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Stardew Valley Switch patch in the works

Posted on October 6, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop

Stardew Valley finally launched on Switch yesterday. It seems to be going over well, but players have encountered a few issues.

Fortunately, Chucklefish is already planning a patch. The full details regarding what will be addressed can be found below.

Hey everyone!

Not sure if you’ve heard, but uh… Stardew Valley is out on the Nintendo Switch! Huge thank you to the developer ConcernedApe, the porting house Sickhead Games, the folks at Nintendo and our very own Tom Coxon for making Stardew Valley on the Switch a thing!

I hope you’ve all been harvesting spring crops and having your heart broken at your very first Flower Dance all over again — but portably, this time!

We’ve been keeping up with discussions about the game over social media, and have taken note of all of the issues people have been reporting. We’re working on a patch that will address the following:

  • Audio crackling – Some players have been reporting a crackling noise coming out of the left speaker on the Switch during gameplay. If this happens to you, try closing the application and re-starting!
  • Unable to select certain items in crafting menu – specifically, some players have reported not being able to select items on the bottom right. (For a temp-workaround players can disable the option ‘Use controller-style menus’ – that should allow players to select things until a fix is distributed.)
  • Journey of the Prairie King minigame A/B inputs are swapped
  • Game crash when opening the journal if there are no active quests

We’re sorry for letting these slip through, but we’re investigating and will provide fixes ASAP.

It’s been so exciting to see the reactions to Stardew Valley on Nintendo Switch so far! Thank you for the support, everyone! Have a lovely weekend. <3

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  • Jack Bankhead

    I hope they work on the save and load times. It was already slow but the Switch’s seems slower. Still amazing, though!

Related Game Info


Platform: SWITCH
Genre: SIMULATION
Publisher: Chucklefish Games
Developer: ConcernedApe
Release date: October 5, 2017
OWN IT: 1 [I own this game]
BEAT IT: 0 [I beat this game]
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