New World update brings new weapon class, loads of game fixes

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New World’s big “Into the Void” update launches today, adding a new weapon class and game content as well as a long list of changes.


Amazon Game Studios has confirmed the New World update will go live at 5PM GMT with some server downtime expected throughout the day.

It’ll be worth it, though. Players of the newly launched MMO can expect a raft of improvements and bug fixes throughout the game. The developers are tidying every corner of New World from the starting zone through to its War PvP mode with no stone unturned.

The full patch notes are available here. It’s quite a read, so pull up a chair and stick the kettle on.

Explorers will be able to travel Aeternum a little faster when using roads with a universal speed buff. Expect quest updates too, as well as a fresh wave of weapon rebalancing.

Speaking of weapons, Into the Void introduces an entirely new weapon class: the Void Gauntlets. Here’s everything you need to know about this latest addition to New World’s armoury:

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.

Another highlight featured in this New World update is the arrival of the Varangian Knights, a fearsome army of fighters patrolling Southeastern Aeternum.

Source: Press Release

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