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Divorce is now in Stardew Valley, and it’s devastating

Version 1.1 brings plenty of happiness — and heartbreak

Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley’s latest version is now available in beta, and fans of the farming simulator have found a lot to like about the 1.1 edition thus far. But one of the biggest features coming to the game, divorce, makes it a little more realistic — and a lot sadder as a result.

Farmers can now divorce their spouses for a hefty fee, and as one player detailed on Reddit, it’s a heart-wrenching process. For 50,000 gold, farmers can end their marriages, all without consulting their partner first. The player’s given the night to think it through, but if they don’t change their mind, their relationship will be over by morning.

Following a divorce, the player gets full custody of any kids and becomes a single parent. Running into an ex will be just as upsetting as it is in real life, based off this player’s screenshot:

Stardew Valley on Reddit

There is one thing that regretful new divorcees may like, according to the game’s wiki. Players can pay a visit to the local witch, whom they encounter later in the game, and ask her to wipe their ex’s memory. They won’t remember the divorce ... and they won’t remember the marriage either. It’s bittersweet, but it’s the only way for players to get back together with their former partner.

Other elements coming to Stardew Valley version 1.1 are new marriage options, five different farm maps, new buildings, dark magic powers and more locations. For players who don’t want to ditch their spouse but want to flirt a little, the beta now also lets them give other characters gifts without their partner getting jealous.

Stardew Valley is out now on Windows PC and, more recently, Mac; the console version is coming this winter. Multiplayer features are still on the way.

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