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We're Making a Terraria and Dungeon Defenders II Crossover!

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Greetings, Defenders!

A few weeks ago, a mysterious portal opened in Etheria. Today, we’re excited to reveal the portal’s secret: It’s a Terraria and Dungeon Defenders II crossover! This isn’t a one-way crossover, either. We’re adding Terraria content into our game, and Re-Logic is adding Dungeon Defenders content into Terraria!

The mystifying portal of mystery spurred a number of wild guesses. Some of your conclusions were accurate (eerily so); some of them not so much. Our favorite was from a member of the Terraria community who thought Re-Logic was adding a flaming baked potato boss. The image of a villainous flaming potato won’t leave our head. Re-Logic, you have to add it to Terraria. YOU HAVE TO!

So what’s coming to Dungeon Defenders II and when? We’re not adding a flaming potato boss (yet), but we do have something tasty cooked up for you:


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The Terraria Update

The Terraria Update is scheduled to launch on November 15th. When it arrives, it’ll include:


  • The Dryad, a new Hero Balancing Corruption and Purity

  • A Decidedly Deciduous Map

  • An Ever-Watching Boss

  • A Bloodshot Enemy

  • Weapons For Every Hero!

    • A Purrfect Sword

    • A Bow of Seismic Destruction

    • A Great White Machine Gun

    • The Eat Your Green Beams Sword

    • A Staff That Came From the Moon!

    • This Book Really Cuts Us Up

    • Santa’s Favorite Staff

    • The Party Starter

    • We Have a Bone to Pick With You Gloves

    • This Knife Really Gets Around

  • A Howling Incursion

  • An Eclectic Collector

    • A morph dwarf by the wharf.

  • All of Your Hopes and Dreams

    • As long as all of your hopes and dreams are about Terraria coming to Dungeon Defenders II

      • And as long as it’s only the select things we’re bringing from Terraria into Dungeon Defenders II

        • And as long as your name is Ricky or Taneka. Only the people named Ricky or Taneka who had the specific desires of certain Terraria elements coming into Dungeon Defenders II will have their hopes and dreams fulfilled with this update.


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Reveals & Streams

What does all of that mean? We’re sure you can figure them out, but if you need some help, keep an eye on our Twitter. We hear that Re-Logic has their own secrets to reveal, too.

If you want to see the update before it comes out, mark your calendars for Friday, November 11th at 3PM EST for the Terraria Update Devstream. We’re going to show off the new Dryad hero, walk through the new map, show off the new boss, wield the new weapons and more.

This Friday at 3PM EDT, we’re going to play vanilla Terraria on our Twitch channel! Tune in to hear more about the Terraria update and for your chance to win the Dryad!

Try Out the Dryad For Free

Speaking of the Dryad, we’re excited about an experiment we’re doing in this update. When the update comes out, you can try out the Dryad for free by visiting the portal in the Heroes Marketplace! We’ve setup a custom version of the Dryad to use in the new Terraria map, so you can test out all of her defenses and abilities before plopping down your hard-earned medals or your gems. It’s something you've been asking for with our new hero releases, and we hope you enjoy the experiment. We’re going to pay attention to the data to see how successful this is.


The Second Phase to Release

The Terraria Update marks Phase 2 of our journey to release Dungeon Defenders II out of Early Access. The goal behind The Terraria Update is to get lots of exposure for our game. More people playing = the more we can develop. We’re gathering lots of great data on our early game changes from Phase 1, and with this update, we’ll have more data to look at from other kinds of new players. And, of course, it’s just really awesome for DD2 to be in one of our favorite games, and Re-Logic is just as excited to see Terraria content in a game they love. (In fact, they’re the ones who reached out to us first! They have hundreds of hours in DD2! *fanboys*)

After The Terraria Update comes Phase 3:  endgame changes. We’ll have more to share soon. Stay tuned.

Love,
The Trendy Team

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The Dryad, a new Hero Balancing Corruption and Purity

What does 'corruption and purity' mean? When I hear this I think of those sets from Dungeon Defenders Eternity... do I understand this right or is this some reference to Terraria?

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The Dryad, a new Hero Balancing Corruption and Purity

What does 'corruption and purity' mean? When I hear this I think of those sets from Dungeon Defenders Eternity... do I understand this right or is this some reference to Terraria?

It's a Terraria reference. Emoji_Skeleton.png

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So much awesome. So much hype. if Dryad is good she just may replace my Gunwitch.


Sounds like Gunwitch getting Megashark though, not SDMG. I'll still take it, but sadness.

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@Dreizehn quote:

The Dryad, a new Hero Balancing Corruption and Purity

What does 'corruption and purity' mean? When I hear this I think of those sets from Dungeon Defenders Eternity... do I understand this right or is this some reference to Terraria?

The world map in Terraria has patches of Purity and Corruption that spread and infect the regular landscape changing things.  Dryad is the vendor in that game that sells the items that either spread them further or cleanse them.

