Update: The patch is live! I’ve updated this post with the patch notes so you know what to expect from Journey’s Actual End.
Who says you don’t get more than one chance at a happy ending? Not the Terraria developers Re-Logic, that’s for sure. Today, they’re releasing their, uh, second final update for the 2D mining and crafting game. Named Journey’s Actual End, after Journey’s [fake] End that released back in May, the update adds a final NPC, new achievements, balance changes and “the long requested game credits (done Terraria style)!”.
Re-Logic don’t specify who this final NPC will be, but if you know Terraria better than I do it’s entirely possible they’re in that mini teaser above. The devs also mention in the description of that video that there’ll be new vanity items and some bug fixes, too.
This update lands on PC sometime today, and the devs say “this is expected to be the final content update for Terraria”. Might be worth focusing on the word “expected” there, seeing as the previous update was supposed to be the last one, too.
Update: Journey’s Actual End is now live, and according to the patch notes this secretive new character is a pretty princess. The devs don’t say anything about what she can do, or where she might be, just that “you’ll have to explore and find out on your own.”
The new vanity items are winning sets from a Journey’s End Vanity Design Contest, and include Plaguebringer, Wandering Ronin, The Timeless Traveler, Floret Protector, Capricorn and TV Head (all of which you can see in the little trailer above).
There are a bunch of new items “focused on filling out the early/pre-hardmode Summoner options”, the devs say. They’ve also changed the way vanity items work a bit. Now, you’re able to wear more than one thing on your back (wings and a cape, for example) rather than having to choose which one to swap out.
The new “Terraria style” credits are exactly that – some pretty credits you’ll see after defeating the big boss. There’s a brand new music track that play over them, too.
The original Journey’s End update landed in May, adding in new items, biomes, bosses and golf. They even gave a fan-made mod loader an official release, encouraging fans to continue expanding the game themselves. Check out the best Terraria mods to see what they’ve been making.
In the meantime, I’ll be keeping my eyes peeled for any potential future updates. You know, Journeys Never End and No Time To Journey.