Terraria State of the Game - October 2021

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Greetings Terrarians!

One of our favorite holidays approaches - Halloween! We don't know about you, but between the decorations, costumes, parties and more, it is just such a fun time of year. We hope that each of you gets a bit of time to indulge your spookier side and to maybe enjoy a handful of tricks or treats. Speaking of, we have a full candy pail of both to hand out for this month's State of the Game... so step right up, ring the doorbell, and let's see what horrific surprises await Terrarians everywhere!












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In case you missed the big reveal last week, we are doing the second major crossover update in the history of Terraria - this time with the long-running hit indie survival game, Don't Starve Together! Our good friends at Klei Entertainment have been hard at work in parallel with the team at Re-Logic in order to make both sides of this crossover worthy of the fanbases - and authentic to the gameplay - of each of these amazing titles. As you can tell from the above gifs, we are swapping terrifying foes. What else might be making the journey to DST and vice versa? Well... you will have to wait just a bit longer to find out. Stay vigilant, Terrarians, for life in The Constant can be quite harsh indeed!



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Excited about the upcoming crossover? No better time to pick up a copy of Terraria for yourself - or as a treat for a friend - than right now! For the duration of the Steam Halloween Sale, Terraria will be half off! Click the banner above to head to our Steam Store Page and grab yours now!



The level of quality and quantity on the Terraria Steam Workshop just continues to climb - nearly 30,000 packs and worlds so far, which is just insane! If you have not checked out the Workshop yet, what are you waiting for?

Click the banner above to check out the Terraria Workshop!


As in the past, we are gathering up our possible selections that we will reveal in a future State of the Game!



We have a few Game Jams that are a bit on hold while we wrap up the collaboration with Don't Starve Together and the Steam Deck optimizations. The team is quite excited to delve back into these experiments soon!


As always, keep your bug reports coming via the handy bug report button below!


Thanks again, Terrarians - we are as always blown away by your support!

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Hello everyone!

The work with and on the tModLoader 1.4 Alpha on Steam continues (thanks for all your feedback and help thus far!) - you can click the link below to find out more. Again, please keep in mind that this Alpha is primarily intended for developers as an audience - so play around with it at your own risk! :)

As always, you can keep track the current progress and such more in real time at tModLoader/tModLoader (But note that the completion percentage doesn't mean anything, because issues and PRs don't have weights.)

Developers who are willing to contribute may do so by doing PRs to the tModLoader/tModLoader branch. (See tModLoader/tModLoader)



The Re-Logic team does not directly develop TML, so bugs with TML are best reported via the links below.

tModLoader - Play Terraria with Mods!


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Greetings, Terrarians! Last time we checked in, we were just about to release Journey's End for Xbox and PlayStation. What a month it has been since then! Let's take a moment to check in on progress made on your feedback and bug reports - as well as a glimpse into what lies ahead!


HOTFIX #1 - OCTOBER 1, 2021- Release v1.
Fixed Syncing Files Bug


HOTFIX #2 - OCTOBER 7, 2021 - Release v1., Build 759
Fixed autosave bug
Fixed the black screen sync bug
Fixed a crash when fighting Empress of Light
Fixed a crash after long play times
Fixed a crash in very old world saves
Fixed hotbar navigation affecting player movement
Fixed housing query controller bindings (Players will have to go into settings and rechoose from Classic, Advanced or Simplified again or bind the Housing Query setting)
Fixed research not consuming the held item stack
Fixed mouse conflicting in split screen pause menu
Fixed PS4 offscreen mouse cursor
Fixed PS4 trophy for Empress of Light
Added shoulder combo hint on screen
Added more controller bindings on screen
Added safe region settings in game
Added support for PS4 touchpad button


