Stardew Valley Switch Patch already in the works

Stardew Valley’s stealth arrival on the Nintendo eShop this week seems to have everyone buzzing.

The game has released to much fanfare and early indications suggest it’s sold a truckload. But according to reports from various players, there appear to be a few issues with the game. Fortunately, Chucklefish are already on the case.

They’ve been keeping up with all the game chatter via Social Media and through the forums and have highlighted some of their priority fixes. Here’s the changelog.

  • Audio crackling – Some players have been reporting a crackling noise coming out of the left speaker on the Switch during gameplay. If this happens to you, try closing the application and re-starting!
  • Unable to select certain items in crafting menu – specifically, some players have reported not being able to select items on the bottom right. (For a temp-workaround players can disable the option ‘Use controller-style menus’ – that should allow players to select things until a fix is distributed.)
  • Journey of the Prairie King minigame A/B inputs are swapped
  • Game crash when opening the journal if there are no active quests


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Ray is the founder and editor of Expansive. He is also a former Community Manager for Steel Media, and has written for a variety of gaming websites over the years. His work can be seen on Pocket Gamer,, Gfinity, and the Red Bull Gaming Column. He has also written for VG247, Videogamer, GamesTM, PLAY, and MyM Magazine,