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Terraria 1.2 Update Is Massive For Console Versions

Terraria console players will see the new 1.2 Update adding tons of new content and bug fixes.

Terraria is getting a massive update on its console versions that will add numerous features and bug fixes. Some of these features are similar to the update on the PC version but are console specific. The 1.2 Update is available for free on Xbox 360, PS3 and PS Vita.

Terraria is an action-adventure sandbox 2D video game by Re-Logic and 505 Games for PC, PS3, PS Vita, Xbox 360, iOS, Android, and Windows phone. Similar to Minecraft, the game features exploration, crafting, construction, and combat with a variety of creatures in a randomly generated world with the difference of being more focused on adventure. For other games like this, turn here.

"We believe this massive content update opens up a new world of possibilities for Terrarians and we are delighted to be bringing this content to passionate Terraria fans who are experiencing the universe on consoles and handheld devices," Richard Gittins, Senior Brand Manager at 505 Games said. "The passion expressed by Terraria's community has fueled our ambitions to do justice for the original PC content, and with the delivery of this update, there really has never been a better time to get into Terraria and discover its delights. We look forward to bringing additional content to existing Terrarians as well as broadening out to new audiences throughout 2014 and beyond."

Improvements:
  • Players now have an option to choose how the Gravitation Potion behaves: Flip the world, or flip the character
  • Players now have an option to turn off back touch (Vita only)
  • Map data is now saved locally for visited Multiplayer worlds
  • Multiplayer packet size has been further optimized
  • Multiplayer stability has been improved
  • Texture compression has been improved
Mechanics and Gameplay:
  • Some items now stack to 999 or to 99 including ores and buckets (as per PC 1.2.3.)
  • The starting female clothes have been modified
  • There are several new hairstyles
  • Chest sizes have been doubled
  • You no longer need to jump to ascend single blocks
  • The hammer is now used for creating slopes, halftiles, and breaking walls only
  • The axe is now only used for chopping down trees and giant mushrooms
  • Pickaxes will now remove blocks, placeable objects, and items such as Life Crystals and chests
  • You can now paint any solid tile or item
  • Dye slots have been added
  • You will now start with 10 mana
  • You can now craft early game magic robes and staves
Bug Fixes:
  • You can no longer craft items or money by placing items in the trash
  • You can no longer sell your gold to NPCs
  • Music box/chest duping no longer works
  • Bunnies/Goldfish spawned from statues no longer drop money during a Bloodmoon
  • Active blocks will no longer become inactive with a chest on them
  • Fixed a bug that would cause a suitable house to be unsuitable
  • Crash bug where using Queen Statue would crash the game is fixed
  • Crash bug where reading a sign or tombstone would crash the game is fixed
  • Using Auto-Fill no longer puts coins in your chest
  • Fixed vines not growing in underground jungle biomes
Recipes/Items:
  • In total there are over 1,000 new items
  • There are 10 new ores
  • There are 4 new wood types
  • There are 31 new brick types
  • You can now imbue melee weapons
  • There are several new arrow and bullet types
NPCS:
  • There are 8 new friendly NPCs
  • There are 4 new bosses
  • There are over 100 new enemies
  • Friendly NPCs will sell different items depending on certain conditions such as time of day or biome they are living in
  • Hardmode bosses have a chance to spawn on their own to help players progress through the game
Differences:
  • Console versions do not have 10 additional inventory slots
  • The Coin Gun is not (yet) implemented due to a different currency handling in the console versions causing the Coin Gun to randomly shoot coins of any value
  • Some of the console exclusive music has stayed the same

For a full detailed list of Terraria's 1.2 Update, please go to their Change Log here on their website.

Published Apr. 18th 2014

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