Terraria August Update - State of the Game

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Greetings Terrarians!

Welcome to the the latest Terraria community update on development progress across all active platforms! Fall is (hopefully!) just around the corner, bringing with it cooler temperatures – but things are as hot as ever on the Terraria development front!

Lots of progress is being made across every platform – so hang on, enjoy the ride, and read on for all of the latest Terraria news!

Xbox One & PlayStation 4

The team has nearly finished with functional integration of all of the 1.3.4 content! There are just a couple of bugs leftover from the integration before most of what’s left is going to be a QA pass to make sure everything is working to spec!

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We also managed to finish most of the platform work we need to do, updating the SDK and the version of Unity we’re running.

We’re still a bit too far out for a release date, but we’ll announce through official channels as soon as we’re ready!

Mobile

We don’t have much to add to what has already been revealed this week (whew!) – but in case you were hiding under a rock or deep underground mining for ore….

We had some fun sharing this cryptic short video

Then we came clean with the truth….

Very special shoutouts to Apollyon (∆ㄕ◊レレㄚ◊и#9350), who worked as a team with Pikachu (Pikachu#3232), シRickjoseeツ (シRickjoseeツ#4924), and |ყσµɳɠ ℓεɠσℓαร|(|ყσµɳɠ ℓεɠσℓαร|#0586) from Discord, and @The Real Bryan and Mine® working together from TCF for solving the mystery the soonest that we could find on each platform!

(If you got a correct guess in sooner, sorry we missed it!)

We will just let that speak for itself – its crazy to think that this time next month, everyone will have Mobile Terraria 1.3 in their hands!

We hope you are as excited as we all are and that you enjoy it as much as we hope you will. We have put a lot of hard work and passion into this version of the game and we are really proud of how it turned out.

That said, we have lots of exciting post launch plans that we look forward to sharing with you in the months ahead!

Nintendo Switch

Thanks everyone for all your support for the Nintendo Switch version of Terraria! We’re about a month and half post-launch, and busy at work on the 1.3.1.1 content update for Switch. We’ll finish with that be ready to pass it over to Re-Logic and QA for assessment and de-bugging.

We’re hoping to have split-screen back in with this patch, but we need to make sure it’s in a good place before we commit to bringing that back. More news soon!

Oh, and did we already mention that the retail release is coming soon for Switch? We just got to see the first batch of these in person, and we are super excited for this to be out on shelves soon!

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As a reminder, these are the physical release launch dates:

  • Thursday, August 22 in Spain, Portugal, Australia and New Zealand
  • Friday, August 23 in U.K. France, Italy, and other European territories (except Germany)
  • Tuesday, August 27 in North America & Germany

Please continue to report any bugs you find or issues you run into through the official reportinge: form.

PC

Greetings from the PC development team!

Do you ever get tired of your summoned minions having the same boring, generic look as everyone else? Want to stand out from the crowd and be the envy of Summoners everywhere?

Feast your eyes on our latest invention – sure to pull in rave reviews from your fellow Terrarians!

Work on Journey’s End marches onward at a strong and steady pace. We are getting so much done every day – but there is still so much to do!

We hope you are as eager with anticipation as we are for what this update will bring to the table. Stay tuned!

COMMUNITY

Greetings Terrarians! We are overjoyed to announce that the mobile update is almost upon us. The 1.3 mobile update will finally allow global online play for up to 8 players.

Starting August 27, we are going to begin announcing official community adventures that Terraria players will be able to complete for a chance to win prizes. We created an official adventure channel located at Join the Terraria Discord Server! where you will be able to partner up with other members of the Terraria community.

Make sure you stop by our Discord server, join the #activities-chat, and gather allies to help you on your conquest for fortune and glory. Full details will be provided in the server so make sure you stop by and check out all of the action.

We also have to take a moment to give a massive shout out to the Terraria Community Team and the overall community for helping us build one of the largest and most active gaming communities on Discord. We are currently the 8th most active verified server on the platform and we are sure that we can one day grow to become the largest server to ever exist on the platform.

Help us reach the #1 server spot on Discord and please spread the word to all Terrarians!

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There have been some truly exciting community updates lately, especially on Xbox. Microsoft recently rolled out their new official Xbox community hubs, and – of course – Terraria’s community is packed with activity and millions of unique club visits monthly.

With all of the recent upgrades, we are eager to hear feedback from the Xbox community on how we can make our console communities even more fun.

If you have a suggestion or you would like help improve our community then please stop by our official hub and share your suggestions.

Since the launch of Terraria on Switch we have been hosting regular meet-up events to build epic creations and survive gruesome challenges.

If you are interested in joining in on the action then send a Switch friend request to: SW:1555-1182-7233 and join one our open worlds. We also have a fairly large stockpile of epic endgame gear for those lacking firepower.