New World August Developer Update Talks “Greatsword” and “Brimstone Sands”
Today, Amazon Games released a new video providing a closer look at the next major update coming to New World. A new video developer update has been published in which the game director Scot Lane alongside members of the New World team, discusses designing the upcoming Brimstone Sands release. They also mention the release of the Greatsword, and without further spoilers, make sure you watch the video above.
The update arrives in October, and it’s promised to be a massive update coming to New World. This update will finally add the long-awaited and new Greatsword weapon, and a glimpse into the Ennead Expedition. The team also discussed the revamped starting experience, territory management, and the PTR rollout plan.
The Greatsword will have ability trees that offer offensive and defensive skills. Whether is Tanking or DPS-ing, this Greatsword will allow you to do both. It scales evenly off of strength and dexterity, a two-handed weapon ready to cause mayhem. One of the Greatsword skill tree is called Onslaught, which sacrifices health for more damage. Something we’ve seen in Lost Ark.
The official video can be found at the top of this article. Purposedly, aside from the narrative, the developers have decided not to provide critical details on the upcoming features and significant changes as they want to be a surprise.