December 3, 2021

New World is getting a ton of latest content material: Here is the way to attempt it earlier than launch

New World is getting a large replace later this month, and the replace is including a lot that Amazon is launching a Public Check Realm (PTR) to place the brand new content material by way of its paces first. Various video video games have PTRs to check updates earlier than they go stay for everybody, together with some MMOs. New World‘s PTR goes stay later at this time and can give gamers an opportunity to check out these upcoming options – which embody a brand new weapon, new quests, and new enemies – for themselves.

New World PTR particulars

To begin, it ought to be famous that all the new content material detailed on this article just isn’t going stay within the recreation but, solely on the PTR. The PTR itself is opening later at this time, at 12 PM PST/3 PM EST, with two servers, one on US East and one on Central Europe. That, as New World gamers have possible already guessed, signifies that entry to the PTR can be restricted.

Everybody who owns a duplicate of New World will discover that the New World PTR has been added to their Steam libraries. I don’t see it in my Steam library in the mean time, so the rollout could also be taking Amazon longer than anticipated. In any case, the New World PTR can be a standalone utility that must be put in earlier than customers can be a part of.

Like different video games that provide a PTR, New World‘s PTR gained’t all the time be accessible. As a substitute, Amazon will open it up for predefined check intervals, and on the finish of these check intervals, the servers can be closed, and progress can be wiped. Amazon additionally asks those that be a part of the PTR to submit suggestions on the PTR sub-forum or by way of the in-game suggestions device.

What the primary PTR check contains

The inaugural PTR patch has a major quantity of latest content material in it. This replace introduces a brand new weapon known as the Void Gauntlet, which scales with each Focus and Intelligence. Whereas that Intelligence scaling makes it a sensible choice for any mage gamers on the market, the Focus scaling signifies that gamers utilizing Life Workers now have a extra offensive device at their disposal for the occasions they aren’t frantically therapeutic their associates and social gathering members.

Amazon explains that the Annihilation tree for the Void Gauntlet will heart on close-range harm with the Void Blade, whereas the Decay tree can be extra support-based with the Orb of Decay, which might heal allies and place debuffs on enemies.

The replace additionally introduces a brand new enemy kind – Varangian Raiders consisting of Hewers, Scouts, Knights, and Archers – and has elevated enemy selection. The announcement of larger enemy selection will possible be a welcome one amongst New World‘s participant base, as the shortage of selection has been a sticking level for some since launch.

The Varangian Raiders can even be the topic of two new quests, the primary of which might be obtained by Abigail Rose in Western Everfall. Since Amazon says the extent vary of those new enemies can be 16-20, the quests related to them will possible be equally low-level. Those that have reached the extent cap could not need to trouble searching for out these quests, but it surely might not be a nasty concept for these having some bother incomes gold within the endgame.

This replace additionally comprises new content material for endgame gamers in its new Legendary Weapon Quests for the Void Gauntlet. You’ll have to be degree 60 and have the Void Gauntlet’s degree maxed earlier than you can begin this quest, and if you’ve achieved that, you’ll need to discover Antiquarian Abbington in Reekwater to start.

With this PTR replace, Amazon has additionally made some enhancements to foremost storyline quests, carried out some adjustments to PvP missions, and has linked all the buying and selling posts within the recreation – one thing it signaled it could do final week. We don’t have any indication of when this replace can be hitting stay servers, however you may learn extra about it and the PTR over on the New World web site.

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