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Call of the WildsSep 27, 2023 - Community Announcementshttps://images.ctfassets.net/j95d1p8hsuun/3xAuMAueJO3pOYbEoJ992T/113b1743d7cdd5de34745a90efe978ec/NW_CallOfTheWilds_1920x1080.jpg Greetings, Adventurers! Answer the Call of the Wilds on October 3 for a week-long celebration of our first expansion, the Rise of the Angry Earth. Each day we’ll explore a new feature through the eyes of your favorite Twitch streamers. Check out Mount Races, discover Flail builds, tame the Savage Divide, search the Elysian Wilds, and watch a massive open world fight for event-specific Twitch Drops. How will you answer the call? SCHEDULE Whether you tune in to watch your favorite personality or to learn more about a new feature that interests you, this selection of Twitch streamers offers something for every type of player. Look forward to tips, insight, and memorable moments during the following segments: Tuesday (10/3): Mount Race Wednesday (10/4): Flail Build Bonanza Thursday (10/5): Elysian World Tours Friday (10/6): Savage Divide runs Saturday (10/7): Territory Takedown Sunday (10/8) to Tuesday (10/10): Creator’s Choice FEATURED STREAMERS Anthony_Kongphan BagginsTV Bajheera BDLG DannehTV Grimmmz KatContii KingGothalion Redbyrd Sacriel Shroud Smashley Streamerhouse Towelliee Yaboiwiilly Zoltan and more! TWITCH DROPS https://images.ctfassets.net/j95d1p8hsuun/6PkIYaEN0S2CIHS9JLwiev/3e30af419a26828298e318cf50c01a7b/NW_TwitchDrop_CalloftheWilds_1920x1080_CT-002478.jpg Check out the Call of the Wilds for unique Twitch Drops like a Flail skin and custom Mount Flag Attachment. Each day we will add additional drops until everything is available on day 5. Watch your favorite participating content creator before October 10 to claim yours! “By root and by branch, by bramble and thorn, to defense of these lands you now have been sworn.“ Day 1 Drops: Call of the Wilds Flail, Call of the Wilds Mount Attachment Skin, and Mossclad Helm (4 total hours watched) Day 2 Drop: Mossclad Vambraces (6 total hours watched) Day 3 Drop: Mossclad Boots (8 total hours watched) Day 4 Drop: Mossclad Cuisses (10 total hours watched) Day 5 Drop: Mossclad Thornvest (14 total hours watched) If you haven’t done so already, make sure your Twitch account is linked to your Amazon Games and Steam accounts. You can find the steps you need to follow on our Twitch Drops page. Twitch Drops can only be claimed once per account. For more details on Rise of the Angry Earth, check out our full breakdown, Mount showcase, Flail showcase, and Savage Divide deep dive. You can also view our guide to make the most of your New World experience. Thanks for your support! We’ll see you in Aeternum.The Savage DivideSep 25, 2023 - Community Announcementshttps://images.ctfassets.net/j95d1p8hsuun/3ISuBHgufuMnV2f8Pphioh/806db82b1014f2935bd05c0b3661f83c/NW_Mahantaram_NPC_ROTAE_Announce_1920x1080_Final_CT-002143.jpg Greetings, Adventurers! The powers of Artemis flourish within these caverns of stone and ancient root. Embark on a dangerous new Level 62+ Expedition to track down the primordial Beast Lords before pandemonium emerges from the depths of Aeternum. The elemental chaos of the Savage Divide awaits. This Expedition will release alongside Rise of the Angry Earth on October 3 and require the expansion to enter. Mahantaram, the Mammoth Lord, has retreated into madness in the Savage Divide. A sinister mist and unsettling spores pour forth from the mouth of the cavern. As the days go on the howls of the beasts within grow louder and more deranged. The enraged Beast Lords pose a terrible threat to the population of Aeternum if not contained. Join the Design Team for an in-depth discussion on everything you need to know about the Expedition in the video below. LORE Beneath the mountain of Vigrid, the tribes of the Beast Lords have dug tirelessly to create their new kingdom. Supported by the terraforming magic of Artemis and the Ennead, it took little time for the massive caverns to be carved out from the mountain. Deep within massive chambers expanded forth, interconnected by Ancient channels and ruins of the previously submerged Saircor ruins. Lush alien flora flood into it's depths, brightly illuminating the chambers within their new home. When the Mammoth Lord first fled back into the depths of the Savage Divide it seemed hope was on the horizon. The Gorilla Lord followed his friend into the maw of the cavern, hoping to quell his rage, deep into the depths of the false promise that would be their demise. Neither has yet to return. Both alpha tribe members have begun to feel the Beast Lord souls manifest within them. Terrible omens for the lost Lords and Aeternum. https://images.ctfassets.net/j95d1p8hsuun/3JCCwPnjGqervkimYRndz7/f81a4a3bdc5105ed738f12b51cd478d6/Mammoth_cave_1920x1080__1_.jpg Mahantaram’s otherworldly nature reacted violently with the supernatural power of Aeternum. Such planar instability would have alarmed Artemis in a former life, but her Ancient knowledge and hatred of humankind inspired her to make use of this anomaly. Energy drains from the mammoth Beast Lord into bursts of destructive elemental magic. Artemis has confined this force of destruction to the Expedition. For now... DESIGN We caught up with Level Designer Darren McKinsey for even more insight into the creation of the Savage Divide. The Savage Divide was designed to evoke the primal nature of the Beast Lords. It’s incredibly lush with a ton of harvestable objects and multiple corners to explore. This organic feel is one of the key distinctions from prior Expeditions. Beyond aesthetic differences, the Design Team strove to set the Mammoth Lord’s lair apart through non-linear gameplay. https://images.ctfassets.net/j95d...Rise of the Angry Earth: New and Returning Player GuideSep 20, 2023 - Community Announcementshttps://images.ctfassets.net/j95d1p8hsuun/3zdRBWOdILuQCkwTm01OKz/01705c76ac012b0f75eacbe93bdb1834/NW_New_Returning_PlayerGuideHeader_1920x1080_Final_CT-002600.jpg Greetings, Adventurers! Now is the perfect time to play New World, especially if you’re new to the game. Aeternum continues to evolve through new features like mounts, progression changes, and improved open world PvP. Each change was a result of player feedback. Returning players might not recognize these revamped shores or systems, but the fresh experience makes New World even more enjoyable. We partnered with a variety of New World content creators to help new and returning players ease into Rise of the Angry Earth. Whether you’re curious about additional weapons, modes, storylines, areas, or