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Status messages

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Status messages display as chat lines in the lower-left of the game screen when certain conditions apply.

NPCs[edit | edit source]

  • When an NPC spawns, the message "[NPC name] the [NPC class] has arrived!" displays.
  • In the Mobile version Mobile version, when the requirements for an NPC have been fulfilled, but there is no housing for the NPC, the message "[NPC name] would like to settle down" may display.
  • When an NPC dies, the message "[NPC name] the [NPC class] was slain..." is displayed.
    • When the Angler dies, the message "[Angler's name] has left" is displayed.

Bosses[edit | edit source]

When most bosses are summoned, the message "[boss name] has awoken!" displays. When a boss spawns randomly on its own, without having been summoned by a player, the corresponding message below is displayed a few in-game hours before it appears:

Message Boss
"You feel an evil presence watching you..." Eye of Cthulhu
"You feel a quaking from deep underground..."
"You feel vibrations from deep below...."
The Destroyer
"This is going to be a terrible night..." The Twins
"You feel the air getting colder around you..."
"The air is getting colder around you..."
Skeletron Prime
  • When a boss has been defeated, the message "[boss name] has been defeated!" displays.

Events[edit | edit source]

Message Event
"The Blood Moon is rising..." Blood Moon
"Slime is falling from the sky!"
"Slime has stopped falling from the sky."
Slime RainDesktop VersionConsole Version
"Looks like [NPC name] is throwing a party!"
"Looks like [NPC name], [NPC name] and [NPC name] are throwing a party!"
"Party time's over!"
PartyDesktop Version
"The old one's army is approaching!" Old One's ArmyDesktop Version
"A Solar Eclipse is happening!" Solar Eclipse
"A goblin army is approaching from the [east/west]!"
"A goblin army has arrived!"
Goblin Army
"The Frost Legion is approaching from the [east/west]!"
"The Frost Legion has arrived!"
Frost Legion
"Pirates are approaching from the [east/west]!"
"The pirates have arrived!"
Pirate Invasion
"Martians are invading!" Martian MadnessDesktop VersionConsole Version
"Celestial creatures are invading!" Lunar EventsDesktop VersionConsole Version
  • When some events are completed, the message "[event name] has been defeated!" displays.

Other[edit | edit source]

Message Trigger Effect
"Spawn point set!" Player right-clicks a properly placed Bed. The player's spawn point is set to the Bed's location, as long as the bed is in a valid house.
"Spawn point removed!" Player right-clicks a properly placed Bed. The player's spawn point is set to the Spawn's location.
"Beach Ball was hit [number] times before touching the ground!" Player "hits" a Beach Ball more than 10 times without it touching the ground. Supports scoring a game played with the Ball.
"A horrible chill goes down your spine..." Player breaks one Shadow Orb or Crimson Heart. Alerts all players to the breakage (which may be off-screen).
"Screams echo around you..." Player breaks a second Shadow Orb or Crimson Heart.
"A meteorite has landed!" Has a chance after breaking one Shadow Orb or Crimson Heart. A meteor has crashed into your world.
"The ancient spirits of light and dark have been released." The Wall of Flesh is defeated for the first time. The current world converts to Hardmode. The Hallow, Underground Hallow, and the Underground Corruption/Crimson generate.
"Your world has been blessed with [ore name]!" An Altar is destroyed. A Hardmode ore generates in the world.
"The jungle grows restless..." All three Mechanical Bosses have been defeated for the first time. Plantera's Bulbs begin spawning in the Underground Jungle.
"Screams are echoing from the dungeon..." Plantera is defeated for the first time. New enemy types begin spawning in the Dungeon.
"Your mind goes numb…" First of four Celestial PillarsDesktop VersionConsole Version are destroyed. Alerts all players to the tower's death (which may be off-screen).
"You are overwhelmed with pain…" Second of four Celestial PillarsDesktop VersionConsole Version are destroyed.
"Otherworldly voices linger around you…" Third of four Celestial PillarsDesktop VersionConsole Version are destroyed.
"Impending doom approaches…" Either the last of four Celestial PillarsDesktop VersionConsole Version are destroyed, or the player uses a Celestial SigilDesktop VersionConsole Version. Starts the 60 second Moon LordDesktop VersionConsole Version summon countdown.