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What a beautiful night! With your recent victory, the world seems more at peace, and these lanterns are in celebration of that.

The Guide

The Lantern Night is a peaceful event that generally occurs the night after a boss or invasion has been defeated for the first time. During the event, many lanterns can be seen floating up into the sky in the background. The player will have a flat +0.3 increase to their luck stat and the Party Girl will sell the Release Lantern.

If a boss is summoned during the event, it will stop, and will not continue even after the boss despawns. However, if a Lantern Night is set to start but a boss or event is active when night begins, the Lantern Night may be pushed back instead; see the Notes section below for details.

In addition, a Lantern Night fulfills the requirements for Enchanted Nightcrawlers to spawn naturally only if a Meteor Shower is also ongoing.[1]

Contents[]

Characters
For Sale

NPC quotes[]

The Guide may display one of these two quotes during a Lantern Night:

  • "What a beautiful night! With your recent victory, the world seems more at peace, and these lanterns are in celebration of that." (if the Moon Lord has not been defeated)
  • "Do you see the lanterns? Now that you've saved our world, there are regular celebrations of your victory. Always such a beautiful sight!" (if the Moon Lord has been defeated)

Notes[]

The Lantern Night seen from the Desert.

The Lantern Night seen from the Forest.

  • A Lantern Night is initiated in the following ways:
    • Defeating any boss for the first time, with the exceptions of Mourning Wood, Santa-NK1, and Everscream.
    • Defeating any invasion for the first time, with the exceptions of the Frost Moon and Pumpkin Moon.
      • Defeating Pumpking or the Ice Queen for the first time will start a Lantern Night, however.
    • After defeating the Moon Lord, Lantern Nights may happen randomly, with a 1 in 14 chance of happening per night. After a random Lantern Night occurs, the next random Lantern Night can occur no sooner than 5-10 nights later.
  • Only one non-random Lantern Night can be scheduled at once. Thus, if two Lantern Nights are triggered in the same 24-hour period (from one nightfall to the next), only one Lantern Night will actually be scheduled.
  • Lantern Nights can be pre-empted by certain events. If a boss, invasion, Pumpkin Moon, Frost Moon, Blood Moon, or impending doom is active when night falls, and the night was supposed to be a Lantern Night, then the Lantern Night will not activate.[2]
    • When this occurs, the next night will be eligible for a Lantern Night. Thus, when a Lantern Night is pre-empted, it gets delayed, not canceled.
    • Similarly, the post-Moon Lord random Lantern Nights can pre-empt non-random Lantern Nights: If a given night is eligible for a random Lantern Night and has a non-random Lantern Night scheduled, then if the 1-in-14 random chance succeeds, a Lantern Night will occur randomly, but the non-random Lantern Night will remain scheduled, thereby happening the following night.
  • Active Lantern Night prevents Eye of Cthulhu or any mechanical boss from naturally spawning, and a Lantern Night that lasts until dawn prevents a Goblin Invasion, Pirate Invasion, or Solar Eclipse from starting immediately afterwards.[3]

Tips[]

Trivia[]

  • This event was teased during the development of 1.4 as "something straight out of Tangled", a Disney film where lanterns are released into the sky to honor the birthday of the character Rapunzel.[4]

History[]

References[]

  1. Information taken from the Desktop only.png PC 1.4.2.3 source code, method UpdateTime() in Terraria.Main.cs, and search for LanternNight.LanternsUp; see Meteor Shower for Enchanted Nightcrawler spawn requirement. There may be inaccuracies, as the current Desktop only.png PC version is 1.4.3.6.
  2. Information taken from the Desktop only.png PC 1.4.2.3 source code, method NaturalAttempt() and method LanternsCanStart() in Terraria.GameContent.Events.LanternNight.cs. There may be inaccuracies, as the current Desktop only.png PC version is 1.4.3.6.
  3. Information taken from the Desktop only.png PC 1.4.2.3 source code, method ShouldNormalEventsBeAbleToStart() in Terraria.Main.cs. There may be inaccuracies, as the current Desktop only.png PC version is 1.4.3.6.
  4. Terraria State of the Game - April 2019 Apr 15, 2019 (teaser text)
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