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Console version
Console-Only Content: This information applies only to the Console version of Terraria.
For the console version history, see Console Version history.

The Console version of Terraria is published by 505 Games. It is a port of the Desktop version Desktop version (developed by Re-Logic) ported to Unity by Pipeworks.[1] From 1.4 onwards, however, DR Studios has taken over its development.

The console version is currently available natively on 6 different console systems (3 of which run on Old-gen consoles, which run on the original engine built in XNA.) The game was released on the Nintendo Switch on June 27, 2019.[2] It is also playable on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S via backwards compatibility.

The 3DS3DS version version is considered separate on this wiki, and has its own page and its own history. It will not receive any significant updates past its current Desktop version Desktop 1.2.1 equivalent.[3]

Due to hardware requirement issues and memory constraints, Xbox 360, PS3, PS Vita, and the Wii U, are considered Old-gen platforms and thus will no longer receive significant updates past the Desktop version Desktop equivalent (see Old-gen console version Old-gen console version).[4][5][6]

Console Date of Last Update Current Version Desktop Equivalent
PS4 Aug 13, 2020[7] 1.21
Xbox One Xbox One Aug 13, 2020[7] 1.21
Nintendo Switch Nintendo Switch Sep 10, 2020[8] 1.0.1168.9

Console-exclusive content[]

Most of these items may also appear in the Old-gen console version Old-gen console version and 3DS3DS version version.

Switch Version[]

The Nintendo Switch Nintendo Switch version has some features not found in the other console versions of the game. These include:

  • Touchscreen support including various gestures:
    • Pinching to zoom on both the map as well as the in-game world
    • Quick inventory management
    • Tapping the screen to use items
    • Quick access to the inventory and minimap
    • Quickly toggling visibility on accessories
  • Handheld play
  • The Nintendo Switch can also be Docked into TV mode, which plays about the same as the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 version.
    • It also has a local multiplayer mode in Docked mode.

The Switch version also features a new tutorial unique to this version, in which will not save items gained during it.

Japanese Release[]


  • Prior to 1.3, the console version was developed by Engine Software.
  • Due to unknown reasons, the Xbox One Xbox One platform unintentionally received the Console 1.0.1372.5 update about 48 hours prior to the official release on the PS4 platform.[9]


Terraria Switch Launch Trailer