features, here’s everything you need to know for your next trip to the Eternal Isle. NEW PLAYER TIPS https://images.ctfassets.net/j95d1p8hsuun/2voiDzWBlgCOZ7J0DeRyer/4f415fce75faacffefc82c54be41089f/NW_Beetle_PVE_ROTAE_Announce_1920x1080_Final_CT-002143.jpg “New World had a rough start with a lot of bugs,” ArsheeTV said. “Some remain, but the heart of the game is still really fun. There's a lot to do now and the combat system is second to none. New players today can experience New World how it was supposed to be at launch.” REVAMPED MAIN STORYLINE “My favorite part about the Revamped Starting Experience and main storyline has to be the story, quest, and cinematic changes,” ArsheeTV said. “At first there was a need to rush to endgame ahead of everyone else. Now you can enjoy even better progression at your own pace.” Almost every zone was overhauled based on player feedback. The few remaining original zones will be revamped in future releases. Here’s what to expect: Start the adventure with friends: Players spawn in one of several zones at the beginning of the game. Head to a friend’s location to play early quests together. Multiple ways for solo and group players to progress: There are different objectives for certain quests that give you the option to remain solo or join a group of players depending on your preferred experience. Diverse objectives to keep gameplay fresh: Objectives range from puzzle and traversal challenges to unique interactions with the world and dynamic events. There’s always something new to find. An epic adventure surrounding the mysteries of Aeternum: Conquer new enemies, obstacles, and locations to reveal the truth about the Eternal Isle. “I recently finished the revamped level 1-40 main story experience and it is so much better than when the game released,” LiamH said. PROGRESSION https://images.ctfassets.net/j95d1p8hsuun/7jMUejr7RMIcAg2GTMpGRm/bd272d46d3e3c6a90bc4769cf3dc45ce/NW_WinterVillage_D_Winterconvergence22_1920x1080_Final_CT-001151.jpg “Whether you play solo or with friends, reaching level 60 has never been quicker,” ArsheeTV said. “You’ll get to level 60 in less than a week from just the main storyline quests. If you wish to quickly catch up to your friends at ...New World Update 2.0.5Sep 12, 2023 - Community Announcementshttps://images.ctfassets.net/j95d1p8hsuun/6vsPp2QL69kR8UvhGoQznF/8104d8d9b8394a8c0bbe38b46ef832cc/NW_RemnantCombat_EggcitingEvent_S2Announce_1920x1080_Final_CT-001711.jpg Greetings, Adventurers! New World Update 2.0.5 downtime will begin at 11:00PM PT (6:00AM UTC) on September 12 and last approximately 1 hour. It includes an extension to the Siege of Sulfur event, plus Transmog fixes. Check out the full list of changes below. SIEGE OF SULFUR The Siege of Sulfur event will be extended until October 3rd. We recognize that the event's launch didn't go as smoothly as we had anticipated and are dedicated to improving the overall experience through additional fixes. In light of the difficulties that have affected completion and enjoyment, we have made the decision to extend the event. We hope that this extension will provide players with a better opportunity to fully experience the encounter and its unique rewards over the next few weeks. Fixed an issue that prevented progress in the Brimstone Sands Siege of Sulfur encounter. TRANSMOG FIXES Fixed a Transmog issue that prevented players from capturing item appearances until after they logged out and back in. Fixed a Transmog issue caused players to lose item Dyes on equipment if there was an error during application. Fixed an issue that caused Leaderboards to display in the incorrect section of the Transmog window. Fixed an issue with the Desecrated Leather Gloves skin. 3V3 ARENAS The Brimstone Sands Gladiatorial Pit will remain active in the 3v3 Arenas map rotation for 3 additional weeks. GENERAL Players with temporary bans will no longer see a generic login error when starting the game. They will now see an error popup that describes their ban. Fixed an issue that caused the wrong Gear Set Storage icon to appear in the menu. Fixed an issue that caused certain rushing and warring crafting patterns to roll gem slots incorrectly. Fixed an issue that caused Player Titles to appear on Nameplates during Outpost Rush. Thanks for your support! We’ll see you in Aeternum.Join Influence Races in the PTRSep 12, 2023 - Community Announcementshttps://images.ctfassets.net/j95d1p8hsuun/7cUfxH7a44qczGreduPH2/f344243de049844e0501d9a46bb5f953/NW_OldFirstLight_ROTAE_Announce_1920x1080_Final_CT-002143.jpg Greetings, Adventurers! Join new Influence Races in the Rise of the Angry Earth PTR to help us make open world PvP even more enjoyable. We’d love to hear your feedback through our Discord or the in-game tool. Here’s everything you need to know to participate. WHAT ARE INFLUENCE RACES? Capture new Influence Towers and strike down enemy Factions in open world combat for territorial supremacy. Each Faction will compete for Influence in specific zones during scheduled times. If an attacking Faction earns enough Influence through PvP Missions, Influence Towers, and Forts before the race ends, they’ll receive bonus rewards, plus the opportunity to declare War. If the defending Faction prevents the attackers from scoring enough Influence within the time limit, they’ll earn bonus rewards for both the Influence Race and the next War. Regardless of who wins, the attacking Faction with the most influence can escalate the conflict into War. WHEN DO INFLUENCE RACES START? There will be 3 Influence Races daily: 6PM, 7PM, and 8PM local server time. Each one will last 45 minutes. Check the Conflicts Schedule in the Map to see which Territories will have Influence Races. To join, simply show up to the territory that has the active Influence Race, flag for PvP, and compete! Explore the full list of changes for a preview of what to expect in this iteration of the PTR. Thanks for your support and participation! We’ll see you in Aeternum. Thanks for your support and participation! We’ll see you in Aeternum.PTR: Rise of the Angry EarthSep 11, 2023 - Community Announcementshttps://images.ctfassets.net/j95d1p8hsuun/lVvATHuIfxBaIfaO4YdSh/5fac27e20959bec105dea4e098b15a24/NW_Iguana_Battle_Expedition_ROTAE_Announce_1920x1080_Final_CT-002143.jpg Greetings, Adventurers! Aeternum is an ever-evolving world, and as such, we continue our efforts in providing our players with an assortment of ongoing new features, content, and changes. We are approaching the release of Rise of the Angry Earth and would like to once again invite you all to