New World - What we know so far

RELEASE DATE: May 2020 | WEBSITE: New World
DEVELOPER: Amazon Games | PUBLISHER: Amazon Games
GENRE: Action, Adventure, Massively Multiplayer, RPG
GAME STYLE: PvE with PvP Toggle

Evolved Recuitment: Reddit

When is New World’s release date?

New World will launch on August 25th, 2020. It was originally planned for a May release date before the Covid-19 pandemic caused many games to be delayed.


Fate has summoned you to the shores of Aeternum, the Eternal Isle. Overcome the brutal legions of The Corrupted and draw battle lines with competing players in this land of danger and opportunity. In a land hell-bent on your destruction, what will you do to survive? Strike out alone to forge your own heroic path, or band together, fortify, and fight.

Under the surface of Aeternum’s breathtaking landscape lay the seeds of an ancient evil that plots to erase all traces of humanity from its shores. Warriors of bygone ages, doomed adventurers, and creatures of legend have all succumbed to its corruption. It must be stopped.


Welcome to Aeternum Pre-Order and Play Early Building Aeternum
Legend has led generations of explorers to the supernatural frontier known as Aeternum. Rich in a powerful substance known as Azoth, which many believe to be the source of eternal life, Aeternum has beckoned both the pure of heart and the wicked to its shores. Get a jump start on your adventure to Aeternum. Pre-Ordering the Standard Edition or Deluxe Edition of New World not only comes with exclusive bonus content, it also allows you join the Closed Beta, starting in April. When we set out to create Aeternum, we envisioned a landscape of diversity and contrast. A vast environment where incredible natural beauty and supernatural impossibilities coexist. Concept art was used extensively to refine the tone and atmosphere we were striving to achieve, here are some examples of that early work.
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Fate has summoned you to the shores of Aeternum, the Eternal Isle. In a land hell-bent on your destruction, what will you do to survive? Enter the land of Aeternum ready to face the supernatural frontier with the New World Deluxe Edition.

Find more information about the Standard and Deluxe Editions HERE.

Join the Closed Beta, AETERNUM AWAITS, Sign up for an opportunity to play New World early.


Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows® 8 / Windows® 10 64-bit Windows® 8 / Windows® 10 64-bit
Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-2400 / AMD CPU with 4 physical cores @ 3Ghz Intel® Core™ i7-2600K / AMD Ryzen 5 1400
Memory: 8 GB RAM 16 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 670 2GB / AMD Radeon R9 280 or better NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970 / AMD Radeon R9 390X or better
DirectX: Version 11 Version 12
Network: Broadband Internet connection Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 35 GB available space 35 GB available space

Videos, Trailers and Game Play

Social Media

Other Website Information

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In an interview with German site, New World Game Director Scot Lane seemingly confirms that the upcoming MMO will not feature forced PvP.

The entire site, as expected, is in German, so here is our best Google-fu translation:

  • forced PvP and survival elements have been removed
  • PvP can now be turned on and off in the open world using the drop-in function. If you want, you can avoid PvP completely
  • there are now NPCs giving you quests
  • Mass battles can be played against others in PvP or cooperatively against AI opponents
  • there are now 3 factions in the game that you can join
  • multiple weapons now get skill trees that are heavily based on RPGs. There will still be no character classes.
  • In general, the MMO is now a little more accessible, the combat system is made faster and smoother, and a lot of PvE content is now added

The reason, it turns out, was that forced PvP bothered many testers as explained by Scot Lane. Again, excuse the Google-fu,

“We learned in our early alpha tests that many of the MMO players wanted more content on the one hand and that they didn’t like the “Open World Gank Festival” on the other. As a result, they lost the fun of New World. So what we did was add more direct content. We have added quests, objectives, missions and community goals. We are now more of an open world MMO than a sandbox as it was before.”

As a result, PvP looks like it’s now going to be an opt-in feature for players. In case you missed it, read our extensive reveal preview here.

Seems cool, I might be getting it.

In case you missed it, a recent Community Q&A looked at PvP with Scot Lane effectively saying that PvP will remain World PvP but will now include an opt-in flag. Additionally, you’ll have to be level 10 to even engage in any PvP. A faction system was also being implemented to help facilitate PvP.

The video, below, featured Game Director Scot Lane addressing several PvP-specific details, including:

  • Players from alphas wanted more PvE content
  • Big focus around increasing density, complexity, and number of POIs
  • Making sure world difficulty grows depending where you are
  • Making sure PvE and PvP have balance
  • Implemented open world opt-in system and faction system to facilitate PvP
  • Siege weapons, stages, and more have been added for PvP
  • Must be level 10 to engage in PvP now
  • You’ll receive bonuses if you flag yourself for open world PvP

Settlement info

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Teaser for factions. New wave of beta invites going out with an NDA

Good article about the state of the game.

Here’s a little better in depth look at the people you’re fighting with or against. Short dev journal.

With there not being alot of information about factions. We are having a poll to see what people are looking at being. This is what we know so far.

Official News -

The Marauders are a ruthless military force bent on establishing a free nation where anyone with the strength to do so can prosper and profit.

The Syndicate - is a secretive organization of boundless guile and intellect in search of forbidden knowledge to usher in a new age of enlightenment.

The Covenant - is a fanatical order that has charged itself with cleansing the land of heretics and defilers so that its true holy nature can flourish and justice can be restored.

  • Covenant
  • Marauders
  • Syndicate

0 voters

  • Might do another poll after the April Beta.

What is New World’s release date?

New World will launch on August 25th, 2020. It was originally planned for a May release date before the Covid-19 pandemic caused many games to be delayed.

Looks like for the Beta on july 23rd we will be looking at going with the…

See how things go in beta… but pretty sure we will be sticking with this faction for the release date on Aug 25th.