February 26, 2024

Stardew Valley permits gamers to improve their instruments by way of a number of totally different strategies, with the very best degree for every instrument being the uncommon purple iridium ore. Meaning all however one instrument, the scythe, has a steady, gold variant and may’t be upgraded to Iridium, which has been taking part in round with unsatisfactorily incomplete toolbars for years. Nonetheless, gamers will quickly be capable to full their shiny purple gear.

On Wednesday, Stardew Valley developer Eric Baron, aka the Involved Ape, teased the long-requested iridum scythe replace in a tweet.

If the response from the Stardew group is any indication of issues, this can be a large deal. “Lastly all purple” a fan replied.

Whereas he didn’t formally announce the scythe on this tweet, it does imply that the coveted instrument is coming to the upcoming Stardew Valley replace 1.6. Baron introduced the replace again in April, and whereas it should principally embody help for modders, it should additionally embody some new content material (though he famous that will probably be lower than the sport’s large 1.5 replace).

He’s taking a break from making Haunted Chocolatier, which incorporates boss fights and, like StarDue, will enable for “totally different playstyles” to concentrate on creating the following StarDue replace.

We gave Stardew Valley a 9.5 in our 2018 evaluation, praising its charming residents and exploration.

Amelia Zollner is a contract author at IGN who loves all issues indie and Nintendo. Exterior of IGN, she has contributed to websites like Polygon and Rock Paper Shotgun. Discover them on Twitter: @ameliazolner.