participate in this iteration of our Public Test Realm (PTR)! Read on for this PTR's features and FAQ. The full list of release notes can be found on our website. PTR The Public Test Realm (PTR) is a limited-availability server-set that grants an early look at upcoming features. These preview builds are snapshots of upcoming major releases and are not final versions — you may encounter bugs, crashes, missing text, or other issues. Between our internal testing efforts and your reports, we hope to catch and resolve all serious issues before they reach the live servers. Hundreds of changes have already been made — with more to come — and the full release notes will be shared on release day. However, not every bug or feedback piece will be actioned on before release — some changes need time to be investigated further, and may arrive in a subsequent patch or two. To help with the feedback process, all newly created PTR characters will have the opportunity to instantly level to select level-ranges outfitted with appropriate gear and items. The PTR will officially open tomorrow, September 12, at 8AM PT (3PM UTC) and run until 8AM PT (3PM UTC) on September 18. If you encounter a bug, exploit, or have suggestions to improve a feature or piece of content, we’d love to hear your feedback on our Discord (you can also utilize our in-game feedback tool). We will do our best to address as much of your feedback as possible before the content update makes its way to our live servers. Your participation will help us to deliver awesome content and updates in the future! During this iteration of the PTR, we look forward to hearing your playtest feedback on the following changes: Elysian Wilds Zone Rise of the Angry Earth Main Story Quest Edengrove and Great Cleave Main Story Quest Revamp The Savage Divide Expedition Horse Mounts Artifacts Flail Weapon/Perk changes Primal Fury Heartrune Trade Skill and Gear Score changes Influence Race Season 3 Rewards Track Check out our official announcement for detailed breakdowns of what to expect. PTR CLIENT ACCESS This special preview client will be made available for download through the stand-alone Steam application, “New World Public Test Realm” (which should already be in your Steam library if you own the main game). When the test period is complete and the main New World game is updated with the previewed content, the PTR world will shut down and may be wiped clean. You will continue to see the New World PTR application in your Steam library, but there will not be an a...Flail ShowcaseSep 11, 2023 - Community Announcementshttps://images.ctfassets.net/j95d1p8hsuun/5dg5XlhmylUfHb0kDmq9KW/537dce1febb644384979177158fe1232/image__26__1920x1080.jpg Greetings, Adventurers! The Flail is a versatile one-handed weapon with the option for an offhand shield. Use arcane magic to enhance its attacks and buff allies or debuff enemies to aid in victory. Through a combination of melee, arcane magic, and strong defenses, the wielder can bolster their group’s effectiveness without having to drop the offensive. We joined the Design Team for a deeper look at the Flail’s design, weapon comparisons, and Weapon Mastery Trees, plus some other neat tidbits. GAMEPLAY DESIGN What the Flail lacks in raw damage, it makes up for in survivability, support, and utility. Whether you swipe, thrust, strike, or unleash magical AoEs, all attacks have buffs/debuffs that alter their combat function. Versatility is another notable quality of the weapon. Several Flail passives and upgrades function differently based on your shield type and the combat situation. This customization extends to playstyle. Most abilities feature support-focused attack upgrades, so solo players can potentially forego these skills to better spec themselves out for their own survival. https://images.ctfassets.net/j95d1p8hsuun/1vzXt8y0iMPI4hWTMLGEqH/437e48a6a97ab0c0ede31cec0270f803/NW_Flail_HeroPose_B_ROTAE_Announce_1920x1080_Final_CT-002143.jpg STATS: Attack speed: Medium Effective range: Extended Melee Buffs: High Debuffs: High Roles: Support and Tank Strengths: Survivability, utility and versatility, support, defense Weaknesses: Low damage, 1v1 combat Unique Mechanics Extra range: Flail tip extends during attacks to add additional reach. Impairment: A status effect that combines both a damage over time effect and weaken. WEAPON COMPARISON https://images.ctfassets.net/j95d1p8hsuun/5owvKczbTYj8dpUFmdTNDl/7b3e51fe5486342ddcbf3afd39968ac8/NW_Flail_HeroShot_ROTAE_Announce_1920x1080_Final_CT-002143.jpg Here’s a breakdown of how the Flail compares to other weapons: Life Staff Weaker than: Healing, Range About the same as: DPS, Buffing Stronger than: Debuffing, Melee Void Gauntlet Weaker than: Damage, Range, Healing About the same as: Buffing/Debuffing Stronger than: Crowd Control, Survivability Sword/Shield Weaker than: Fewer Defensive Actions, Tanking, DPS About the same as: Buffing/Support Stronger than: Utility, Ally Support Hatchet Weaker than: DPS, Speed About the same as: Self buffing Stronger than: Support DAMAGE SCALING COMPARISON https://images.ctfassets.net/j95d1p8hsuun/2b28cQUUKlw2AR5mG6avbn/8bb28f7c86f1ada9ee7a36c2cd1c67b5/NW_Flail_ActionShot_A_ROTAE_Announce_1920x1080_Final_CT-002143.jpg Similar to the Sword, most Flail damage will scale to Strength, however the weapon’s utility and support will be linked to Focus instead of Dexterity. All healing, and various other support functions, scale exclusively with Focus. Flail and Shield Strength: 90% Focus: 65% Sword and Hatchet Strength: 90% Dexterity: 65% Void Gauntlet Intell...New Prime Gaming Loot - Equilibrium’s BoonSep 8, 2023 - Community AnnouncementsGreetings, Adventurers! Exclusive New World consumable items are now available through Prime Gaming until October 13, 2023. If you are an Amazon Prime member, make sure to pick up the Equilibrium’s Boon! It contains Large Ebony Bookcase x1, Powerful Corrupted Coating x3, Vial of Suspended Azoth x10, Runestone Stopwatch x1, Umbral Shard x500, Ancient Fireworks x3, and Gypsum Orb x5. https://images.ctfassets.net/j95d1p8hsuun/1F1dpUjXibrF0tC8aujvhK/7721deef4bddbba263a1854cba31179c/NW_EquilibriumBoon_Web_1920x1080_CT-002497.jpg “Balance is its own reward... but these certainly won't hurt either.