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This item is found only in the console version(s) of Terraria.
This is a list of Known Bugs in the Console Version of Terraria.

Since the 1.2 update there have been a lot of bugs and glitches so please write them down so people know and be careful.

Bugs

Current Bugs

  • Icon xbox360 At one point you might come across a bug that deletes your character each time you turn off Terraria
  • Icon xbox360 Lesser Restoration Potions and Restoration Potions that are found in Shadow Chests will sometimes be stacked over their maximum of 20.
  • Playing on a world for 30 minutes then playing on another world will cause the game to crash.
  • Icon xbox360 If you place any placeable items like Statues, Furniture, Ores or any crafting stations. Then you may be able to duplicate by opening your inventory fast enough to take the current item you placed. (Also works with Potions, Mana Crystal, Life Crystal, bosses and Life Fruit)
  • Icon xbox360 If you use a Fairy Bell or a Shadow Orb while having the Wisp and any pet active, the Fairy/Shadow Orb will spawn, but the Wisp will not despawn despite the buff also being removed. Spawning a Fairy with a Shadow Orb at this time will despawn the Shadow Orb but not the Wisp and vice-versa. Using the Wisp in a Bottle to respawn the Wisp or removing the pet buff will despawn the Fairy/Shadow Orb.
  • Icon xbox360 Removing the wall behind a placed trophy will leave it suspended in mid-air.
  • Icon xbox360 Icon ps3 Using the Clentaminator all the way to the left of the world will cause the game to crash.(Fixed on 360, PS3 unknown)
  • (1.2) The flare gun is missing its sprite meaning that while having it equipped you only see a flame. (Fixed)
  • Icon xbox360 Icon ps3 (1.2) If you die to a new projectile from 1.2 you get a random death message.(For example if golem's eye laser kills you, it says "(Name) was killed by Shuriken"
  • Icon ps3 (before 1.2 and possibly after) Activating a sign may cause the game to freeze.
  • Icon xbox360 Icon ps3 (1.2) After Hardmode is active in a world with Crimson, the Corruption will spread anyway.
  • Icon xbox360 Icon ps3 (1.2) The Dryad NPC doesn't acknowledge the status of Crimson
  • Icon xbox360 Worlds may be completely filled with dirt after saving.
  • Icon xbox360 Icon ps3 (1.2) Old worlds may be unable to load upon downloading or (On PS Vita) will crash the game upon loading.
  • Icon xbox360 (1.2) When attempting to craft Glass with sand at a Furnace it will move your cursor down to the glass recipe made with Glass Wall at a Work Bench of any type.
  • Icon xbox360 Icon ps3 (1.2) Parts of a old world may be moved down meaning that part of the Underworld may be at the top of the world (confirmed on PS3)
  • Icon xbox360 Icon ps3 (1.2) Sometimes no gold or ice chests will spawn in the world, but there seems to be a lot more shadow chests(confirmed on PS3 with 3 different maps, confirmed on Xbox 360 with 5 different maps)
  • Icon xbox360 Using the Ice Rod to place an Ice block on a chest with an Item inside will duplicate the chest, losing the Item in the process. (Can be repeated by using the Ice Rod on the block of Ice repeatedly)
  • Icon xbox360 Icon ps3 Deleting multiple worlds at one time may crash the game, and when restarted, some of the worlds you deleted could still be there.
  • Icon xbox360 Icon ps3 When possessing enough materials to craft an item, the item may not show. This bug can be circumvented by talking to the Guide, or clicking the "Show Available" option in the crafting menu.
  • Icon xbox360 Icon ps3 When creating a hole to drain a large body of water, it will flow down the hole yet the water level will remain the same.
  • Icon xbox360 Icon ps3 "Automatic Mode" has a higher range than "Manual Mode", reaching seven blocks while the latter reaches five.
  • Icon xbox360 Icon ps3 Striking a Chest or a Barrel while an object is contained within it will cause said item to duplicate.
  • Icon xbox360 Icon ps3 Speed changing prefixes are inverted, saying "+ Speed" with a decreasing prefix and "- Speed" with an increasing prefix.
  • Icon xbox360 Icon ps3 Using a Magic Mirror in a Meteorite biome causes Meteor Heads to follow you back to spawn.
  • Icon xbox360 Icon ps3 During world generation, halves of Heart Crystals will be cut off.
  • Icon xbox360 Icon ps3 Holy Water and Unholy Water have no visible damage and a negative 5 percent critical strike chance.
  • Icon xbox360 Icon ps3 Clay Pots can only be placed on top of Wood Platforms.
  • Icon xbox360 Icon ps3 After asking the Guide crafting guidance, your helmet may appear to be invisible.
  • Icon xbox360 Icon ps3 Accessories can be worn in Social Slots.
  • Icon xbox360 Icon ps3 Quick stacking 100 PlatinumCoin Small will yield one Fallen Star.
  • Icon xbox360 Icon ps3 Blocks can be placed on the edge of the player's hitbox.
  • Icon xbox360 Icon ps3 Interacting with a door simultaneously with an NPC will crash the game.
  • Icon xbox360 Icon ps3 Thrown items can pass through one block walls.
  • Icon xbox360 Icon ps3 NPCs cannot be relocated, and/or loose the (suitable) stat on the room the NPC is in.
  • Icon xbox360 Icon ps3 Destryoing a "Boss 4" Music Box will drop Wood Greaves.(Fixed)
  • Icon xbox360 Icon ps3 Destroying a "Desert" Music Box will drop a Campfire.(Fixed)
  • Icon xbox360 Icon ps3 Destroying a "Tutorial" Music Box will drop a Demonite Brick.(Fixed)
  • Icon xbox360 Icon ps3 Destroying a "Space" Music Box will drop a Wood Helmet.(Fixed)
  • Icon xbox360 Icon ps3 Destroying an "Ocean" Music Box will drop a Cactus Sword.(Fixed)
  • Icon xbox360 Icon ps3 Connecting 139 or more wires to a valid object in a single direction from it and activating it will cause a game crash, or the wired object will not respond when activated.
  • Icon xbox360 Occasionally, Gold Chests will spawn with the same treasure item.
  • Icon xbox360 Using the Vilethorn will display only its tip.
  • Icon xbox360 Icon ps3 Stacking an item over 255 will result in item loss when re-loading the game. This is a truncation issue.
  • Icon xbox360 Using the Aqua Scepter in multiplayer instance may crash the game upon use.
  • Icon xbox360 Forcing 6 characters into a 4 by 4 room by via King Statue will cause a game to crash.
  • In the inventory selecting an item will cause the player to drop item selected. (PS Vita)
  • Suspicious Looking Skull can be used regardless of time. Ocram will despawn if it's still daytime, however. (PS Vita)
  • Icon xbox360 Exiting the game while it is saving will cause it to crash at the page that says about autosaving before you can press B making it impossible to play.
  • Icon xbox360 Using a Yellow Horseshoe Balloon will make the particle effects of a Blizzard in a Balloon
  • When trying to break a bed with a gravestone of any other grave-marker in front of it, the player will lose the bed and get a block of dirt. (PS Vita)
  • When using the Pygmy Staff, cancelling the buff will not despawn any pygmys.
  • The Shadowbeam Staff Fires slower than in the PC version, making it nearly useless
  • The hosts main world will sometimes delete its NPCs and player won't open chests meaning you can't access loot
  • If you don't have a Temple Key there is a bug to open the Lizhard Temple. Use wood platforms and place 3 at the temple door (these must must be stairs or it will not work). The player must be standing down on the platforms and press down to move to the right or left. If you move to the left, the temple door must move to the left and if you move right, the temple door must move to the right. This will open the door and let you in the temple without the Temple Key.
  • (1.2) Xbox 360- Placing a Stone Block under your player whilst flying using the spectre boots will produce a worm instead of the stone block.

