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New World

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Amazon Game Studios
Release Date: Sept. 28, 2021

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'New World' Endgame Update Adds Expedition Mutators, Balance Changes, Bug Fixes and More

by Rainier on Jan. 25, 2022 @ 12:22 p.m. PST

New World is a massively multiplayer online game set in an alternate reality version of the 17th century’s Age of Exploration.

In New World, players are pitted against the haunted wilderness of a mysterious island known as Aeternum. Success in New World depends on players’ ability to conquer not only companies of rival players, but the dark soul of Aeternum itself, as it unleashes undead legions, hell-bent on purging them from its shores. In its unsettled state, Aeternum is open and chaotic, but rich in opportunity for soldiers, explorers, artisans, and empire-builders.

Fate has summoned you to the shores of Aeternum, the Eternal Isle. Overcome the brutal legions of The Corrupted and draw battle lines with competing players in this land of danger and opportunity. In a land hell-bent on your destruction, what will you do to survive? Strike out alone to forge your own heroic path, or band together, fortify, and fight.

Massive battles set New World apart, with fortress sieges against other players and supernatural invasions, featuring up to 100 players on the battlefield at once. Combat in New World is visceral and skill-based, giving players direct control over their movements and attacks. Players can band together to form powerful Companies operating out of fortified strongholds, or play alone and acquire and customize their own homes as they contribute to the growth of the larger community around them. New World provides near-limitless play, with classless character progression, social systems, and rich crafting mechanics. 

Amazon Games launched a new update for massively multiplayer online role playing game New World.

This update introduces a new endgame feature called Expedition Mutators, along with balance changes, increased drop rates, new gear, resources, quality of life changes and more.

Expedition Mutators increase the challenge of Expeditions with even bigger rewards for players. Expedition Mutators modify the “Normal” and “Named” enemies found in New World’s Expeditions, increasing the complexity and unpredictability of enemy encounters. New bespoke gear and resources can be found, providing players with more opportunities to increase their power level. Unique combinations of Expeditions and Mutations will rotate each week, and players will battle their way up a ladder of difficulty.

In addition to Expedition Mutators, additional Spirit Shrines, decreased cost for Fast Travel and balance changes have been added to the game. Some of these key updates include:

  • Umbral Shards: This update introduces Umbral Shards – a mysterious, powerful resource that enables players to take an item with a Gear Score of 590 all the way up to a Gear Score of 625. This resource can be acquired by completing Mutated Expeditions, crafting a Gear Score 600 item when players’ expertise with that item is also at 600, or opening a Gypsum Cast when players’ Expertise for that item is also at 600.
  • Fast Travel Costs: This release includes an update that dramatically reduces the distance factor in the amount of Azoth required for each trip, and adds six additional Spirit Shrines, allowing players to navigate the map even faster.

Key Features:

  • FIGHT THE WORLD: Under the surface of Aeternum’s breathtaking landscape lay the seeds of an ancient evil that plots to erase all traces of humanity from its shores. Warriors of bygone ages, doomed adventurers, and creatures of legend have all succumbed to its corruption. It must be stopped.
  • A CALL TO ARMS: Combine skill and strength in melee combat, attack at range with precision, or master arcane attacks. However you choose to fight, you’ll need to forge, discover, and customize powerful weapons to fit your combat style. In epic wars with other players or holding back waves of The Corrupted, your combat skills will mean the difference between life and death.
  • STRONGER TOGETHER: Unite players with in-game social systems that power organization, hierarchy, and command and control of formidable in-game Companies. Venture out with your own intrepid party to battle The Corrupted or to seize the land and treasure of your enemies. A thriving Company consists of master craftsmen, fearless soldiers, guileful traders, and strong leaders. Where do your strengths lie?
  • TAME THE WILDERNESS: As you explore Aeternum, you will discover beauty, danger, and opportunity at every turn. Bend the wilds to your will by hunting fierce beasts for food and crafting materials and harvesting valuable resources from the land to fuel your ascent to power. Leverage geographic advantages to control rare resources to accelerate the growth of your territory.

New World is available on PC (Amazon.com or Steam) for $39.99 ($49.99 for the Deluxe Edition)


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