“ With Prime Gaming, Amazon Prime members enjoy tons of free, exclusive content for their favorite PC, console, and mobile games. Plus, they can claim a collection of PC games for free every month that are theirs to keep forever, and a monthly Twitch channel subscription. Prime Gaming’s selection of in-game content and free PC games is always growing and rotating to stay fresh, with new items and free games added every month. Players who are not currently Amazon Prime members that are interested in accessing the exclusive New World loot can sign-up for a free, 30-day trial on the Prime Gaming website. Prime Gaming Loot can only be claimed once per account. Stay tuned, as we’ll have more content for Prime Gaming members in the future. Thanks for your support! We’ll see you in Aeternum.Mount Showcase: Lions, Horses, and Dire WolvesSep 6, 2023 - Community Announcementshttps://images.ctfassets.net/j95d1p8hsuun/2Lux3BegG6afajdMjhn30/c2ce2d4eb9f2cc0c398da1a550e5e205/NW_Mount_PVP_ROTAE_Announce_1920x1080_Final_CT-002143.jpg Greetings, Adventurers! Traverse Aeternum faster, express yourself, and complete time trials with customizable mounts. There’s also a new Riding Trade Skill to master. How will you level up your trusty companion for even quicker travel? Here’s everything you need to know about the new feature coming in Rise of the Angry Earth on October 3. OVERVIEW Whether you prefer to ride a Horse, Dire Wolf or Lion all three types of mounts will double your standard sprinting speed. Summon your favorite from almost any location outside of combat. As you progress, you’ll earn mount buffs and attachments to further personalize your new best friend. RIDING TRADE SKILL PROGRESSION Complete mount quests or feed your mount to gain Riding XP and level up your Riding Trade Skill. You’ll receive the following rewards as you become a better rider. https://images.ctfassets.net/j95d1p8hsuun/7znc1tH7mNG9jiNDoSKIdW/360e82f4f73ce7661766fffa31c24681/NW_MountJump_Profile_ROTAE_Announce_1920x1080_Final_CT-002143.jpg REWARDS Increased mount speed for all mount types. Trinket-like items called mount buffs which can enhance aspects of your mount’s locomotion. Mount attachments to visually customize your mount. Higher tier consumable mount food. A chance to receive special mounts at set levels. TIME TRIALS AND QUESTS Conquer mount-specific challenges across Aeternum for additional rewards. Complete mount quests to befriend and unlock new animals. Compete in two types of mount time trials for Riding XP, mount buff items, mount vitamins to make consumable mount food, and more: Tours - Find the quickest route to the finish line. Rallies - Reach each sequential checkpoint before the timer runs out. CUSTOMIZATION https://images.ctfassets.net/j95d1p8hsuun/1nWdd6MSMNccKk0medYRjU/35be185a793f1bcc99ae49aa73bb011a/NW_Mount_NewOlympus_ROTAE_Announce_1920x1080_Final_CT-002143.jpg Make each mount your own with nicknames, attachments, buffs and dyes. All items can be equipped to any type of mount. Explore the Mount Collection Menu to personalize your new ride through the following options. MOUNT ATTACHMENT ITEMS Mounts have two attachment slots for visual equipment. These items are solely aesthetic meaning they will not impact gameplay. MOUNT CONSUMABLE ITEMS Feed your partner for additional Riding XP. MOUNT BUFF ITEMS Bolster your riding style with mount buffs. Each item is bind-on-pickup, has a Riding level requirement, and can be paired with one other mount buff. Earn this rare loot through quests, Riding Trade Skill rewards, and open world drops. Cleansing Talisman: Applies Cleanse on forced dismount Empowered Talisman: Applies Empower on forced dismount Fortified Talisman: Applies Fortify on forced dismount Hastey Talisman: Applies Haste on forced dismount Healing Talisman: Applies Heal on forced dismount Mountaineer’s Pendant: Reduced Da...New World September Dev UpdateSep 4, 2023 - Community Announcementshttps://images.ctfassets.net/j95d1p8hsuun/2xQZh2V7296kxg0GKD5331/8e69a8370eb956933b8bcb637a6f61ce/Screengrab_01_Team_Update_Title_1920x1080.jpg Greetings, Adventurers! We’re thrilled to dig into the details of our first expansion, Rise of the Angry Earth, in the September Dev Update. Join us for a discussion of every new feature including mounts and Elysian Wilds, plus conversations around Season 3 updates like Influence Races. Discover the next chapter of Aeternum in the video below. The video will be sectioned by topic on YouTube, so if you’re only interested in checking out certain subjects, you’ll easily be able to navigate to them. Here’s an overview of the topics included in this month’s update. VIDEO SUMMARY RISE OF THE ANGRY EARTH Ride mounts through transformed lands when New World: Rise of the Angry Earth launches on October 3. We can’t wait for players to experience every new feature in our first paid expansion: Mounts New Weapon: Flail New Gear Rarity: Artifacts New Story New Progression A Zone Transformed: Elysian Wilds New Expedition: The Savage Divide New Heartrune Ability: Primal Fury Check out our announcement article for more details, including an FAQ. SEASON 3 Look forward to Season 3 updates for all players alongside the release of Rise of the Angry Earth. With revamped mainline story quests, open world PvP changes based on player feedback, and quality of life improvements like the removal of Wards, Banes and Expertise, there has never been a better time to visit the Eternal Isle. Explore the official announcement for a full breakdown of what to expect. PTR https://images.ctfassets.net/j95d1p8hsuun/7cUfxH7a44qczGreduPH2/f344243de049844e0501d9a46bb5f953/NW_OldFirstLight_ROTAE_Announce_1920x1080_Final_CT-002143.jpg Stay tuned to our website and social media channels for updates on when the Rise of the Angry Earth and Season 3 PTR will be available. Thanks for your support! We’ll see you in Aeternum.New World's first expansion is a cataclysmic overhaul, two years onAug 30, 2023 - PCGamesNNew World is back, as Amazon Games reveals details for its first expansion, titled New World: Rise of the Angry Earth. Along with the increased level cap and gear score you'd expect from any good MMORPG add-on, this first New World expansion finally introduces the much-requested ability to summon mounts, along with a new weapon type and Heartrune ability, and, of course, new areas and stories to uncover. