Think you’ve done all there is to do in Terraria? Its latest update says otherwise

Never trust a unicorn
Terraria has been around for some time now — we reviewed the game back in 2013 — but games like this tend to have longer-than-average shelf lives. Now a new update to the game ensures that it will stay fresh even longer.

Fans have been eagerly awaiting the 1.3 update to Terraria, and now it’s finally here. “Terraria 1.3 touches on many aspects of the game — from reimagined sprites and backgrounds to new features and, of course, the new content that you crave — that we truly feel it refreshes and revitalizes the entire Terraria experience,” reads a post regarding the update on the game’s website.

Related: Terraria review

While the jump to 1.3 is referred to as a minor update, it’s closer to an expansion pack in terms of how much content is added to the game. Some of the changes, like the way world generation works, may seem more subtle, but there are also new events, new music, and of course a whole lot of new items and weapons.

An entire new biome has been added in the Underground Desert, and the new Expert Mode amps up the difficulty considerably. Enemies that you could essentially ignore before are now capable of killing you in a hit or two. The update also streamlines the game’s multiplayer, making it much easier to connect to a friend’s server.

For those playing the game through Steam, Cloud Saves are now supported and Achievements are now available both in-game and through Steam. Multiplayer games can also be joined via Steam now. For all the details on what’s new in the patch, see the detailed changelog on the Terraria website.

The new update has seen Terraria skyrocket in popularity. Currently the game stands as the third most-played game on the Steam stats page, with a peak of 159,280 players today so far and over 80,000 current players at the time of this writing.

Now that the 1.3 version of Terraria has launched, developer Re-Logic will focus on Terraria: Otherworld, a more strategy-heavy take on the Terraria universe.

If you always wanted to play Terraria but never got the chance, this isn’t a bad time to start. Both the Steam and GOG versions of the game are selling for $7.50 — 25 percent off — to celebrate the update. This discount ends tomorrow, so if you’re interested, you’d better hurry up.


Turn your Raspberry Pi into a Steam streaming hub with Valve’s Steam Link app

Valve's Steam Link app is now fully supported by Raspberry PI hardware, meaning that just about anyone with a few dollars to spare can build their own Steam streaming box in a matter of minutes.

You're not a true fan without these Nintendo Switch exclusives

Who doesn't love a good Nintendo game? If you're looking for great first-party titles for your Nintendo Switch, take a look at our list of the very best exclusives available right now.

The hottest Nintendo Switch games you can get right now

The Nintendo Switch's lineup started off small, but games have steadily released as the console continues through its second year. Here are the best Nintendo Switch games available now, from Super Mario Odyssey to Fortnite.

‘CS:GO’ goes free-to-play and players are not happy about it

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO), has gone free-to-play this week in a controversial move. Players are angry that the problem of cheating will get much worse now that anyone can make a disposable account to play.

Trash at 'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate'? Use this guide to train up and get good

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the biggest game in the entire series, and it can be overwhelming for newcomers not used to the universe-colliding fighting game. Here's what you need to know when you're starting.

Where we droppin’ (presents)? Perfect ‘Fortnite’ gifts for the fans in your life

Chances are someone on your holiday shopping list is a fan of Fortnite. As the most popular game on the planet, there are plenty of Fortnite-themed gift options available for purchase in stores and online. Here are the best ones we found.

Sega Genesis classics now playable on Amazon Fire TV, no retro console required

Sega released the SEGA Classics app for Amazon Fire TV devices, allowing gamers to play Sega Genesis classics without having to buy a retro console. The $15 app contains 25 games, including three remastered Sonic titles.

Have a spooky dance party at an abandoned mansion with Fortnite's new challenges

The Fortnite season 7, week 2 challenges have arrived in Battle Royale. From searching for chests to dancing off at an abandoned mansion, here's how to do them and the rewards you get for completing them.

The Super NES Classic is the perfect holiday gift for Nintendo lovers

Whether you're a long-time Nintendo fan looking to relive the 16-bit glory days or just doing some holiday shopping, the SNES Classic -- now in stock at multiple retailers for $80 -- might just be the perfect Christmas gift for gamers of…

Nintendo pulls the plug on making more SNES Classic, NES Classic systems

Nintendo extended production of the NES Classic and SNES Classic into 2018, but once the current supply of consoles is gone, the company won't be making more. Instead, you'll have to use Nintendo Switch Online.

Fancy ‘Kingdom Hearts III’ PlayStation 4 Pro launches alongside game in January

A limited edition PlayStation 4 Pro bundle for Kingdom Hearts III will launch alongside the game in January. The system included has a special design on the side, as does the controller.

Want to share your Xbox One games? Here's how to do it

Sharing games on modern consoles is possible, but it takes a few steps. Here's how to start sharing games on your Xbox One console, so friends and family can easily access your library.

Here's where Xur is and what he has for wares this week in 'Destiny 2: Forsaken'

The weekly vendor in Destiny 2: Forsaken always brings Exotic weapons and armor, some of the toughest loot to find in the game. Here's everything you need to know to track down Xur: Where he is, when he shows up, and what he's stocking.

‘Fortnite’ removes the Infinity Blade weapon after player backlash

Following player backlash over the Infinity Blade weapon's inclusion in Fortnite's battle royale mode, Epic Games decided to remove the weapon from the game completely. It was not limited to a special mode.