New World, the upcoming MMO with a focus on player freedom and customization is set to release its in-game patch today. The developers have announced that it will address a number of changes before players get their hands on everything for free later this month.
Last night, Amazon sent out a New World state-of-the-game update, reviewing the game’s progress since its introduction in the autumn, admitting to faults, correcting mergers, and even gushing over the game’s playerbase.
“We’re thrilled with the level of player engagement we’re seeing, with the typical player getting hours of amusement every session.” We’re looking forward to continuing to provide value to the New World community by providing new material. We’re looking forward to enjoying the holidays with you, Aeternum-style, as part of our Winter Convergence event. Extra mid-game and directed material, as well as more end-game activities, have all been requested, while problems are kept to a minimal. We’ll be concentrating on a new end-game feature with new prizes over the next several months, and we’ll spend a whole release fine-tuning balance. More mid-game tasks are on the way, as well as a continuous stream of new features and tweaks to current ones. We’ll keep working as hard as we can to create New World a game you’ll want to play again and again for years to come. We’ll make errors from time to time, but we’ll always be dedicated to listening to the community and developing the game.”
The studio has addressed the post-merge game further on the forums, assuring players that faction choices would be reset to enable everyone to pick again on fresh servers, albeit you won’t be able to switch to the “winning” side. “In early 2022, we intend to examine and resolve any underperforming servers,” the studio said. “We’ll keep gathering input on these server mergers and expect to distribute a second batch of transfer tokens in early 2022,” says the company.
In other New World news, remember the YouTuber who claimed he’d been hit with a copyright strike because of a video he’d published to assist report a bug? According to the studio, the strike was intended to target a goldselling ad YouTube had put on the video, not the video itself, and Amazon is working with the YouTuber to address it. “By mistake, the video was reported instead of the strike; we have now deleted the strike and the video is live again,” the team explains.
The patch notes for today’s update are also now available, but they’re somewhat brief.
For a complete list of changes and fixes, see our patch notes!
Today, December 21, at 11 p.m. PT [2 a.m. ET/ 8 a.m. CET], there will be a 3-hour downtime. pic.twitter.com/QCjA7lGn5h
— December 22, 2021, New World (@playnewworld)