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Console versionOld-gen console version3DS version Console/Old-gen console/3DS-Only Content: This information applies only to the Console, Old-gen console, and 3DS versions of Terraria.
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This page is about the in-game tutorial. For Terraria Wiki Tutorial articles, see Terraria Wiki:Projects/Guides.

The Tutorial is a special world scripted to explain to the player the basics of the game. The player starts on a small floating island, between a small hole covered by three Wood Platforms. Nearby there are some Ores. The Tutorial will ask the player to do a certain task, and once it is completed the player will be able to start the next task. If the player, by accident or on purpose, does a task before they are asked to do so, the game will just let them skip it. The tutorial has its own music track. This plays only for the duration of the instructions and on 3DS version 3DS version, will change to the regular game music once the player has completed said instructions. The game will randomly choose a gender, clothes colors, and race for the player. The race tends to be Black or White, and not any specific colors.

3DS version 3DS version World[edit | edit source]

A map of an explored tutorial world on the 3DS version 3DS version.
Reference Note
[1] Where the player will spawn. The player is taught basic controls here, and it can be considered an arena for the Green Slime the player will have to kill.
[2] There is a Chest located under the ore the player will dig out. The chest contains 99 Wood.
[3] There is a small altar made of Gold, Gray, and Red Brick here, hosting a Chest surrounded by Tiki Torches. The chest contains a full set of Iron armor.
[4] Here there is a shack composed of Demonite Brick with Obsidian Brick Walls for background walls. Inside is a Chest containing a Healing Potion, an Ironskin Potion, and a Spelunker Potion.
[5] Under the spawn is a large vein of Gold Ore which you can make 55 Gold Bars out of.
[6] There is a Pressure Plate that triggers a Dart Trap here.
[7] Here there is a Chest containing a Lucky Horseshoe, 20 Glowsticks, and 5 Gold Bars.
[8] Under the island there is a small platform made out of Gold Brick Walls, Obsidian, and Hellstone. There is a Toilet, Bathtub, Chest, and Bed placed here, and if taken to the surface the player will be able to use it and the spawn point can be set. Inside the Chest in the middle is a Book, Bowl of Soup, and a Grappling Hook.
[9] There is a Golden Chest here containing a Bomb with the Large modifier. This is the only non-weapon item to have a modifier that can be obtained by legitimate means.
[10] At the bottom of the tutorial world, instead of The Underworld, is a barrier composed of lava and a layer of 3 Obsidian. There is a way to break through this barrier, but it requires obtaining a pickaxe, which is a difficult task because of the limitations of the tutorial world. The player cannot use the bomb to break through as the blast will destroy only two layers of obsidian, and unless the player finds another bomb the barrier remains unbroken.
Misc If you made your way through the obsidian barrier, you will fall straight into the Underworld. However, the whole Underworld is a massive lava pool with no terrain that eventually kills the player.
  • There is a Floating Island above the "hill with many trees." It can to reached by placing exactly 85 Platforms straight up at the top of the hill, and then build right.
  • The Floating Island is composed of a house made from Gold Bricks and Dirt Blocks, with two chests inside. Its style indicates it was probably generated in version 1.2.

Switch version Switch version World[edit | edit source]

