Today April 16, 2022, The New World Dev Team released their April Team Update. This update breaks down information on the Upcoming Update, Events, and answers some Community Questions. Listed below are the update notes and video.
New World April Team Update
Join the New World team for the monthly Team Update video, where we discuss the next release, tuning and balance, upcoming events, new PvP activities, and Arenas. The update ends with team members answering questions sourced from the community, so take a look below!
The video will be sectioned by topic on YouTube, so if you’re only interested in checking out certain subjects, you’ll easily be able to navigate to them. Here’s an overview of the topics included in this month’s update.
DEEP DIVE ON UPCOMING UPDATE
New World team members Katy Kaszynski & Greg Jones share their thoughts on the next New World balance and quality of life update, including a few of their favorite changes like auto map zoom in Settlements, improvements to targeted healing, and some stats on the number of issues fixed! Greg and Katy also discuss a few recent in-game events, leading us into the next section on…
In this segment Phil Bolus joins Katy Kaszynski to discuss the ongoing Rabbits’ Revenge event and the “heckin good loot” players can hunt for! If you haven’t checked out the event yet, you can earn Diamond Gypsum, luck consumables, and perhaps even a mythically rare rabbit themed storage chest. Phil drops some hints that more events are in the works, so make sure you stay tuned to future Dev videos!
LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEXT UPDATE
Dave Hall, David Verfaille, and Dan Henuber cover three topics players have been asking for more information on— general updates on PvP, the upcoming 3v3 arena feature, and the Expedition group finder. David Verfaille launches into a discussion on the upcoming PvP track feature, which will comprehensively reward all types of PvP activity. David Hall then dives into the upcoming 3v3 matches, a new, smaller-scale tactical take on New World PvP combat, and shares some details like the ‘Ring of Fire’ mechanic that forces action if players are too passive. Dan Henuber wraps up this section by sharing some specifics on how players will be better equipped to team up for Expeditions with the new group finder tool.
Katy Kaszynski joins David Hall to answer some questions sourced from the community. Katy dives into questions about server transfers, including an update on upcoming regional transfers and paid server transfers for players— while emphasizing the team’s focus on ensuring it’s prepared right for players. Dave Hall then discusses weapon balance, the current state of the Bow, and some things the combat team is looking at — such as rate of fire, damage, and how the abilities feel.
After the Community Question segment, Scot Lane and Tina wrap up the Dev video, sharing some fun statistics for the 6th month anniversary of New World’s launch – such as 33,427 Wars and nearly 8 million Expeditions completed since launch, alongside a few more!
Keep the feedback coming, so we can continue addressing your questions in our upcoming Dev videos. We appreciate your support, and we’ll see you in Aeternum!