6 Tips for Completionists In Stardew Valley

by Psine Wory

Players who want to finish everything in Stardew Valley should follow these tips.

Stardew Valley is the most popular independent farming game ever, and it may always be that way. Over twenty million copies of the game have been sold, which is a big deal for a game that began with just one creator. Completionists are a type of gamer who wants to be the best at every part of every game, even ones like Stardew Valley that are meant to be relaxed.

Unfortunately for these players, it’s not as easy as it may seem to reach success in Stardew Valley. Many parts of “finishing” a game may be overlooked by players. Here are some tried-and-true tips for Stardew Valley completists who want to get the most out of the game.

What is Perfection in Stardew Valley?


Before getting into some tips, it’s important to know what “complete” means in Stardew Valley. Stardew Valley is such a personal and open-ended game that many people won’t know there’s a way to finish it. To reach ‘Perfection’ in Stardew Valley, players must:

  • Have the most friends with everyone in the village.
  • Get every single Stardrop.
  • Complete all goals for getting rid of monsters.
  • All skills should be at Level 10
  • Get every fish.
  • Ship everything you grew or found.
  • Cook all recipes
  • Craft all items
  • Make all four of the obelisks.
  • Put together the Golden Clock

In Stardew Valley, perfection is a very high goal, but it’s not impossible. With these tips, perfectionists should find it a little easier to reach their goals.

Keep A Checklist

This might be the most clear thing to say, but the player should remember it. Keeping a plan can be very helpful, especially since the Perfection Tracker doesn’t become available until very late in the game. This can be done in many ways, such as with mods, the Wiki, fan-made charts, or just pen and paper.

A plan not only makes sure that the player doesn’t forget anything, but it also gives the game structure and keeps the player on track.

Start Giving Gifts Early

One of the perfection goals is to have the most friends possible. Villagers will also send you recipes, which you need for perfection, and other useful things in the mail.Giving gifts early in the game will stop the rush to give gifts late in the game, when the player realises that they’ve spent all of their time trying to get the best stats and none of their time talking to the people of Pelican Town.

Krobus, the dwarf, and Kent are the only villagers to whom players can’t give gifts early in the game. Krobus lives in the drains, the Dwarf hides behind a wall in the mines, and Kent will show up in Spring 1 of the second year.

Ship One Of Everything

A common mistake made by newer players is not sending one of everything. A big first step is to buy, grow, and ship one of each crop from either Pierre or JojaMart. But you have to move more than just crops!

Mods like UI Info Suite add an icon to each item that still needs to be shipped. This makes it much easier to keep track of small things like ore or forages. The game also has a list of things that have been shipped or not shipped. Players can find this list by going to the menu.

Utilize Random Seeds

Some players might think this is cheating, but the game lets you put in a random seed in the “Advanced Options” section of the “Create Character” menu. Random Seeds change the game’s random number generator, which affects things like the Seed Maker, Artefact Spots, and Garbage Can drops.

Players have found a number of useful Random Seeds that can be used to change how Penalty Kick Online game works:

  • Ancient Seed in front of Linus’ tent : 281191250
  • Crop Fairy on Day One : 270192222
  • Meteorite falls by the end of Year One : 309181356

Go To Every Event

This one is mostly for the first year of a player’s career. If a player has been playing for a long time, they may skip events because they have already seen them all. This is fine. Unfortunately, there are a lot of good reasons to go to these events, and many of them also have tasks that need to be done.

Players will want to go to events to get crafting recipes from Pierre’s stall, since gathering and making every item is a requirement for completion. At the Stardew Valley Fair, Pierre also sells Stardrops, which are needed to finish the game. Players have been confused in the past by the fact that they didn’t have to collect all Rarecrows to finish the game, unless it was on their personal schedule.

Make Use Of The Wiki

The Stardew Valley Wiki is a great resource made by fans that people who want to finish the game should use when they need to. It can help you figure out what to give people as gifts, how to start certain cutscenes, and even where to find certain Minerals and Artefacts. There aren’t many things that a Stardew Valley player can’t get from the Wiki.

The Wiki also has information about the best ways to handle Heart Events, which can have a big effect on a character’s friendship points. Overall, it’s the best resource for both new and experienced players.

Stardew Valley can be played on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Android, iOS, and many other platforms.

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