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Stardew Valley Multiplayer Not Working Fix (2023)

Here's a troubleshooting guide that will help you fix the Stardew Valley Multiplayer not working error.

Stardew Valley’s multiplayer mode certainly makes the game more fun and exciting. But sometimes, you may face errors – especially the one where Stardew Valley multiplayer mode is not working. In this troubleshooting guide, we will look at all the tips and tricks to solve this problem. Try each of these and play co-op with friends easily.


How to Fix Stardew Valley Multiplayer Not Working Error

Check the following things if you want multiplayer mode to work as expected:

  • Ensure that Stardew Valley is updated to the latest version.
  • Restart your Router/Modem.
  • Restart your device.
  • If you are hosting, check if you have selected the Co-op option.
  • Check if the right number of cabins exist for the required amount of players joining in.
  • If you are playing on Desktop, check if Steam or GOG Galaxy are running.
  • Change the Firewall or Antivirus settings (disable them if needed).
  • If you are playing on Console, check the NAT Type.
  • Check your Steam Username.

Stardew Valley Co-op Mode Not Working Solutions

how to fix stardew valley coop multiplayer not working

Now, these are a lot of things to check but one or the other will work for you.


After ensuring that Stardew Valley is updated to the latest version or not, the host needs to check if the game has been started in co-op mode. This will be visible on the title screen. Head to the Options and check Multiplayer to see if co-op mode is enabled. Also note that your server mode needs to be Online because that’s how other players can join you. But this option is not available for Switch players.

Speaking of players, you need the right amount of cabins for players to join. For 2 you need 1 cabin, for 3 you need 2 and for 4 you need 3. Set the right number and start playing.


Also, your Steam or GOG Galaxy account plays an important role in the multiplayer mode. In case you don’t see the Enter Invite Code option or the Invite Friend option, then the multiplayer mode was not enabled correctly. To fix it, follow the steps given below:

  • First, launch Steam or GOG Galaxy.
  • Log in.
  • Allow Stardew Valley through your firewall/antivirus. Disable it temporarily if needed.

Console players need to also check the NAT type. Follow the links for Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS4 players here to know how to do it.


Lastly, restarting your device as well as router/modem should do the trick. But there’s another roadblock that could possibly bring up the Stardew Valley Multiplayer not working error. That’s your Steam username. If it has an offensive word, you may face problems connecting. So, try to change your Steam username and see if it works. Try this as a last resort if all else fails.

I hope these troubleshooting tips help you get the multiplayer co-op mode up and running. And for more such guides, head over to our Stardew Valley section on Gamer Tweak!