternatives to some of the end-game quests
  • 100+ new lines of dialogue
  • Winter outfits for the villagers
  • New type of reward for completing billboard requests
  • PC support for 8-person multiplayer
  • Many small additions and adjustments
  • New farm type
  • New secrets and more

As mentioned, this is the final update of the game as Concerned Ape is turning its focus to Haunted Chocolatier. And again, there’s no announced launch for day for 1.6 on console, but hopefully it’ll arrive as soon as possible.