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Portal Gun
  • Portal Gun item sprite
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Statistics
TypeTool
Use time20 Very Fast
Velocity24
RarityRarity level: 8
Sell10 Gold Coin
Portal demo provided by the developers in the days leading up to 1.3's release.

The Portal Gun is a Hardmode, post-Moon Lord tool which is always dropped by the Moon Lord. It launches projectiles capable of creating up to two portals (one fired via Use / Attack, the other via Open / Activate) upon impact with blocks. These two portals are linked; any player that touches one will be instantly transported to the other one, without losing momentum. While NPCs can be teleported with the Portal Gun, enemies or projectiles cannot.

The Portal Gun has a maximum range of 675 blocks (1350 feet). It takes two seconds for the projectile to travel this distance.

While selected, the Portal Gun will alter the player's physics: their maximum fall speed is multiplied by 3.5 (from 51 mph to 179 mph) and horizontal momentum/inertia is kept while in the air. This effect is also applied if the last entity that affected the player's fall was a portal.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Portals can face up or down, left or right, or diagonal in any direction, and need to have at least three blocks straight in any direction to be applied.
  • Despite being a tool, the Portal Gun cannot be placed on a Weapon Rack.
  • In multiplayer, all players will have different portal colors.
  • The Portal Gun alone does not block fall damage, but traveling through a portal will reset fall damage taken.
    • However, traveling through a portal does not reset the flight timer, and as such cannot be used for infinite flight.
  • All hooks are released upon teleporting.
  • Teleporting quickly shifts the viewpoint instead of instantly setting it to the destination point if the two portals are within viewable distance of each other.
  • Portals close if the player gets around 1600 feet (800 blocks) away from them, dies, or leaves the world.
  • A mounted player cannot travel through a portal.
  • The increased fall speed does not work while riding a mount.
  • The effects of touching a block will occur before the player enters a portal. A portal placed on damaging blocks will harm the player, and one placed on Pink Slime Blocks will cause a player to bounce, slowing their fall speed.
  • A portal cannot share a tile with another one, hence shooting a portal at a location which overlaps an existing portal will remove that existing portal in favor of the new one.
  • Actuating any tile of the surface a portal is placed on removes the portal.
  • Portals can be placed on blocks created by the Ice Rod. They are removed as soon as the supporting blocks shatter.
  • If the player attempts to use the Portal Gun with an object, such as a chest, they will fire a second portal slightly before opening the chest, thus rendering them unable to move any items and ruining their portal placement at the same time.Verify

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • The increased fall speed can be converted into horizontal movement speed by placing the "outlet" portal on a horizontal surface. Falling into a portal at 179 mph results in the extraordinarily high horizontal movement speed of 179 mph. This can be utilized by equipping high-tier wings and placing the "outlet" portal in a high, open area.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Portal Gun is a direct reference to the 2007 puzzle-platform video game Portal. In Portal, the gun is the primary game mechanic, shooting portals that allow the player to travel great distances in a short amount of time.
    • The Portal Gun being dropped by the Moon Lord is a reference to the ending of Portal 2, Portal's 2011 successor, where the player must shoot a portal into the moon in order to defeat the antagonist of the game.
  • Despite being dropped by Moon Lord, it still only has a rarity of Rarity level: 8.

See also[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.3.0.5: Portal Gun bolt speed quadrupled to prevent the player traveling faster than the bolt.
  • Desktop 1.3.0.4:
    • Fixed portal gun right-click working in camera mode.
    • Teleportation should no longer black out the screen if the end point is located on the same screen area.
    • In accordance with the numerous fixes to teleportation and velocity, Portal Gun maximum falling speed has been tripled!