The long-awaited and highly-anticipated Disney Dreamlight Valley has been well-received during its Early Access period. Getting to decorate your own village filled with your favorite characters from Disney and Pixar classics has immense appeal, and it’s only going to get better.
There are plenty of things to do in the valley, like hangout with villagers, nurture a garden, mine for gems, and befriend the critters in each biome. The future of Dreamlight Valley is bright and exciting, and with the official launch on the horizon, and new editions of the game being released, we can’t wait to see what’s in store!
When Does Disney Dreamlight Valley Leave Early Access?
After several important story updates that wrapped up the main story’s first chapter, many gameplay aspects refined, new quests and characters added, and a plentiful assortment of items to customize your home and character with, it’s time for the official launch.
If you haven’t purchased Disney Dreamlight Valley yet, or if you’re looking to expand your game, you won’t want to miss this opportunity.
While Disney Dreamlight Valley has been in Early Access for over a year now, the official launch of the game comes this winter. On December 5th, 2023, Disney Dreamlight Valley leaves its Early Access stage and enters the open market with its first Expansion Pack.
This exciting update comes with more news as well, including details about the Expansion Pass, the newly announced Gold Edition, and expectations going forward. There’s a lot in store for the future of the valley, and we’re excited to explore it.
Is Dreamlight Valley Free To Play?
The long-awaited free-to-play release of Disney Dreamlight Valley has been discontinued. Rather, the game will not be free-to-play as previously anticipated. Instead, the game can be accessed via Founder’s Packs until December 4th, 2023.
On December 5th, after the official release, the game can be purchased digitally and physically.
The choice to remain a paid game for the foreseeable future comes as a surprise to some, but the choice ultimately reflects the desire to continue providing a magical experience.
While the announcement comes with some disappointment, understandably, there will still be free content updates going forward in the game.
Additional content can be purchased using Moonstones or through future Expansion Pass that open the valley to more adventure.
Moonstones will remain an optional purchase and can still be obtained for free through DreamSnaps and Chests found in the valley.
What Comes With The Gold Edition?
With the official launch of Disney Dreamlight Valley, a new edition is available for purchase. New players can enjoy a bundle that includes the base game and a few extras for an additional price. The Gold Edition includes:
- Disney Dreamlight Valley Base Game
- Disney Dreamlight Valley: A Rift In Time Expansion Pack
- 15,000 Moonstones
- Flowery Capybara Animal Companion
- Flowery Summer Cottage House Style
- Artist’s Overalls Avatar Costume
Those who purchase and redeem a Founder’s Pack prior to December 5th, 2023 will receive the exclusive items and 2,500 Moonstones for free as a thank you.
The Gold Edition is only available for digital purchase. If you would like a physical copy of the game, you can purchase the Cozy Edition for other exclusive rewards.
What Comes With The Rift In Time Expansion Pass?
With news of Disney Dreamlight Valley’s first Expansion Pass, it seems like there is plenty of adventure on the horizon.
The official word is that there are new gameplay features underway, as well as new characters to meet, animal companions to befriend, and biomes to explore!
While there’s no official mention of multiplayer being released yet, this highly-anticipated feature is still in the works.
Looking at the official art, it appears like there will be new characters, like Gaston, Rapunzel, and EVE, but no official word has been released on their arrival. However, we do know that you’ll be able to adventure across Eternity Isle to meet these new friends.
While not much is known about Eternity Isle right now, it seems like it will include new biomes and critters. These critters include monkeys, vipers, and capybaras, judging by the official art.
The biomes, while not confirmed, appear to include a desert and a jungle, with the palace from Agrabah looming in the distance. No word has been released on whether the Expansion Pass will be required to progress through the next chapter of the main story.
Do I Have To Purchase The Expansion Pass?
The short answer is no. When you purchase Disney Dreamlight Valley after December 5th, it’s a fully complete game by itself. The Expansion Pass aims to add more content but is not required to play the game.
Early Access players and newcomers will be able to play Disney Dreamlight Valley without the Expansion Pass purchased. The base game is full of exciting adventures, colorful characters, and enough content to keep you busy for a long time.
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