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New World – December Update: Winter Convergence Festival

WINTER CONVERGENCE FESTIVAL The holiday of Winter Convergence is upon Aeternum! Marked by the appearance of increased snowfall and Northern Lights in the sky this is a time of dichotomy and duality as the Winter Wanderer and Winter Warrior come to the land. Icy winds and the Winter Wanderer bring with them new armors, weapons, furnishings, skins, consumables, and a delightful “present gifting” emote. Learn more about all the Winter Convergence has to offer on our Winter Convergence Festival event page. From activities such as Convergence Spirit decorations, lost present recovery, and Gleamite collecting, to danger-filled Ice Caves and festive loot, this event will bring special and limited time content into Aeternum. The Winter Convergence Festival will last in Aeternum from December 16, 2021 to January 11, 2022. Ice Caves are appearing all over Aeternum due to the Winter Warrior’s desire for a Forever Winter. The rest of Aeternum will look like these Ice Caves if the onslaught of the Warrior is not stopped. These caves will remain behind after the event as scars on the land, sources of wintry magic that refuse to melt even if the Warrior is defeated. END GAME UPDATE Based on feedback on the High Water Mark…

New World – Update 1.1.1

  New World Update 1.1.1 will release at 11pm PT (7am UTC) on November 30. Greetings Adventurers! This week’s update is focused on resolving some of the issues that have arisen from our November Update. Our development team is continually working on improving the New World experience and they thank you all for your patience and reports that you continue to make on the official forums. A full list of changes and fixes can be found below. Motes from Elemental enemies: Fixed an issue causing a large number of motes to drop from elemental enemies. We also removed elemental motes as rewards from gathering elemental creatures and reduced the amount of other resources acquired from them to account for the number of them in the world and the frequency at which they respawn. The original intention with these creatures was to make them challenging and infrequent encounters in the world. The way we used them in practice resulted in them becoming less dangerous and more frequent which caused an imbalance with the amount of resources they provided, compared to the primary sources such as elemental plants and stones. MISSING HORTICULTURE GEAR In our latest update, we made a mistake that treated…

New World – “Into the Void” Update 1.1

NEW WEAPON: VOID GAUNTLET The Void Gauntlet has manifested in Aeternum. Manipulate the powers of the Void to support your allies and debilitate your enemies with this magical damage/support hybrid weapon. It’s the first weapon to scale on both Intelligence and Focus, making it a great pairing with the Life Staff and other magical weapons. Adventurers will be able to progress through two weapon mastery trees, allowing the player to manipulate Void magic in different ways: The Annihilation tree focuses on maximizing damage at close-range and revolves around Void Blade, a summoned blade of corrosive void energy. The Decay tree offers ranged healing and debuffs and revolves around Orb of Decay, a dual phase projectile that can debuff enemies and heal allies. With its arsenal of buffs and debuffs, the Void Gauntlet is perfect for group combat and can significantly bolster your allies at the expense of your enemies. NEW ENEMIES: THE VARANGIAN KNIGHTS The Varangians are a force of invading knights currently raiding Southeastern Aeternum. They are led by Lord Commander Attalus, a Gaul with a reputation for brutality and a twisted sense of humor. Commander Attalus and the Varangians are vassals to a powerful warlord named Varik “The…

New World – How Gear Score Works

Source Watermark Explanation New World has a system called the High Watermark System that affects your in game gear score. Watermark refers to your maximum gear score of a particular item. For example, if you have a helmet that is gear score 500, you kill a mob and that mob drops a helmet with a gear score of 510, the 510 is now your Watermark for your gear score for your helmet slot. So, moving forward as long as you’re killing mobs that are capable of dropping items in that range, the range of items dropped for your helmet will now be in the 510 range. The same logic applies to all of your gear slots. It’s important to note that each weapon has an independent Watermark. How the Watermark System Works   The High Watermark System kicks in when your character reaches level 60 and it governs the power of gear drops you receive as you progress towards more powerful areas in New World. When an enemy or a container drops a piece of gear, a gear score for that item is rolled. As you level the gear score naturally progresses with your level, however once you reach the level cap the…

New World – Update 1.0.5

This week’s update introduces more general changes and bug fixes. We’d like to thank you for your patience as our team continues to work on resolving issues, and for your continued reports on our official forums. You can find a full list of changes and fixes below. GENERAL COIN SELLERS We know many of you have seen the pesky chat messages from players spamming messages, and we’re continuing to investigate solutions to this issue. We discovered that many coin sellers were creating new characters and transferring money to other accounts. To combat this, we’ve: Banned and suspended many of the reported accounts. Thank you for your reports for players spamming chat. Added restrictions to prevent player-to-player trading and currency transfer from characters under level 10, or whose account is less than 72 hours old. Logging in after your account is 72 hours old will enable your ability to trade and transfer currency once you’ve hit level 10. Redistributed coin value from some early quests to later in the Main Story questline, keeping the total amounts of coin earned the same, just delivered in quests slightly later. Trading Post usage will be restricted until new characters accept the “Introduction to Trading…

New World – Update 1.0.4

New World Update 1.0.4 will release for the Central Europe, US East, South America, and AP Southeast regions at 10PM PT (5AM UTC) on October 27. US West will begin downtime at 11PM PT (6AM UTC) on October 27. Greetings, Adventurers! Update 1.0.4 is primarily focused on fixing the top issues our players have been hitting in recent weeks, especially those impacting wars. Notable fixes include resolving the AoE magic effect War exploit, the issue preventing players from being able to appropriately increase their Faction token cap, and beginning work on addressing issues causing invulnerability. We’d like to thank you for your patience as our team continues to work on resolving the issues, and for your reports on our official forums. You can find a full list of changes and fixes below, but first, we’d like to share our plan for rolling out Outpost Rush and server transfers in a safe method. OUTPOST RUSH AND SERVER TRANSFERS ROLLOUT PLAN After the downtime required to deploy the 1.0.4 update, we will re-enable Outpost Rush and server transfers at the times listed below. SERVER TRANSFERS US West will be enabled at 2AM PT (9AM UTC) when downtime from 1.0.4 is complete. After we…

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