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Terraria 1.4.5 Update: Release Date Window, Early Patch Notes News

When is Terraria update 1.4.5 releasing and what changes are Re-Logic making?
Terraria 1.4.5 Update: Release Date Window, Early Patch Notes News

Terraria is currently in version 1.4.4, and with the content still being updated and hotfixes still coming for this current version, the developers at Re-Logic have announced their upcoming plan for the new 1.4.5 update coming soon. So if you are keen to know more about this new version, then keep reading.

Below we will be taking a deep dive into everything we know about the Terraria 1.4.5 update, including its suspected release date, early patch notes, features, and more.

Latest News

Below we'll keep you updated on all the latest news, rumors, and leaks related to Terraria update 1.4.5:

23 February 2024 - New State of the Game Coming Next Week?

We would have expected to have seen a new state of the game blogpost for the game by now, with the last having dropped on January 25. Perhaps it's coming next week? Stay tuned for updates. 

31 January 2024 - State of the Game Reveals The Axearang

A new Terraria State of the Game has been released for January 2024 and it gives us a few new details about the upcoming 1.4.5 update.

"What started as a "quick and short" update to add our side of the Terraria x Dead Cells crossover content has morphed into a much larger update that we have been working on for over a year now." wrote Head of business strategy Ted ‘Loki’ Murphy.

"The team is currently going over more plans and ideas in regards to what else might make it into 1.4.5, timelines, etc. More on that later. For now, let's take a sneak peek at another of the Tree vs Axe war prizes as well as a bit of slimy goodness!"

Terraria Axearang
The Axearang will let players slice and dice trees from a safe distance.
1 December 2023 - New 1.4.5 Features Revealed

There's time for one last state of the game blog for 2023, and it's revealed a few new details about update 1.4.5 coming next year:

"The team has once again been hard at work, adding more and more fun stuff to Terraria 1.4.5. Things will start to wind down for the year once we get into the second half of December, but we are planning to finish the year strong in order to give us a ton of momentum as we head into 2024. As for spoilers this month, we thought we might show a couple of things that are small but really cool. Shall we?"

"We are not sure how the fish in Terraria stayed invisible all this time, but now you can see what you might be reeling in while fishing!"

"You may have found yourself thinking what Terraria might feel like "back in the days" on a good old CRT... well wonder no more! (archaic hookups not required)"

"Know what sucks? Having to stare at your dead character, not even knowing how that epic boss fight is going. Now you can cheer on from the sidelines as you await your respawn with the new Spectate feature! No more updates on Crossplay timing just yet - other than to reiterate that we expect it will be a post-1.4.5 addition, assuming we are successful with first-party reviews, etc."


23 October 2023 - Next Update Delayed to 2024

The latest Terraria State of the Game blog post for October 2023 has confirmed that the upcoming 1.4.5 Update has been delayed to 2024.

The post said that the team “is feeling really great about what we have in game thus far, as well as what we still have planned to add before we can call 1.4.5 complete.” 

However, the blog post then informed fans that whilst there is no estimate on timing "it is looking increasingly likely that we are looking at a 2024 release for 1.4.5 at this point."

Although the news will come as a disappointment to fans, the devs asked fans to "Hang in there with us a bit longer, it will be worth it."

20 September 2023 - A Handy Recap

Terraria's 1.4.5 update has been in development for 9 months and in that time there's been all sorts of teasers, reveals, and spoilers.

Thankfully, ChippyGaming has managed to summarise all the main things you need to know into one handy video, which you can watch, just below:

2 September 2023 - New State of the Game Update

There's a HUGE new State of the Game update from the development team, and the TLDR appears to indicate that we're still quite a well away from the 1.4.5 Release. Read on for the full quotes:

The team playthrough has come and gone. I don't think anyone will soon forget their time in The Mad Realm of Boulders! Fun was had, TONS of notes were taken, and the benefits of this playthrough are already being seen in the work on Terraria 1.4.5.

Speaking of time, we have an update on timing for everyone. As we started to check off what work remained on the update, we realized that we would really have been remiss to not cover off some long-standing needs for new music. That's right, Terrarians, the 1.4.5 update will contain several new music tracks by our favorite composer, Scott Lloyd Shelly! How many exactly is still a bit to-be-determined, but we are anticipating at least 5 and maybe more! Want to check one of them out? Of course you do!

So, all that said, we mentioned an impact on timing - the production of all of these new tracks takes a good amount of time in composition, review, editing, etc. We are not going to rush Scott while he works on the latest in a long line of Terraria musical masterpieces. So, that means the update is going to take a bit longer to come out than we had originally anticipated. Now, before anyone gets too upset... the team realized that if we are having to wait on this music anyway, why not just keep the update development moving on our end and add even more goodies?!

What all will that entail? Well you will have to wait and see - but we have some pretty substantial ideas. How much we can get done will depend on how long the music takes. We are pretty confident everyone will be very happy with what we have in store and will feel like this was extra time well-spent. Can't show you too much too soon, though, so it will all be a mystery for now. Oh, who are we kidding, you knew we were going to show something new. Are we sure it is safe to sit on this Aetherium Furniture, much less build a whole house using it?!

Anyway, we expect this extension to be in the scope of a few months at least - we will give a timeline as we get closer. In the meantime, rest assured that everyone will get a LOT more out of 1.4.5 than you ever expected.

22 August 2023 - New Terraria Spoilers

Ready for another news roundup from ChippyGaming? This time around there are plenty of brand-new spoilers to get our teeth into ahead of the launch of Terraria 1.4.5.

