How to Fix Stardew Valley Achievements Not Unlocking?

Are you currently experiencing the same issue as many other players where your Stardew Valley achievements are not unlocking? It must be so annoying that you can’t show off your good work on Steam due to a silly glitch, right?

Well, no need to worry because you are not the only one! We have gathered some of the most popular solutions that were suggested by your fellow players to ensure that you can get your game back on track. Just like with most things in Stardew Valley, there are a few things you can try, below you will see the most recommended option. Basically, it’s really all up to you and the kind of game you have. It might be just a glitch that you can fix in a few moments or it might take a bit more time.

Below you will find more about the problem itself and how to fix it in Stardew Valley. Let’s hope that this will be the answer to your Stardew prayers!

What’s Up with stardew valley achievements not unlocking?

Once of the most popular mentions of this problem comes from Reddit where a player said that they haven’t played Stardew Valley for quite a while and then decided to return to their farm.

That’s exactly the time when they found their first Prismatic Shard in the Cavern. It was the last item that was missing from the museum collection, can you imagine?

Stardew Valley Steam achievements

The player also finished the Monster Eradication goal during that time and did more things. However, these achievements stayed locked in the Steam collection. The player restarted the game, but, sadly, it didn’t change anything.

That’s when the player tried to edit the savefile (just like many others), running the game again, but that didn’t help with the situation at all.

That inspired many players to start looking for various solutions for the problem of Stardew Valley achievements not unlocking in Steam.

Below you will find our favourite suggestion:

How to unlock stardew valley achievements?

Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be so complicated to fix this issue. Just follow the steps that are indicated below or bookmark this for later to ensure that your game will run smoothly.

Here is what you need to do:

Step 1.

The first thing that you will have to do is to locate your save file and create a backup! This file can be found at C:\Users\(Your Username)\AppData\Roaming\StardewValley\Saves. That’s where you should be able to find a folder with 2 files, your main save file (it should look something like User_123456789 or similar) and SaveGameInfo.

Step 2.

This is where you will want to open your main save file in Notepad++. If you don’t have this or a similar programme, download it.

When both files are opened in Notepad++, try to find “achievements” in the main save file (just click on Search –> Find… and type the word).

That’s when you should find the section of the XML code with 2 tags <achievements></achievements>.

Delete everything between these 2 tags and save this progress. This is very important. This is one of the most crucial steps, so note this down.

Step 3.

You will probably like this step as it’s quite easy.

Just run Stardew Valley and load up your game (fingers crossed, really). Sadly, you will have to complete the achievement again that was giving you so much trouble. That’s when it should appear in-game and on Steam. We understand that this might be annoying, but it will fix the glitch in the game.

Step 4.

After the problem is fixed and you can see that the achievement is unlocked in-game and in Steam, close the game and replace your save files with the backups you made. This is an extra step to ensure that everything is running smoothly and you won’t run into any more errors in the game (not just with the Stardew Valley achievements not unlocking, but also different type of Stardew launch errors).

Did this help to fix the problem you had with Steam and Stardew Valley! Let us know how it went for you and if you found other great ways to fix this problem and continue enjoying all the achievements you got from Stardew Valley!

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"Ever since I started playing Stardew Valley, I wanted to find the best tips and tricks to make the game easier and even more entertaining. That’s why I love sharing my favourite insights with other Stardew fans to see what can be useful both for beginners and experienced players!"

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