Year of the Varg

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The Year of the Varg is an event in Don't Starve Together, lasting from February 9 until March 16, 2018. It is inspired by the Chinese Year of the Dog, which started from February 16, 2018, and continues until February 4, 2019. In the Chinese zodiac, each year is related to an animal in a 12-year cycle.

It is similar to the Year of the Gobbler event, which came in the year before, and shares mechanics with it, such as the Offerings crafting tab, and most craftable items from that event. However, there were several additions and differences implemented into the event, especially concerning the obtainment of Lucky Gold Nuggets. Spring Chests have a chance of dropping in place of Classy items as part of the weekly skin drops.

During the Year of the Varg event, the Knitted Puppy Hat Skin is given to players upon opening the game.

Players can revisit this event by setting Events to Year of the Varg in the world creation menu. Event-only themed skins will be disabled when revisiting the event.

Exclusive Features

Craftable Structures


Craftable Items

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  • The Verdant Skin Collection was added alongside the event.
  • The event was originally announced to end on March 1, 2018. However, on that day, the event was extended to March 16.
  • During the time of the event, the theme in the main menu of the game is slightly different by being mixed with Chinese instruments.
  • The Hound Figure's crafting description ("It ain't nothing but a clay hound dog.") is a reference to the Elvis Presley song "Hound Dog".
  • The two Vargling skins introduced with the Year of the Varg event (the Purebred and Pedigree Varglings) resemble two dog breeds believed to originate from China (the Chow Chow and Shih Tzu, respectively).
  • According to Rhymes with Play #179, the reason that the new Clay Hounds and Vargs in the event are earthen-themed is because the developers discovered that the Chinese lunar year that the event was held in (2018) was associated with the element of earth.

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