Re-Logic have announced fan-made Terraria mod installing tool tModLoader will be available as free DLC when the Journey’s End update launches.
The developers have teased new features coming to the final update across Twitter and Discord since it was first announced.
Cataloged by the fan-made Terraria Gamepedia, these include “a form of creative mode,” new biomes, new weapons, new furniture sets, new minions and pets, new traps, new blocks, the ability to “block swap” without having to mine older blocks and place new ones, new enemies and critters, new graphical effects, a master difficulty mode, and more.
“We are just shy of three weeks out from the highly-anticipated release of Terraria: Journey’s End, and we know that as the anticipation builds, so will the excitement! Well, allow us to add more fuel to that fire with the official announcement that the long-standing ‘Terraria mod to make and play mods’, tModLoader will be coming to Steam as a free DLC for Terraria alongside Journey’s End!
Though fully-integrated official mod support is not something that is feasible within the Terraria codebase, tModLoader has served faithfully as that ‘bridge’ between the main game and the amazing library of player-created mods that exists for Terraria. With this launch, modding has never been more visible or accessible for Terrarians – so, if you have not ever tried out modded Terraria, there is no time like the present!
The launch version of TML for Steam will be based on the 1.3.5 version of the game – as will all of the currently-available mods out there. This will allow for players to continue to enjoy modded Terraria uninterrupted while they can also separately dive into all that Journey’s End/1.4 has to offer on the vanilla side of the fence. The TML Team will be working diligently to get a 1.4-tier TML out as quickly as possible on Steam so that, as mods are updated to the 1.4 standard, support for them will already be available.”
[…] “The Re-Logic team felt strongly that with Journey’s End being the final major content update to Terraria, there was no better way to tie things off than to hand the keys over to the fans. With tModLoader and a stable foundation to work from in 1.4, modders are now free to explore any number of ways that the game might be interpreted or experienced. We cannot wait to see where you take this wonderful world that we have created!”
While Re-Logic and the TML Team emphasize that users install and use mods at their own risk, the forum post continues, stating there are “future plans” will include Steam Workshop support “underneath the TML banner.” This means Terraria mod creators will be able to upload and host their mods via Steam.
The Journey’s End update launches May 16th on PC. In other news, Terraria recently achieved 30 million copies sold.
You can find the rundown on the game (via Steam) below.
Dig, Fight, Explore, Build: The very world is at your fingertips as you fight for survival, fortune, and glory. Will you delve deep into cavernous expanses in search of treasure and raw materials with which to craft ever-evolving gear, machinery, and aesthetics? Perhaps you will choose instead to seek out ever-greater foes to test your mettle in combat? Maybe you will decide to construct your own city to house the host of mysterious allies you may encounter along your travels?
In the World of Terraria, the choice is yours!
Blending elements of classic action games with the freedom of sandbox-style creativity, Terraria is a unique gaming experience where both the journey and the destination are completely in the player’s control. The Terraria adventure is truly as unique as the players themselves!
Are you up for the monumental task of exploring, creating, and defending a world of your own?
- Sandbox Play
- Randomly generated worlds
- Free Content Updates
Terraria is available on Windows PC, Mac, Linux (all via GOG, and Steam), Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U, Android, iOS, and Windows Phone.