Terraria Now Optimized for Steam Deck

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Available on a new platform. Re-Logic

A new update has been released for Terraria which optimizes the game for Steam Deck, released in time for the launch of the new console.

Steam Deck is a handheld gaming computer developed by Valve and released last February 25. It can be played as a handheld or connected to a monitor like the Nintendo Switch. This console gives players access to the entire Steam Library.

Below is a peek at how to play Terraria on Steam Deck:

  • Left Trackpad
    • This allows players access to a handful of often-used commands right at their fingertips:
      • Up > Quick Heal
      • Left > Quick Buff
      • Right > Quick Mana
      • Down > Mount/Dismount
  • Right Trackpad
    • This provides the player with a manual cursor, similar to using a mouse or a trackpad on a laptop.
    • Pressing on the Right Trackpad acts as if the player has pressed the Shift key on their keyboard.
  • Back Buttons
    • These give players easy and ready access to all of the minimap and game window zoom options:
      • Bottom Left > Minimap Zoom Out
      • Bottom Right > Minimap Zoom In
      • Top Left > World Zoom Out
      • Top Right > World Zoom In

The team at Re-Logic also revealed that they have conducted a series of battery life tests on the development kit. According to the team, playtime between charges should be around 3.5 to 5.5 hours. This, of course, depends on the brightness settings and the intensity of action in the game.

Changes and Balance

To be fair to those not using Steam Deck, changes and balancing have also been introduced, such as:

  • Summoned Minions, Sentries, and their projectiles should no longer harm critters.
  • When placing a Graveyard-crafted version of a natural backwall directly next to a natural version of that wall, they should now merge seamlessly rather than having a large border between them.
  • Skeletron now drops Healing Potions instead of Lesser Healing Potions. This same drop is also applied to Deerclops, though Queen Bee continues to drop her Bottled Honey instead.
  • ​Flinx Fur now requires less to research in Journey mode.
  • All food (except Ale and Sake) now requires less to research in Journey mode.
  • All Biome crates, as well as Dungeon and Obsidian Lockboxes, now require less to research in Journey mode.

Read more about it here.

Terraria is available on PC.

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