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: New World kicks off inaugural season with sparkly new battle pass New World season pass price may shock, but Amazon says it's worth it New World server merges coming as Thanksgiving event begins Rise of the Angry Earth AnnouncementAug 30, 2023 - Community Announcementshttps://images.ctfassets.net/j95d1p8hsuun/CD6gkQeKQttdjnm4esc6l/2192eef619ceee3197e9409c47a9b8d1/NW_ROTAE_KEY_WEB_1920x1080.jpg Greetings, Adventurers! Ride mounts, wield a new weapon, and explore transformed lands when New World: Rise of the Angry Earth launches on October 3. We can’t wait for players to experience every new feature, including the story behind the fall of First Light, in our first paid expansion. Discover Aeternum’s next chapter for $29.99. New players can pick up both the base game and the expansion for $69.99 as part of the New World: Elysian Edition bundle. Look forward to Season 3 updates for all players alongside the release of Rise of the Angry Earth. With revamped mainline story quests, open world PvP changes based on player feedback, and quality of life improvements like the removal of Wards, Banes and Expertise, there has never been a better time to visit the Eternal Isle. Check out the announcement trailer below. Here’s an overview of every major update coming to New World as part of Rise of the Angry Earth, plus answers to your most common questions such as new system requirements. We’re also happy to offer players a chance to get an early feel for these features in the next PTR. RISE OF THE ANGRY EARTH The lush greenery of Elysian Wilds, powerful new combat options, and primordial Beast Lords await those brave enough to challenge Artemis. You will need to purchase Rise of the Angry Earth to experience the following updates: NEW STORY https://images.ctfassets.net/j95d1p8hsuun/7HBHtHdFvHCWnOaNyorxLU/7288cdd2790e34ca66fb9df45fccff9d/NW_Artemis_SoulTrial_MSQ_ROTAE_Announce_01_1920x1080_Final_CT-002143.jpg First Light has fallen. Once a welcoming place for newcomers to Aeternum, the fields have been ravaged by the fury of the Angry Earth. No one is certain what has become of the people and villages that once populated the area, and a deadly barrier has kept all but the most intrepid from attempting to find out. This abundance of earthly powers has awakened the mighty Beast Lords, a new possible adversary facing the people of Aeternum… but with them also comes a boon - the secret to taming and riding animals. MOUNTS https://images.ctfassets.net/j95d1p8hsuun/1nWdd6MSMNccKk0medYRjU/35be185a793f1bcc99ae49aa73bb011a/NW_Mount_NewOlympus_ROTAE_Announce_1920x1080_Final_CT-002143.jpg Summon a mount for faster traversal across Aeternum. Master horses, dire wolves, and lions, each with a unique look, customizable equipment and a name you can set. Level up the new Riding Trade Skill to earn upgrades like increased speeds, buffs and higher tier consumable food for your new friend. NEW PROGRESSION https://images.ctfassets.net/j95d1p8hsuun/5owvKczbTYj8dpUFmdTNDl/7b3e51fe5486342ddcbf3afd39968ac8/NW_Flail_HeroShot_ROTAE_Announce_1920x1080_Final_CT-002143.jpg Increase your character’s level to 65 and Gear Score to 700 with new attributes to help power up your builds. Increase Trade Skills to level 250 with new items to gather, refine and c...New World Update 2.0.4Aug 29, 2023 - Community Announcementshttps://images.ctfassets.net/j95d1p8hsuun/1np4ufNISBdpdIbX2QJPkE/313cb8d7957f45b789c4841239c35dd0/Liv_Winde_-_Devaloka_1920.jpg Greetings, Adventurers! Updated on 9/12: The Siege of Sulfur event will be extended until October 3rd. We recognize that the event's launch didn't go as smoothly as we had anticipated and are dedicated to improving the overall experience through additional fixes. In light of the difficulties that have affected completion and enjoyment, we have made the decision to extend the event. We hope that this extension will provide players with a better opportunity to fully experience the encounter and its unique rewards over the next few weeks. New World Update 2.0.4 downtime will begin at 11:00PM PT (6:00AM UTC) on August 29 and last approximately 2 hours. As the final portals close on Luck of the Bones, a new danger descends upon Aeternum. Defend sandwurm eggs in the Siege of Sulfur event for a Mini-Devourer hat skin, sandwurm egg housing item, and more. You can also check out the upcoming store catalogue in our first showcase video, plus Transmog bug fixes, a new community spotlight on fashion, and the August Q&A. SIEGE OF SULFUR Team up with 10+ max-level players to defend sandwurm eggs from waves of Sulfur Elementals for limited-time, sandwurm themed rewards on August 30 through September 12. You’ll also earn rewards that will help you defeat Shah Neshen. How will you stop the Siege of Sulfur? Explore our announcement article for more details. STORE SHOWCASE There is a constant swirl in the balance between light and shadow, the real and the void. Take your stand and look for new apparel, weapon and emote bundles in the store throughout September. These items can be obtained individually or as part of a bundle in exchange for Marks of Fortune. Here’s a preview of what to expect: RELEASE NOTES CLIENT PERFORMANCE We previously capped the number of sounds in high-density player scenarios. These limits were bypassed when developing new content which reduced the game client performance in any scenario with more than five players. Most players should now see improved client performance during PVP and heavy PVE game modes as a result of reinstituting those audio limits. QUESTS The proper Samuel Worthington Bloodgood III will now be visible for the Stalk of Shame quest turn in. TRANSMOG Updated the icons for the Corrupted Dynasty Longsword and Musket at the Stylemancer. Players with female character models will now see updated the icons for Thorpe's Helm, Prime Light Headwear and Yezariael's Visage when viewed at the Stylemancer. Updated icons for several items including Bear Bones Medium set, Vagabond Light Handwear, Breach Void Gauntlet and Corrupted Orichalcum Ice Gauntlet. Updated Transmog error messages to show which skin is not being applied, either because there is no item in that slot, or that skin is already applied. SPEAR Invigorating Crits - added a 0.1s cooldown to prevent it from triggering more than once per attack. Inv...Siege of SulfurAug 23, 2023 - Community Announcementshttps://images.ctfassets.net/j95d1p8hsuun/1eaflOKMzYZ4cuvQQAWYzj/252c92dc31f1511fe6339e928adc4eb1/EN-US_NW_SoS_KeyArt_Web_Main_1920x1080_Final_CT-002145.jpg Greetings, Adventurers! Updated on 9/12: The Siege of Sulfur event will be extended until October 3rd. We recognize that the event's launch didn't go as smoothly as we had anticipated and are dedicated to improving the overall experience through additional fixes. In light of the difficulties that have affected completion and enjoyment, we have made the decision to extend the event. We hope that this extension will provide players with a better opportunity to fully experience the encounter and its unique rewards over the next few weeks. Team up with 10+ max-level players to defend sandwurm eggs from waves of Sulfur Elementals for a Mini-Devourer hat skin, housing item, and more on August 30 through September 12. You’ll also earn rewards that will help you defeat Shah Neshen. How will you stop the Siege of Sulfur? Dunewalker Mage carts broke down while transporting sandwurm eggs to a secure location. Each Mage has created a shield to protect their precious cargo, but can only prolong the inevitable onslaught. Rush to provide support at locations across Brightwood, Ebonscale Reach, Edengrove, Mourningdale, and Brimstone Sands. STANDARD REWARDS https://images.ctfassets.net/j95d1p8hsuun/6vsPp2QL69kR8UvhGoQznF/8104d8d9b8394a8c0bbe38b46ef832cc/NW_RemnantCombat_EggcitingEvent_S2Announce_1920x1080_Final_CT-001711.jpg Face increasingly difficult waves of Sulfur Elementals, including the Remnant of the Unmaker, while the Mage recovers. Clear out every enemy to earn rewards based on your results. There is no daily limit for standard rewards, unless otherwise noted. 