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BECOME A TESTER

Aeternum Awaits

Sign up for an opportunity to play New World early.

Closed Beta FAQ

How can I get into the Closed Beta?

You can sign up for the opportunity to get into Closed Beta from this page OR you can pre-order the game to secure access.

When will the Closed Beta start?

Closed Beta will begin on July 20, 2021.

How long will the Closed Beta test be live?

The Closed Beta will be live from July 20 to August 2, 2021.

What regions is the Closed Beta available in?

The Closed Beta servers will be available in the North America, Europe, Australia and Brazil.

What languages is the Closed Beta available in?

The Closed Beta will feature English, French, German, Italian, Spanish (Spain & LATAM), Polish, Brazilian Portuguese.

How will you be selecting and inviting people who signed up to be a Tester for Closed Beta but did not pre-order?

Once Closed Beta begins, we will be randomly selecting participants from our list of Tester sign-ups and sending invitations at regular intervals via email while the Closed Beta test is live.

How do I access and play the Closed Beta?

If you have been invited to the Closed Beta or pre-ordered New World on Amazon, you will receive a Steam Key that can be redeemed through your Steam Library. If you need instructions for activating a key in Steam, please visit this Steam support page for more information. Once your key is redeemed you should see "New World Closed Beta" in your Steam Library to download. From there, you should be able to log in and play during the duration of the Closed Beta.

Can I talk / post / create content about / or stream the Closed Beta?

Yes, during the Closed Beta you are allowed to share, record, or broadcast any Beta content or gameplay. Additionally, we do welcome your feedback on our Official Beta Forums. Check out our Content Usage Policy to learn more.

Can I collect footage from the Closed Beta to use in later content if that content is released later?

Yes, you can capture footage of the Closed Beta to use at a later date. However, please be aware that this is a Beta and not the final version you'll see on launch day so there will be changes between Beta and Launch that may completely change the nature of any footage you collect, and would be out of date.

I played in the Alpha; will I be able to continue playing during the Closed Beta?

No, Closed Alpha access does not guarantee Closed Beta access. If you are granted access to the Closed Beta, you will receive another Steam Key and information on accessing the Closed Beta.

Will my Alpha progress be carried over to the Closed Beta?

After the many improvements and changes we made to New World between Closed Alpha and Beta, we will not be carrying over player progression. It's time to start fresh and experience all the changes for yourself!

Will my Beta progress be carried over to Release?

No, we will be wiping progress before New World's official release on August 31, 2021.