Terraria 1.4.4 update introduces huge change to building

The Terraria 1.4.4 Labor of Love update is almost here, and it already promises an almost unfathomable number of quality-of-life improvements for one of the best crafting games on PC. From a Terraria Void Bag redesign that drastically improves inventory space, to a tweak that ends Terraria’s corrupted jungle issues forever, developer Re-Logic has gone above and beyond in the service of its players – and it just announced another huge addition.

As revealed by Terraria YouTuber Khaiosnew Rubble Maker item is set to completely overhaul your base-building potential by giving players access to almost any ambient background item – without cluttering up your inventory. If you’ve played Terraria, you’ll be familiar with the accidental background rocks, shrubs, piles of bones, and the like that can be found scattered throughout the environment. Some will drop items when destroyed with a pickaxe, while others can spawn mobs.

The Rubblemaker is a new item that can be purchased from the Goblin Tinkerer after advancing your hardmode game state by defeating the Wall of Flesh. With the Rubblemaker equipped, you can use collected resources to build just about any of these background items – there’s no need to collect them first or store anything in your inventory except for necessary materials, and you can quickly destroy them to recover your resources.

The type of debris and objects you can build is determined by the material you currently have selected – with up to 27 different materials having their own selection. Once you’ve chosen your material, right-click to switch between objects of different sizes – 1×1, 2×1, and 3×2 – and pressing up or down on your arrow keys will cycle through the various options available from the currently selected pool.

So how many decorations does it allow? More than 200 different items can be crafted, Khaios explains. You can place stacks on any block, not just the specific types they can naturally spawn on, so desert ice blocks are perfectly doable now if that’s what you’re after. Oh, you can also paint your objects – offering amazing potential for creativity.

You can even craft a version of the Enchanted Sword Shrine – but you’ll need an Enchanted Sword to craft it, and you won’t be able to get the unique Terragrim drop from it. Nonetheless, Khaios shows off some cool designs they’ve created, including a very Legend of Zelda-inspired shrine – even teasing that they’ve changed the look of the center piece using a method that will be revealed in a 1.4 spoiler. 4 later. video.

While you’re waiting for Labor of Love to land, why not check out some of Terraria’s best mods, or some rather wonderful Terraria 2 concept art, courtesy of the game’s lead developer? We also have more of the best sandbox games on PC to browse if you’re looking for even more gaming options.

Image credit: Khaios on Youtube