Terraria State of the Game - November 2022
Posted on November 30th, 2022 04:53 PM EST
Thanksgiving is here, and this is always a great time for our team to reflect on the earlier parts of the year as a reminder of just how blessed we are to have such amazing fans and for the opportunity to do what we do each and every day. This feeling is perhaps stronger this year than in the past, owing to the Labor of Love update - how it came about, how we built it, and your reactions since it was released. Starting 2022 with a Steam Award that you all voted to give us, being inspired by that to make a truly fan-focused update, and then interacting so much with the community to share ideas... what a year it has been! We know we say it all the time, but we are truly thankful for all of you out there. You make this fun and worthwhile, even after all this time. Heading into 2023, we are already looking forward to what Terraria 1.4.5 will have in store for everyone - and we hope you are as well. Enjoy the Holidays, Terrarians, and thank you so much for being who you are and for all of your support for our team!
Another month, another set of hotfixes for Labor of Love! You all have been really on the ball in getting us detailed and useful reports since launch. So much so that we have already released nine hotfixes since release! At this point, we feel like things are in a good place based on current reporting and our own observations. Thus, it is our plan to call 188.8.131.52 the "final" fixed version of Terraria 1.4.4 - meaning that the team can now turn its attention towards 1.4.5 and beyond.
Prior to that, however, the team will be taking a bit of time to spend time with friends, family, and probably a new game or three. Expect the news to be a bit light in the meantime... but we will be back at it soon enough with glimpses and spoilers into the latest and greatest in the world of Terraria!
Of course, feel free to keep those bug reports coming in. Be sure to use the Bug Report section on Terraria Community Forums for the best chance to be certain that your specific issue is not missed!
Alternatively, you can report things in the LOL launch thread or on the pinned discussions here on Steam.
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Nearly 70,000 packs and worlds so far?! You are missing out if you haven't taken the time to check out the Terraria Steam Workshop. At long last, we are back with our latest Developer's Choice selections! Check those out down below...
To reiterate as well, now that hotfixes are done, expect a period of focused attention on cleaning up some stuff. Feel free to flag anything you feel is concerning to help us in this effort.
If you can't beat the bees, join them - right?
I always thought there was something fishy about that guy...
Nothing? Just fixes and more fixes... with maybe one half of one eye looking in the direction of discussing how we might best approach Crossplay.
We've just about caught up to vanilla Terraria, version-wise, and have tML running well in the 1.4.4 era. We are actively discussing with the modding community on when to make the swap over to this latest version as the default/live version of tML. In addition to the "coming soon" 1.4.4 compatibility, several contributors are actively working on ways to bring new features to modders, which we will delve into at a later date. As always, we are more than happy to have more hands on deck getting these features accessible - so don't be shy if you feel like you could contribute!
As we look towards closing out our initial porting efforts for tML 1.4.4, our eyes are turning back to improving tML with some long overdue localization upgrades on the horizon. Stay tuned for more information on upcoming overhauls!
The TML Steam Workshop has over 3200 mods already! Coupled with the in-game mod browser, the TML Steam Workshop is a great way to explore what modded Terraria has to offer - check it out today by clicking the banner above!
As we shared above, once we have successfully moved tML 1.4.4 over into the default/live space (along with any needed fixes), we will be turning our attention towards needed localization as well as some new potential features for modders. More to come on that once we get past the release of 1.4.4!
As always, you can keep track the current progress and much 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)
This will bring Console and Mobile back in line with the PC version at v184.108.40.206! What a great way to end the year!
Mobile Dedicated Server users - you will need to update to the 220.127.116.11 Dedicated Server > HERE
Crossplay planning is also in full swing, and we feel pretty good and confident with where we have netted out in those discussions. Of course, having a great plan is only one part of a much larger and longer effort to try and make Terraria Crossplay happen. Once we are able to get a better sense for if our plan will be acceptable on the Microsoft/Sony/Nintendo/Apple/Google side of things, we will try to share as much about our approach as possible - and maybe even tease you with a spoiler or two.
