Terraria Update is a big surprise for the Community

Terraria just got a surprise update that adds a whole lot of new content despite claiming in 2020 that updates to the popular sim would end.

The Labor of Love update brings inverted worlds, a melee overhaul, the ability to transform into a wolf, and tons of new stuff among other cool additions to the game.

“This update is a love letter to all our fans,” the official patch notes read. “Labor of Love features a lot of fan suggestions while also tackling a lot of little things that we think everyone can relate to and will enjoy. As is tradition, we have left a few surprises for you to discover for yourself. To top it off, we were able to get it out to everyone at the same time… for the first time, Terrarians everywhere can celebrate a brand new update together!”

Terraria’s Labor of Love update was released on September 28 and brings a massive update to the game. Most notably, a new world seed brings upside-down worlds to the game.

“An idea first mooted during the release of Journey’s End, Don’t Dig Up turns the world of Terraria upside down – literally!” the patch notes reveal. “The player will begin their adventure in the depths of the underworld, complete with all new flora to help provide early resources.”

Ascending “The Up” changes things, however, with threats that magnify exponentially until players reach the surface – a terrifying and inhospitable place that will test the mettle of even the most seasoned Terrarian.

Other additions include a new series of Town Slimes, easily identified by “their penchant for trying to dress up and trying to fit into Terran society.”

“This cast of characters is packed with personality, and players brave and smart enough to seek them out during their adventures will have the chance to have all eight Town Slimes move into their cities/bases,” they explained .

There are also several new types of blocks, as well as a number of “useful items” that include an upgraded Clentaminator, a teleportation device called the Shellhpone, new building tools, and Lilith’s Necklace – an item that lets players transform into a wolf.

The update also brings plenty of overhauls and quality of life features, which can be found in full in the patch notes.

IGN’s Terraria review gave it a 9/10, saying, “Although on the surface it looks like another “me too” indie game looking to ride on the success of Minecraft, Terraria expands on the familiar sandbox gameplay with a greater emphasis on combat and adventure that proves very satisfying.”

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Ryan Leston is an entertainment journalist and film critic for IGN. You can follow him further Twitter.