This is what it used to look like. I’m guessing the patch may have tweaked a few of these bits and bobs.

    Side-on Metroidvania-ish build-and-smack-’em-up Terraria has just been updated to 1.2, with a gargantuan patch adding in a frankly ridiculous amount of stuff.

    Okay, so sure, there’s a load of bug fixes and the like. There are a bunch of improvements, like the game now being less ravenous when it comes to RAM consumption. There are lots of little tweaks, like new hairstyles and doubling chest sizes, and waterfall creation. There are some bigger tweaks, like enemies having health bars, and the addition of a map, minimap, and overlay, and extra weather conditions like rain and blizzards.

    There are also over 1000 new items, 10 new ores, four new wood types, 31 new brick types, new arrow and bullet types, new wing types, new vanity sets, hardmode items letting you change biome or increase your max health, and paintings, and trophies, and… look, lots of stuff. And also eight new friendly NPCs. And four new bosses. And over 100 new enemies. And 15 new pets. And friendly NPCs sell different items depending on the time of day and the biome.

    It’s a huge update, is what I’m basically saying.

    Pretty spectacular, not least because it wasn’t too long ago when it looked like Terraria would never be updated again. And now, we get an update with so much new stuff it sounds like a massive expansion pack, or a pseudo-sequel, or something. Except it’s free.

    As is IncGamers tradition, here’s my favourite patch note: “The sun is now brighter.”

    You can download the patch on Steam right now, and you can have a gander at the patch notes over here. Also: Terraria is fantastic, and if you haven’t played it you totally should.

    Thanks to reader Arubin for the heads-up.

    (Runners up for favourite patch note include: “Equipping items to the social slot in German no longer crashes the game”, “Bunnies/Goldfish spawned from statues no longer drop money during a Bloodmoon”, and “In total there are over 1,000 new items.” It’s hard to beat that last one.)

    Tim McDonald
    Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he's willing to admit. He's written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion - in all its various incarnations - for over a decade. When not writing about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He's also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man's only professional games journalist.

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