HOTFIX #2 - OCTOBER 19, 2021 - Release v1., Build 765

"Classic" scheme has been changed to be the closest match Red's Pick from the Console 1.3 Era (though it retains the ability to remap/add all of the new functions available with 1.4)
D-Pad Cursor Snap feature from RL/PW can be achieved by binding dpad to Grid Snap
D-Pad Hotbar feature from RL/PW can be achieved by binding the four dpad directions to Dynamic Hotbar 1-4
Grapple is now bound to B again, along with Interact- Interact may be bound to whatever button players have assigned for Secondary Fire or Grapple, but not any others in order to avoid numerous conflicts and edge case issues.
Fixed an issue where the system was wrongly capping the maximum number of worlds at 10, but the UI was not recognizing this cap. The world/map cap is now 30 as originally intended, and the UI will enforce this (no New button if you have 30 or more worlds)
Fixed an issue with not being able to add more offline players to splitscreen on PS4
Fixed the mouse scroll wheel issues on PS4 and Xbox
Fixed lag spikes caused by the growth of Pumpkins
Fixed Player 2+ in split screen not being able to see the Traveling Merchant's wares
Fixed Thunderstorms in splitscreen causing blocks to become invisible
Fixed time being frozen in non-journey worlds when joining a MP session from the tutorial
Fixed the Angler's quests not being updated for Clients in a MP session
Fixed treasure bags only being dropped for one person in MP or Split screen
Fixed Dungeon Casters and other Projectile weapons' VFX not showing in the left hand side of the world
Fixed Geodes not being able to be thrown on the ground to open them


The team is feeling pretty good about the state of things after the patch from last week, but we know a handful of bugs and issues are still wandering out there in the wild. We have most of these documented (again, the best way to make sure your issue is seen is to file a Bug Report in the TCF Bug Section by pressing the button below!)

We are, of course, aware of the larger things (KB+M needed optimizations, Online+Splitscreen MP, and a few others just to name a few) - and we still plan to have another fix wave or two down the road - so stay tuned for that! Thanks so much for your feedback and reporting during the launch - with your help, we are able to fine tune and sort out issues to create a better Terraria experience for everyone!



In parallel, the team at DR is hard at work on the nuances required to get Terraria: Journey's End out on Nintendo Switch. The good news behind the scenes is that all of the fixes we just implemented for Xbox and PlayStation will be there on day one for Switch players - definitely a win-win there for everyone! Of course, we are sure you want to take a glimpse at what might be going on right? Well... here's a few snaps from recent testing - Moon Lord dying, his Bestiary Entry, and a bit of touch mining. (Before anyone asks, I like to play with as much space as possible, so I shunk/zoomed my UI pretty small - but this is all adjustable)

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In terms of timing, we are starting to hone in on what things will look like. We are confident in that the game will be submitted to Nintendo this year. When or not we see a launch to players will really come down to the results of that submission process - amidst the complications of the impending Holidays. We want to be sure to get it out as quickly as possible to players, but also in a timeline that allows us to be able to quickly respond to any launch issues, as we did with Xbox and PlayStation. We expect to be able to share more detail on this very soon - but as always, we want to be 100% certain of things before giving dates. Stay tuned!

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Hello everyone!

Mobile Terrarians, we are growing ever-closer to a return to development - this time, alongside our Console friends! The team is eagerly anticipating jumping headlong into bringing content parity to all platforms in the new year, we just need to get Switch out and stable first. Not much longer now!

We have also been made aware of some issues impacting some players in regards to Android 11. The team will be looking into this shortly, and we will get any needed fixes out just as soon as possible!

Thanks as always for the honor and trust you give us each month to work on Terraria - it is not a responsibility that we take lightly, and we look forward to bringing more amazing things to you all as we move forward.

Greetings Terrarians!

Here's the latest and greatest happenings on the Community side of things. Thanks as always for being the most engaged and awesome gaming Community ever!


The merchandise hub has a few new items added over the past month... and there are a lot more coming very soon! Big plans here for the 2021 Holiday season - so this is a place you will want to watch for all of your gift-giving (or rewarding yourself ;) ) needs!

Click the banner above to head to Terraria.org/store now!



We still have a handful of partnerships and products that remain under wraps, but that we will be revealing just as soon as the time is right - our plan is to have a LOT more out for the holidays. That said, what better time than the State of the Game to check in on news from our existing partners as well as to shine a light on some other things that are in the works?


Our fantastic partners over at Vidglo (Terraria.shop) have been hard at work on some new offerings for the Fall/Winter season. This includes the recently-released Halloween 2021 Collection!

You can also find quick links to each of these spooky products on the Merch Hub - these are some real treats that any Terrarian will want to pick up, no tricks!



A few weeks ago, preorders began for this amazing one-of-a-kind super high-end collectible resin statue from Animegami Studios! To be clear, this is a very high-end piece that is intended for the hardcore Terraria fan - and may not be for everyone. That said, our good friends at AGS have done what they can to enhance the affordability via an array of interest-free payment plans that spread out the cost over time.

