Lantern Night

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What a beautiful night! With your recent victory, the world seems more at peace, and these lanterns are in celebration of that.

The Guide

The Lantern Night seen from the Desert Biome.

The Lantern Night is a peaceful event that generally occurs the night after a boss or invasion has been defeated for the first time.

During the event, many lanterns can be seen floating up into the sky in the background. During a Lantern Night, the player will have a flat +0.3 increase to their luck stat, and the Party Girl will sell the Release Lantern.

If a boss is summoned during the event, it will stop, and will not continue even after the boss despawns. However, if a Lantern Night is set to start but a boss or event is active when night begins, the Lantern Night may be pushed back instead; see the Notes section below for details.

In addition, a Lantern Night fulfills the requirements for Enchanted Nightcrawlers to spawn naturally if a Meteor Shower is also ongoing, since a Lantern Night will enforce virtually no clouds in the sky.[1] These can be caught for easy bait.

The Lantern Night seen from the Forest Biome.

Contents[edit | edit source]

Characters
For Sale

Initiating a Lantern Night[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Lantern Nights can be pre-empted by certain events. If a boss, invasion, Pumpkin Moon, Frost Moon, Blood Moon, or impending doom is active when night falls, and the night was supposed to be a Lantern Night, then the Lantern Night will not activate.[2]
    • When this occurs, the next night will be eligible for a Lantern Night. Thus, when a Lantern Night is pre-empted, it gets delayed, not cancelled.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Because of a significant luck increase, this event is best spent hunting for rare drops in the underground layer or below. (For surface drops, Blood Moon is preferable, as long as you can handle the increased number of enemies.)

NPC Quotes[edit | edit source]

The Guide may say these two quotes during a Lantern Night:

  • "What a beautiful night! With your recent victory, the world seems more at peace, and these lanterns are in celebration of that." (if the Moon Lord has not been defeated)
  • "Do you see the lanterns? Now that you've saved our world, there are regular celebrations of your victory. Always such a beautiful sight!" (if the Moon Lord has been defeated)

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This event was teased during the development of 1.4 as "something straight out of Tangled", a Disney film where lanterns are released into the sky to honor the birthday of the character Rapunzel.[3]

History[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop 1.4.0.5 source code, method UpdateTime() in Terraria.Main.cs, and search for LanternNight.LanternsUp; see Meteor Shower for Enchanted Nightcrawler spawn requirement. There may be inaccuracies, as the current Desktop version Desktop version is 1.4.1.1.
  2. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop 1.4.0.5 source code, method NaturalAttempt() and method LanternsCanStart() in Terraria.GameContent.Events.LanternNight.cs There may be inaccuracies, as the current Desktop version Desktop version is 1.4.1.1.
  3. Terraria State of the Game - April 2019 Apr 15, 2019 (teaser text)