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Terraria update out today on Switch (version 1.3.5) – parties, desert revamp, Old One’s Army, more

Posted on May 21, 2020 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch


A major update for Terraria is launching on Switch today. Highlights include the additions of parties and Old One’s Army, revamped desert, and more.

The full patch notes are as follows:


  • We’ve fixed a ton of bugs since the last patch, including dozens present in the live build. If there’s something that’s been bothering you there’s a good chance we fixed it. Take a look!
  • Performance upgrades, particularly focused around stability issues stemming from particles have been made across the board.


  • Parties have now been added! You can start your own via the Party Girl’s Party Center or the Town NPCs may start one, if certain conditions are met.
  • A new weather event has been added, Sandstorms! With it comes new enemies, new loot, new soundtrack, and a unique experience in the desert biome!
  • Blizzards now have a new visual effect
  • Deserts and the Underworld now have a heat distortion visual effect.
  • Dripping sand effects can be found in the desert, and placed anywhere by the player with the Magic Sand Dropper!
    • Invasion event featuring enemies, weapons, and gameplay mechanics inspired by Etheria: the Dungeon Defenders 2 universe.
    • This event will play like no other in Terraria – featuring a brand new mechanic where you protect an artifact from invading enemies with the help of a unique defensive structure system.
    • This multi-tiered event allows players at multiple points in the game to experience scaling difficulty, with corresponding loot.
    • Enjoy rewards in the form of armor, weapons, pets and more, all straight from the Dungeon Defenders 2 universe!
    • The Tavernkeep, a new NPC from the Dungeon Defenders universe, has arrived. He will be offering a variety of Etherian loot and gear in exchange for an exclusive currency earned by playing the new invasion!


  • Completely redesigned liquid visuals. Enjoy the ripples and waves, as the player, enemies, and projectiles now have a visible impact when they enter and move through water.
  • A new ability for Summoner players to direct their minions to attack a specific target.


  • Added Forbidden armor.
  • Added Forbidden Fragment.
  • Added Ancient Horn (Basilisk Mount).
  • Added Onyx Blaster.
  • Added Sky Fracture.
  • Added Mandible Blade.
  • Added Spirit Flame.
  • Added Desert Spirit Lamp.
  • Added Pocket Mirror.
  • Added Djinn’s Curse.
  • Added Lamia clothes.
  • Added Ancient set and Ancient Cloth.
  • Added Magic Sand Dropper.
  • Added Music Box (Sandstorm).
  • Added several new banners.
  • Added Bundled Party Balloons.
  • Added Balloon Animal.
  • Added Party Hat.
  • Added Silly Sunflower Vanity.
  • Added Silly Balloon Blocks and Walls.
  • Added Silly Tied Balloons and Bundle of Balloons.
  • Added Pigronata.
  • Added Party Center.
  • Added Silly Balloon Machine.
  • Added Streamers.
  • Added Party Present.
  • Added Cog Wall.
  • Added Sandfall Blocks and Walls.
  • Added Snowfall Blocks and Walls.
  • Added Snow Clouds.
  • Added Pedguin’s suit.
  • Added 0x33’s Aviators.
  • Added Apprentice armor
  • Added Apprentice’s Scarf
  • Added Dark Artist armor
  • Added Huntress armor
  • Added Huntress’s Buckler
  • Added Monk armor
  • Added Monk’s Belt
  • Added Red Riding armor
  • Added Shinobi Infiltrator armor
  • Added Squire armor
  • Added Squire’s Shield
  • Added Valhalla Knight armor
  • Added Gato Egg
  • Added Creeper Egg
  • Added Dragon Egg
  • Added Aerial Bane
  • Added Ale Tosser
  • Added Betsy’s Wrath
  • Added Ghastly Glaive
  • Added Flying Dragon
  • Added Phantom Phoenix
  • Added Brand of the Inferno
  • Added Sky Dragon’s Fury
  • Added Sleepy Octopod
  • Added Tome of Infinite Wisdom
  • Added Ballista Rod
  • Added Ballista Cane
  • Added Ballista Staff
  • Added Explosive Trap Rod
  • Added Explosive Trap Cane
  • Added Explosive Trap Staff
  • Added Flameburst Rod
  • Added Flameburst Cane
  • Added Flameburst Staff
  • Added Lightning Aura Rod
  • Added Lightning Aura Cane
  • Added Lightning Aura Staff
  • Added War Table
  • Added War Table Banner
  • Added Eternia Crystal Stand
  • Added Eternia Crystal
  • Added Defender’s Forge
  • Added Defender Medal
  • Added Betsy’s Wings
  • Added Etherian Mana
  • Added Music Box (Old One’s Army)
  • Added Leinfors’ and Arkhayla’s developer armor sets
  • Added Crystal Furniture
  • Added several items to fully flesh out various Furniture sets
  • Added several more platform types
  • Added Golden Chest and Trapped Golden Chest variant


  • Added Sand Elemental.
  • Added Flesh Reaver.
  • Added Crystal Thresher.
  • Added Bone Biter.
  • Added Sand Shark.
  • Added Angry Tumbler.
  • Added Etherian Lightning Bug
  • Added Etherian Javelin Thrower
  • Added Etherian Wyvern
  • Added Wither Beast
  • Added Kobold
  • Added Kobold Glider
  • Added Drakin
  • Added Old One’s Skeleton
  • Added Etherian Goblin
  • Added Etherian Goblin Bomber
  • Added Ogre
  • Added Dark Mage
  • Added Betsy


  • Rain Clouds are now craftable.
  • Clinger Staff can now use platforms as its resting point.
  • Town NPCs will try to avoid falling into cliffs away from their home area.
  • After reaching Hardmode, you can choose the type of the world’s evil when generating new worlds. If you have already reached hardmode, just load any pre-existing hardmode world and it will activate this feature
  • Improved visuals of many different things
  • Added “James” as a name that could be given to the Clothier NPC as a nod to the famous Terraria Youtuber, ChippyGaming (James)
  • New error messages for invalid housing
  • NPCs who are manually assigned to a room will have their successor attempt to move in when the original is killed
  • Dungeons in newly generated worlds now contain new furniture
  • Added most of the main menu’s settings to the in-game settings menu
  • Added UI Size Slider to the Settings Menu (Docked Only)


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