Fixed Bugs

  • Icon xbox360 Icon ps3 The Ruler does not function.
  • Icon xbox360 Thorns grow to one tile in size, standing near said Thorns will damage the player.
  • Icon xbox360 Occasionally, Goblin Armies and Blood Moons will continue to occur indefinitely.
  • Icon xbox360 Occasionally, Hellforges cannot be found.
  • Icon xbox360 (1.2) Using the Piggy Bank in a specific way will allow the player to obtain any item in the game if they have the right amount of items to place in the Piggy Bank. The item you get varies on it's ID. For an example, if you put 3 dirt into a Piggy Bank, you would get stone, 215 dirt, you would get a Whoopie Cushion, etc. This works with over 999 ID items but you need pumpkin seeds(or other high ID items) put into a Piggy Bank, then save and quit and you have 1826 stack of Iron Pickaxes. This bug however can corrupt your saves. Sometimes items in your inventory will be removed, but only small portions of them. This is a sign of a save that is soon to be corrupted. If you carry over duplicated items through a safe or piggy bank to new worlds then you will still be OK.

Multiplayer Bugs

  • Icon xbox360 Icon ps3 The world map on a multiplayer world will not save and can cause corruption of saves for only the player(s)0 who joined the game. Not the host.
  • Icon ps3 (before and after 1.2)Most of the time, while trying to connect to a friends game, it will continuously give you errors. Also, many times, when accepting an invite, you will loose the invite and will be at the homepage(Nothing happens)
  • Icon xbox360 Icon ps3 Occasionally, when fighting a boss only some players will be able to see said boss.
  • Icon xbox360 Icon ps3 Playing in a friend's world and re-joining will cause the Map to reset.
  • Icon xbox360 Occasionally, a guest player cannot go past a certain distance on the map.
  • Icon xbox360 Occasionally, daytime will never occur.
  • Icon xbox360 Icon ps3 Occasionally, microphones do not function.
  • Icon xbox360 Icon ps3 It is impossible to edit a sign or a tombstone.

Start a Discussion Discussions about Known Bugs (Console)

  • missing items

    16 messages
    • this just happened to me and i placed it in a golden chest and i lost my grapling hook my phase blade and excalibur and when i found out i sai...
    • lost my mythril drill and my poison staff, i swear to god, i didn't even log off in the time they disappeared, i seriously hope they'll fix that
  • 18 glass blocks are required to make 4 glass walls?

    4 messages
    • It might have changed in the mean time since i dont play it on the Ps3, but on the PC version it has always been 1 glass block for 4 glass wal...
    • bug if i had to guess. xbox, ios and pc are 1-4 so yea

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