What is the next Dreamlight Valley update release date?

With the next Dreamlight Valley update always around the corner, and new Disney and Pixar faces joining the valley every couple of months, here’s who’s next.

The player character standing next to Cinderella's fairy godmother in the next Dreamlight Valley update, The Remembering.

Interested in when the next Dreamlight Valley update release date is and what wonders it will bring? Dreamlight Valley updates add new characters, features, and quests to the life sim, and we already know there’s a lot of room for new faces to be added. Fans on social media have been requesting the likes of Cinderella, Belle, and Stitch – and, with a certain blue alien having crash-landed in the valley last year, we know Gameloft are listening. And it seems another of those names isn’t far behind.

Despite being in early access, Dreamlight Valley cemented itself as one of the best PC games of last year, with a vibrant community, speedy patches when bugs are found, and regular content updates. We’ve already had four large content updates since the game launched just a few months ago. With “an almost unlimited source” of classic characters to choose from, there’s no sign of these updates slowing down yet, with the next Dreamlight Valley update due this Summer.

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

Next Dreamlight Valley update

The next Dreamlight Valley update, featuring a story expansion and the arrival of Cinderella, is due in early June 2023. There is no exact date yet, but we believe it to be around June 8 based on previous update releases.

On May 30, Gameloft narrowed down the next Dreamlight Valley update release date to “early June” in a tweet revealing the update name and key art, confirming the Cinderella theme we were all expecting. Instead of Cinderella appearing next to the player character though, her fairy godmother is seemingly a new character, and perhaps the resident of the Forgotten Lands Pumpkin house. The 2023 roadmap above though does still suggest that princess is coming to the valley in update 5, but we wonder if this could be Princess Vanellope based on the unlikely duos of updates past… *eyes emoji*

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Dreamlight Valley update schedule

It seems as though, for now, Gameloft are sticking with a two-monthly update schedule, with new characters added to the game in October, December, and February so far, will April sticking to that pattern. This would suggest that the “early Summer” update could be scheduled for June, with potential for another three updates in the tail end of the year.

All Dreamlight Valley updates so far:

  • April 5, 2023: Update 4, Pride of the Valley, added a The Lion King realm, in which a story unraveled starring Simba and Nala – and a lot of Hyenas. There’s also a new surprise when you increase your friendship with Buzz.
  • February 16, 2023: A Festival of Friendship reunited Olaf with Elsa, and introduces us to Mirabel Madrigal and the Mini-Casita.
  • December 6, 2023: Update 2, Missions in Uncharted Space let you unlock Stitch in Dreamlight Valley, and Toy Story characters Buzz and Woody.
  • October 19, 2023: Scar’s Kingdom added Dreamlight Valley Scar quests to the Disney game, revealing the new Mines, and new resources.

That’s everything we know about what might be coming in the next Dreamlight Valley update and its release date, but that doesn’t mean there’s not plenty to keep you busy right now. Ensure you’re not missing out on the latest Dreamlight Valley codes, and level up all the Dreamlight Valley characters already in the life game by giving them their favorite gifts, including some Dreamlight Valley recipes, and make sure you’re ready to go when the new arrivals get here.