New World is getting a Public Test Realm and a Void Gauntlet to play with
In most of the games, developers create a separate instance or, better said, a test server before a significant patch is released so that players can experience the changes and give feedback regarding the same. The same is happening with New World, as it truly shows the dedication and integrity of the development team working on the game. Amazon Games has announced that a new PTR (Public Test Realm) will go live tomorrow and will include a brand new Void Gauntlet for players to toy with.
The announcement for the public test realm servers has been made on Twitter, followed by a lengthy article on the official New World website. Without further ado, let’s jump to the most important changes and finish with the complete notes posted on the New World website.
The Public Test Realm (PTR) is a limited-availability server-set that will give players an early look at upcoming features. These preview builds are snapshots of upcoming major updates and are not final versions— you may encounter bugs, crashes, missing text, or other issues. Between our internal testing efforts and your feedback we hope to catch and resolve all serious issues before they reach the live servers. Hundreds of changes have been made and the full release notes will be shared on release day.
New Missions and mobs, enemy types and varieties, new enemy quests, new legendary weapon quests, and more will be added to the game. Well, it’s about time I remind you not to spend your money on the auction house or mold about not having a good weapon because you will be getting it soon.
Furthermore, the developer will ensure a new trading post experience, a traversal of the separate trade market into one prominent global trade market feature. All trading posts are linked and unified and you wouldn’t need to travel from one place to another and spend your Azoth. Instead you can buy the item from whenever you are, which is something everyone wanted to see.
Reinforcements have arrived! Be on the lookout for new enemies scattered across Aeternum, such as the Withered Swarmancer, Beetle, the Lost Shaman, Pirate Alligator, Ancient Guardian Pyromancer, and enhanced Corrupted Laborers! These additions will bring unique combat encounters to our lower-level open-world experience.
NEW ENEMY QUESTS
What brings these new and ruthless visitors to our shores? Seek out Abigail Rose in the wilds of Western Everfall to get started on one of two new quests available, which deal with the arrival of the Varangians. While their motives for coming south may remain a mystery, one thing seems clear… this is just an expeditionary force – more will come.
NEW LEGENDARY WEAPON QUESTS
Alongside the release of the Void Gauntlet, we’re also releasing a new Legendary Weapon Quest series. Upon reaching Level 60 and maximum skill level with the Void Gauntlet, players should seek out Antiquarian Abbington in Reekwater to start this epic endeavor. Note that you’ll need to have completed “Magaki’s Strategem” in Shattered Mountain and Legatus Fulvius’s quest series in Reekwater to qualify.
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IMPROVED MAIN STORYLINE QUESTS
Quests in the main storyline have been improved with new task types and quest variants, including wave events, destructible objects, and proximity nodes for tracking. You’ll see some of these as you progress through the story, and more improvements are still on the way.
PVP FACTION MISSIONS
Our goals is to add more variety for PVP players and create a balanced experience for players highly engaged with territory control. Three brand new PVP Faction Mission types have been added! In addition, almost all PVP missions now reset on death rather than being forfeited. Note that poach missions have been removed for a better directed set of PVP missions.
- Control Points – These missions send you out to capture control of Forts.
- Intercept – Defeat enemy faction members and collect their tears!
- War Camp loot – Retrieve hidden plans at the enemy war camp.
NEW TRADING POST EXPERIENCE
TRADING POST UPDATE
All Trading Posts have been linked and are now unified! You can buy and sell the same results from any Trading Post in the world. Fees for Buy and Sell Orders are defined by the Settlement that you’re posting from. Additionally, Transaction Taxes on purchases you make are defined by the Settlement in which you are making the purchase. Items listed in Sell Orders that expire return to the Settlement from which they were posted.
We think this is an exciting opportunity to collaborate more closely with you, and we look forward to working with you all on improving New World. Thank you so much for your participation!