In this article, we are going to be covering our 20 best beginner tips for Disney Dreamlight Valley, so you can get the most out of the game as soon as you start for the first time.
Disney Dreamlight Valley is now available on PC, Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One as part of Game Pass. We’ve spent dozens of hours in the game and have some ideas to help your garden develop both metaphorically and literally. The (eventually) free-to-play game will require a Founder’s Pack to gain access to the early access phase, which Gameloft expects to last around a year.
20 best beginner tips for Disney Dreamlight Valley
If you’re ready to play or will be soon, here are 20 quick-hitting tips to keep your wardrobe stylish, your home fancy, and your neighborhood full of Disney and Pixar friends.
Configure cloud saves to allow for cross-progression
The first step is to enable cloud saves, which will allow you to access your save file across all accessible platforms. This means you’ll only need to purchase a Founder’s Pack once to participate in the early access period. To enable cloud saves, go to the main menu and pick the option, then follow the instructions.
Experiment with different ingredients to create unique recipes
Cooking is a significant element of Disney Dreamlight Valley, and while quests will teach you new recipes, you may also discover them by being creative in the kitchen. Add a few ingredients to any cooking pot and begin cooking. It’s possible that if you utilize a new combination of components, you’ll discover a new recipe to add to the game’s library of over 100 distinct recipes.
To make some quick money, sell food to Goofy’s Stall
In the early stages of the game, the greatest method to get money is to sell food to Goofy at his farmer’s market-style stand. High-end dishes might cost hundreds of coins or more, yet the ingredients are sometimes free since they grow around town or in your yard. How is that for a profit margin?
Socialize with your neighbors
Some plot tasks are restricted until you befriend enough neighbors, and each neighbor has a friendship level with you that ranges from 1 to 10. Not only does accumulating these levels with characters like Goofy, Remy, and Scrooge McDuck help unlock new tasks, but each relationship also grants you gifts as you level up with them. The ideal method to be social with people is to make small chats with everyone every day, offer them gifts, and invite them to “hang out,” which allows them to tag along as a companion NPC and gradually develops your bond.
Discover what gifts your friends appreciate
As previously said, gift giving is an excellent approach to getting to know someone. Each day in Disney Dreamlight Valley, each neighbor will have three goods they are excited to receive. These might be certain foods or stones, or something altogether else. Interacting with a character reveals what they’d want to receive on that particular day, and gifting them any of those goods significantly increases your friendship level. Just keep in mind that their favored presents vary every day, and you’ll only get the bonus the first time you offer them an item on any given day.
Scrooge McDuck can be approached for items
In addition to the various goods displayed around Scrooge’s shop, you may pick a variety of different clothing items by speaking with Scrooge. When you order products from him directly, you must pay for them before they appear in your inventory menu. On that subject, make sure to check your mailbox on a frequent basis so you don’t lose out on additional products and information. Isn’t it exciting to get a package in the mail?
Coal may appear unappealing, yet it is important
Occasionally, excavating and mining around town will yield coal lumps. This may appear to be a waste of time that gets in the way of getting the good stuff, but you need coal to cook, so don’t toss it away. So long as you work about town at an average pace—digging when you detect glowing spots, mining when you come across a lump of ore—you should have enough coal to burn for cooking in no time, so keep some on hand for when you go inside to cook.
In the Collection menu, you may learn the spawn location of any object
The total quantity of objects in Disney Dreamlight Valley is mind-boggling. It might be tough to remember where each item comes from, from recipe components to minerals to crafting goods and more. Fortunately, the game provides a shortcut: Navigate to the Collection menu and select an item, such as clay or oregano. You’ll be advised exactly where to look. Then all you have to do is go pick it up off the ground.
Each biome contains unique crafting resources
Following on from the previous point, bear in mind that most things are not available in all biomes. This implies that some created products, recipes, and other things you might wish to construct may be unavailable until you unlock the correct place where you can discover its missing bits. Use the Collection option to guarantee that everything you want to make or prepare is already available to you.
The map shows the whereabouts of the characters in real-time
It’s critical to know where your neighbors are at all times in case you want to hang out with them, give them a present, or finish a mission. Fortunately, the in-game map shows characters’ whereabouts in real time. You’ll notice them moving across the map every time you look at it, which will help you find them fast and go on to the next section of your adventure.
