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Terraria Switch update out now (version 1.3.1) – new features, items, and more

Posted on December 15, 2019 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch


Terraria updated on Switch this week to version 1.3.1. The game has received new features and items, quality of life tweaks, and a few random additions. 

The full patch notes are as follows:


  • Dart Traps & all Temple Traps can now be hammered to rotate 90 degrees at a time, revolutionizing arena building
  • Cannons (normal, bunny, confetti, Snowball Launcher) can now be controlled by wire and shoot fake projectiles!
  • New Combat Targeting/Lock On system – enable/map this to a button in the Settings Menu!


  • Tons of new Wiring/Mechanical items – from Logic Gates to Logic Sensors to Junction Boxes, Conveyor Belts, and more!
  • Yellow Wrench adds a fourth wire color
  • The Grand Design, once crafted, will place all of your cool wiring tools in one place for easy use
    • The Grand Design has had some special UI modification to work better with touch on the Switch!
  • Team Blocks and Platforms make for cool new aspects to your PVP games
  • Static Hook will allow you full control over your grappling
  • New Pressure Plates, including the Teal Pressure Plate (which can be triggered by pets and projectiles)
  • Trapped Chests can now be crafted to keep others from poking around in your stuff
  • Angler Tackle Bag will make fishing more efficient than ever!
  • Brand new Critter & Monster Statues
  • And of course, who could forget that you will now be able to pick up your very own Companion Cube from the Traveling Merchant!


  • Improved Wire drawing to look less fuzzy with multiple colors on the same tile.
  • New large gem over-head display
  • You can now use situational building accessories from your inventory and toggle their effects like info accessories
  • Decompressed sprite graphics for improved fidelity


  • Duke Fishron will no longer run away so easily
  • You will find Beehives in the Jungle – Not the bees!
  • Torches can be put on actuated tiles

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