Seasons Announcement and FAQ

22 February 2023

Greetings, Adventurers!

Get more out of your journey throughout Aeternum when Seasons come to New World. Look forward to more frequent content like new features, gameplay experiences, and a Season Pass with two reward tracks — free and premium. Each reward track will feature 100 tiers of unlockable rewards for new emotes, skins, gear, and other seasonal loot.

Please note:

During our final rounds of testing we uncovered an issue with Seasons - Fellowship & Fire that needs to be resolved before launching, and we must delay the release. Our team is working diligently to address the issue and deliver this anticipated release as soon as possible, at the quality bar it deserves. Thank you for your patience and understanding, and please stay tuned to the official New World forums and our social channels for more updates.

What is the Season Pass?

The Season Pass introduces new ways for players to earn meaningful rewards, just by playing New World. Players will earn Season XP, level up, and unlock rewards as they progress through their seasonal activities. Our goal with seasons is to consistently provide something fresh for every type of player.

Free Track

The Free Track is completely free for all players and grants a variety of helpful rewards like new skins, pets, Marks of Fortune, Boost Tokens, seasonal weapons and armor, Umbral Shards, Gypsum Orbs, and caches of materials.

Premium Track

Players who have reached Level 25 will also have the option to purchase the Premium Track for additional rewards, such as cosmetics, additional Marks of Fortune, Boost Tokens, and even more seasonal loot. Players can opt-in to the Premium Track at any point during the Season and will retroactively receive all eligible rewards. At the end of the Season any unearned, unique seasonal rewards will be vaulted.

Season XP

The Season Journey, Challenges, and Activity Card all give players Season XP. Season XP can also be gained through other activities: Quests, Faction Missions, Town Projects, Expedition Bosses, Outpost Rush, 3v3 Arenas, and more.

The Season Journey

The Season Journey, available to players at Level 60, is a way of tracking your progress throughout the Season. It is broken down into chapters based on the Season's Story with rewards for completing specific tasks inside each chapter.

Season Challenges

Seasonal Challenges are the most difficult objectives each Season. These may prove more difficult, but their rewards are higher than the Seasonal Journey!

The Activity Stamp Card

This seasonal mini-game further rewards Adventurers for daily play. Each stamp location features icons that correspond to a specific activity like “Complete a Mutated Expedition.” Complete activities and stamp spaces for Season XP. Players will receive bonus experience as full lines (diagonal, vertical, or horizontal) are completed.

If the activities on your current Stamp Card aren't to your liking, you can re-roll them in exchange for Azoth. Completed Stamps will remain, but all activities (including completed ones) will be replaced with new ones.

Season 1 - Fellowship & Fire

Enjoy new narratives and more as part of our first Season — Fellowship & Fire.

New Story: The Silver Crows

Assemble an elite team of mercenaries called the Silver Crows to help their first client, Skye the Spear-daughter, confront a powerful Warlock and the Varangian horde, and halt their ambitions amidst the flames of a brand new Expedition: Empyrean Forge.

New Expedition: Empyrean Forge

The Empyrean Forge is a new Level 60+ Expedition set in the Great Cleave. Team up with Ser Loth, a knight of Artorius, to stop the flow of mysterious magic deep within a necropolis.

New Heartrune Ability: Fire Storm

Create a tornado that damages targets in its path. You can also craft more powerful versions of the Heartgem to fit your playstyle.

New Mechanic: Gear Set Storage

Need to quickly swap gear for Mutated Expeditions? You’ll now be able to save and switch between your favorite gear sets after reaching level 25. Additional slots can be earned through the Season Pass or purchased with Marks of Fortune.

Weaver’s Fen and Brightwood Main Storyline Quest Revamp

The Weaver’s Fen and Brightwood Main Storyline is getting an overhaul based on player feedback and improvements made to the revamped starting experience. Experience these two familiar territories through a fresh narrative, more quest variety, and a few new surprises.

Seasonal Events

New threats, festivities, and more will also come to Aeternum throughout each season:

Rabbit’s Revenge

Corrupted Rabbits have returned to Aeternum. Hunt them down to obtain special event-specific rewards.

Springtide Bloom

The Time of Awakening has arrived! Springtide Bloom calls its children to share an ancient secret capable of granting true freedom. Help the enigmatic Bloom Herald unravel the mysteries of the ethereal Wispybloom and collect Springtide's fertile bounty of limited-time rewards. Harvest with caution, as swarms of vile Wispy Wasps guard the blooms with fury!

Fury of the Spriggan

The Earth has been restless since the Ennead awoke. Cooperate in open world encounters to defeat Dryads and a mighty Spriggan for event-specific, daily rewards.


Why are we switching to a seasonal model?

  • Moving forward, our plan is to update New World on a predictable 3 month cadence. Through seasons we will introduce more content and experiences for all players to enjoy.

What can I expect from future Seasons?

  • Each Season will:

    • Last approximately 3 months and introduce new features and gameplay experiences.

    • Feature a unique Season Pass for players to earn impactful rewards through new Activity Cards, challenges, and more.

    • Include new limited-time Premium Track rewards like cosmetics.

  • Items acquired from the Season Pass can be upgraded to 600 Gear Score and will gain a 3rd Perk, making them Legendary.

How much is the Premium Track upgrade and how can I purchase it?

  • The Premium Track upgrade will cost 20,000 Marks of Fortune. It can be purchased through the Seasons tab (F9) in-game.

  • There will be 100 levels of both Free and Premium Tracks. Players who purchase the Premium Track will earn rewards across both tracks.

Isn’t this a form of pay-to-win?

  • All of the non-cosmetic Premium Track rewards can also be earned through the Free Track and normal gameplay.

  • The Premium Track adds 100 levels of additional rewards, giving players the opportunity to get more in-game items.

    • The gear rolled from these rewards will not exceed 600 Gear Score and does not include any unique perks that cannot be found in-game.

  • Premium Track Cosmetics do not provide any additional benefits.

What are Boost Tokens?

  • Boost Tokens are time-based catch up mechanics that provide temporary quality of life conveniences. They do not affect stats or provide any advantage in combat.

  • They are designed to help players that want to more quickly level up Weapon Mastery, Gathering Trade Skills, Season progression, and Territory Standing.

  • Tokens are available to earn in-game through the Free and Premium Track of the Season Pass as well as for purchase through the in-game store.

    • For example, the Proficiency Boost Token that increases Gathering yield by 10% for 90 minutes provides a longer but lower percent increase than a Powerful Proficiency Booster that can be crafted in-game.

  • Once acquired, they can be found via a button under your health/mana/stamina bar in the inventory or by pressing F11.

How will the Season Pass work across multiple characters on the same account?

  • The Season Pass will work across multiple characters in the same World or Region.

  • Rewards can only be claimed once per Region, but can be claimed on any character that has unlocked the Premium Rewards Track at level 25.

  • Progress will not transfer if players switch Regions.

We’re excited for the future of New World and can’t wait for everyone to experience what’s next. Thanks for your support! We’ll see you in Aeternum.