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Dreamlight Valley Encanto update includes Mirabel and Olaf

Mirabel Madrigal is making her way into the Dreamlight Valley Encanto update as the 2023 roadmap kicks off, but brings an unlikely companion with her.

Dreamlight Valley Encanto update 3 Festival of Friendship release date: The player character stands between Mirabel Madrigal and Olaf

A Dreamlight Valley Encanto update has been announced as the first part of the 2023 roadmap for the Disney game, bringing the lovable Mirabel Madrigal to the valley. However, in an unexpected twist, Gameloft has hinted that she’ll be joined by none other than Frozen’s adorable sentient snowman Olaf, who will be reunited with his old friend Anna and Elsa.

The next Dreamlight Valley update is just around the corner as Gameloft continues with their regular content updates to the early access game – and one of the best PC games of last year. The developer knows how to keep its fans hooked by adding new Dreamlight Valley characters every couple of months, but it had been a bit quiet since the ability to unlock Stitch was added to the Disney game. Finally, an entire Dreamlight Valley 2023 roadmap for the first half of the year has been revealed, so here’s what we know about the arrival of the family Madrigal’s iconic Mirabel, and the chilly little snowman Olaf.

Next Dreamlight Valley update - image shows the 2023 roadmap, including Mirabel, Simba, and more

Dreamlight Valley update 3 release date

As confirmed in an official tweet, we now know Dreamlight Valley update 3, A Festival of Friendship, launches on February 16, 2023.

A Festival of Friendship characters and content

With the end of the Festive Star Path comes new rewards to collect in Dreamlight Valley, and these are themed around the House of Mouse’s 100th anniversary – so we can perhaps expect lots of gold, glitter, and celebratory items! Gameloft has also announced the latest Dreamlight Valley animal to be added to your companion collection, a very dapper bunny, who can be collected in the new Star Path.

The most important part of the Encanto update though is, of course, unlocking Mirabel in Dreamlight Valley herself, and just how she will return to the valley. We all know that the Casa Madrigal is a very magical house indeed, and sprung up out of nowhere just when Abuela needed it most. Another hint on the Dreamlight Valley twitter feed suggests that Mirabel’s magical doorknob might be the secret to the casa’s appearance in Dreamlight Valley. That said, it still might be worth taking the next few days to gather up that precious Dreamlight, or convert any spare Dreamlight Valley Dream Shards you might have, in case it’s needed to unlock something new.

With new characters come new quests, and Mirabel will no doubt come with her own interesting story arc. Like Stitch and Scar before her, she may well even bring new items, ingredients, or Dreamlight Valley recipes, but that might be more likely to fall into the hands – or sticks?! – of the other new arrival…

Dreamlight Valley Mirabel Olaf update: Olaf appears next to Elsa, Anna, and Kristoff

Olaf comes to Dreamlight Valley

Do you want to build a snowman? Lucky for you, the Dreamlight Valley updates roadmap also obviously hints to the arrival of Olaf, the friendly little Frozen snowman. Now, this is a bit of a new one, as we’re not entirely sure how the arrival of Olaf will be dealt with in-game. Anna and Elsa are already among the existing Dreamlight Valley characters, and were first encountered through the Frozen realm. However, we are yet to experience returning to a realm, so we don’t know if Olaf will be located that way. Possibly, when you consider players diving into the game for the first time post Olaf’s arrival would simply meet the sisters and their snowman together.

Equally, Olaf could be spotted in the snowy Frozen Heights biome, and as we mentioned above, could even bring about the introduction of a new zone. Back when Scar was found roaming the Sunlit Plateau, he unlocked the underground mine area, which included new ingredients and items. Stitch then later uncovered coffee beans and related recipes, though no new places to discover. Whatever happens with Olaf and Mirabel, we know that there will be plenty to discover when the new Encanto update comes knocking in just a matter of days.

Are you as excited as we are for the arrival of these new residents? Well, get ready for them, then, by making sure you have finished the Dreamlight Valley Scar quests, make sure you’ve got everything you need from the Festive Star Path, and upgrade your Dreamlight Valley house to make room for some new items.