Terraria PC patch 1.3.3 adds sandstorms and desert desirables

Terraria PC patch 1.3.3 adds sandstorms and desert desirables

The latest PC patch for Terraria, version 1.3.3, comes dangerously close to invoking Darude by adding sandstorms to the popular 2D dig-and-build-a-thon. Other, more desirable, items can now be found in the desert biome as well.

New items, new enemies, and a new soundtrack (probably not Darude, but I can’t confirm) are all included. In addition, both Desert and Underworld settings have gained a hazy heat effect, and Blizzards should have a new visual effect as well. Heading back to the Desert environment for a second, there are now dripping sand effects to be found which can be “placed anywhere by the player with the Magic Sand Dropper”.

Here’s a full list of features, changes and additions in Terraria 1.3.3.


  • A new weather event has been added, sandstorms! With it come new enemies, new loot, a new soundtrack, and a unique experience in the desert biome!
  • Blizzards now have a new visual effect
  • Deserts and the Underworld now have a heat distortion visual effect.
  • Dripping sand effects can be found in the desert, and placed anywhere by the player with the Magic Sand Dropper!


  • Sand Poachers now inflict the Venom debuff
  • Dune Splicers now have more HP and Defense
  • Dune Splicers and Tomb Crawlers may be more aggressive, especially during Sandstorms.
  • Added a new block mining visual effect
  • Added multiplayer performance improvements
  • Upped spawn rates in underground desert

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed sliders in the gamepad settings not being “locked on” when dragged around
  • Fixed certain textures loading wrong at random, and producing weird artifacts
  • Fixed underground desert worms being too rare
  • Fixed Portal Gun secondary fire conflicting with Grappling Hooks on Gamepad
  • Fixed a number of exploits
  • Fixed rain, water, and lava sounds persisting when the game window is inactive
  • Fixed drills shooting confetti at supersonic speeds when under the effects of Flask of Party


  • Added the Forbidden Armor Set
  • Added Ancient Horn (Basilisk Mount)
  • Added Onyx Blaster
  • Added Sky Fracture
  • Added Mandible Blade
  • Added Spirit Flame
  • Added Pocket Mirror
  • Added Djinn’s Curse
  • Added Lamia Vanity Set
  • Added the Ancient Vanity Set
  • Added Desert Spirit Lamp
  • Added Magic Sand Dropper
  • Added Sandstorm Music Box!
  • And several new banners!
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