Terraria: PC vs Mobile Comparison


Terraria is, perhaps, one of the best games ever created. And no, it is not a Minecraft rip-off. With a robust crafting system, unpredictable combat against the world’s enemies, and hours of content to experience, Terraria has earned its reputation as one of the most beloved games ever made. With Journey’s End dropping down as of this writing, some of the new players are confused if the massive update will occur on both PC and mobile (as well as consoles). If you feel confused about whether you want to play on PC or mobile or both, here are some differences in order for you to grasp a better understanding between the two.


Updates are Not Synchronized

You might think Terraria on every platform is the same but they are actually not. PC always gets the updates first, followed by consoles and then mobile. The gap between the updates are around 6 months up to 18 months.


Controls and UI are Different (Duh)

This one is obvious but the set-up for the mobile version is more compact than the PC. You have less controls to utilize but Re-Logic was smart enough to implement convenient key mappings, especially when you are building (much like what the Stardew Valley mobile version was). Also, the UI is larger for the smaller screen on mobile. Also, I just want to tell you that Terraria’s mobile controls have one of the best-looking schemes ever in the platform.

I don’t even need to tell you how the controls work on PC since Terraria plays best on the master race platform.


Same Great Experience


The best part between the two Terraria versions is that the gameplay remains the same. Even on mobile, the game does not have a reduced number of enemies on screen, smaller world or even limited items. What you see and play on PC is the same on the mobile version – minus the latest updates, of course.

If you want to know more about the mobile version, it is possible that you can play it on your PC. Just click here to download for free.