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1.3.6 Preview: Block Swap

Discussion in 'PC - Re-Logic' started by Safeman, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. Safeman

    Safeman Community Manager Staff Member Re-Logic

    Hello Terrarians!

    As you have noticed from the recent slate of spoilers, our work on Terraria 1.3.6 is bearing some exciting fruit! This update has a lot more in store than we have shared, and with that in mind, we wanted to share one new quality of life feature that we find particularly exciting.


    This new feature, which we are calling Block Swap, allows players to replace one block with another without having to break the previous block first! Tired of the way your house looks? Now you no longer have to tear the whole house down to change it. Need to clean up those random clay and stone blocks in your yard? Just swap them all out with your block of choice - much faster than mining them all individually!

    Block Swap uses the mining power of the strongest Pickaxe in your inventory. Therefore, you will not be able to replace blocks that you cannot mine and it will take the same number of "swings" to replace a tile that your current pickaxe takes to mine the same block. Here are some additional fun features that Block Swap will bring to Terrarians everywhere:
    - Block Swap can be used to change floor (and ceiling) blocks that furniture items are attached to, without breaking the furniture items
    - Swapped blocks will keep the hammered shape that the previous blocks had
    - Swapped blocks will be actuated if the original block was also actuated
    - As an added bonus, you can now swap one chest for a different style of chest without having to empty it first!


    Having played around with this feature for a while now, we can confidently say that this is one of those quality of life improvements that we have no idea how we ever lived without. We can’t wait until it is in your hands to see if you agree! Work on 1.3.6 is moving along at a strong pace – stay tuned for further details on what it will contain and when it might arrive. :)
  2. Ghostar

    Ghostar Quality Assurance Staff Member Moderator Re-Logic

    This....This changes things.
  3. Lord Ruby

    Lord Ruby Terrarian

    This will make replacing things so much quicker, easier and more convenient! I rarely ever bothered before, but I will now, especially since it works on chests!
  4. Tamorr

    Tamorr Terrarian

    That will be quite helpful... Lovely improvement. :dryadhappy:
  5. Izzabelle

    Izzabelle Lunatic Cultist

    The worst part about this now is that we have to wait for it. :dryadcry:
  6. Lord Garak

    Lord Garak Retinazer

    I love you
    Igno, Terrarian_37, Laluzi and 4 others like this.
  7. AntithesisEK

    AntithesisEK Golem

    Uh. Whoa. Hey there. That's something else. Yes, please and thank you.

    Is there an on/off button to prevent accidental swaps?
  8. the first prism

    the first prism Eye of Cthulhu

    Is it going to be like the switch wall function in 1.3 console
  9. Unit One

    Unit One Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Huge, huge, huge! Love it so much!
  10. Reepicheep

    Reepicheep The Destroyer

    I'd almost be happy if there was an update for this single feature... it looks fantastic, keep up the good work guy!
  11. PieOfCthulhu

    PieOfCthulhu King Slime

    Suddenly I'm not as sad about Otherworld.
  12. MACMAN2003

    MACMAN2003 Spazmatism

    I want this
    Aedan The Borf and Dark Fox like this.
  13. darthmorf

    darthmorf Party Girl

    This is one of those things that you never knew you needed until you have it, and then you can't live without it. I can't wait!
  14. Kazzymodus

    Kazzymodus Lunatic Cultist

    This is the best thing I never knew I needed.
    Terrarian_37, Tyro, Dark Fox and 2 others like this.
  15. Cyastic

    Cyastic Plantera

    This... This is everything to me right now :,)
    Dark Fox and Ruin like this.
  16. Xiarno

    Xiarno Official Terrarian

    Alright. Just with that, and I'm removing the other spoilers from this list : I know I will need to add atleast 20h to my played counter. I. am. going to play SOOOOOOOOO much this new update. I cannot wait ! I can't wait ! MY HYPE LEVEL IS TOO HIGH ! PLEASE, SOMEONE HELP ME !

    Being more serious, this look really cool. This give me the strenght to finish the "re-build" of my, almost 500x500 (If I can count right, I didn't count but seing how big it is, I think it is approx that), castle. For builder that do very ugly thing from the start thinking "the utility before the beauty" (As me), this is gonna be sooooo usefull ! Seriously, I cannot wait for this update ! Bring it on !
  17. altermaven

    altermaven Steampunker

    You have my full attention with this now. You have noooooooo idea how much I wanted something like this to happen. NO MORE PAINSTAKING SWAPS.
  18. FairyPrincessSerenity

    FairyPrincessSerenity Headless Horseman

    This one feels like it was made specifically for me. I always upgrade my house in every run. This is gonna see a lot of use.
    Ruin likes this.
  19. TheWorfer27

    TheWorfer27 Retinazer

    They should retain paint coats too
  20. Yoraiz0r

    Yoraiz0r Lead Developer Re-Logic

    Block Swap does not keep the paint but does apply the Paint Sprayer on the new block if you have it enabled!