Terraria State of the Game - April 2023
Posted on April 27th, 2023 02:42 PM EST
Can we just say that we are always so excited when Spring finally arrives? Everything turning green, the temperature outside finally making it pleasant to get outdoors - new life springing up everywhere. Sort of how it has felt on the Terraria teams as well, with everyone finding their stride again as we push towards the completion of the 1.4.5 update. Even so, it is hard not to look beyond that into the work in front of us to try and make crossplay a reality (no promises!) and whatever else lies ahead. This is a really exciting time for our team, and we hope that all of you are ready to embark on the journey ahead alongside us. However, that's a story for another State of the Game.
For now, let's get rolling on the latest and greatest Terraria news!
The team has started to adjust to the new normal, and we have accomplished a lot over the past month towards getting Terraria 1.4.5 back on track. We are starting to get a more clear sense for what remains to finish and for when we might be able to get this out to everyone. No, that does not mean that we have a date to give you yet - unfortunately, QA and Balancing work is part of what remains to do... and that will be where we are most challenged in the new structure. Still, we hope that we can provide a time frame for 1.4.5 soon.
As for what the team has been working on, we have recently been laying the groundwork to add a few new languages to Terraria for PC - Japanese, Korean, and (potentially) Traditional Chinese. These are large playerbases that have had Terraria on other platforms, but have never had it localized to their native language. This will also be important for Crossplay (should we be successful in those efforts), we feel, to enable Terrarians in those countries to have a shared experience.
That said, is it spoiler time? Why, I believe it is!
A little while back, Redigit teased that a Shimmer Water Gun might be a thing...
Well, how about we show you this beauty in action for this month's spoiler? To be clear, the Shimmer Water Gun only transforms NPCs - for all other uses, you will have to seek out the Aether...
In case you missed it on Twitter a week or so ago, Crowno shared his revamps of Boss Trophies to go alongside the Banner revamps we showed last time!
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Over 84,000 packs and worlds so far?! You are missing out if you haven't taken the time to check out the Terraria Steam Workshop.
Planning for what comes next, working with DR Studios on Crossplay stuff (cross your fingers!), and a ton of really cool goings-on in regards to merchandise and the Graphic Novel.
It has been a month since we released/announced the 1.4.4 tModLoader preview was ready for modders to start porting their mods - and what a month it has been! We are so pleased to report that the port to 1.4.4 is well underway for several major mods, and the feedback that modders and other early users have shared with us thus far has been invaluable towards fixing bugs and improving the features of TML 1.4.4. Once again, we encourage all modders to get their mods up to date so we can release tML 1.4.4 to players in a timely fashion, allowing players to dive right back into their favorite mods on day one.
The TML Steam Workshop has over 4500 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!
More of the same - getting TML 1.4.4 ready for prime time and then waiting to see what Terraria 1.4.5 will have in store and how we will need to adjust/account for any changes to bring TML up-to-date.
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)
With that said, wish us luck on the Terraria 1.4.5 path... as with Labor of Love, our goal is to launch simultaneously alongside PC - hopefully with a GLOBAL simultaneous launch this time around. We may have some other surprises in store, but it is much too soon to know if those will work out so we will just leave you wondering for now.
So, keep an eye out for 188.8.131.52.2 and look forward to us sharing our progress as we catch up to what the Re-Logic team has already done for 1.4.5!
Oh yeah, and wish us luck as we get prepared to enter the wild world of Crossplay development soon.
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!
Our fantastic partners over at https://terraria.shop/ are at long last ready to announce that the first lineup of Terraria minifigures will be soon be available! This is a product line that the Re-Logic team has been looking forward to for some time. The old Terraria figures from back in the day were good in their way, but we are very excited about the look and style of these! We really feel that they capture the style of Terraria in a way that feels unique and authentic. We hope you agree!
Expect more details about the rollout of the first wave of Terraria Chibichans sometime next month! If you want to be sure not to miss the announcement, you can sign up for the mailing list at https://terraria.shop/as well.
This is the first of a lot of cool Terraria merch offerings that we have been teasing over the past few months. We are looking forward to sharing even more in the months ahead!
The Book One collection, which will be available later this year via book retailers is drawing ever-closer. More on this when we have details (working on a new cover for this as well!).
We are aware that some folks out there are still having issues with receipt of their Issues 1-4 orders. For everyone that has not yet received your shipment for Issues 1-4, you should be receiving an email from 50 Amp Productions soon. If you do not receive this email and you still have not received your package, please reach out to [email protected] immediately so that we can take care of this ASAP. Feel free to let us at Re-Logic know ([email protected] is the best way to be sure it is seen) if you are having any issues as well, but the 50amp email above should be the best way to sort out any stragglers out there!
In addition, the 50amp team is doing a full review of fulfillment processes to ensure that a repeat of this does not occur with any future issues.
We have a final script for Issue 5, so work on translating that over into art can begin in earnest. Continuing in our line of teaser images... here is a peek at another member of the fearsome Goblin Army, the Goblin Peon!
TREE - u/OrientalOrange | Cake Day - May 4
my friend is playing terraria for the first time.... this is how he mines.... - u/wetnamE | Cake Day - January 9
Create the World - u/OrientalOrange | Cake Day - May 4
My response to the non-box builds in this subreddit - u/VictorGD467 | Cake Day – May 30
basic desert tower (no mods) - u/Wardo-Youtube | Cake Day – March 20
Arctic research base build - u/Kyzen7 | Cake Day – November 28
[COMIC] Pockets Full of Eyes - u/hraugur | Cake Day – March 5
making terraria bosses but a little fat, #1 moon lord - u/RaYsNotLoud | Cake Day – July 6
End game armors reworked - u/iHazarD | Cake Day – September 30
"Grow, and be strong... little Terrarians" - u/YeetingPastMidnight | Cake Day – June 14
Mechanic - u/DR3ADM4N | Cake Day – November 29
Food Logic in Terraria. - u/HideBoar | Cake Day – May 9
Vampire Knives - u/Embarrassed_Sand7113 | Cake Day – April 2
This is BEFORE expert mode hardmode 💀 - u/moonlord2193 | Cake Day – July 9
it will steal ur heart away and it is inevitable - u/Notafuqin_Carrot211 | Cake Day – October 8
The only real way to dash - u/OverTea5 | Cake Day – January 30
Until next time, Terrarians - we hope you have an amazing month, and we look forward to bringing you the latest and greatest next time!