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I'm not sure if I'm  excited for this or if I'm just mortified beyond all explanation!

I AM excited for the new hero and getting a "free test" of the Dryad. Also, curious to see these new weapons in action! Wonder which one is the new EV2 Canister?

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I hope this works out, and brings in players, but I am worried we are just going to air our dirty laundry in public.

I am sure the map will look fantastic!

Another hero is just adding to the bugs and imbalance, but it will satisfy lots of players, so I cant argue with the decision.

Regarding my hopes:

  • I hope we see some unique and interesting builder weapons, that means unique passives that are game changing, not simply defense power on a DPS weapon.... 
  • I hope the only DPS weapons that are delivered are for classes that don't have them, eg EV2, Gunwitch etc. 
  • I hope Bug fixes and balance are added to this patch.

The community has been crying out for the above, so hopefully my hopes hoppen..... Ill get my coat...

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Aw damn...and i only wanted to come back after the inventory is revamped...waiting gets harder with every update here...^^

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@KnowsNoLimits quote:

Ok things which stand out to me personally.

  • The Dryad
  • The Great White Machine Gun- Sharken gun?
  • The Howling Incursion - I remember seeing crypto type wolf beings in a picture which showed off all the current enemies. Hopefully it's them.
  • Bloodshot enemy this intrigues me as well
  • An ever watching boss

Also yes stop teasing me with Phase 3. So cruel.


To ease your speculation I will use my Terraria knowledge to list what some of these things are:

  • Great White Machine Gun-- reference to a popular and powerful gun in Terraria called the Minishark
  • bloodshot enemy-- likely the Demon Eye, a common flying enemy at night time, one can even bee seen flying around at the end of the teaser
  • An ever watching boss-- probably the Eye of Cthulhu, one of the first bosses people face in Terraria, with certain conditions present it has a chance to randomly spawn at the beginning of the night with the text "You feel an evil presence watching you..." appearing in the chat box.

Also even thought you didn't specifically mention it, I felt I should point out what some of the other things on the list could be in relation to Terraria:

  • a purrfect sword-- would be the Meowmere, an endgame sword in Terraria dropped by the final boss, it is seen being held by the dryad in the screenshot above, it shoots cats that bounce around with rainbow trails and explode
  • the eat your green beams sword-- would be the Terra Blade, a late game sword that is a combination of many prior swords and shoots green beams when swung
  • a staff that came from the moon-- could be one of two staves dropped by the final boss since his name is the Moon Lord
  • this book really cuts us up-- many spells in Terraria are in the form of books, this is probably referencing one of the late game ones that shoots disks that home on and pierce enemies called the Razorblade Typhoon
  • we have a bone to pick with you gloves-- probably the Bone Glove, an item dropped by one of the bosses that allows you to throw bones as a weapon
  • the party starter-- could be the Celebration, another weapon dropped by the final boss, this one is pretty bad at the point of the game you get it and basically shoots fireworks
  • this knife really gets around-- there are a few different knife weapons in Terraria, most of which can be moved freely around the screen with the mouse

Obviously this is under the assumption that most of what was announced is part of the Terraria crossover. Since I only recently got back into DD2 after hearing this news, some of these things could have already been teased and not references to Terraria and I simply missed it.

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I don't think I've ever been so excited for an update in my life. My two favorite pc games, which also happen to be the very first ever games I downloaded. (DD1 obviously,  not DD2)

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Meowmere = A Purrfect Sword

Tsunami = A Bow of Seismic Destruction

Megashark = A Great White Machine Gun

Terra Blade = The Eat Your Green Beams Sword

Lunar Portal Staff = A Staff That Came From the Moon!

Razerblade Typhoon = This Book Really Cuts Us Up

North Pole = Santa’s Favorite Staff

Celebration = The Party Starter

Bone Glove = We Have a Bone to Pick With You Gloves

Flying Knife = This Knife Really Gets Around

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@SpiderDanX quote:

I'm not sure if I'm  excited for this or if I'm just mortified beyond all explanation!

I AM excited for the new hero and getting a "free test" of the Dryad. Also, curious to see these new weapons in action! Wonder which one is the new EV2 Canister?

I'm almost willing to bet that Celebration will be the EV2 Cannister. Mostly because I really want the Gunwitch to get the MegaShark

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YOU ARE THE BEST DD2 AND TERRARIA OMG THX SO MUCH THX THX THX THX THX THX @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

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The new update sounds great! I was just checking my Steam inventory after reading this and I actually have Terraria since December 2011 :O

Never took the time to play... now I might give it a try, just out of curiosity :D

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Great article. Very engaging, please keep doing them like this. Reading updates gets boring, even with exciting content(some of us(me) just don't like reading), but you guys chose the right words. It was charming, funny, lighthearted, and informative.

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@hey jude quote:

please include the new inventory, i honestly cant wait for that to come out

Think new inventory is only part of phase 3 (next big update after that one)...

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