1 August 2023 - Terraria 1.4.5 Testing has started

Terraria 1.4.5 is in the final stages of development, and testing has begun!

As per the most recent Terraria State of the Game:

"The team has started the customary group full playthrough that accompanies the end stages of development. These are very important (and fun) sessions, where we unearth any remaining pesky bugs, find anything that feels unbalanced or not fun, and - quite often - come up with some fun new ideas."

"We have been taking the time to listen to fan requests as well - and one we have heard pretty frequently is a way to see which worlds which characters have visited previously as a method to help know which character goes with which world(s)."

24 July 2023 - Brand New 1.4.5 Spoilers

It's time once again to recap the latest Terraria 1.4.5 news and spoilers, thanks to the latest roundup video from ChippyGaming, looking specifically at the most recent comments from the developers.

27 June 2023 - Dead Cells is coming to Terraria? 

Here's Chippy with your roundup of all the latest news and chat related to Terraria update 1.4.5, including new items inspired by the game Dead Cells. Take a look:

1 June 2023 - News Coming Next Week?

It's been quite a while since we heard anything on the state of Terraria update 1.4.5.

Could we get some more news on the state of the game during Geoff Keighley's big Summer Games Fest blowout starting Thursday, June 8? We can only hope!

4 May 2023 - More News From The Latest Terraria State of the Game

Who wants a BIG update on how Terraria 1.4.5 is coming?

YouTuber James ‘ChippyGaming’ Bennett has pulled together a video on the latest Terraria State of the Game blogpost.

In addition, he recaps some of the Twitter responses from Re-Logic president Andrew ‘Redigit’ Spinks, who normally makes a good habit of replying to fans on Twitter. 

All in all though, still no release date, but some hope it could come soon, with the devs saying: "we hope that we can provide a time frame for 1.4.5 soon".

8 March 2023 - Dev's Tease New Shimmer Squirty Gun

As spotted by the PCGamesN team, Terraria could be preparing to add a new shimmer water gun in the upcoming 1.4.5 update.

In a fairly throwaway post on Twitter, Terraria YouTuber James ‘ChippyGaming’ Bennett explained how cool it would be to have a shimmer water gun, to help with the process of changing the look of various NPC's. 

Remarkably, Re-Logic president Andrew ‘Redigit’ Spinks replied with what looked like an image of precisely that: a shimmer water gun sprite.

Added to this, Lead artist Victor ‘Crowno’ Moura waded into the conversation to add: “Nothing like having your wish granted before you even asked for it,” which might suggest this feature was already in the works.

Either way, good news for Terraria fans who may have been growing sick of having to dunk every character or enemy in Shimmer pools. 

26 January 2023 - Terraria 1.4.5 is "underway"

Following a break over the holidays, the Terraria team has released a  January State of the Game blog post, and they tackle the next update head-on. Here's the recap:

"We are already hard at work with the next Terraria update that we teased just before we left for the year in 2022."

"Most of the first few weeks of 2023 have been spent in planning out the scope of the 1.4.5 update and getting a few things rolling. As a result, we do not have a ton to showcase at this stage... but rest assured that when we have spoilers to share, we will do so. You know we won't be able to help ourselves!"

"We hope that at least gives you a little glimpse into what we have in store for 1.4.5. To be sure, there will be plenty more to share as development carries on. For now, here's to 2023 starting off with a bang!"

December 1 - Don't Expect any updates until January 2023

Because Re-Logic is shutting down for the month of December. Let's hope the devs enjoy a well-earned rest!

Terraria 1.4.5 Update Release Date Window

Update - The Terraria State of the Game October 2023 blog post has confirmed that it is “increasingly likely that we are looking at a 2024 release for 1.4.5 at this point,”

Re-Logic, the game's developer, stated in a recent dev post that after they finish the necessary hotfixes for Version 1.4.4, work on the upcoming update will start in the new year. This statement implies that although this new version has not yet begun development, it is scheduled to do so soon. Based on this, we can assume that the release of Terraria Version 1.4.5 is scheduled for sometime in 2023, probably not long after the start of the year. But keep checking back here for more details on the release date of Terraria Version 1.4.5.

Terraria 1.4.5 Update Release Date News Early Patch Notes Releae date in 2023
Terraria's 1.4.5 patch will likely release in 2023, according to the developers. (Picture: Re-Logic)

Terraria 1.4.5 Update Early Patch Notes

With the release of the 1.4.5 update, fans can expect the hack-and-slash rogue-lite Dead Cells to join the spell-shooting sword-slashing action in Terraria in an epic crossover. This news was initially confirmed via the recent Dead Cells update, as they plan to collaborate with the Terraria team, among many other indie titles, leaving many fans eager to see what's in store for the new Terraria update. 

Terraria 1.4.5 News Early Patch Notes Features and more
The 1.4.5 update will feature tons of new content as well as a new Dead Cells crossover. (Picture: Motion Twin)

Regarding what the update will contain in more detail, the developers have stated "Well, you will just have to wait and see when the time comes. We hope this will help to get everyone hyped for the end of the year and what is to come in 2023 (which will also hopefully be the year of crossplay… cross your fingers)!" 

So while we wait for more news on the 1.4.5 update of Terraria, we can glean some information from this statement that implies the Dead Cells crossover won't be the only new comment coming to the game. If you're interested in checking out the new Dead Cells update, you can check out the trailer below.

So for now, be sure to check back here soon for more news on the Terrarria 1.4.5 update as update this listing with more information on the release date and features that will be coming alongside it. 

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