Oh, and a lot depends on what goes into 1.4.5 and when it arrives as well - we can't have Crossplay without everyone being on the same version, after all!
Until next time, Console & Mobile friends - thanks for all of your love and support!
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 is where you can find all of the latest and greatest Terraria merchandise - with new stuff arriving all of the time! Check out the latest merch drops as well as some classics and pick up that epic Terraria gift for a friend (or yourself!).
Click the banner above to head to http://terraria.org/store now!
As we have done over the past several years, we are revealing a handful of new merchandise - and we have collected everything all in one place for you to see! We hope this gives everyone a glimpse into the latest and greatest (and remember the Terraria Merch Hub has everything as well). Click the banner above to check it out!
We are pretty proud of the wide array of Terraria products we have been able to make possible. So, give them a look and pick some gifts up for a friend or yourself!
In case you missed it, shipments for Issues 1 & 2 have been going out over the past few weeks - and we have to say, we are really blown away by the quality now that we have had our own chance to see it in person. Here is a quick photo from one of our team members to show you just what we mean:
So, if you ordered Issues of the Terraria Graphic Novel, keep an eye on your mailbox (unless you bundled Issues 1-4 together... in which case, you have to wait a bit longer)! The order windows for the initial shipments of Issues 1-4 may have passed, but you can still order your package of choice for delivery in the second shipment - likely in early 2023.
Terraria Graphic Novel - All Four Issues/Packages
All of the entries are in for the Labor of Hallow's Eve contest... and holy crap, you all blew us away with the sheer number and quality of the entries. It has taken us a few weeks to whittle down from nearly 1,000 entries to a list of semi-finalists, and then the Re-Logic team has taken the honors of picking our Category Winners. As a reminder, the winner of each category wins some fabulous prizes - and becomes a Finalist for the Grand Prize: a real-life Meowmere Sword!
The Grand Prize will be decided by Community Vote - so you will want to check out the thread below to see who won each Category and to see how to vote for the Ultimate Winner!
TERRARIA LABOR OF HALLOW'S EVE CONTEST CATEGORY WINNERS & GRAND PRIZE FINALISTS
If you want to skip straight to the voting - the voting form is linked below:
LABOR OF HALLOW'S EVE ULTIMATE PRIZE WINNER VOTING
We also put together a "Showcase" of some of the really cool entries that might not have quite made it to the top - but that we feel everyone in the Community should see!
TERRARIA LABOR OF HALLOW'S EVE - SHOWCASE THREAD
In case you missed the details on the contest, you can check those out below:
THE LABOR OF HALLOW'S EVE CONTEST DETAILS
Thank you so much to everyone that entered. This was beyond any doubt the most brutally hard contest we have ever had to judge. Really, any number of the top 25 (or more) in some categories would have been legit winners... but, there can be only one!
In case you missed it, Skeletron Prime invaded GameJolt a week or so ago! Brave players from the Community were able to craft weapons and take the fight to the infamous mechanical evil... and thwart whatever its evil plans happened to be!
A hearty thank you to the Terrarians that took part in this event and saved the day. If you haven't checked out the Terraria Community on GameJolt, there is no better time than now!
We Have Another Winner - Grand Prize Claimed on Terraria Discord Server! Congratulations go out to General-KJ on being an epic Terrarian!
Let us put our hands together and give a massive round of applause to General-KJ#9914 for winning the grand prize available in the official Terraria Discord server prize shop. General-KJ earned 2.5 million prize points and used all of them to unlock The Winner role and some incredible prizes including signed merchandise, Terraria collectibles, and much more.
As many of you know, the official Terraria Discord server has its very own prize shop with some epic swag. 24/7 you can log into our Discord server and participate in events, trivia, epic battles, and other fun activities to win prizes. Come stop by the official Terraria Discord server and participate in our fun activities and let us see if you have what it takes to top our activities Leader Board!
Until next time, Terrarians - we hope you have an amazing month, and we look forward to bringing you the latest and greatest next time!