A map of an explored tutorial world on the Switch version Switch version. (Click to view full size map)
Reference Location Chest Contents / Note
[1] Below the
Starting Area
Enchanted Boomerang Silver Bar ×3 Throwing Knife ×27 Healing Potion ×5 Gravitation Potion Glowstick ×22 - -
[2] Island Jungle Pond Flipper Bomb ×19 Silver Bar ×6 Archery Potion Silver Coin ×71 - - -
[3] Island Jungle Pond Enchanted Boomerang
(Demonic)
Wooden Arrow ×37 Lesser Healing Potion ×5 Archery Potion - - - -
[4] Under the
Island Hill
Blowpipe Silver Coin ×12 - - - - - -
[5] Island Underground Hermes Boots
(Quick)
Bomb ×14 Iron Bar ×13 Lesser Healing Potion ×4 Swiftness Potion ×2 Silver Coin ×64 - -
[6] Island Underground Glowstick ×65 Iron Bar ×9 Lesser Healing Potion ×4 Bottle ×15 Silver Coin ×14 - - -
[7] Island Underground Spear Grenade ×3 Iron Bar ×8 Wooden Arrow ×49 Bottle ×14 Silver Coin ×29 - -
[8] Right-Side Underground Magic Mirror Silver Bar ×8 Invisibility Potion Glowstick ×22 Gold Coin - - -
[9] Right-Side Underground Band of Regeneration Suspicious Looking Eye Flaming Arrow ×42 Archery Potion ×2 Thorns Potion ×2 Gold Coin ×2 - -
[10] Right-Side Underground Band of Regeneration Suspicious Looking Eye Throwing Knife ×36 Healing Potion ×5 Gravitation Potion Hunter Potion ×2 Glowstick ×27 -
[11] Right-Side Underground Cloud in a Bottle Water Walking Potion Glowstick ×28 - - - - -
[12] Jungle Shrine Staff of Regrowth Dynamite Gold Bar ×8 Healing Potion ×4 Water Walking Potion Torch ×21 - -
[13] Jungle Shrine Anklet of the Wind Throwing Knife ×8 Healing Potion ×4 Gold Coin - - - -
[14] Underground Jungle Hermes Boots Dynamite Meteorite Bar ×26 Silver Bullet ×62 Restoration Potion ×20 Featherfall Potion ×2 Obsidian Skin Potion ×2 Torch ×26
[15] Right of the
Starting Area
  • There is a small dot of corruption grass here that can be used to spread the Corruption.
[16] Left Beach
  • This area was originally filled in with sand.
[17] Basin
  • There appears to be nothing at the bottom of the basin. The entire area is filled with water.
[18] Left-Side Underground
  • This underground house is an exact duplicate of the house found under the starting area. Its chest even contains the same loot.
[19] Starting Area
  • There is a pit here filled with Copper Ore that the player will mine out. It is surrounded by ebonstone.
[20] Underworld
  • There is a long line of Dirt that stretches from the bottom of the world to the bottom of the basin here.
[21] Right-Side Underground
  • This chest is just barely cut off by the world border. It contains throwing knives and copper bars.
[22] Island Underground
  • There is a demon altar here.
[23] Island Underground
  • There is boulder trap with two pressure plates here, but neither of the pressure plates are wired correctly to the trap.
[24] Real Dungeon
  • There is a player tombstone in the dungeon stating "ertert's plead for death was answered." As Skeletron has not been defeated and the tombstone is near 0 depth, it can be assumed that this player most likely died due to the Dungeon Guardian.
[25] Below the bottom
of the Dungeon
  • There is a Dynasty Chest near a golden tombstone here, with the text:
070617

For those who watch,
twitching.

— Unknown

Presumably, the number is the date the tombstone was written. Inside the chest is a Rod of Discord.
[26] Island Underground
  • The pot here only rests on one tile.
Boulder.png
  • Denotes a boulder trap.
Dart Trap.png
  • Denotes a dart trap.
Explosives.png
  • Denotes an explosives trap.

* All accessible chests on the island are marked, but chests off the island are only marked if they have unique items, in order to prevent bloat.

Details about the Tutorial World[edit | edit source]

