5 Things To Do After Beating Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley Ridgeside Village screenshot.

Indie game Stardew Valley is all about living the quiet farming life away from the bustle of the big city and life in the corporate world. While this sounds appealing, you’ll quickly find that life in Stardew still revolves around always doing some type of work. This work comes in many forms and is used to complete the game’s core quest, making your Grandfather proud. If you’ve taken the time to work your way into Grandpa’s good books, you may be wondering what’s left to do? Here are 5 things to do after beating Stardew Valley.

Unlock and Complete Ginger Island

Stardew Valley Willy's Boat repaired by Willy and Robin.
Fix up Willy’s Boat to visit Ginger Island.

As of update 1.5 of Stardew Valley there is a new location for players to visit in the game called Ginger Island. Reaching this location requires having completed either the Community Center or the Joja Warehouse. Completing either of these buildings grants access to Willy’s Boat which, when fixed up, takes you to the island map.

Once you’ve reached Ginger Island you will find a huge chunk of content for you to complete including growing new crops, completing special Qi quests, and even pursuing end-game activities. These end-game activities take up a good chunk of time and drastically increase the amount of time you can spend in the game’s end-game.

Reach The Summit (Attain 100% Perfection)

Stardew Valley The Summit ending.
The Summit is the game’s official ending as of 1.5.

Alongside the release of Ginger Island ConcernedApe added a more official ending to the game. The official ending is The Summit. The Summit is a special location that unlocks when you complete 100% of the game. 100% completion comes from completing a specific checklist of activities in the game.

When reach The Summit (achieving perfection) you unlocks a bunch of rewards. These rewards are unique to ‘beating the game’ and include a special ConcernedApe hat and even Golden Eggs & Golden Chickens!

Gamble at the Casino For Prizes

If complete the game you will probably have a ton of money from the different activities you completed during your playthrough. This money, while it can sit in your wallet, can be used to gamble at the Calico Desert Casino. The Casino is accessible by completing the special Mr. Qi quest. Upon completion of the quest you will get the Club Card which grants you access to the Casino in the backroom of The Oasis.

The Casino is a good end-game activity for a few reasons. First it allows you to convert your Gold to Qi Coins which can then be used to wager on Casino games. The second is that you will need to make a decent amount of Qi Coins to unlock all of the Casino prizes. This makes it the ideal activity for rich farmers with a lot of time on their hands.

Make Your Farm Beautiful

Stardew Valley farm planner screenshot.
Planning your Stardew Valley Farm is a good end-game activity. Source.

As you worked your way through Stardew Valley chance are your farm grew rather large and cluttered. As you did your work you probably thought about reorganizing. Once you’ve beaten the game you will have all the time in the world to make your farm look pretty. To do this easily utilize this handy online farm planner tool in order to really flush out your farm layouts.

Mod the Game with New Content

If you’ve done absolutely everything in vanilla Stardew Valley it may be time to look into modding the game. Stardew Valley is incredibly easy to mod and that ease has allowed many really good mods to be created. Some mods you may want to look at are:

The mods listed above are basically expansion packs for the game. These expansions add new areas, characters, items, and event seasonal events to enjoy. Downloading any of theses expansions can easily add ten’s to hundred’s of hours to a game you’ve beaten.

Wait for ConcernedApe to Make More Content

One of the most interesting aspects of Stardew Valley is the amount of content creator ConcernedApe has made for the game post-launch. Since the game’s release back in 2016, ConcernedApe has released a number of sizable updates that have added a ton of additional content to the game. The next major patch on the horizon is update 1.6.

As of the time of writing this article this design philosophy appears to have no sign of slowing down. ConcernedApe appears to be committed to creating even more content for the game into the future, meaning there is likely more end-game content to come. Until it is released you will simply have to wait patiently for it.

What are your 5 things to do after beating Stardew Valley? Let me know in the comments below.



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