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What’s New in Disney Dreamlight Valley: DLC, Multiplayer, Jack Skellington & More



Rapunzel painting in Disney Dreamlight Valley A Rift in Time

After a whole year of dipping in and out of its early access phase, Disney Dreamlight Valley has finally launched as a full-fledged pay-to-play title on a multitude of platforms. Wondering what’s new in the latest update that released earlier this month? Here’s everything you should know about Gameloft’s latest life and farming simulation IP following the December 5, 2023 debut, including the arrival of A Rift in Time, and of course, The Pumpkin King Returns. Let’s jump right in.


Dreamlight Valley The Remembering Update Art

First and foremost, there's the need to address the elephant in the room: Disney Dreamlight Valley finally has a co-op mode, which means players can now invite up to three additional players to join their village to complete Quests, and even enjoy a spot of fishing under the twilight moon together. It's been a long time coming, and thankfully, it has arrived just in time for the game's official full-fat launch on consoles and PC. So, if you have been yearning to pluck a few weeds with your like-minded conservationist friends, then rest assured that the multiplayer option is now in full swing.

To invite friends back to your own slice of Disney-Pixar heaven, you will, of course, need to unlock Vanellope, who will provide you with the preliminary Quest “The Haunting of Dreamlight Valley” from the inside of the Dream Castle. Note that, if Vanellope hasn't made an appearance in the Dream Castle, then you will need to update your base game to the DreamSnaps version. Once done, you will need to complete the initial Quests for the glitch-ridden racer, after which she'll join your community.

Providing you managed to complete the Quests for Vanellope, you will also need to install The Pumpkin King Returns update, which introduces Jack Skellington (more on that shortly). Once done, you will need to complete the final Quest “Valley Visits”—a short but crucial step that'll allow you to access the multiplayer options. From there, all you'll need to do is plant the Valley Visits Station somewhere in the Valley and interact with it. Simple.

Jack Skellington

Jack Skellington arriving in Dreamlight Valley

The Pumpkin King of Halloweentown has made his grand debut in Disney Dreamlight Valley — and as a free character, no less. That's right, players can now recruit Jack Skellington into their communities by following a couple of quick steps with no DLC required.

To convince Jack to join your village, you will first need to venture out to the northwestern biome of the Forgotten Landsa location that will set you back a whopping 15,000 Dreamlight to unlock. Once the Night Thorns have been removed, you will need to locate a total of four Matryoshka Dolls, which can be found dotted around in one of the several biomes of Dreamlight Valley. Note that, while the dolls can look the same, their spawn locations often vary from player to player.

Once you have successfully managed to collect the four dolls, you will need to head over to the pumpkin tree in the Forgotten Lands, and essentially discard them at the root. After that, you will have the opportunity to invite Jack back to your village, after which he'll roam The Plaza and indulge in the local amenities.

A Rift in Time (DLC)

Disney Dreamlight Valley A Rift in Time Promotional Art

In addition to Disney Dreamlight Valley going live as a full-fledged product, Gameloft has also introduced its first paid expansion, A Rift in Timewhich will see players take to the Eternity Islean exciting new realm that'll introduce the likes of Jafar, Rapunzel, EVA, and Gaston to the fold. What's more, it'll also roll out the red carpet for a brand-new storyline one that will involve the use of a new Royal Toolthe Royal Hourglassand a few new automated machines, too.

A Rift in Time can be accessed by completing the first four Quests in the base game, and then speaking with Jafar in The Plaza once the cutscene rolls out. Once done, you will need to speak with Merlin, who will happily point you in the right direction and nudge you over towards Stardust Port. From there, you will be able to begin your next set of objectives, which will take you across three new biomes: Ancient's Landing, Wild Tangle, and Glittering Dunes.

It is worth pointing out that, while Disney Dreamlight Valley can still be accessed as a free-to-play title on Xbox Game Pass, the Rift in Time DLC will cost you an additional $29.99.


New board game in Disney Dreamlight Valley A Rift in Time

On top of the new biomes and characters, Dreamlight Valley has also churned up a new type of mini-game—a board game called Scramblecoin, which essentially sees two users battling to collect more coins than the other player. It’s a simple concept, and one that just so happens to have a whole bunch of collectible miniature figurines to find and use on the board.

To unlock Scramblecoin, you will first need to venture out to Eternity Isle, at which point Mickey Mouse will remember the rules of the game, and offer you your first batch of figurines. To play against other characters in the village, you will first need to complete “A Game of Coins”—a short one-on-one battle against Mickey. Once done, you will have the opportunity to challenge other players for their own figurines and other nifty rewards.


Showcasing new critters in Disney Dreamlight Valley A Rift in Time

Lastly, there are the new critters to befriend, which currently include a Cobra, Capybara, and a Monkey. And while said critters don’t offer all that much when it comes to Quests and other extracurricular activities, they do, on the other hand, provide a little extra character to the community.


So, what's your take? Will you be tucking into a bit of Disney Dreamlight Valley this month? Let us know your thoughts over on our socials here.

Jord is acting Team Leader at If he isn't blabbering on in his daily listicles, then he's probably out writing fantasy novels or scraping Game Pass of all its slept on indies.