Realm missions must be completed as quickly as possible
Unlocking Realms needs Dreamlight, which works similarly to Nook Miles in Animal Crossing in that it is acquired by completing an endless number of challenges. At launch, there are four Realms available, and each door to one of these Realms may be unlocked by redeeming Dreamlight. You should complete these as quickly as possible since they unlock additional plot tasks that result in characters like Remy, Wall-E, and Moana settling into your neighborhood. More neighbors imply more friends, which means more unlockable items.
Some characters will give you tool upgrades
You’ll want to accomplish Realms in addition to bringing folks to town as neighbors since they teach you new things and provide you boosts. For example, during the Moana Realm quests, Maui will provide you with a free upgrade to your pickaxe, allowing it to smash stronger rocks that may drop crafting supplies or just stand in your way. Each Realm is a multi-purpose adventure that goes beyond merely touring a Disney realm you may already be familiar with.
You can layer furniture in new and interesting ways
This one caught us off guard in a nice way. Some furniture elements, such as hanging wall art or light fixtures on chimneys, can be layered. Combining furniture in this way allows you to expand on the over 1,000 furniture components that were present in the game at launch. It allows two people who enjoy numerous of the same in-home goods to have quite different styles, which is a really pleasant touch in a game like this.
Leveling up enhances your stamina
As you go through the game, your stamina will develop, allowing you to mine, cultivate, and conduct other demanding jobs for extended periods without rest. Though, as we’ll see in the following section, such breaks aren’t all that noticeable. To take use of this perk, keep leveling (it appears that practically all tasks add to your level).
You may replenish your stamina by just going inside your house
When you run out of stamina, you may simply replenish it with a variety of methods. Eating a simple food item, such as a piece of fruit, can recover some stamina, but you’ll need to return home to replenish the entire stamina bar. Simply entering your house (but only your house) will replenish your stamina. Because the globe of Disney Dreamlight Valley is far larger than the world of Animal Crossing, this might get monotonous if it weren’t for the wishing well quick travel spots you’ll unlock in each biome. Use those to go home quickly and relax.
A substantial meal helps overfill stamina
Filling your stamina meter is wonderful (and occasionally necessary), but overfilling it is even better. You can do this by eating high-level dishes like ratatouille. You’ll see your stamina bar build up in blue as usual, but then a second stamina bar will fill up past that in yellow, making you feel like an overpowered boss in a more combat-heavy game, but don’t worry, no one is coming for your head in Dreamlight Valley. No one, not even the Red Queen.
Friends can be assigned roles to get buffs
Each new buddy you make may be assigned a job, which functions as a boost to the activities you’ll already be performing, such as fishing, mining, and gardening. You should think about whether you want to assign different jobs to your pals so that you constantly get some form of bonus no matter what you’re doing, or whether you want to stack the same buff on many characters to maximize its effects. Remember that to obtain a certain boost, you must be actively hanging out with a buddy who has been allocated the matching position.
Prioritize upgrading your backpack
Games like these like having you work under strict constraints at first, training you to seek improvements. The backpack improvement is one of the upgrades you’ll want the most. Trading some coins while gazing inside your bag will provide another seven spots to your inventory, which you may do up to three times. That means you can ultimately double the size of your bag, which comes in useful while you’re out foraging and creating for lengthy periods.
The Furniture menu allows you to enter build mode at any moment
The easiness with which you may personalize your town is one of the best elements of Disney Dreamlight Valley. Simply entering the furnishings menu while outside (or indoors if you wish to change your residence) allows you to reorganize the town as you see appropriate. This involves completely relocating your house, a neighbor’s home, or even your company. You can move the entire town as much as you like, and you can do it all for free at any time.
Check your mailbox for Founder’s Pack goodies and more
Whether you’re searching for your Founder’s Pack cosmetics, a town shop item, or a surprise, it’s a good idea to check your mailbox frequently, just like in Animal Crossing. When the mailbox flag is raised, you’ll know you’ve gotten mail, so run over and uncover what type of present or purchased item you may have received.
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