Stardew Valley lets in gamers to improve their gear via a couple of other strategies, with the absolute best tier for each and every instrument being the uncommon red mineral iridium. This is, each and every instrument apart from one — the scythe handiest has a typical and gold variant and cannot be upgraded to iridium, which has left gamers with unsatisfyingly incomplete toolbars for years. Then again, gamers would possibly quickly be capable of entire their glossy red set of gear.
On Wednesday, Stardew Valley developer Eric Barone, often referred to as ConcernedApe, teased the long-requested iridum scythe replace in a tweet.
— ConcernedApe (@ConcernedApe) May 31, 2023
If the Stardew group’s response is any indication of items, it is a giant deal. “FINALLY ALL PURPLE,” one fan responded.
Whilst he did not formally announce the scythe on this tweet, it might imply that the coveted instrument is headed to Stardew Valley’s upcoming 1.6 replace. Barone announced the update in April, and whilst it is going to most commonly come with beef up for modders, it is going to additionally function some new content material (despite the fact that he famous that it’s going to come with lower than the sport’s massive 1.5 update).
He’s additionally taking a smash from creating the Haunted Chocolatier, his subsequent recreation that may come with boss battles and, like Stardew, will accommodate “different playstyles,” to concentrate on creating Stardew’s subsequent replace.
We gave Stardew Valley a 9.5 in our 2018 re-review, praising its fascinating citizens and exploration.
Amelia Zollner is a contract author at IGN who loves all issues indie and Nintendo. Outdoor of IGN, they have contributed to websites like Polygon and Rock Paper Shotgun. To find them on Twitter: @ameliazollner.