Hey everyone, consider this a friendly public gaming announcement. If you’ve been playing Terraria and getting really invested in your character and worlds, there’s a good chance you may have come across a pretty scary glitch. Scary in that, it makes you wonder if your game save is corrupted and you have to redo all of your hard building and crafting work. There’s a freezing issue with the game, and it is capable of giving you a minor heart attack.
I encountered the Terraria PS3 glitch myself tonight. I was about to play a game, hit the underground jungle area so I could start forging an ivy whip or grass sword and was looking forward to investing another two to four hours into the game. However, when I attempted to load my save, the game froze. The HUD would appear, as would the sky, but then it would stop. I reset the PS3 twice before wondering if this was a big deal or not and checking to see if this was happening to other people.
It turns out, Terraria freezing on the PS3 is a regular and minor issue. The solution is just as simple. If the game freezes, reset your PS3. Start Terraria up again. Then, start the tutorial. After playing that for a few seconds, quit to the main menu. Then, load up your character and any world. The game shouldn’t freeze.
An alternate solution is to select your character, create a new world, quit to the main menu and then select the character and world you want. Considering you’re limited to only a few worlds, it’s best to use the tutorial fix to halt the freezing issue.
Hopefully, Re-Logic and 505 Games will issue a Terraria patch soon so we don’t have to resort to make-shift solutions. For now, if it freezes on your PS3, you’ll know what to do.