[UPDATED 2021] Is Terraria Cross-platform? Here is Everything You Need to Know in 2021!

Editor note: This post is updated to include the January update from Terraria Developers that talks about Crossplay support.

Today we are going to talk about one of my favourite games, Terraria.

Specifically, we will answer the questions many fans of Terraria have been asking:

Is Terraria Cross-platform? Is Terraria Crossplay? Does Terraria Have Crossplay?

If you are also wondering about the questions above, you will enjoy this discussion.

In a nutshell, Terraria is not yet a cross-platform game. Terraria does not support cross-platform play between consoles and PC, but it has supported limited crossplay for its mobile players.

We will talk more about Terraria crossplay support further down in this post.

Let’s get started. 

Image source: Steam

Does Terraria Support Cross-platform play in 2021?

The exciting adventure game Terraria is full of action, in which players can build and mine and do anything they want. 

Since its first release in 2011, it has been a favourite for millions of players worldwide. 

Terraria is available on most gaming platforms in 2021. 

You can get Terraria on Xbox, Playstation, Nintendo Switch, Windows PC, Mac and Linux, and mobile devices.

You can play with friends online using its multiplayer capability, but is Terraria cross-platform? 

Let’s start with the definition of cross-platform games.

Cross-platform games refer to games that can be played across multiple gaming platforms or consoles.

For example: 

A gamer with an Xbox can play together with a gamer with a PS4 if they play a game that supports cross-platform play.

Most modern games, in general, supports cross-platform plays, for instance: Fortnite, Minecraft, Call of Duty.

Terraria itself is a fun and versatile video game that imposes no limits on the imagination. 

There is something for everyone.

Whether you want to shoot enemies and defend your land, build majestic architecture, explore worlds, or collect objects.

Perhaps this is what makes Terraria such an interactive game for multiple players to collaborate.

The bad news, however, Terraria is not a cross-platform game in 2021. This means you cannot play Terraria with others who are using a different gaming platform from you.

So if you are playing Terraria on a PC, you cannot play this game with someone on a console.

We know that Terraria is available on all major gaming platforms there are today.

Unfortunately, the game still does not fully support cross-platform play between consoles and PC even in 2021.

Image source: Terraria Official Twitter

Luckily, the developers of Terraria stated that they would consider making it happen when it is finally possible.

In their January updates, Terraria’s developer team has confirmed that crossplay support will soon come to Terraria.

The devs stated that they will attempt to bring cross-platform play to Terraria as soon as everyone is at Terraria version 1.4.1.

An official update in January 2021 by the Devs team to attempt Crossplay in Terraria

Not only crossplay, but the devs team also mentioned that cross-save ability is on the way too!

Let’s just hope the developers will not face that challenge and bring cross-platform play sooner to Terraria.

In the meantime, you can enjoy Terraria crossplay supports by using the mobile version. 

To put it simply:

Terraria crossplay supports allow iOS and Android players to play a multiplayer game together.

Also read: Is ARK: Survival Evolved Cross-platform?

Can Xbox Terraria Play with PC? 

No, Xbox Terraria players cannot play with PC players yet.

To put it another way:

You cannot play Terraria with your friends on a PC if you are using an Xbox console. 

If you really want to play together with your friends, I suggest you play on the PC version of Terraria instead.

I mean, nowadays people will have a computer or a laptop of some sort in their home.

You and your friend can just install Steam and download Terraria from it.

I kid you not – Terraria is a very light game with a very minimum system requirement.

Most PCs or laptops will be able to run this game buttery-smooth without any problem.

So if you want to play together with your friends, you can play on the PC version instead.

Also read: Does Diablo 3 Support Cross-platform Play?

Can Xbox and PS4 Play Terraria Together?

No, Xbox and PS4 players cannot play Terraria together. While Terraria has been working on cross-platform plays support, the answer to this question would still be a resounding no. 

I mean, the question about Terraria’s cross-platform capability keeps on popping every day.

If you check Terraria’s Reddit or forums, you might see this question.

Talks about the support from cross-platform between consoles have been around for quite some time.

But do not worry.

Like I have mentioned in the update above: crossplay support will be coming to Terraria soon.

Re-Logic and DR Studios are attempting to bring cross-platform play for Terraria’s console version as soon as everyone is at Terraria 1.4.1.

I will update this post once I have more information about this.

Can IOS and Android Players Play Terraria Together?

Now, if you really want to play the game together with your friends, you should hear me out.

Like I have mentioned before, at least Terraria is a cross-platform game on its mobile version.

Whether you are using Android or iOS, Terraria enables users to install the game and play with each other. 

That is right! 

iOS and Android players can play Terraria together.

Terraria cross-platform play is only available on its mobile version. Terraria Players can now enjoy the cross-platform play between iOS, Android and even Windows phone.

The only thing you need to make sure of is that all the phones have the same Terraria version to connect with each other.

To learn more How to Crossplay on Terraria Mobile, you should check this multiplayer setup guide.

So, if you want to play together with your friends, you should play it on mobile.

In 2021, I believe you and your friend will each have a mobile phone.

You can just install the game and play it together. Easy.

The best part?

You can save money and don’t have to buy another console just to play with your friends.

Conclusion: So, Is Terraria Cross-Platform?

While not all games are cross-platform and let you play online with other types of platforms, a lot of them are. 

Unfortunately, Terraria is not a fully cross-platform game yet. However, the devs have mentioned in January 2021 that they are working to bring full cross-platform support for Terraria. 

This means players using different console and PC to play Terraria cannot play a multiplayer game together.

Terraria, however, does support cross-platform play for its mobile version. This feature enables Terraria Mobile players to crossplay with each other even if they have a different operating system. 

So if you want to play the game together with your friends, the easiest way is to play in the mobile version.

At the end of the day, the best platform or console for you to use is the one at hand. 

And everyone in 2021 has a mobile phone in hand.

So it is the easiest way to have Terraria cross-platform in 2021.

Now I’d like to hear from you.

What do you think about this limited cross-platform support from Terraria? Do you think Terraria is a cross-platform game yet?

Let us know through the comment box below.

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Hi, I'm Steve. I'm a proud gamer. I have been active within the gaming sphere for 30+ years. As gaming is something I enjoy very much, I want other people to enjoy it also. That is exactly why I started this blog.

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