  • Unlike other versions of the Tutorial, the player character is unnamed, and all instances of the player's name will appear blank.
  • The time does not change from noon.
    • As such, any bosses locked behind night time cannot be summoned. Taking into account all other restrictions on the world, the only summonable bosses are the King Slime, the Eater of Worlds, and the Wall of Flesh.
    • This also means there is a permanent -20% fishing power penalty on the player. This makes it significantly harder to fish, especially when combined with the lack of good Fishing Rods early on.
  • There appear to be no Heart Crystals or Glowing Mushroom biomes in the world.
  • All blue flowers in both the underground and island jungle drop Nature's Gifts with various modifiers. It is best for the player to keep the best ones and sell the rest for money.
  • Due to the constraints of the tutorial, only the Guide, Merchant, Demolitionist, Dye Trader, Dryad, Arms Dealer, Painter, Angler, and Goblin Tinkerer can move in. The Skeleton Merchant can also spawn underground.
  • Butterflies do not spawn during the tutorial, however, all other critters seem to spawn as normal.
  • The world spawns with Salamanders and Crawdads.
  • The Tutorial Music plays everywhere except for the Underworld.
  • The whole world appears to be shifted up around 80 tiles, as well as having a very thin cavern layer.
  • The world is actually an small 1.1 world with a water-filled sand basin carved out. An island has been built in the middle of this basin, and if the player were to dig through the basin itself, they would find the rest of the world under it. The underside of the sand basin is lined with dirt.
  • The Flippers are near required for early traversal off the island, but it is also possible to gather enough money to get the merchant to move in, and then farm blocks with the Sickle to make a bridge.
    • Once acquired, The Rod of Discord is both useful for exploring caves and traversing the basin, should the player not have a bridge.

Directions[edit | edit source]

The tutorial spawn as seen on the 3DS version 3DS version.
  • The game will first instruct the player to move around, jump, then fall through the nearby Wood Platforms.
  • After jumping out, the game will tell the player to use an item, and switch to another one, more specifically, to the Copper Shortsword Console version / Wooden Sword 3DS version.
  • After this, the player will be instructed to kill a Green Slime. The slime will always appear from the left.
  • The player will then be told to cut down a tree to obtain some wood. The player is then told how to use this wood via the inventory.
  • When the player enters their inventory, the player will be told how to switch between menus and how to craft. The player can leave the inventory after crafting three torches.
  • After exiting the inventory, the game directs the player to a vein of ore, which the player is told to mine.
  • The player is told to build 5 platforms to get out of the hole. Under the ore is a chest containing 99 Wood, (3DS version3DS only) which can be used to build the required house.
  • 3DS version The game then instructs the player to smelt the ore after exiting the pit. The player ends up with two of each ore, with two Copper and Iron left over.
  • After that, the player is told to build a house of a minimum of 6 by 10 blocks. Even though a house can be smaller in-game, the tutorial will not progress until the requirement is met.
  • The player will then craft a Work Bench, use it to craft a Door, build the background walls for the house, and place a Chair and Torch for a suitable house.
  • After this, the player can explore the world and do whatever they want, but it is recommended that they create their own world.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • 3DS version The tutorial contains some old and deprecated text, and will tell the player that they can receive crafting from the Guide and use a Hammer to break furniture.
  • 3DS version During the scripted portion of the tutorial, the only enemy that spawns is the Green Slime. Once the player has completed the tutorial (by following all scripted instructions), other enemies will spawn at the appropriate layers.
  • If not killed by player as instructed in the script, the Green Slime will spawn endlessly regardless of the normal spawn limit, resulting in hundreds, possibly infinite, of slimes in the area. [1]
  • In the demo version of Terraria, you can only play the Tutorial.
  • The player starts with the standard five hearts (100 health points) and can take damage from enemies and falls. However, damage will only reduce a player's HP to one quarter-heart (5 HP), meaning that in the tutorial world the player is essentially invincible except from Burning, drowning and Poisoning.
  • 3DS version It is possible to break through the lava-and-obsidian barrier at the bottom of the Cavern layer and access the The Underworld. This requires the player to get 2 bombs by killing Undead Miners or getting them from the slime bonus drop. Once there, the player will face all the enemies normally found in the Underworld, including the Voodoo Demon. Verify
  • The world is an expanded world. This can be verified by counting the amount of tiles between the very left and right edges of the world.
  • Players can place blocks on ropes, meaning that the player can potentially build a bridge right over the Lava.

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Achievement Terraria Student.png
Terraria Student • "Begin the tutorial!"
Start playing the tutorial. Old-gen console version
Achievement Terraria Expert.png
Terraria Expert • "You have completed the tutorial!"
Complete the tutorial. Old-gen console version

References[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

  • Mobile 1.3.0.7: Removed, replaced with a Tutorial button which gives tooltips for controls.