Luau event with the Governor.
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The Complete Stardew Valley Steam Achievements Guide

Are you looking for a guide that will help you achieve that 100% in Stardew Valley? Look no further.

If you’re like us, then you have your eyes dead-set on completing all the achievements for Stardew Valley. Some can be intimidating to go for, while others are easy to finish. All it takes is a bit of planning and a helping hand. Our complete Stardew Valley Steam achievements guide is here to aid your journey.

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All Stardew Valley Steam Achievements

There’s a total of 49 achievements to earn for Stardew Valley after nine were added in update 1.6. Some are related to skills, while others focus on building relationships with the townsfolk. The achievements have been grouped together based on their similarities.

Save Exclusive Achievements

  • Local Legend: Restore the Pelican Town Community Center.
  • Joja Co. Member of The Year: Become a Joja member and purchase the community development perks.

Stardew Valley offers two ways to improve Pelican Town. You can earn town improvements by completing Community Center bundles or by purchasing a membership from Joja Co.

Whichever option you choose, know that you will not be able to achieve the other achievement in the same playthrough. So, if you decide to buy a membership from Joja Co., you can’t earn Local Legend unless you start a new save.

Money Achievements

These achievements are some of the easiest to obtain. They’re straightforward, and you’ll most likely earn them naturally through your playthrough.

  • Greenhorn: Earn 15,000 gold.
  • Cowpoke: Earn 50,000 gold.
  • Homesteader: Earn 250,000 gold.
  • Millionaire: Earn 1,000,000 gold.
  • Legend: Earn 10,000,000 gold.

There are many different ways to make gold. If you’re having difficulty raking it in, check out our full guide to getting rich in Stardew Valley.

Museum Collection Achievements

  • Treasure Trove: Donate 40 different items to the museum.
  • A Complete Collection: Complete the museum collection.

There are 53 Minerals and 42 Artifacts to find. Minerals are found by mining rock nodes in The Mines, Skull Cavern, or the Quarry. You’ll most likely stumble upon a majority of these without meaning to.

Wiggling worm Artifact Spot on the beach.
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However, Artifacts may require a bit more attention. They can only be obtained by killing monsters or through Artifact spots and windy grass tiles. For all our Animal Crossing lovers out there, think of an Artifact spot as the X that marks a buried item. These tiles spawn randomly every day and are dug up using your hoe.

You might find some valuable artifacts or treasures that can help speed up the completion of your museum collection. So, it’s best not to ignore them.

Relationship Achievements

Heart event with Penny.
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There are plenty of people to become friends with in Stardew Valley. Your friendship level is determined by a number of factors. It’s influenced by dialogue choices during heart events, help requests, gifts (good or bad), and conversations.

  • A New Friend: Reach a 5-heart friend level with someone.
  • Best Friends: Reach a 10-heart friend level with someone.
  • The Beloved Farmer: Reach a 10-heart friend level with 8 people.
  • Cliques: Reach a 5-heart friend level with 5 people.
  • Networking: Reach a 5-heart friend level with 10 people.
  • Popular: Reach a 5-heart friend level with 20 people.
  • Full House: Get married and have two kids.

Every friendship is out of 10 hearts unless you’re married, which extends it to 12. One heart is equal to 250 points, so to get to five heart levels, you’ll need to accumulate 1,250 friendship points with an individual. 

Heart event cutscene.
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There are a lot of ways to gain friendship points. You can:

  • Talk to them. Whenever you talk to somebody, you gain 20 friendship points with them. 
  • Give them gifts. Gifts are categorized into five different levels: Loved, Liked, Neutral, Disliked, and Hated. A loved gift will net you 80 points, while a hated gift means you will lose 40 points.
    • Universal Loved items are:
      • Golden Pumpkin
      • Magic Rock Candy
      • Pearl
      • Prismatic Shard
      • Rabbit’s Foot
      • Stardrop Tea

Along with the items everyone loves, each character has their own likes and dislikes. Pay close attention to what they enjoy, which is hinted at through their dialogue and found via trial and error. If we can give you one tip, it would be to take some time out of your day to converse. It's the easiest way to earn friendship points. 

Cooking Achievements

  • Cook: Cook 10 different recipes.
  • Sous Chef: Cook 25 different recipes.
  • Gourmet Chef: Cook every single recipe.

This is one of the harder sets of achievements to earn. To cook all recipes, you first need to obtain them. You can get recipes by:

  • Watching the Queen of Sauce on television. It airs every Sunday and re-runs on Wednesday. After Year 2, the show will start playing re-runs, so be sure to try and watch every show. Missing one can set your achievement completion behind another in-game year.
  • Gaining hearts with people. As you become better friends with the townspeople, they will send you recipes in the mail.