1 EGG DEFENDED Successfully defend 1 egg to receive one of the following rewards: 70% chance of rolling a procedural weapon or armor piece at your level 20% chance of rolling an item from the Global Named List 10% chance of rolling an item from the Brimstone Named List In addition to level-appropriate consumables (health, mana, etc.), you’ll also have a 50% chance to earn 1 Obsidian Gypsum (standard 3x loot limit). https://images.ctfassets.net/j95d1p8hsuun/6M4HDL0TlbzkOf6hsRVUTX/df88ab4d5427e7c3a0c6d9ecc16a37dc/NW_Shaman_EggcitingEvent_S2Announce_1920x1080_Final_CT-001711.jpg 2 EGGS DEFENDED Save 2 eggs to net one of the following rewards: 50% chance of rolling a procedural weapon or armor piece at your level 30% chance of rolling an item from the Global Named List 20% chance of rolling an item from the Brimstone Named List In addition to level-appropriate consumables (health, mana, etc.), you’ll also have an 80% chance to earn 1 Obsidian Gypsum (standard 3x loot limit). https://images.ctfassets.net/j95d1p8hsuun/4D6rCMikf61EQcBJul1svi/d8598595e1d9dee993090ded79a411c6/NW_Mage_EggcitingEvent_S2Announce_1920x1080_Final_CT-001711.jpg 3 EGGS DEFENDED Complete a perfect run for even better spoils like a guaranteed Obsidian Gypsum (standard 3x loot l...Transmog FAQAug 18, 2023 - Community Announcementshttps://images.ctfassets.net/j95d1p8hsuun/4aSfgpPL6kbd7vT4QMFrT5/68337c438e8722aafdd217fb4c3c6fa0/NW_VariousArmors_Transmog_Editorial_Images_1920x1080_Final_CT-002365.jpg Greetings, Adventurers! Show off your favorite skins when Transmog comes to New World on August 21. Downtime will begin at 5AM PT (12:00PM UTC) and last approximately 1 hour. Use consumable Transmog Tokens to capture the appearance of any gear collected in the world and then transform it into a usable skin for your cosmetic collection. How will your aesthetic inspire other players? We caught up with the Development Team to discuss everything you need to know about the new feature. Read on for a breakdown of how it works. HOW DOES TRANSMOG WORK? Interact with the Stylemancer NPC in any settlement and select a specific piece of gear to view its Transmog options. Next, you’ll see a thumbnail grid of potential appearances for the slot. This includes both collected skins and entitled skins from Twitch Drops, Prime Gaming Loot, and the in-game Store. After you’ve acquired an item as loot, the option to capture its appearance will be permanently available from the Stylemancer, even if you salvage, discard, or trade the item. Any items obtained prior to the release of this feature, but no longer owned must be reacquired for the menu to recognize and allow players to Transmog it. https://images.ctfassets.net/j95d1p8hsuun/NONUlptW4IyRmeykzaxwn/2693767ffc01404985637f4704c9d414/EN_Preview_Transmog_Editorial_Images_1920x1080_Final_CT-002365.jpg The appearance of almost any weapon, tool, and armor can now be converted into a skin for 1 Transmog Token. Transmog Tokens cannot be spent on Twitch Drop, Prime Gaming Loot, Leaderboard reward skins, and in-game Store items since they’re already available as skins. New icons will identify the source of each item for your convenience. Some items like Leaderboard reward skins will not appear on the Transmog screen. Any item that was in your inventory following the release of Transmog can have its appearance captured, even if you no longer own it. Once confirmed, the skin will now appear in the Change Skin menu as a skin option. Transmog skins will be available forever account-wide, regardless of ownership status of the original gear piece. You can sort through the menu by Name, Source, Owned vs. Unowned, Captured vs. Uncaptured, Full Sets vs. Partial Sets (includes the option to apply appearances available from the matching set so you can quickly change the entire outfit), and Transmog Factor (Tier). WHAT ARE TRANSMOG TOKENS? Use consumable Transmog Tokens at Transmog Stations to capture the appearance of any item in your inventory. Once an appearance has been captured, it is permanently available as a skin. The captured skin will then appear as an item that can be applied to another skin in the change skin menu. https://images.ctfassets.net/j95d1p8hsuun/5G3RXfjqXYnkHDIiqoEWo0/c649b6a804d6db8b8b0d097f6abbe8cb/EN_ConfirmUnlock_Transmog_Editorial_Images_...New World Update 2.0.3Aug 15, 2023 - Community Announcementshttps://images.ctfassets.net/j95d1p8hsuun/7zhlUGDQEii1XjRz8GCYsr/00f0f682e9fcf26e06482518cfc9b310/NW_PvE_ShatteredObelisk_LuckOfTheBones_1920x1080_Final_CT-002398.jpg Greetings, Adventurers! New World Update 2.0.3 downtime will begin at 11:00PM PT (6:00AM UTC) on August 15 and last approximately 1 hour. As the curtain closes on this year’s Summer Medleyfaire, mysterious gateways have been spotted around Aeternum. Catch Rafflebones in the new Luck of the Bones event for legendary loot. This update will also introduce a new emote bundle to the in-game Store. LUCK OF THE BONES https://images.ctfassets.net/j95d1p8hsuun/1tSuzReqEHljFUxxBsjyBM/7d96ebc898daf68bf14568312ba844ad/NW_Group_GreatCleave_LuckOfTheBones_1920x1080_Final_CT-002398.jpg Find portals, summon Rafflebones, and snatch Legendary rewards in Luck of the Bones. The elusive loot collector, Rafflebones, will have his unpredictable spawns guaranteed at any of the numerous portals throughout Aeternum. Best of all, its rewards are even better than usual. How will you make the most of your luck before the event ends on August 29? Explore the announcement article for details on rewards and more. RELEASE NOTES WORLD EXPERIENCE Fixed an issue that prevented all types of treasure chests that are fished