Click the image above to check out the details and to preorder the Forest Biome Resin Statue!



We are excited to announce several upcoming Halloween themed Terraria events where you can win prizes. Full details regarding the Halloween events and exclusive Terraria prize shop can be found in the official Terraria Discord server.

All Halloween Contests will run until Monday, November 1 at 11:59 Eastern Time.

Join the live Terraria community at Join the Terraria Discord Server!

Halloween Contests
Attention Terrarians, skeletons, ghosts, and other creatures that lurk within this server! Halloween is quickly approaching and we are hosting some special spooky contests this month that could potentially give you a massive boost in Prize Points.

What are Prize Points / Special Prize Points?
Prize Points are used to purchase game codes, signed Terraria merchandise, and server roles from our Prize Merchant Bot! You can view the Prize Points shop in the bot-commands channel by using the shp!viewshop command. Special Prize Points only apply towards the @ Zenith and @ Ultra Instinct roles.

Terraria Prize Shop
The exclusive Terraria Prize Shop features many incredible prizes including signed t-shirts, hoodies, pins, Steam games, and much more. You can redeem prizes with the prize points earned from events. In addition to these Halloween events there are daily activities in our communities ranging from Trivia to art creation and you can earn prize points from all these activities. Come by the Discord server located at Join the Terraria Discord Server! to check out this incredible feature.



The first contest will be an in-real life pumpkin carving contest! This is a tradition in the community that has taken place many times over the years, since the first iteration in 2013. Think you got what it takes to enter that hall of fame? Check out the images below for examples of past winners!



How do you enter?
Create a spooky piece of Terraria-related art on a pumpkin, put a candle in it, and photograph it in the dark for the best look!

Please DM your photo submissions to @Submission Bot on our Discord to enter the contest. The first photo should be of the entry by itself, and then send a second photo which has your Discord username on a piece of paper in front of your entry, so we can verify that it is original. Entries without this second image for verification will not be accepted.

The rewards for this contest are as follows:
🥇 1st Place: 25,000 Prize Points or 250,000 Special Prize Points
🥈 2nd Place: 15,000 Prize Points or 150,000 Special Prize Points
🥉 3rd Place: 10,000 Prize Points or 100,000 Special Prize Points
🏅 4th Place: 5,000 Prize Points or 50,000 Special Prize Points
🏅 5th Place: 5,000 Prize Points or 50,000 Special Prize Points

Everyone who submits valid, original entries for this contest will receive 2,000 Prize Points!



The second contest will be an in-game Halloween Costume-themed Vanity contest so let your imagination and creativity go wild and create some real spooky costumes that would even scare the Moon Lord! Of course, if you have an amazing in real life Terraria costume that you want to show off, we won't turn that down either.


Terraria Halloween Costume Contest Rules
- Characters should be submitted with a Gemspark block background of your choosing, the Gemspark must consist of one solid color. Example entry above!
- Editing using image editing software is not allowed (direct, in-game screenshots only!).
- Try to avoid submitting your character wearing a normal full set of undyed armor.
- Modded content is not allowed.
- Include a name for your costume when submitting!
- Your character's costume should stand out on its own, without the help of any additional effects (including, but not limited to: summons, pets, particles, mounts, or environmental features).
- Only one submission per user.
- Submission must follow all server rules.

When you feel your submission is ready, DM @Submission Bot on our Discord with your submission. Any submissions which do not comply with the rules or are not within the submission period will not be considered.

The rewards for this contest are as follows:
🥇 1st Place: 15,000 Prize Points or 150,000 Special Prize Points
🥈 2nd Place: 10,000 Prize Points or 100,000 Special Prize Points
🥉 3rd Place: 5,000 Prize Points or 50,000 Special Prize Points
🏅 4th Place: 3,000 Prize Points or 30,000 Special Prize Points
🏅 5th Place: 2,000 Prize Points or 20,000 Special Prize Points

You can submit entries for these contests up until November 1st at 11:59 PM EDT and winners will be announced soon after in the following days.


Until next time, Terrarians - we hope you have an amazing month, and we look forward to bringing you the latest and greatest next time!

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for the tmodloader 1.4 alpha, where are game files stored? I can't find where worlds and character files are. I found my files for 1.3 but the 1.4 files are somewhere else
Go see all the new news in November’s State of the Game thread, just published.

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