Although this game does not have a massive multiplayer mode, you can still enjoy it with your friends.
Multiplayer in Stardew Valley it’s an optional mode that allows up to 4 players to play in the same world.
This function is available on PC (Windows, Linux, and macOS), and some consoles (remote multiplayer on there may require a subscription to the console’s online services, while local split-screen multiplayer stays free).
In order to start a Multiplayer game, you should enter the CO-OP tab on the main game screen.
Now you can host or join the farm.
If you want to become a host, you should navigate to the “Host” tab.
Then click “Host New Farm”. After a while, you should be redirected to the new window which allows you to create your character and set some preferences about the farm.
You should pay attention to the settings tab, and also click the tool button. There you can set few interesting things like a money style. You can have separate money with your friends or leave it shared.
If you’re ready, click the “OK” button on the right bottom.
Once you’re in the game, click “ESC” on your keyboard and select the gamepad tab with the settings.
Now you can Invite a specific friend, show an invite code, or start a local co-op, by clicking the specific buttons.
If you want to play with someone who’s not near you, you should select the “Show Invite Code”. You can copy this code and send it to your friend.
If you have an invite code, the only thing you should do is to open your game and select the “CO-OP” tab.
Then click “Enter Invite Code”, paste it, and click “OK”.
That’s it, have fun!