up from progressing the Treasures of the Deep quest. Fixed a rare issue that crashed the game when entering Expeditions. Fixed an issue that caused the final chest in the Lazarus Instrumentality Expedition to not unlock for all players. Fixed an issue that prevented some players from completing the quest "The Ritual". Fixed an issue that prevented some players from completing the quest "Break Some Eggs". SEASONS Fixed an issue that caused Golden Scarab crafts to count incorrectly towards Season Challenges. Legendary Gypsum crafts no longer give seasonal experience. Fixed an issue that caused players to not get rewards for beating the Hatchery Trial if they died in the boss fight. Fixed an issue that sometimes caused the Activity Card to not appear stampable when a stamp was available. ECONOMY, PROGRESSION, AND GEAR Bluefish, Flouder, Halibut, Clams, Frogfish, & Swordfish can now be fished up in Everfall's saltwater. Moved loot spawns for Nutmeg from Great Cleave and First Light to Windsward and Reekwater. Fixed an issue that caused an icon to disappear from the menu slot after unequipping a skin. Fixed an issue that prevented dye from working on certain armor. GAME MODES Fixed an issue that caused players to remain dead in the open world after dying in a 3v3 Arenas match and then leaving. STORE EMOTES USEFUL GESTURES EMOTE BUNDLE https://images.ctfassets.net/j95d1p8hsuun/7fMLwTp9fBYpTnbD0hhO0g/90f8d729473d0ad43656c966e793b476/EN_NW_DeepSeaStoreShowcase_UsefulGestureEmoteBundle_1920x1080_Watermark_Final_CT-002221.jpg “Tell them how you really feel!” Includes: Vanity Emote Put up your Dukes emote Mic Drop emote Referee Pin Count emote Give Trophy emote Cost: 9,000 Marks of Fortune This bundle is pro-rat...New Prime Gaming Loot - Corroded Deep-Sea ChestAug 11, 2023 - Community AnnouncementsGreetings, Adventurers! Exclusive New World consumable items are now available through Prime Gaming until September 8, 2023. If you are an Amazon Prime member, make sure to pick up the Corroded Deep-Sea Chest! It contains Bloody Velvet Captain’s Bed x1, Candle Cluster x2, Vial of Suspended Azoth x10, Runestone Stopwatch x1, Umbral Shard x500, Glowworm Bait x100, and Gypsum Orb x5. https://images.ctfassets.net/j95d1p8hsuun/3jPLHVrcqZsvt5crVny6HS/01fc48003f31d46603254569e93d9f17/NW_DeepSeaCorrodedChest_Web_1920x1080_CT-002283.jpg “The salt crust of prolonged submersion further protected its long-lost contents." With Prime Gaming, Amazon Prime members enjoy tons of free, exclusive content for their favorite PC, console, and mobile games. Plus, they can claim a collection of PC games for free every month that are theirs to keep forever, and a monthly Twitch channel subscription. Prime Gaming’s selection of in-game content and free PC games is always growing and rotating to stay fresh, with new items and free games added every month. Players who are not currently Amazon Prime members that are interested in accessing the exclusive New World loot can sign-up for a free, 30-day trial on the Prime Gaming website. Prime Gaming Loot can only be claimed once per account. Stay tuned, as we’ll have more content for Prime Gaming members in the future. Thanks for your support! We’ll see you in Aeternum.Luck of the BonesAug 9, 2023 - Community Announcementshttps://images.ctfassets.net/j95d1p8hsuun/1tSuzReqEHljFUxxBsjyBM/7d96ebc898daf68bf14568312ba844ad/NW_Group_GreatCleave_LuckOfTheBones_1920x1080_Final_CT-002398.jpg Greetings, Adventurers! Find portals, summon Rafflebones, and snatch Legendary rewards in Luck of the Bones on August 16. The elusive loot collector, Rafflebones, will have his unpredictable spawns guaranteed at any of the numerous portals throughout Aeternum. Best of all, its rewards are even better than usual. How will you make the most of your luck before the event ends on August 29? REWARDS https://images.ctfassets.net/j95d1p8hsuun/1zLg7eq8LEcRJPF0mC9AMD/281e3fe0d8040520e6bb87a93439c26f/NW_Group_Ebonscale_LuckOfTheBones_1920x1080_Final_CT-002398.jpg Interdimensional portals are opening around the Eternal Isle! Interact with these mysterious gateways, summon Rafflebones and defeat the elusive loot collector before he flees this dimension. Successful Adventurers are guaranteed to receive his bounty of legendary rewards: 1 Legendary PvE Fortune Hunter item 1 Legendary PvP Fortune Hunter Item 1 Mutation Boss named item 1 named item 500 Umbral Shards 1 Obsidian Gypsum Note you must deal a minimum amount of damage to earn rewards. Loot can be taken from Rafflebones a maximum of 3 times daily. This limit will reset at 5 AM local time. For example, if you collect your third set of spoils from Rafflebones at 4:58 AM, you’ll be able to get more at 5:01 AM. https://images.ctfassets.net/j95d1p8hsuun/7ozacgqjXn7uiESYQTtvsF/661a01cfe0153ee5b78d697c7e56fa85/NW_LuckOfTheBones_Closeup_1920x1080_Final_CT-002398.jpg Thanks for your support! We'll see you in Aeternum.New World Update 2.0.2Aug 1, 2023 - Community Announcementshttps://images.ctfassets.net/j95d1p8hsuun/7h5BkUm3Mxxb4gxfjwqeGz/a9fb38af08f5aab88a923de75d75e16e/NW_GroupFishing_Medleyfaire_S2Announce_1920x1080_Final_CT-001711.jpg Greetings, Adventurers! New World Update 2.0.2 downtime will begin at 4:00AM PT (11:00AM UTC) on August 3 and last approximately 1.5 hours. It includes fixes to framerates, the sandwurm Elite Trial, and more. Read on for a full breakdown of the performance changes. PERFORMANCE CHANGES We have implemented a performance change to the way shaders are loaded on the game client. This change is expected to enhance the overall gameplay experience by reducing instances of frame-hitching and stuttering. However, it's important to note that there will be a noticeable impact on game boot-up time as a trade-off. The new start-up time will vary depending on your local hardware setup, with less delays experienced on SSD hard drives and longer delays on HDDs. During this process, your client will remain on the initial New World logo screen for up to a minute as it front-loads necessary assets. We kindly ask for your patience while you experience this new personal start time benchmark. We will closely monitor player feedback and telemetry on client performance after this change, in search of further opportunities for optimization. Fixed a number of server crashes that disconnected players with a “Lag Detected” error. COMBAT Fixed an issue that allowed players to end the recovery of the Blunderbuss ability “Splitting Grenade” early. Increased the amount of health players gain from the first 150 levels of Constitution attribute points. Swapped the 150 DEX and 300 DEX