Terraria Update Adds Steam Deck Support, Balance Changes

Published: February 24, 2022 4:02 PM /


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Terraria Update has arrived, officially adding Steam Deck support to the game and making a number of balance changes to the game to core mechanics, the Deerclops boss, and more.

Fans of Terraria have been feasting on new content over the last few weeks. Aside from last year's crossover with Don't Starve Together, Re-Logic launched another small update for the game earlier this month. While a Terraria sequel is still up in the air, Re-Logic doesn't seem quite done with the first game -- it has released yet another update that adds Steam Deck support (and a few other changes, too).


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What's New in Terraria Update

The first major addition in Terraria Update is Steam Deck support as highlighted on Reddit. That shouldn't come as much of a surprise, all things considered -- after all, the first Steam Deck consoles should be getting in the hands of customers pretty darn soon.

First and foremost, Terraria will have controls mapped to what the devs think works best after extensive testing. You don't have to keep these defaults, mind; absolutely everything can be remapped to whatever you like. There is no specialized touchscreen support just yet. Re-Logic says that players can expect to get anywhere between 3.5-5.5 hours of gameplay on a single charge depending on how bright the screen is and how much stuff is going on in the game.


Steam Deck support aside, Re-Logic took the opportunity to use Terraria Update for some balance changes, too. The new Deerclops boss -- a crossover character from Don't Starve Together -- will now properly scale its HP in Expert and Master modes. The Deerclops will also despawn after 1 day instead of 3 days if no players are nearby, and you won't have to deal with a constant onslaught of returning Deerclops bosses now that the natural spawn chance has been reduced from 100% to 25%.

Several key items in the game have also had changes. Obsidian can now be mined with just 55% Pickaxe Power -- that means that a lowly Gold Pickaxe can now dig up this valuable material. Fans of base-building are also getting a buff: the spawn rate for Heart Statues and Star Statues has been doubled.

These are just some of the many balance changes in this latest update; you can read about all of the new stuff in the full Terraria Update patch notes. If you still haven't played this great game, you can get in on the action by buying Terraria for PC, consoles, and mobile devices via its official website at prices ranging from $4.99-$9.99 or your regional equivalent.


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