New World Update 1.9.3 downtime will begin at 11:00PM PT (6:00AM UTC) on May 9 and includes fixes to Gear Set Slots, Springtide Bloom, and more. Downtime is slated to last approximately 1 hour.
The Beekeeper and Springtime Ruffles apparel sets have been broken into individual purchases inside of the Springtide event shop.
Added a Heartrune charge to the Wispy Wasp swarm.
The Springtide Premium Token recipe (the one where you exchange Wispy Wasp Goo) is now listed as "Premium Token" in the crafting menu.
Players can now get 4 Springtide Jingle coin bags a day, up from 3.
Periville Guards now drop the Intact Spear Haft quest item in the ‘Book Three: Parodos in the A Spear to Pierce the Heavens’ questline.
Returning players who have only completed part of the original MSQ can now speak to Yonas to resume it in Brightwood.
Removed 3 deprecated lore notes from Elafry Pyrgo which caused the game to soft-lock on interaction.
Invisible collision has once again been removed from the entrance of the Crystal Cavern.
Fixed an issue that caused players to unintentionally bring game-mode specific items like powder kegs into the open world.
Empyrean Forge Expedition
Commander Marius's magma ball hazard will now display a secondary ring to denote the area in which the impact shockwave will cause minor damage and stagger the player.
Economy, Progression, & Gear
Fixed an issue that caused items in purchased Gear Set Slots to return to player inventories on login.
Open world Elite chests in Level 55+ Varangian POIs now have a 75% chance to drop a Flame Core, down from 100%.
Open world Regular chests in Level 55+ Varangian POIs now have a 10% chance to drop a Flame Core, down from 20%.
Unstable Casts now costs 3 Flame Cores to craft, down from 10.
Players can now craft 6 Unstable Casts daily, up from 3.
Improved quality of items generated by Unstable Cast from the Flame Core Forge. This was done by removing PvP perks and Resistance perks.
Update: We will disable 5 Season Activities that proved more challenging and costly to complete than intended. We anticipate this change will make your Activity Card progression easier.
The 5 impacted activities are:
Craft 10 items using Poultry Thights.
Craft 10 items using Sumptuous Rabbit.
Craft 10 items using Prime Armadillo meat.
Consume 10 Tier 5 Trade Skill Consumables.
Consume 10 Tier 5 Resistance Consumables.
Fixed an issue where level 60 players sometimes would not receive the "Just Getting Started" task in Chapter 1.
Added several new Season Pass activities:
Kill 10 enemies in Mykrguard.
Kill 10 enemies in Imperial Palace.
Kill 10 enemies in Malevolence.
Kill 10 enemies in Eternal Pools.
Kill 10 enemies in Beds of Ta-BitJet.
Kill 2 named enemies.
Kill 20 elite enemies.
Adjusted the following PVP Season Pass activities:
Earn Flawless victory in PVP arena was changed to Earn 1 victory in PvP arena.
Earn 1000 pvp experience from valid player kills was changed to earn 100 pvp experience from valid player kills.
Participate in 3 arenas was changed to participate in 1 arena.
Deal 100000 damage or healing in arena was changed to deal 50000 damage or healing in arena.
Earn 5000 azoth salt was changed to earn 1000 azoth salt.
Complete 2 PvP faction missions was changed to complete 1 PvP Faction mission
Adjusted the following crafting Season Pass activities:
Craft 5 Tier 5 weapons or apparel was changed to craft 3 Tier 5 weapons or apparel
Consume 10 Tier 5 coatings was reduced to consume 2 Tier 5 coatings
Adjusted the following Season Journey tasks:
Rush of Victory II
Reduced required Outpost Rush wins from 10 to 5
Holding the Fort
Reduced required Invasion completions from 2 to 1
Reduced required Open World player kills from 50 to 15
Adjusted requirements for multiple Season Journey challenges:
Outpost Rush Domination
Reduced required Outpost Rush wins from 100 to 30
Reduced required kills from 500 to 100
Contesting the Control Points
Reduced required Faction Control Point captures from 50 to 30
Reduced required craft amount from 125 to 100
Give Me Gold or Give Me Death
Renamed to Mutation Master
Changed required Expedition rating from Gold to Silver
Removed the Gear Set Storage tooltip commands when your character is under level 25. These previously showed if you had purchased an additional Gear Set Slot with another character.
Added translations for the Fire Storm Heartrune tooltip.
Added additional translations to the Territory Planning Board UI.
The Main Menu has returned to its standard music soundtrack.
Fixed an issue with Leaderboards where the rewards countdown message displayed earlier than intended, stating that the current season had ended even though it was still in progress.
Fixed a rare issue that prevented players from turning off their PvP flag.
Lowered the amount of echo when an NPC spoke within a small interior space.
Thanks for your support! We’ll see you in Aeternum.