Crafting Achievements 

  • D.I.Y.: Craft 15 different items.
  • Artisan: Craft 30 different items.
  • Craft Master: Craft every item.

There’s a total of 93 items to craft in Stardew Valley that count toward Craft Master. This is an incredibly hard set of achievements because you need to keep track of all the items you have crafted.

If you’re still stuck on completing them all and are a PC player, just follow the steps below, discovered by Reddit user SXD24:

  • Open your save file in NotePad. Your save file is located in C:UsersYourNameHereAppDataRoamingStardewValleySavesCharacter_0123456Character_0123456.
  • Search (Ctrl+F) “CraftingRecipes” Everything in between and lists the things you have crafted in that save file. Craft items are numbered with a “1.”
  • Find items marked with a 0. If any items are marked with a “0,” that means you have not crafted them yet.

Fishing Achievements 

Jellyfish event.
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  • Fisherman: Catch 10 different fish.
  • Ol’ Mariner: Catch 24 different fish.
  • Master Angler: Catch every fish.
  • Mother Catch: Catch 100 fish.

Keep an eye out for fish that are season-exclusive. Fishing may be extremely tough at first, but as you level up and get better fishing gear (rods, tackles, bait), it becomes much easier. If you need more help, check out our Stardew Valley fishing guide.

Farm Achievements

  • Moving Up: Upgrade your house.
  • Living Large: Upgrade your house to the maximum size.
  • Polyculture: Ship 15 of each crop.
  • Monoculture: Ship 300 of one crop.
  • Full Shipment: Ship every item.

Upgrading your house is a straightforward process. Just talk to Robin at the Carpenter’s Shop by the Mines, and she’ll upgrade your house for you as long as you have the gold and resources.

The crop achievements are a bit different. Fortunately, they’re a lot easier to keep track of than the fishing or recipe ones. To check on your progress, open your ‘Collections’ tab in your inventory and hover over all of your crops. You’ll be able to see how many of each crop you have shipped.

To complete the Full Shipment achievement, the first set of collections in the ‘Collections’ tab contains all the items you need to ship.

Town Achievements

  • Gofer: Complete 10 “Help Wanted” requests.
  • A Big Help: Complete 40 “Help Wanted” requests.
  • Protector of the Valley: Complete all of the Adventure Guild Monster Slayer goals.

In front of Pierre’s shop is a bulletin board. Here, you can look at the various birthdays of the month and respond to any help notices. There’s also the Mayor’s board, where Lewis posts special requests. To complete the Gofer and A Big Help achievements, you just need to fulfill some of the requests.

The Mines is a place where you can fight monsters, find treasure, and, of course, mine. A man comes up to you and asks you to join the Adventurer’s Guild. Visit their location east of the Mines sometime between 2:00 PM and 9:00 PM, and there will be a bulletin board posted with a list of goals you need to complete. Completing these goals will net you the achievement.

As a further incentive, each goal will reward you with an item that may help you tremendously.

Skill Achievements

  • Singular Talent: Reach level 10 in a skill.
  • Master of The Five Ways: Reach level 10 in every skill.
Mining skill in the Mine.
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There are five skills in Stardew Valley. They can each be increased in the following ways:

  • Farming: Harvesting crops, watering plants, tending to your animals.
  • Foraging: Chopping trees, foraging fruits and vegetables.
  • Fishing: Fishing and trapping.
  • Mining: Mining (or bombing) rocks, ores, and gems.
  • Combat: Killing enemies.

Our best advice is to just play the game the way you normally would. The skills will increase in level naturally as you finish quests, upgrade your house, and become friends with the townsfolk.

Misc. Achievements

  • The Bottom: Reach the lowest level of the Mines.
  • Mystery of the Stardrops: Find every Stardrop.
  • Prairie King: Beat “Journey of The Prairie King”.
  • Fector’s Challenge: Beat “Journey of The Prairie King” without dying.

Update 1.6 Achievement Additions

  • Well-Read: Read every book.
  • Two Thumbs Up: See a movie.
  • Blue Ribbon: Get first place in the Stardew Valley Fair competition.
    • Get at least 90 points by having a full display of high-quality items.
  • An Unforgettable Soup: Delight the Governor.
    • Add a Gold quality or higher item to the soup at the Luau.
  • Good Neighbors: Help your forest neighbors grow their family.
  • Danger in the Deep: Reach the bottom of the ‘dangerous’ mines.
    • Complete Mr. Qi’s special order Danger In The Deep.
  • Infinite Power: Obtain the most powerful weapon.
    • Craft the Infinity Blade.
  • Perfection: Reach the summit.
  • A Distant Shore: Reach Ginger Island.

This concludes our complete Stardew Valley Steam Achievements guide. If you need more detailed advice, help finding where fish spawn, or how to obtain certain resources, check out our SDV guide hub.

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