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It has been a little over a week since the Early Access launch of Disney Dreamlight Valley. Over 1 million Villagers have entered Dreamlight Valley to uncover the mystery of the Forgetting as well as live alongside various Disney and Pixar characters. While a performance patch was released last week, a bigger patch tackling balance issues, out-of-bound items, and more is now available.

The following patch notes for Version 1.0.5 have been posted on the official Disney Dreamlight Valley site as well as on the game’s official Discord channel:



Adjusted spawn rates and loot tables for sparkling buried items:

  • Increased respawn timer range.
  • Reduced minimum and maximum number of sparkling buried items to spawn at a given time per biome.
  • Added Dream Shards to the reward loot table.
  • Each sparkling buried item has a chance to spawn either 1-2 Night Shards or 1-2 Dream Shards.


Adjusted loot tables for feeding critters:

  • Removed Flowers from loot tables.
  • Added Dream Shards to the loot tables when feeding critters something they “like”. Previously, it was only possible to get Dream Shards from feeding critters something they “love.”


Adjusted loot tables for clearing Night Thorns:

  • Reduced chance of Coal dropping.
  • Increased chance of Dream Shards dropping.




  • Fixed Error #7, which caused some players to experience an issue with the game sticking on the loading screen if they quit the game while having the “Well Fed” active buff.
  • Fixed account desynchronization issue that occurred when selecting Back to Title Screen on Epic Games Store.
  • Fixed issue causing some users to be desynchronized from their profile due to connection latency.
  • Improved online reconnection while playing.
  • Improved Founder’s Pack rewards claiming accuracy, granting missing rewards. We will continue to monitor this issue and explore further bugfixes as needed. If you experienced this bug: Please fully close the game and reboot it while connected to the internet, then check your inbox for a new message containing your missing items.


User Interface and Experience:

  • Increased text font size on Switch.
  • Increased menu loading speed.



  • Reduced crash frequency on Switch. Additional optimization will come in future updates.



  • Fixed an issue with quest items not appearing in Scrooge McDuck’s Store. If you experienced this bug: The item will not spawn in Scrooge McDuck’s Store, but will spawn in a random, unlocked location outside in the village as a backup. If you struggle to find the item, feel free to contact Customer Care.
  • Fixed an issue with WALL·E’s “The Shy Little Robot” quest involving a fire extinguisher that was not working correctly. If you experienced this bug: You can find a fire extinguisher waiting for you inside Scrooge McDuck’s Store.
  • Fixed an issue with a quest item from Donald Duck’s “A House Fit for a Duck” quest that spawned in an unreachable part of his house.
  • Fixed an issue with Scrooge McDuck’s “Scrooge McDuck’s Grand Re-opening” quest in which crafting flower pots did not work correctly. If you experienced this bug: You can find additional flower pots just outside Scrooge McDuck’s Store. Remove them using the Furniture Editing mode to craft with them.
  • Fixed an issue in which quest items were stuck in the bottom of the Mystical Cave on the beach.
  • Fixed an issue in which completing Goofy’s “Fishing Expedition” quest did not work correctly if the player’s inventory was full.
  • Fixed an issue in which a Memory Shard appeared in an unreachable part of Merlin’s Dreamlight Library.
  • Fixed an issue with Elsa’s “What Home Feels Like” quest, in which it was possible to catch a Glittering Herring too early in the quest. If you experienced this bug: You can now catch another Glittering Herring. The other one will be removed at the end of the quest.


Customization (House, Valley, Avatar):

  • Fixed an issue in which chests placed in the player’s house may disappear when adding new rooms. If you experienced this bug: Add a new crafted chest to your house. Your items that disappeared will reappear here.
  • Fixed an issue in which players who imported clothing from the Avatar Designer Tool were unable to change clothing or clothing appeared invisible.
  • Fixed an issue in which some rewards from the Star Path would be available to acquire in areas of the game they were not intended to.
  • Fixed an issue with Ariel’s Seafoam Gown (Friendship Reward), in which it was displayed as invisible.
  • Fixed an issue in which the player could not cook on the Oven and Hood gifted by Remy (Friendship Reward).



  • Adjusted Miguel motif.


A huge thank you to everyone for their patience while they awaited these fixes, and to those who are still waiting on others. Our team is aware that this patch does not address every issue, but please know that we are listening and actively working on resolving additional issues so that everyone has the best play experience possible.


For players that are utilizing the game’s cross-save feature and are playing on multiple platforms, be sure to install the update for each version before playing.

Disney Dreamlight Valley is currently available in its Early Access phase for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One S and X, and PC with future plans for a Mac release. Its free-to-play launch is planned for 2023.


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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)