Terraria has today launched console update 1.4 across all consoles, so here’s the full list of changes and additions with this patch. Today’s patch is actually a major one compared to much, as it brings the concluding Journey’s End free update to all console platforms. This is a major update that adds plenty of new things, primarily to commemorate the end of Terraria’s post-launch development. As such, there’s plenty to talk about, and we shouldn’t waste any more time. Without further adieu, here’s everything new with Terraria console update 1.4!
Terraria Console Update 1.4 Patch Notes
- A host of new settings and options, ranging from graphic quality to control profiles and much, much more!
- Horizontal vs Vertical Splitscreen Toggle
- Revised Gamepad mapping to account for the wide range of Journey’s End controls – adjusted Defaults (Console Legacy, Advanced, Simplified) as well!
- UI Changes to account for Journey’s End Features
- Over 1000 new items (beyond 1.3.5), bringing the total item count to over 5000!
- New Critters to find, Enemies to Battle, and two new Boss Encounters!
- New minibiomes
- Blood Moon and Lava Fishing are expanded
- Brand new epic Terraria Music
- and much, much more!
Terraria Console Update 1.4 – Master Mode
A next-level challenge intended for those skilled, brave, or foolish enough to take it on, Master Mode represents the ultimate Terraria challenge. Unrelenting, Master Mode will punish your every mistake and force you to prepare and up your game like never before. Do you have what it takes to prove that you are a Master of Terraria?
Time to hit the links in the world of Terraria! That’s right, Journey’s End brings the timeless game of golf to Terraria. Featuring an array of golf clubs, scorekeeping, and more, Terraria Golf introduces a whole new way to play. Create your own epic golf courses, share them with your friends, and then meet up on the links to challenge each other – who can hit the ball the longest, who has the best short game, and who has what it takes to make that clutch putt when it’s all on the line?
One of the most impactful Quality of Life changes perhaps to ever reach Terraria, Block Swap is one of those features that you will find yourself asking “how did I ever live without this?!” in no time at all. No more will you have to tear down your constructions first in order to spruce them up with new-and-improved blocks or walls! Simply grab the block with which you wish to replace the existing blocks and place away – the new block will be put in place, and the old blocks will be there for you to pick up.
As long as your currently-equipped pick is powerful enough to dig up whatever it is you want to replace, Block Swap is there to serve you well!
Oh… and did we mention it works on chests… without you having to empty them first?
What on the surface appears to simply be the fourth available character storage item – the Void Vault – transforms into an automagical inventory overflow vacuum when combined with the Void Bag held by the player. This combination of items will immediately whisk away any items the player picks up once their inventory is full – and deposit them safely at home in the Void Vault for safekeeping. This won’t totally eliminate all of your inventory woes, but it will certainly cut down on those trips to and from home base!
Beware! For when too many tombstones gather together, the air shall chill and the mists roll in… what mysteries will you find buried six feet deep in the Graveyard?
Full Rebalance Pass On Enemies And Items
As a part of Journey’s End, the team examined and re-examined the balance of the content in the game. From start to finish, no stone was left unturned and no gear left unaccounted for. In the end, what remains is a full rebalancing of the game from top to bottom. Stats have changed, functionality has changed. There is no better time to start a fresh playthrough and experience the new Terraria for the first time!
Beastiary and Zoology NPC
The world of Terraria is so chock-full of content, it can be hard to keep track of it all! Sure, the Guide has you covered for crafting recipes and the Terraria Wiki is fantastic – but don’t you wish there was a way to know more about your foes? Where can I find the Lost Girl? How much health does a Derpling have? How many coins can I get from farming Jellyfish? Wonder no more, for the Terraria Bestiary is here!
During Journey’s End development, we conducted a focus group with all of the Terraria NPCs. Outside of some very strange requests (no, Guide, we cannot ‘remove all doors at night’), their feedback was very clear: they are tired of being shoved into tiny cubicles or L shaped tubes and they want you to know this!
In order to help raise NPC morale so that they could be at their very best – and to reward players who go that extra mile to treat their NPCs with the respect they deserve, we are introducing the NPC Happiness System. How does it work? What does this mean for you? We have provided some details below, but you can check out our full Feature Article on the topic linked below as well!
We briefly mentioned these mysterious Pylons in our section on things you can get with happy NPCs. So what are these, and why should you care? Well, if you have enough happy NPCs in a given biome, you will unlock the use of a Pylon for that biome. Pylons allow you to instantly teleport from one Pylon to another! With Pylons in place, your “big central base” now becomes an interconnected network of cool outposts all over the world, allowing you to get around quickly without the need to lay tracks or teleporters… and providing you a home away from home wherever you are!
Pylon Instruction Manual
You can only have one Pylon of a given biome type placed at a time (so you can not have, for example, an Ocean Pylon at both Oceans). Pylons must be placed in their aligned biome in order to function (you can place them anywhere else, but they will not work!). Pylons must also have two nearby (and living) NPCs in order to function – again, the idea here is to reward building those bases/towns! Pylons cannot be used during Boss Battles or Invasion Events!
Terraria and console update 1.4 are available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The base game is also available on mobile, Nintendo Switch, and PC! For more information regarding this update, check out the official forum post.