In this getting started guide by N we will do an overview of the main features of the game and everything you need to know before release, such as launch date and time, available editions and much more.
New World, the ambitious MMORPG that has intrigued players so much in recent years, has just arrived in stores. Thanks to the excellent responses received with the last stages of testing, the title of Amazon Games has all the credentials to become one of the most interesting titles of 2021 and carve out a place in the Olympus of MMOs alongside sacred monsters such as World of Warcraft and Final Fantasy XIV.
What is New World?
New World is a MMO that mixes action and RPG elements created by Amazon Games, the gaming division of the e-shopping giant. The player takes on the role of an adventurer who, after a series of unfortunate circumstances, is shipwrecked in Aeternum, an imaginary supernatural island of the age of exploration. This "new world" where it is possible to deceive death is full of mysteries to discover, areas to explore and enemies to face, whether they are driven by artificial intelligence or real players. Although it is possible to face the game entirely as in PvE, New World in fact offers a rich PvP component for those looking for competition.
As players progress through the adventure, they will join one of the factions humans competing for the island, with socio-political balances changing in real time. The map is in fact divided into twelve territories and the control of these can pass from one side to another thanks to the actions of the players. In addition, companies, or guilds created by users, can govern the various settlements and manage their economy.
New World is a third person view game with a combat system in real time, based on the skill of the players and devoted to action, which in some ways (distantly) resembles that of the souls-like. In addition to the level and equipment, therefore, the player's ability to dodge and block attacks at the right time is important, and then hit where it hurts the most as soon as an opening is created. There is no real class system, with players having full control over the build of their virtual alter ego. To find out more, we recommend reading our New World preview.
Factions and companies
As mentioned above, at the center of the social side of New World are the factions, which are organizations made up of like-minded players and NPCs, all with different motives and plans for the future of the island. It is possible to change sides, but only once every 120 days, so choose well who to ally with. In total there are three:
- Marauders: Living examples of the "will is power" belief, the Marauders are a ruthless military force, aiming to establish a free nation where anyone with the strength and determination to claim something can do so.
- Labor unions: operate in the shadows and manage secrets: Syndicate members use their infinite shrewdness and intelligence in the pursuit of forbidden knowledge.
- Confreres: divine defenders guided by passion and deep faith in the light of the Spark, the confreres fight with loyalty and justice for the souls of all living beings in difficulty.
The choice of side determines which of the players will be your ally and who will be an enemy in PvP matches and the advantages that you can obtain if your faction or company controls settlements and territories.
Within each faction, users can form or join called groups "Company", i.e. guilds with up to 100 players. These clans can take part in the large-scale PvP Wars and in case of victory take over the settlements, of which they will be able to manage the economic side.
PvE and PvP modes
As far as the PvP plays a leading role in the New World game formula, you will not be forced to clash with other players. In fact, if you want, you can very well enjoy everything that the game world has to offer, such as taking down monsters, leveling up your character, crafting new equipment, taking part in public events with other players, facing dangerous bosses and much more without having to. never engage in PvP.
Among the most interesting PvE activities undoubtedly stand out Shipping, the New World version of classic dungeons, in which parties of five players will explore the deepest bowels of Aeternum to face deadly enemies, solve puzzles and uncover truths on the island. In the Invasions instead groups of 50 users will have to defend the territories of their faction from monsters and armies deviated in large-scale PvE clashes.
If, on the other hand, you want to try your hand at clashes between players, know that you can fight a fight with any user of an opposing faction, that you can attack on sight, or challenge your teammate in a "one on one". However, the pinnacle of PvP is reached with the "War", or rather large-scale clashes with teams of 50 players who battle to conquer or defend a territory. The results of these clashes radically change the balance of forces in New World.
Classes, weapons and progression system
As mentioned earlier in New World they do not exist classes predetermined carved in stone, with players having full freedom of choice on how to build their character and choose, for example, whether to focus on close combat or magic, whether to wear heavy or light armor.
Characters progress into three categories: Core Attributes, Skills, and Weapon Mastery. Each time your alter ego levels up, a point is awarded Attribute that you can spend to increase your favorite stat. For example, strength increases the damage dealt with melee weapons while intelligence enhances magical ones. The skills instead are skills related to the collection of resources, the processing of materials and the crafting of various objects. By increasing the level you will become more and more efficient.
La Weapon Mastery instead it increases thanks to the specific experience points obtained by killing a creature with a specific weapon. Each of them has two skill trees which are associated with a series of active skills, passive modifiers and exclusive bonuses. In New World, you can specialize in various types of weapons, including swords, axes, hammers, bows, rifles and enchanted sticks, and equip two at a time, which you can exchange during combat.
Launch date and time, available editions and pre-order bonuses
New World is available on PC from Tuesday September 28th.Amazon New World Offer: Standard Edition
New World can be purchased digitally either on Amazon.com, where you will get a key to redeem on Steam, or directly on the Valve store. The game is available at a price of 39,99 euros for the standard version and 49,99 euros for the Deluxe Edition, which includes the following exclusive content:
- Lumberjack armor skin: Stand out from the crowd or blend into the forest with the Lumberjack armor skin.
- Skin for the "Lumberjack" ax: Complete the "Lumberjack" look with this versatile ax skin.
- Mastiff pet: Feel at home with the mastiff pet. Access to housing unlocks at level 15 of the game.
- Chinese Morra emote set: The Chinese morra, a non-demanding game between friends or a tool for making difficult decisions.
- New World digital illustrations: A collection of fantastic images from the making of New World.
New World will also be offering exclusive free items to Prime gaming, starting with the "Pirate Packs". The first will be available from the launch of the game and can be redeemed until November 5000st. This pack includes an exclusive skin for a pirate character and the Pirate Pose emote, as well as 12 Marks of Fortune, a special currency used to purchase cosmetic items in the in-game shop. The second Pirate Pack will be available starting October 4 and can be redeemed by Prime Gaming members until November XNUMX. It will include new exclusive pirate-themed items, including a pirate sword skin, a Finger in the throat emote and a pack of XNUMX badges.
Is there a monthly subscription to pay? Do you have Spanish? Which server to choose?
Unlike other MMORPGs, such as World of Warcraft and Final Fantasy XIV, no subscription is required monthly to play New World. The only cost is the one related to the purchase of the game. In the internal shop there will be various objects obtainable with premium currency (and therefore also with real money) but these are exclusively cosmetic items. In short, New World has no pay-to-win mechanics.
New World is fully localized in Italian, both for the texts and the game menus and for the dubbing. More unique than rare in the MMORPG genre.
At the launch of the game, there will be numerous servers, divided by regions, to choose from to start your adventure. Among these are some with developer-recommended languages designed to allow all players to have fun together while communicating in the same language. As for the Spanish players, the New World team advises jotunheim, where therefore you should meet a greater number of compatriots.