I killed WoF (wall of flesh) 5 times already and it won't let me enter hardmode.

I get the pwnhammer, I can destroy altars, but I don't get new ores spawning from destroying the altars and the hollow didn't spawn in my world after beating WoF. Is this a bug or something?

  • How are you sure you don't have new ores and hollow didn't spawn?
    – mmatthews
    May 12, 2015 at 13:38
  • becuse i was runing from one side of the map to the other and there were no holow and the your world was blesed whit <ore name> text didnt show up when i destroyed an altar
    – death3003
    May 12, 2015 at 14:52
  • Is this for PC, console, or mobile? What version are you running? Are other worlds on this device capable of entering hardmode?
    – user66184
    May 12, 2015 at 17:36

3 Answers 3


From the Terraria Wiki:

The first three Demon Altars destroyed will trigger the creation of three new Ores, in the following order:

The first destroyed Demon Altar or Crimson Altar will trigger the creation of Cobalt Ore or Palladium Ore. The second destroyed Demon Altar or Crimson Altar will trigger the creation of Mythril Ore or Orichalcum Ore. The third destroyed Demon Altar or Crimson Altar will trigger the creation of Adamantite Ore or Titanium Ore.

Did you destroy at least 3? It also says that Hallow and Crimson/Corruption should spawn upon its death, not the altars. If that's not the case, i would assume it is a bug yes.

Else see this post from someone with a similar issue on reddit.

  • yea i destroyed 5 of them and nothing new hapened
    – death3003
    May 13, 2015 at 6:29
  • i actualy brought the mushrom hammer now
    – death3003
    May 13, 2015 at 6:35
  • and it fixed it. just nead to buy the clemsinator to create holow
    – death3003
    May 13, 2015 at 6:36
  • @death3003 how did you buy the Clentaminator without any hardmode stuff?
    – user79446
    Dec 22, 2015 at 9:45
  • @Hugo Zink It seems using the mushroom hammer to destroy the altars allowed him to obtain hardmode ores.
    – user91193
    Jul 17, 2016 at 11:30

Your save is likely to have been corrupted, either by tampering or just regular gameplay. Thousands of people have issues with this.

I would recommend starting a new world and going on ; from there you should keep your character. Any further gameplay might corrupt your character save.

This is just my opinion based on hours of reddit posts.

  • if you read the comments on the other answer it says he has already fixed the problem Jul 17, 2015 at 16:21

I THINK that is only a glitch for mobile, but I will try and look into those errors and tell you when I get it. =)

  • Thanks, but this would be better posted when you've looked into it and have a workaround/solution :).
    – Robotnik
    Dec 22, 2015 at 5:14

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