How to Create a New Terraria Character (on PC)

The core basis around Terraria is having characters on your account - all of your progress is stored on your character account. This means you can swap between worlds or servers and keep your inventory between them all!

When creating a character it is good to keep in mind the various difficulties:

  • Journey: Characters start with extra equipment. This difficulty character can only join Journey mode worlds or servers.
  • Classic: Classic characters drop money on death.
  • Mediumcore: Mediumcore characters drop items on death.
  • Hardcore: Hardcore characters die for good.

There is no limit to the number of characters you can make; however they will always be sorted alphabetically, so be sure to remember that when making a new one.


  1. From Terraria's main menu, select Singleplayer or Multiplayer.
  2. In the next menu, select New.
  3. Choose a character type. We recommend Classic for most worlds.
  4. You can now name and customize your character to your liking using the various tabs in the character creator.
  5. Click create.

The character has now been created and can be used to join any Terraria world or server! Your character's save data is stored on your character and therefore can be transferred between any world!

If you require any further assistance, please contact our support at:

Mitchell Smith

Managing Director @ Shockbyte

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