The magnifying glass is one of the Stardew Valley’s special items. This special item will help you find secret notes in the game. The secret notes cannot be deciphered without the use of magnifying glass.
Therefore, if you want to learn all the secrets of the farm and the residents that live in then it is a really important item. However, you might not know how to obtain or use the magnifying glass.
Magnifying glass is a crucial asset in the game if you want to obtain all the achievements, learn secrets of the farm residents, or to learn about their interests. This item will single handedly help you in obtaining treasures around the island as well as finding your eventual spouse in the game as well.
In this guide, we’re going to be talking in detail about how you can go about doing these things and what the real advantage of magnifying glass in the long run is.
How To Equip and Use The Magnifying Glass in Stardew Valley?
To equip the magnifying glass, you must first make sure that you have done the quest “A Winter Mystery” to obtain it. After you have obtained it, you need to head to the “Player Menu”.
The player menu is the tab where you can find Inventory and Items etc. There you will find a “Skills” tab as well. You need to head into the Skills tab. On the most bottom part of the menu, you will find a wallet section. This is where your magnifying glass is stored.
You can then just hover your mouse on it to see the magnifying glass label. If you see the magnifying glass in your wallet, that means you already had it equipped. In this way, you have made sure you have equipped the magnifying glass which is being used.
What’s The Importance Of Magnifying Glass In Stardew Valley?
The reason why the magnifying glass is so important in Stardew Valley is that it helps you find the Secret Notes. Secret Notes are collectible notes that provide you specific pieces of information. Secret Notes at this time contain 2 types of information:
- The secret notes include descriptions about characters, their interests etc. They will tell you what a specific resident is interested in and likes a lot. In this way, you will make sure to always give them the gift they love.
- The secret notes can also include picture puzzles that will help you find hidden treasure on and around the farm.
In this way, the secret notes are something to look forward to while doing your farm work as they are obtained very easily. Though, we are not going to get into that at this particular point.
How To Obtain The Magnifying Glass In Stardew Valley?
If you are wondering how you can go about obtaining the magnifying glass, then we have prepared this section for you. To obtain the magnifying glass, you need to complete the quest “A Winter Mystery”.
This quest doesn’t get automatically added to the journal right away, as you have to play for some time for it to trigger. To trigger the cutscene, you will need to wait till winter. After the winter season has arrived, you will need to enter the bus stop from the farm between 6 AM and 4 PM.
If you do that, you will see a cutscene with a weird shadowy figure who gets startled and runs away after seeing you. After that cutscene, you will see the quest being added into your journal.
To complete the quest and obtain the magnifying glass, you will need to follow the footprints left by the shadowy figure. The footsteps will lead you to the bushes near the playground, directly left of the community center.
After reaching the bush, you can interact with it. On interacting, the shadowy figure will pop out. It will immediately apologize for stealing and hand over the magnifying glass to you.
Now you have the magnifying glass unlocked and available in your inventory. With unlocking the magnifying glass also comes the ability of finding secret notes, which is the biggest use of magnifying glass.
How To Find Secret Notes In Stardew Valley?
After obtaining the magnifying glass in Stardew Valley, you want to make use out of it. This is where the secret notes come in. Secret Notes are collectible notes that provide you specific pieces of information. We have already talked about their significance above.
Finding the secret notes is very easy. You actually don’t have to do anything exclusively to find them at all. They are found at a random chance while doing everyday tasks. Some of the tasks include tilling soil, cutting trees, fishing, mining and even killing monsters. You can find secret notes while doing any of these tasks. This makes them very convenient and easy to find.
Once you have found a secret note, you can find it in the collectibles section in the Player menu. From there, you can read the secret information it holds, and go about doing whatever the note hints at from there on.
Now you know how you can go about using the Magnifying glass in Stardew Valley, and what to use it for. The magnifying glass will help you decode all the secret messages which can help you learn interests of the residents of the island.
Learning their interests is crucial and significant to get them interested in you, which can eventually lead to your marriage in the game. Not only that, but you will also end up unearthing treasures with the help of the magnifying glass. Who doesn’t love digging up treasures?