attribute threshold bonuses with each other. The Detonate Heartrune is no longer able to deal Critical damage. Reduced the strength of the Spear’s “Cyclone” slow effect, from 50% to 30%. Limited the number of targets that could be affected by the Spear’s “Leeching Cyclone” Perk in a single use to 3. Reworked the Sword's “Achille's Heel” passive to instead be a Rend. ELITE SANDWURM TRIAL Fixed an issue that caused players who died during the encounter to not receive rewards upon completion. ECONOMY, PROGRESSION, AND GEAR Fixed an issue that made Legendary Fish far easier to catch than intended. Introduced hotkeys for Gear Set Storage. You can now specify hotkeys that will swap your current loadout to a specific Gear Set Storage loadout. Fixed an issue that made the Artisan Fishing Pole unusable. SEASON PASS Fixed an issue that caused the Earn PvP XP Season Activity to display incorrect text. Fixed an issue that caused Season XP awarded from crafting Gypsum Casts to not scale correctly when crafting multiple casts at once. Fixed an issue that prevented players who did not earn a Gear Set Slot through the Season 1 Season Pass from purchasing it through the Store. Fixed an issue that caused the Journey task “Call of the Ancients” to not properly record song completion. SEASON TRIALS Fixed an issue that caused the Hordemaster boss to spawn le...Happenings From Aeternum - Summer MedleyfaireJul 28, 2023 - Community Announcementshttps://images.ctfassets.net/j95d1p8hsuun/5VHjvElMhVQ65MwAkiJPrS/71ee035f4edbd9ae1819d7667177d85e/SastlE__Nysa_1920.jpg Greetings, Adventurers! Happenings from Aeternum is all about the community. Explore community Q&As on topics like New World's client performance, view community spotlights, and discover new content creators. This month features the Summer Medleyfaire. Learn how to get involved or just enjoy what’s happening. Community Q&A We’ve started additional community Q&As in Discord as a result of community feedback. Join the conversation to find more answers and ask your own questions in August. Here’s the latest Q&A episode of Forged in Aeternum, followed by some responses from our July thread: Is there a planned Inventory/storage overhaul coming? The storage shed system is very frustrating in terms of organization. We agree strongly with your point of view, and are actively looking into it. I'm sure you can imagine there are technical constraints to work around. We are still exploring! Any plans for separate PvE and PvP balance? Yes, this is something we've discussed in the past and think is important so we can push for exciting and strong PvE experiences without breaking the balance of PvP. The first part of it will come in Season 3 when we use this new system to replace some of the balance we achieved through "required" perks. We will then build upon this system over time to include more aspects of combat. Any plans for solo Expeditions? There are no plans for solo Expeditions at the moment. Those experiences are built for multiple players and designed with support and tank classes in mind. However, we want to make sure everyone can easily participate in Expeditions, so we're making some changes in Season 3 to the difficulty of base Expeditions to make them easier for all. We want players to be able to experience the fun and story of our Expeditions in a low pressure setting. If players want a challenge they can participate in Mutators. https://images.ctfassets.net/j95d1p8hsuun/3o816KsLDKzaYZylvkUQhN/691bea2efa3ac55c02d8954694fe2b55/NW_Boss1_S1Announce_EmpyreanForge_Final_CT-001427.jpg New World's Client Performance We caught up with Mike Boccieri, one of New World's AZoth Engine team leads, to answer your questions about DX12, performance optimization, and DLSS: What are your plans for DX12? When the game came out you said the game would move to DX12 after a few months. We are missing out on better graphics and potential performance. As Rich Lawrence mentioned in 2021, New World's AZoth Engine team has had in the past - and currently has - active development towards supporting DX12. While any new platform technology has the potential for improvements - both in areas of graphical fidelity as well as performance - the ability to leverage new technologies effectively is heavily dependent on both the upfront cost to develop the implementation, as well as the downstream costs to the game's content creators. As a result, when we consider ...Amazon’s MMORPG 'New World' Debuts at #1 on Steam with a Peak of 700k Concurrent PlayersSep 29, 2021 - GitHypFounded in 2012 and supported by Amazon’s success in just about every other industry, Amazon’s game development studio has been struggling to produce a hit over the past decade. With hundreds of millions invested, Amazon has pulled the plug on multiple big-budget games recently, such as Breakaway and Crucible – the latter even shockingly being sent back to beta testing and canceled after being fully released on Steam with a peak of 25k concurrent players – something unheard of in the video game industry. More recently, Amazon even canceled their upcoming Lord of the Rings MMORPG, but now it looks like they have an even bigger MMO with New World, which launched at #1 on Steam with a peak of 708k concurrent players during its first day. There have been many factors leading to the success of New World. Besides having almost unlimited funding, the world's best servers, and owning the gaming-focused streaming service, Twitch, Amazon couldn’t have picked a better time to launch their new massive multiplayer online role-playing game. The industry-leader, World of Warcraft, has seen its player/subscriber numbers continue to decline year-over-year per data shared on investor calls and reports. And numerous lawsuits against Blizzard over the past few months have led to many fans boycotting the studio behind WoW and looking elsewhere to get their MMO fix. Besides WoW, Amazon’s biggest competition in the MMO market is currently Square Enix’s Final Fantasy XIV Online – which saw its own player base spike over these past few months on Steam (peaking at 68k concurrent players) as fans of WoW jumped ship and followed their favorite streamers to a new virtual world online. Unlike FFXIV and WoW, which have their own launchers, whether purchasing Amazon’s $40 PC exclusive directly on Amazon or Steam, all players must use the Steam client to launch New World. While this makes it difficult to directly compare said games, it gives us the exact player counts for New World, without any question as to which platform the majority of the game’s population uses.