When I die, I lose all the things I worked for. I've seen the YouTube videos where they remain with the player. How can I set up Terraria so that my inventory persists when I die?

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When creating the character, select softcore difficulty. You will still drop half of the coins you're carrying, but you will keep all your items.


If it says something else than softcore above "Create", click it and you should be able to select from three different options:

Select difficulty

Hovering over the option will show you what happens when you die.

  • IIRC, Mediumcore makes it so you only drop (part of) your money. That's what I play on.
    – Rob Rose
    Commented Feb 24, 2014 at 0:36
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    @RobertRose mediumcore makes you drop all items (not sure about coins) on death
    – 3ventic
    Commented Feb 24, 2014 at 0:40
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    softcore is the one where you drop half your money on death, and that's it. mediumcore you drop everything (including all coins), and hardcore you drop everything and are dead for good.
    – Gigazelle
    Commented Feb 24, 2014 at 10:29
  • It seems you're correct, OP, you're going to want softcore.
    – Rob Rose
    Commented Feb 24, 2014 at 12:22

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