Amazon Games is releasing a bumper update to New World that introduces new weapons and enemies along with a boatload of fixes.
Void Gauntlet is the first new type of weapon to be introduced. It is intended to be a magic damage / support hybrid that scales on intelligence and focus. The Annihilation Championship tree specifies more traditional damage management up close, while the Decay tree prefers varied play with debuffs and healing. The developers suggest that it will pair well with Life Staff and other magical weapons. New enemies also come in the form of Varangian Knights – a group with a brutal leader and a desire for magical artifacts.
Aside from new content, there is a slight novel value of bug fixes and improvements across the board. One of the major changes is a 10% increase in speed of movement when traveling on roads, which is a pretty decent stiff while we all complain about the lack of mounts. The boost will only happen when you have run on a road for at least three seconds and will cancel if you whip your weapon out, dodge, block or get hit with a debuff.
November is full of updates and improvements of QoL! ⚔️ New weapons and enemies⏫ Improved quests🏃♂️ Faster races on roadsFollow us into the void! 🔮 https://t.co/SC6uEHJ5BV pic.twitter.com/6JJifxZZNovember 18, 2021
The weight of repair kits is being downgraded from 2.0 to a paltry 0.1, with Amazon saying the original weight was “too heavy” and that the change should now make it “easy to have a few ready! in your back pocket. “It will also be clearer when your gear needs to be repaired and how to do it, with additional tooltips and a damaged gear indicator on the inventory screen.
Several changes have been made to weapons and wooden championships. The reason for changes for each one has a good explanation in advance, as changes in the Life Staff to allocate the fact that some healing power has now been moved to light and medium equipment loads. Weapons like Hatchet and Spear have been adapted to feel more viable, with certain weapons like Fire Staff toned down in areas to make it feel less overpowered.
PvP fans will find themselves with new faction missions, plus an extra 10% luck bonus and 30% collection bonus for anyone marked for PvP. The durability lost due to PvP deaths has now been reduced by 10% and other faction members should now be notified once they are marked.
Of other changes, it can be mentioned that the housing tax is now deducted every seventh day instead of five and can only place goods on the trading floor for 14 days instead of 28 days. Adaptations have been made for some early quests, so beginners may need to pick up some missions again.
It’s worth giving the patch notes a little read on yourself as they’s pretty thick. The Into the Void update will be released later today at 17.00 GMT / 12.00 ET / 9.00 PT.