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Dig in with Terraria’s free game trial on Nintendo Switch Online

Get ready to dig, fight, explore, and build in Terraria, the acclaimed indie sandbox from Re-Logic, available for free for a week via Nintendo Switch Online

Artwork for Terraria, showing a knight with a pickaxe and a torch.

Indie hit Terraria has been a huge success on a load of platforms, from the PC experience to iOS and Android, and it works well in all of its forms. One particular favourite is the Switch version, which has been a great success. If you’ve not had the chance to try it out yet, then we’ve got some great news for you, as you’ll soon get the chance with a Terraria free trial.

And now is a pretty good time to try it out, with the Journey’s End update arriving on Switch just a few weeks ago. It’s a bit reductive, but imagine Minecraft but in 2D, add some more beefed-up mechanics and you’re at least halfway there. If that sounds good to you, you have a week to try it in the Terraria free trial with a Nintendo Switch Online subscription.

And to help you get off to the best start we’ve got guides galore. Whether you need help with the core stuff like Terraria bosses, Terraria NPCs, Terraria armour, Terraria wings, and Terraria house-building, or more specific help like getting the Terraria Dryad or crafting a Terraria cell phone, we’ve got you covered.

When can I try the Terraria free trial with Nintendo Switch Online?

Nintendo tweeted that the Game Trial for Terraria will start on January 26 this year. It will be free to play for a week, until February 1, more than enough time to explore every inch of Terraria’s exciting sandbox.

How do I play the Terraria free trial with Nintendo Switch Online?

As long as you have a Nintendo Switch Online subscription, just follow these steps:

  • Head to the eShop on your Switch
  • Search for Terraria
  • Download
  • Boot it up and enjoy

It’s as easy as that. Pulling yourself away from Terraria may not be so easy though, at least until you’re forced off at the end of the month. If you’re looking for more fun after that, you can try Banjo Kazooie on Nintendo Switch Online as part of their recent roll-out of N64 games.