Stardew Valley Glitches: Maximize Your Harvest and Win at Life Down on the Farm

The title screen of Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley Glitches: Maximize Your Harvest and Win at Life Down on the Farm

Stardew Valley is one of the most interesting indie success stories of all time. Its developer Eric “Concerned Ape” Barone, taught himself the skills to create the title over four and a half years. Today the game is considered one of the greatest video games of all time. As of 2022, the game was a commercial success, selling over 20 million copies. Originally beginning as a fan-made spiritual successor to the Story of Seasons series, Stardew Valley has even been praised by the creator of its inspiration. However, like any other game, it has some bugs and glitches. A lot of them have been squashed since the game’s initial release but there are still some that players can abuse to get ahead in their farm life.

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The Premise Of Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley is a farming simulation game. At the start of the game, players create a character, who inherits a plot of land and a small house once owned by their grandfather in a small village called Pelican Town, located in the titular Stardew Valley. You interact with the NPCs who inhabit the town and you can even form relationships with them. Players can fish, cook, craft various items, and explore caves that are procedurally generated.

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The Main Characters Of Stardew Valley

  • Abigal (Bachelorette)
  • Alex (Bachelor)
  • Birdie (Non-Giftable)
  • Bouncer (Non-Giftable)
  • Caroline (Cannot Marry)
  • Clint (Cannot Marry)
  • Demetrius (Cannot Marry)
  • Dwarf (Cannot Marry)
  • Elliot (Bachelor)
  • Emily (Bachelorette)
  • Evelyn (Cannot Marry)
  • George (Cannot Marry)
  • Gil (Non-Giftable)
  • Governor (Non-Giftable)
  • Grandpa (Non-Giftable)
  • Gunther (Non-Giftable)
  • Gus (Cannot Marry)
  • Haley (Bachelorette)
  • Harvey (Bachelor)
  • Henchman (Non-Giftable)
  • Jas (Cannot Marry)
  • Jodi (Cannot Marry)
  • Kent (Cannot Marry)
  • Krobus (Cannot Marry)
  • Leah (Bachelorette)
  • Leo (Cannot Marry)
  • Lewis (Cannot Marry)
  • Linus (Cannot Marry)
  • Marlon (Non-Giftable)
  • Marnie (Cannot Marry)
  • Maru (Bachelorette)
  • Morris (Non-Giftable)
  • Mr. Qi (Non-Giftable)
  • Pam (Cannot Marry)
  • Penny (Bachelorette)
  • Pierre (Cannot Marry)
  • Professor Snail (Non-Giftable)
  • Robin (Cannot Marry)
  • Sam (Bachelor)
  • Sandy (Cannot Marry)
  • Sebastian (Bachelor)
  • Shane (Bachelor)
  • Vincent (Cannot Marry)
  • Willy (Cannot Marry)
  • Wizard (Cannot Marry)

Stardew Valley Glitches

Out Of Bounds Anywhere

Unfortunately, this glitch doesn’t work anymore. To trigger it you had to take a tool and go to a loading trigger and face the edge of the screen. Swing your tool towards the loading zone for a bit and you’ll bypass the loading trigger due to the slight movement forward from swinging your tool. The main uses for this glitch are for over by the beach to reach unreachable bubbles for fishing if your fishing skill is too low.

High Quality Fertilizers

This exploit uses the refund of Pierre’s branded fertilizers. On the 15th of Spring, you can buy one Basic Water Retaining Soil or Basic Fertilizer, make your Fertilizers, and stack onto Pierre’s Fertilizers. They can be refunded for 50g rather than your own which sells for 2g. After getting to level 4 farming, the money multiplier will work for only one year until Robin makes the rocks cost 100 per stone. You buy one BWRS for 100g and then as many rocks as you can, the rocks cost 40g to make and you consistently get a 10g profit (20% bonus) from buying rocks, making BWRS, and selling it.

Slime Speed Up

This glitch allows you to get a speed bonus stack from the slime debuff. It works by having a speed-up buff, followed by a slime debuff, and then another speed-up buff. This makes the game set you back to normal speed and gives you +4 to your speed on top of it. This happens because the speed-up food has nothing to buff so it sets you back to regular speed before buffing you. The “normal” state can be extended with any food buffing item, the best and most consistent being Trout Soup and later on, Pepper Poppers, and late game, Crab Cakes.

Item Duplication

There are two known ways to duplicate items in Stardew Valley. One way is using [Item ID code] a glitch in which you type an item’s code number and have an NPC say it to dupe the item. Another way is by Chest duping, a method of duplication in which you put an item in a chest and fill your inventory, hold the item in the chest, and press organize. You can obtain millions of items this way and it can be used on any item.

Stay Up After 2 AM

Stardew Valley forces players to sleep if the in-game clock reaches 2 AM. However, there is a way around this. If you’re in the middle of doing something this can be extremely irritating but you can avoid this by opening your journal once your character starts their yawning animation. You can repeat this each time the animation starts, buying you some time to finish what you were doing.

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