Don't Starve Together/Version History

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History Overview

Closed Beta

Don't Starve Together began with a closed beta on October 3, 2014. Sets of four keys were given to 100 of the original Don't Starve beta testers as well as a few active members of the community. A small number of keys were then given out over the next few weeks in Twitch giveaways and other promotions.

Beginning with the first major update ...In With The New, a few hundred keys were given out daily to the nearly 80,000 users who registered for the closed beta.

Open Beta

On December 15, 2014, Don't Starve Together entered open beta in the form of Early Access on Steam. It was available as a $5 upgrade dubbed the Frontier Pack for those who owned a copy of Don't Starve.

  • On March 17, 2015, a public test branch was introduced for the implementation of the Reign of Giants DLC, that was integrated into the main branch on April 21, 2015.
  • On September 17, 2015, a beta branch for the addition of the Caves and Ruins was established, that was integrated into the main branch on November 18, 2015.

Official Release

On April 21, 2016, Don't Starve Together left Early Access and had its official release. Its full price was added, $20. While most bugs were fixed, hotfixes were still released regularly.

A New Reign

The East or West, Base is Best update on August 11, 2016, marked the beginning of the A New Reign beta branch. Updates to the beta branch are listed separately in A New Reign's Version History. Its content was officially added to the main branch in three major updates on October 18, 2016 (Part 1), on November 24, 2016 (Part 2), and on April 6, 2017 (Release).

The development of A New Reign officially concluded on April 10, 2017.

The Forge and The Gorge

Return of Them and Character Refresh

The Turn of Tides update on May 16, 2019 marked the beginning of the Return of Them beta branch. Updates to the beta branch are listed separately in its own Version History. Its content was officially added to the main branch beginning on August 15, 2019.

The development of Return of Them officially concluded on May 5, 2021.[1]

From Beyond and Skill Spotlight

The Taking Root beta on April 6, 2023 marked the beginning of the From Beyond beta branch. Updates to the beta branch are listed in its own Version History. Its content was officially added to the main branch beginning on April 27, 2023.

Main Content Upadate

  1. [1] Posted on May 5, 2021.