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Terraria 1.4.5 Update: Release Date Info, New Content, Patch Notes, & Latest News

Posted on by justin
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Re-Logic, Terraria’s developing studio, once said that the Journey’s End update would be the game’s last major patch. But it doesn’t mean that the developers are done with the game, especially with Terraria 1.4.5 coming soon. So, here’s the information we gathered about this next update.

Terraria 1.4.5 Patch Notes (All Revealed Features & Changes)

The announcement for the Terraria patch 1.4.5 happened when details were published about the game’s collaboration with the roguelike-Metroidvania game Dead Cells. Although the update is still small compared to other major patches, the developers will add new content and features to Terraria.
Dead Cells-Themed Items
Since a major part of patch 1.4.5 in Terraria is the Dead Cells collaboration, players can soon get their hands on items calling out to that game. Some of the Dead Cells-themed items players can expect to arrive in Terraria are the following:
  • A Beheaded outfit
  • Flasks similar to Item Frames
  • A Mushroom Boi minion
  • A new melee weapon called The Flint
Aside from the Flint, Terraria will also add new whips with this update. These whips include a Corruption-themed one called Soulscourge and a Crimson counterpart named Vasculash. The developers also announced other whips, but they don't have names at the time of writing. These unknown whips are the following:
  • A whip dropped by the Moon Lord
  • A white whip
  • A Stardust whip
Shimmer Water Gun
NPCs will soon have Shimmer forms. But instead of manually bringing them to a Shimmer pool, players can use the Shimmer Water Gun. At this point, we don’t know if changing the NPCs’ appearances will also alter their behaviors or the merchandise they sell. Also, we don’t know if this weapon can damage enemies. Still, it’s a fun gimmick to have in the game, and it can provide uniqueness to creative Terraria players who want to showcase their towns.
Banner and Trophy Sprite Makeover
Soon, the old banner and trophy designs will no longer exist in vanilla Terraria. The new sprites have better detail than their pre-1.4.5 counterparts. But it still seems that their acquisition requirements are still the same. For example, you must still kill 50 slimes to get the Slime banner.
Hints of Cross-Play
Re-Logic mentioned in a “State of the Game” announcement in January 2021 that Terraria may have cross-play soon. Although the recent State of the Game post didn’t hint at this feature becoming live, many loyal fans of the game are still hoping it’ll arrive sooner than later. However, a February 2024 Terraria State of the Game mentions this feature to arrive after 1.4.5. While players must wait longer for crossplay to arrive in Terraria, it still appears that the developers didn't give up on letting players play with those using other gaming platforms.
New Music Tracks
According to the Terraria's August 2023 State of the Game, the 1.4.5 update introduces new tracks from the game's favorite composer, Scott Lloyd Shelly. Although the exact number of audio files provided by the composer is still unknown at the time of writing, the developers are expecting at least five tracks to be added into the game. You can listen to one of the game's new tracks, which is the music that'll play during The Twins boss fight, by clicking here.
The Magic Yoyo Bag
Terraria yoyo enthusiasts, rejoice! A new supplementary item for yoyos will arrive with update 1.4.5. Information is reasonably scarce about this item at the time of writing. However, the developers teased this magic bag in the game's August 2023 State of the Game. The teaser shows a player using the bag, unlocking new skills for the equipped yoyo.
Other Hinted Content and Features
The developers only hinted at releasing the following items in social media posts. No official statements exist at the time of writing regarding these pieces of content:
  • A pufferfish enemy or critter
  • A new whip added to the Moon Lord’s loot list
  • Interactive music blocks
  • A transforming mount resembling a velociraptor and a pterodactyl
  • Boulders that defy gravity
  • A new Hallow-themed furniture set
  • Paintings made by various community members
  • Aetherium Furniture set
  • Changes to the design of the sun and clouds
  • The Axearang, a throwable bladed boomerang that can cut trees quickly
  • A new seed menu wherein players can mix-and-match world seeds
  • A CRT TV furniture item
  • Fishes become visible when reeling them in
  • A new slime-focused event/invasion
  • Conveyor belts to help automate item production and storage
  • Spectator Mode, allowing dead players to watch party members before respawning
Additionally, Terraria 1.4.5 will include extra localization accessibility options, particularly for Japanese, Korean, and Traditional Chinese languages. Plus, players should expect lava to no longer destroy pumps.

Terraria 1.4.5 Release Date Window Revealed

While we still don't have an official release date for the Terraria 1.4.5 update, we do know that it will launch in 2023 courtesy of an announcement from developers Re-Logic via the game's Steam page. The last update for Terraria, patch 1.4.4, launched on September 28th, 2022. The previous update to that, patch 1.4.3, was launched on November 18th, 2021. With this pattern of late-year release dates for the last couple of major updates in Terraria, it's possible we see Terraria 1.4.5 released as early as August or as late as December.

How To Update Terraria

Terraria 1.4.5 update Generally, you only need to open your preferred game library, and the update should start as soon as it releases. But if that method doesn’t work, you may need to manually update the game. Follow these steps to manually update Terraria for PC:
  1. Navigate to your Steam library
  2. Right-click on Terraria on the sidebar, and select Properties
  3. Go to the Local Files tab
  4. Click “Verify integrity of game cache”
  5. Wait for the update to download and install
If manually updating your Terraria game doesn’t work, you may need to uninstall it. Then, do a clean reinstall for the game. You can also follow our Terraria update guide if you’re running a server for the game.
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