Stardew Valley Split Screen: Benefits and Setting Up

The latest updates really gave us a lot of nice new things. One of them is using the Split Screen in Stardew Valley.

In this guide, we will look at some of the biggest questions surrounding this phenomenon. We will keep it as simple as possible. 

Stardew Valley Updates To Keep In Mind

Before we get into the specifics of using a split screen, this is what was also improved in the same update in this topic:

  • You can now use the local split-screen in multiplayer mode.
  • The last IP you entered is now remembered in the join co-op screen.
  • You can now move buildings through Robin’s menu. If you’re hosting the game, you’re the one who can configure how this works (disabled, enabled, etc,).
  • If you want to return farmhands to the cabin’s front door instead of the farmhouse of the host, you can use the return scepter. 
  • Various new chat messages when a player does something were added to the game.
  • From now on, you are no longer forcibly and automatically sent to the event location if you are viewing a shared event in multiplayer (very useful).

Why You Should Try the Stardew Valley Split Screen

A lot of us are so used to the regular way of playing Stardew Valley. However, players need to know that there is more out there. You don’t have to just play this game alone. The local multiplayer and split screen options can truly change this experience.

You can work on your farms together, discuss the best ways to advance in the game, and gossip about the latest crop prices. This is a dream come true for many players who are just looking for ways to involve their friends and family.

Also, it’s quite simple to set up once you get the basic idea. That’s why a lot of more advanced players recommend trying out the local multiplayer version of this game.

How to Play the Stardew Valley Split Screen Version?

Of course, if you’re planning to try the version, there are a few things you should remember while setting it up. Even if it might seem a bit hard at first, we’re sure that you’ll get the hang of it very quickly.

Let’s take a look at the easiest way to try the split screen version of Stardew Valley:

  • Start by saving your Stardew Valley game as always
  • Don’t forget to get a cabin for each player in a single-player mode, this will ensure that both (or all) of you can play properly
  • Continue by connecting a controller to your device for each player. This can be done either on PC or a console that you have
  • Open the in-game menu
  • Click Options
  • Choose the Start Local Co-Op button

There you go! This should make your life easier if you are looking for ways to play with your friends or family.

Yes, you might need to get a separate monitor for a better experience, but it’s so worth it in the end.

Meet the author

"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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