Eternal Frost

December 11, 2023

Greetings, Adventurers!

Eternal Frost downtime will begin for all regions at 5AM PT (1PM UTC) on December 13. Expected downtime is 2 hours. Conquer the Glacial Tarn Expedition, celebrate Winter Convergence, and stop a Knight of the Round Table. You can also look forward to new Artifacts. Cross World Expeditions will go live alongside an improved Group Finder later in the season. Check out the release notes for specific changes coming to our latest season.

Major Updates

The Glacial Tarn Expedition, seasonal narrative, new Artifacts, some Journey tasks, and a few of the Challenges will all require Rise of the Angry Earth to experience.

New Season Story

A Knight of the Round Table has unearthed forbidden knowledge of the Ancients, seeking to subjugate humanity with the power of an eternal winter. Rally your team of Silver Crows, and convince a surly fire mage named Daichi to help track down and vanquish the Knight before he lays waste to Aeternum.

New Season Pass

Eternal Frost introduces a new Season Journey, new Activity Card, new Challenges, and new rewards including cosmetics and consumables.

New Expedition: The Glacial Tarn

The Glacial Tarn is a new Level 65 Expedition set in the Great Cleave. Explore a cavernous frozen complex hidden beyond the Empyrean Forge in pursuit of the Varangian Knight Ser Loth. Locate and harness the primordial magic of the Empyrean Flame to overcome enemies and obstacles imbued with Ice Magic, and destroy Ser Loth before his power consumes all of Aeternum.

New Artifacts

Find and equip 8 new Artifacts to redefine your playstyle. These powerful weapons and armor feature their own quests. Boost your speed and reduce cooldowns with the Winged Shoes, freeze and finish your enemies with The Frozen Gauntlet, and more.

Future Updates

The following feature will release later in the season:

Cross World Expeditions with Improved Group Finder

Team up with players from any world within a region to overcome challenges within the depths of Aeternum. The new, one-click Group Finder will automatically assemble a role-balanced, cross-world group—no more lobby management required!

Seasonal Events

Winter Convergence Festival

Holiday cheer spreads across Aeternum once more as Winter Convergence blankets the Eternal Isle through January 9, 2024. This year’s festival features changes to Winter Village Gifts, Gleamite Meteors, and rewards based on player feedback. You can also purchase new and returning items in the Event Shop.

The Winter Warrior and his legion of Frigid Folk are on a relentless mission to spread a Forever Winter across the land. Rally a party of 20+ players to defeat this open-world boss wreaking havoc throughout Great Cleave, Brightwood, Edengrove, Ebonscale Reach, and Brimstone Sands for new seasonal rewards.

Year of the Dragon

Before corruption plagued the ancient structures, citizens of Ebonscale Reach used to bring tributes to sacred places in hopes for fortune and blessings. Team up with other adventurers and awaken the ancient dragon spirit once again for unique, daily rewards!

Ronin’s Shadow Store Showcase

In a ravage and uncertain place like Aeternum, it is rare to find one fully committed to honor and loyalty. If you walk the warrior’s path, visit the Store for new Ronin’s Shadow items. Which skins and emotes will you add to your collection?

Scarlet-Masked Soldier Twitch Drop

Celebrate the launch of Eternal Frost with the Scarlet-Masked Twitch Drop. This Drop contains 5 skins: Scarlet-Masked Soldier's Menpo, Scarlet-Masked Soldier's Cuirass, Scarlet-Masked Soldier’s Kote, Scarlet-Masked Soldier’s Kusazuri, and Scarlet-Masked Soldier’s Kusari Tabi. It will become available for Twitch viewers alongside the Eternal Frost. Tune into your favorite New World content creator with Drops enabled before January 10, 2024 to claim yours!

“It could be anyone behind the mask. One supposes that is the point.”

To claim the first item, viewers will need to accumulate 2 hours of watch time on a New World Twitch Channel with Drops enabled. The skins will be claimable in the following order:

  • Scarlet-Masked Soldier's Menpo (2 total hours watched)

  • Scarlet-Masked Soldier's Cuirass (4 total hours watched)

  • Scarlet-Masked Soldier’s Kote (6 total hours watched)

  • Scarlet-Masked Soldier’s Kusazuri (8 total hours watched)

  • Scarlet-Masked Soldier’s Kusari Tabi (10 total hours watched)

If you haven’t done so already, make sure your Twitch account is linked to your Amazon Games and Steam accounts. You can find the steps you need to follow on our Twitch Drops page. This Drop is available for all content creators to enable in the New World category. Twitch Drops can only be claimed once per account.

Localized VO Support Update

To better focus our resources on future updates, narrative content moving forward will no longer receive localized VO Support for Italian, LATAM Spanish, and Polish. Text and subtitles will remain localized in all languages.

Thanks for your support! We’ll see you in Aeternum.