Is Terraria Cross Platform? [PC, Console, Mobile]

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Terraria is a famous indie title in the sandbox action-adventure genre that came out on May 16, 2011. The title was developed by Re-Logic and published by 505 Games. It’s available for multiple platforms – both consoles and PC.

Some people think of this game as a 2D version of Minecraft, but I think it feels very different in important ways.

Fx, Terraria takes exploration elements from popular 2D titles such as Metroid and combines that with crafting to make a very satisfying gaming experience.

Terraria can be played solo, but I think it is even more fun as a multiplayer game when you team up with a friend to go on adventures.

So is Terraria cross platform, meaning is Terraria crossplay so you can play with friends across different gaming platforms?

Grab your favorite cactus sword and see the answers to this and more Terraria FAQs below.

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​What is Terraria? – A quick overview.

  • Game Developer: Re-Logic
  • Game Publisher: 505 Games
  • Genre: Sandbox, action-adventure

The gameplay in Terraria involves exploring 2D environments and crafting things.

You can fight enemies and gather resources in the procedurally-generated world. Sometimes, completing goals in an area such as defeating a boss will allow you to attract NPCs to the area.

You might be able to get NPCs to live in houses that you have built as you progress through the game.

You won’t find a normal story while playing Terraria. This game is designed to be an exploration-based 2D action-adventure title.

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However, the creators of the game wrote a backstory that covers the lore of the title for the eighth anniversary of the game’s release.

There are also different difficulty modes that you can try to master. In short, there’s a lot to see and do in this charming sprite-based 2D game.

There’s also a thriving modding community on the Terraria Steam Workshop that makes some amazing mods for the game.

​What platforms are Terraria available for?

Terraria is available for:

  • PC (Microsoft Windows)
  • Mac (macOS)
  • Linux
  • Xbox One
  • Xbox Series X|S – through backward compatibility
  • PlayStation 4 (PS4)
  • PlayStation 5 (PS5) – through backward compatibility
  • Google Stadia
  • Nintendo 2DS
  • Nintendo 3DS
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Mobile (Android and iOS)
  • Steam Deck

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​Is Terraria cross platform in 2022?

Terraria is only cross platform on mobile, meaning you can only crossplay Terraria between iOS and Android devices. Terraria is also cross-gen through backward compatibility meaning PS5 players can play with PS4 and Xbox Series X|S players can play with Xbox One owners.

However, the developers are currently working on content parity between platforms (i.e. catching up with the PC version) so that every platform has the same version (1.4.3 – Terraria: Journey’s End). When that is done, the next step is to bring crossplay to Terraria to selected platforms.

Also, there are unofficial guides online that allow you to crossplay Terraria between PC and mobile. They do require a bit of technical tinkering, but if you’re not afraid to do that, then go for it. If not it’s probably better to wait until crossplay has been implemented natively.

I will, of course, update this article as soon as crossplay is implemented.


Terraria FAQ:

Here are the answers to some other common questions about Terraria:

​Is Terraria cross generation?

Yes, Terraria is cross gen – though only through backward compatibility. That means that Xbox Series X/S owners can crossplay Terraria together with Xbox One owners. Likewise, PS5 players can play Terraria together with PS4 players. That’s because it’s the same version of the game running on both platforms.

Terraria isn’t backward compatible with Xbox 360 and PS3.

​Is Terraria cross progression?

No, Terraria isn’t cross progression, which means that the game doesn’t support cross save between different platforms – yet.

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