Status messages display as chat lines in the lower-left of the game screen when certain conditions apply.
- When an NPC spawns, the message "[NPC name] the [NPC class] has arrived!" displays.
- In the 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 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:
|"You feel an evil presence watching you..."||Eye of Cthulhu|
| "You feel a quaking from deep underground..."
"You feel vibrations from deep below...."
|"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..."
- When a boss has been defeated, the message "[boss name] has been defeated!" displays.
|"The Blood Moon is rising..."||Blood Moon|
| "Slime is falling from the sky!"
"Slime has stopped falling from the sky."
| "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!"
|"The old one's army is approaching!"||Old One's Army|
|"A Solar Eclipse is happening!"||Solar Eclipse|
| "A Goblin Army is approaching from the [east/west]!"
"A Goblin Army has arrived!"
| "The Frost Legion is approaching from the [east/west]!"
"The Frost Legion has arrived!"
| "Pirates are approaching from the [east/west]!"
"The Pirates have arrived!"
|"Martians are invading!"||Martian Madness|
|"Celestial creatures are invading!"||Lunar Events|
- When some events are completed, the message "[event name] has been defeated!" displays.
|"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, and The Hallow and 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 Towers are destroyed.||Alerts all players to the tower's death (which may be offscreen).|
|"You are overwhelmed with pain…"||Second of four Celestial Towers are destroyed.|
|"Otherworldly voices linger around you…"||Third of four Celestial Towers are destroyed.|
|"Impending doom approaches…"||Either the last of four Celestial Towers are destroyed, or the Player uses a Celestial Sigil.||Starts the 60 second Moon Lord summon countdown.|