Excitement is building among fans asStardew Valley prepares for its highly anticipated 1.6 update. Developer Eric “ConcernedApe” Barone has been teasing the upcoming content, generating even more enthusiasm. With over 20 million copies sold as of March 2022, Stardew Valley has amassed a dedicated following. The game consistently ranks among the top titles on Steam in terms of concurrent players, surpassing even renowned games like Skyrim and Elden Ring.
The previous 1.5 update introduced a wealth of new features, including additional characters, locations, enemies, and craftable items. Over the years, Stardew Valley has undergone significant development, with major content updates and numerous smaller ones. Despite the changes, the game has maintained its reputation as a relaxing and soothing experience, making it a popular choice for unwinding after a long, stressful day.
Stardew Valley fans were left intrigued and excited by a cryptic tweet from ConcernedApe that simply mentioned “iridium scythe.” This particular tool has caught the attention of players because it is the only basic tool in the game that does not have an iridium version. Other tools like the axe, fishing pole, hoe, and even the trash can have iridium variants.
While there is a mod available on NexusMods that changes the color of the Golden Scythe to match other equipment, officially obtaining an iridium scythe has not been possible thus far. The tweet from ConcernedApe has sparked speculation among fans about the potential addition of this highly sought-after tool in the upcoming 1.6 update.
However, it should be noted that details about the 1.6 update are currently scarce, and it has been hinted that it may not be as extensive as the previous 1.5 update. Nonetheless, the mere mention of an iridium scythe has generated excitement among Stardew Valley players, who eagerly await further information on what the update will bring to the beloved farming simulation game.
— ConcernedApe (@ConcernedApe) May 31, 2023
While the exact plans of ConcernedApe for the 1.6 update of Stardew Valley remain unknown, the addition of an Iridium Scythe is certainly a possibility. Given that the Golden Scythe already holds significance in the game with its enhanced harvesting capabilities and its connection to the Quarry Mine, it’s reasonable to speculate that an Iridium Scythe could further build upon this concept.
Considering the larger radius and increased power of the Golden Scythe, an Iridium Scythe could potentially offer even greater efficiency in crop harvesting. It could serve as a natural progression and upgrade from the Golden Scythe, providing players with an even more effective tool for their farming endeavors.
Furthermore, ConcernedApe has previously discussed the plans for the 1.6 update, mentioning a focus on enhancing mod implementation and empowering modders. While new content is expected, it has been indicated that it may not reach the same scale as the 1.5 updates. ConcernedApe’s dedication to delivering this update can also be seen in his decision to take a break from working on Haunted Chocolatier to prioritize the 1.6 updates for Stardew Valley.