Terraria was something of a phenomenon when it launched back in 2011. A pixelated sandbox-crafting game – Minecraft but in 2D. In the years since it’s release, Terraria has been ported to every console and mobile device and sold tens of millions of copies. Now, in May 2020, the final free update has been released on PC (TBA for consoles).
Terraria: Journey’s End represents the fourth and final major content update to the sandbox game, adding new bosses, new game modes, updating graphics quality, and adding over 1000 new items. The update is so massive that the changelog features its own table of contents.
Journey’s End adds several new game modes, including Journey mode. Journey mode, which must be played with separate Journey mode characters, adds a new research function for every item and block in the game, which after Journey’s End, is over 5000. Once researched, an item can then be duplicated. Journey mode also lets you control the weather, the time of day, the spawn rate of enemies, and other god mode-like abilities.
Other new modes include Master mode for challenging boss fights, and a Golf mode to create your own golf courses and play with friends, golf carts and all.
“This update has been a labor of love, tirelessly worked on by our team over a good while, and we truly feel that it brings Terraria to the next level, to a place where the core game can finally be called complete,” states the official news post.
Journey’s End is a free update for all PC (Steam, coming to GoG soon) users of Terraria. For consoles, the FAQ states “Journey’s End is being evaluated for porting to current generation consoles and mobile devices.” No timetable has been provided. Terraria is rated T for Teen.