Despite being released over a decade ago, sandbox adventure game Terraria still has legions of faithful fans, boasting a monthly concurrent player base of 50K players.

It's a game that has adapted to the times, initially released on Windows PC in 2011 before being ported over to macOS, Linus, Xbox 360, and even PS Vita. Since then, it has evolved to more modern consoles and other platforms like mobile devices, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. Eager players are keen to know: does the game have a crossplay feature to enjoy Terraria with friends on different platforms?

We have all the answers for you. Here's everything you need to know about playing Terraria cross-platform, including PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, PC, and mobile devices.

Is Terraria Cross-Platform?

The answer is both yes and no. Terraria is only truly cross-platform between iOS and Android devices. There is currently no support for players to cross-play with PC and Xbox, for example. Playing across mobile devices is more accessible as there are no restrictions regarding hardware optimization between them.

In 2023, Re-Logic stated that playing Terraria cross-platform is currently in the works, although "it is not guaranteed."

Terraria Crossplay

While Terraria has long been playable across all major gaming platforms, like Windows PC, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch, players will not be able to play Terraria via crossplay unless they're using either an iOS or Android device.

If Terraria developer Re-Logic makes an official announcement regarding crossplay across all respective platforms, we'll update this article accordingly.

While Terriara, by default, has no methods of cross-platform play, there are some ways around this through the wealth of mods available on PC. TShock, an enhanced Terraria server-type plugin, lets PC and Mobile players onto the sandbox game simultaneously so you can play together.

Installing TShock Onto Your Server

  1. As a PC player, install and set up TShock on your Terraria server.
  2. Download a plugin called Crossplay from the official GitHub page.
  3. Navigate to your Terraria server's FTP directory.
  4. Find /ServerPlugins/ and then upload the Crossplay.dll file to the server's plugins directory.
  5. Restart your Terraria server. You should not be able to cross-play with both PC and any mobile device, all on the same server!

As long as the PC and mobile phones are running the same version of Terraria, they should be compatible to play together using mods.

Enabling mobile crossplay in Terraria

Even though iOS and Android are two completely different devices, playing Terraria together is simple! There are no extra steps you have to take to drop into each other's worlds. Players can play with other mobile users by clicking the "Multiplayer" option in their game's menu.

Enabling cross-plaform play with Xbox and PlayStation

Terraria cross-platform play is currently unavailable with Xbox, PlayStation, PC, and Nintendo Switch. However, players can play together through backward compatibility with different versions of the same console.

For example, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S players can log onto the same world as mobile users. This goes the same way for players using a PlayStation 4 or 5. Nintendo Switch players can only link up with other Nintendo Switch players, provided both have an active Nintendo Switch Online subscription.

Final Thoughts

That's all the information we've got on playing Terraria cross-platform! We hope you found all the information you were looking for. Despite its age, Re-Logic continues to provide updates and new content for fans of the game, so here's hoping they'll eventually offer official ways to play Terraria across different platforms rather than having to install mods.

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FAQs about Terraria and crossplay

Is Terraria free?

No, Terraria is not free. It's available for $9.99 on Steam or around $15 on the Xbox Store. The Xbox Game Pass allows you to pay a monthly subscription to access hundreds of games for free.

Is Terraria crossplatform between Xbox and PC?

Not currently. If you're a PC Terraria player, you won't be able to join up and cross-play with friends playing on an Xbox console. The same goes for cross-play with PlayStation players; it's just not possible as of yet.

Is Terraria cross platform available for PlayStation?

Terraria crossplay is available for PS4 and PS5 as the PS5 currently uses the PS4 version of Terraria. If you're playing on older consoles like PS3 or PS Vita, you'll need to have the same console or one platform to play with friends.

Is Terraria on the Game Pass?

Yes, Terraria is available on the Xbox Game Pass for both PC and Xbox. Online multiplayer requires the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate or Xbox Game Pass Core.