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Delights Abound in The Pumpkin King Returns Update!

05 Dec 2023 2:00 PM

Hey Valley Villagers!

We’re excited to celebrate Disney Dreamlight Valley leaving Early Access with a jam-packed new update, full of content and features that have been heavily requested by you, our amazing community! This blog will break down the content available today for all owners of Disney Dreamlight Valley. If you’re looking for more information about the expansion pass – Disney Dreamlight Valley: A Rift in Time – also launching today, check out our recent blog here!


Welcome Jack Skellington!

You’ve seen Realm Doors. You’ve seen secret doors. But have you ever seen a… tree door?

A mysterious tree has appeared in the Valley with a strange knocking sound emanating from inside. We won’t spoil the fun of what happens next, but all roads lead to The Master of Fright, Jack Skellington, arriving in Disney Dreamlight Valley!

Highly requested by our community and first revealed in the recent Disney Dreamlight Valley Showcase, this familiar face from Disney Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas arrives just in time to spread some holiday magic of his own in your Valley. Introduce him to your other Villagers (we’re pretty sure he’d love Fairy Godmother’s house) and get ready for some holiday hijinks!


Royal Winter Star Path

We just snow you’re going to love this one.

Celebrate the wonder of winter with our latest Star Path! You’ll find plenty of reasons to bundle up and head outside as you complete seasonal duties, from building your own snowman family, to catching an Arendellian delicacy. Each of these will earn you Royal Winter Tokens.

Redeem these tokens to claim a delightful bounty of rewards that will have you shivering with glee! From a Snowman Racoon animal companion to fawn-tastic cosmetics, there’s bound to be something to get anyone into a festive mood!

You can also expect new additions to the in-game Premium Shop to further complement your frosty new décor!


The Valley is More Fun with Friends

Say hello to the newest way to play Disney Dreamlight Valley!

After helping you unlock the DreamSnaps feature, it seems like Vanellope has spent her free time adventuring across the Valley and has made an exciting discovery! Join her on a quest once again to find yourself the proud owner of a Valley Visit Station! You’ll be able to interact with it to enable visits to your Valley and visit other players’ Valleys*†!

To open your Valley for visits, interact with the Station to open a connection. You will receive a unique code that you can share with your friends. From there, they simply need to input this code on the Start Menu to complete the connection. Once done, you can close the connection from the same terminal. Up to 3 friends can visit your Valley at a time.

If you would like to visit a friend’s Valley, simply input their uniquely generated code from the Start Menu.

While participating in multiplayer, all players can pick up items dropped in the Valley‡, enter player homes and Scrooge McDuck’s Store, and change their outfits and accessories. Speaking of Scrooge’s Store, make sure to let your friends know what’s in stock in your Valley to help them complete their collections!

An additional incentive to use the multiplayer feature is a new resource called Pixel Shards! These crystalized clumps of “online energy” can only be found during a visit to your friend’s Valley and are used to craft two special new items:

- Pixelized Cooking Flame: Power up your cooking with this buff or opt for the even more efficient Superior buff! When used, the next five (or twelve, if you opt for the Superior version) meals you cook will have their output doubled.

- Glitchy Pixel Duplicate Pack: Simplify the crafting process with these special items! Depending on the size of pack you create, you will receive five or twelve “Glitchy Pixel Duplicates,” which can be used in place of required ingredients – sort of like a wild card – in many crafting recipes.


Get Up to Date on the Latest Patch Notes

While we may have left Early Access with this update, we’re still just as committed to improving the Valley based on your feedback! In particular, the team’s been busy behind the scenes fixing bugs and issues thanks to your detailed reports. For a list of fixes and improvements that are included in this update, check out latest patch notes here.

As always, should you run into any issues while playing Disney Dreamlight Valley, we first recommend that you check out our known issues here. If you don’t see the issue you’re running into, you can get in touch with our Support team via our contact form. Running into issues with a certain quest or objective? Check out our friendly Discord Community for some Disney Dreamlight Valley tips and tricks!


* Multiplayer requires an internet connection.

† While Disney Dreamlight Valley supports cross-play between Xbox, Nintendo Switch, Mac, PC, and Apple Arcade platforms, PlayStation users can only engage in multiplayer with other PlayStation users.

‡ Quest items, expansion items, pouches and unique items cannot be picked up by visiting players.