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FAQ

When is the game coming out?

New World will launch on August 31, 2021.

Will it only be on PC?

New World will only be available on PC.

Do I need an Amazon account to play it?

No, you do not need an Amazon account in order to play New World. You will need a Steam account to launch the game.

Where can I purchase the game?

You'll be able to purchase New World on Amazon.com and also on Steam.

How much will the game cost?

There will be two versions, Standard and Deluxe. The Deluxe Edition comes with a variety of bonus content. Details on both versions can be found here.

Can I buy in-game items with real money?

Players will be able to purchase optional in-game items.

How do I cancel my pre-order?

You can cancel your pre-order at any time on Steam by going through the standard refund flow. Information on that process can be found here. To cancel your pre-order on Amazon, simply go to Your Games and Software Library and click Cancel Pre-order.

When is the last day for pre-order?

You can pre-order the game all the way up until its release on August 31, 2021.

When do I get my pre-order benefits?

Your pre-order benefits will be automatically entitled to your account once the game launches on August 31, 2021.

How do I redeem my pre-order benefits?

Your pre-order benefits will be automatically entitled to your account once the game launches on August 31, 2021.

How do I redeem my Deluxe Edition items?

All in-game items are automatically entitled to your account once the game launches on August 31, 2021. The Digital Art Book will be delivered as a DLC package connected to the Deluxe Edition.

How do I access my Deluxe Edition skins?

Once the game launches on August 31, 2021, you will be able to equip your skins through cosmetic unlocks for several armor and weapon sets in the game.

How do I access my Deluxe Edition house pet?

Once the game launches on August 31, 2021, you will be able to access your Mastiff house pet when you unlock player housing at level 20 in-game.

Where can I find New World social?

You can always follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

I'm interested in writing a review of New World. Who can I contact?

To be put in touch with our Community or PR Team, please email NewWorldCommunity@amazon.com

What kind of game is New World?

New World is an Open World MMO set on the fictional and supernatural island of Aeternum in the 17th century.

Will there be classes in New World?

No. Players can play and progress how they want. Players can create builds customized to their preference through our Weapon Mastery, Attributes, and Endless Tradeskill Progression systems.

What does the name New World mean?

The game starts with the discovery of a mysterious new land. In this New World, players carve their destiny alongside hundreds of other players in a wild and supernatural 17th century world. You'll need to band together to keep fortified strongholds against other players and hostile creatures. 

Is New World based on real history?

No. New World is set in an alternate-history in the twilight of the Age of Exploration, and takes place on the fictional and supernatural island of Aeternum in the 17th century.

How many other players will be on my server?

You'll be adventuring alongside over 1,000 other players in Aeternum.

Will there be multiple servers?

Yes. More information on server locations will be made available closer to launch.

Will there be in-game voice chat?

There are currently local voice channels in the game.

Will people from different parts of the world be able to use the same servers?

Currently, players can join any server, though you may experience latency issues if connecting to a distant server. We'll constantly monitor server performance and make adjustments as needed.

What are the recommended specs for New World?
  • CPU - Intel® Core™ i7-2600K, AMD Ryzen™ 5 1400

  • GPU - NVIDIA® GTX 970, AMD Radeon™ R9 390X

  • Mem - 16GB RAM

  • Disk - SSD

  • OS - Windows®10 64-bit, DirectX 12

  • Storage - 50 GB available space

What are the minimum specs for New World?
  • CPU - Intel® Core™ i5-2400K, AMD CPU w/ 4 physical cores @ 3Ghz

  • GPU - NVIDIA® GTX 670 2GB, AMD Radeon™ R9 280

  • Mem - 8GB RAM

  • Disk - 7200 HDD

  • OS - Windows® 10 64-bit, DirectX 12

  • Storage - 50 GB available space

Can I play the game if I live outside the United States? Will there be servers in Latin America/Europe/Asia/etc?

We are working to determine where global servers should be for launch on August 31, 2021. For Beta Test servers, we're exploring options to create an optimized experience for North America and Europe.

What languages will be supported?

New World will be playable in English (US & UK), Spanish, Brazillian Portuguese, Italian, French, German, and Polish.

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.

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Bonus content

Pre-order

Secure Closed Beta access and get Isabella’s amulet, the Fist Bump emote, a guild crest set, and a unique title.