Stardew Valley, despite its release in 2016, continues to captivate fans with its incredibly realistic and engaging gameplay. It provides players with the opportunity to engage in a wide range of real-world activities, like farming to earn a living, romancing with other characters, and various other activities, all within a captivating storyline.
However, for some players, particularly beginners, saving progress in Stardew Valley can be a challenge. The game lacks a manual save option, leading to frustrating experiences where progress is lost upon exiting the game, forcing players to restart their day. This guide will walk players through the steps of saving their game progress in Stardew Valley.How to Save Your Game in Stardew Valley
As mentioned earlier, Stardew Valley doesn’t allow players to manually save their progress. Instead, the game automatically saves progress when players go to sleep, starting a new day. Here’s how:Head over to the in-game home. Approach the bed and wait for the option “Go to sleep for the night” to pop up. Click on “Yes” to confirm. Upon exiting, the game progress will be saved.
Exiting the game without having the character sleep will result in the loss of all progress made during that day.Saving Game Manually in Stardew Valley
If players want to manually save their game progress, they can do so by following these steps. Although the process is straightforward, it may vary depending on the device type.
Here’s how mobile players of Stardew Valley can save their progress:Open the game menu. From the available options, tap on the Controller icon. Choose the “Save Backup” option. Now, when prompted with the question, “Would you like to restore from where you previously left off?” players can simply tap the “Yes” button to resume their gameplay. Saving Game on Switch
To save the game progress on Switch, follow these steps:Press and hold the power button for 3-5 seconds. Once the power menu pops up, choose “Power Options.” From the available options, select “Sleep mode.” However, before putting the switch into sleep mode, players must ensure they’ve opened the inventory in Stardew Valley; otherwise, players will lose their progress.
The sole way to manually save the game progress in Stardew Valley on PC is by using Save Anywhere Redux Mod.
Stardew Valley is available now on Mobile, PC, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.