With the March version of the public test realm releasing soon, we wanted to share a first look at some of the content you’ll be able to experience in the upcoming PTR before it eventually releases into the main New World game.
Tempest’s Heart - The Myrkgard Expedition
This update will conclude the story of Isabella. The main story quest line picks up as you pursue Isabella back to Shattered Mountain, leading to an epic final showdown. Enter the Tempest’s Heart as you venture into a corrupted dimension of reality through the twisted capital city of Myrkgard. Discover the secrets of her past while you dive deeper into her corrupted mind.
The Tempest’s Heart is an endgame expedition for 5 players. Recommended for level 60 players with Gearscore 550 or above.
New Weapon: Blunderbuss
The Blunderbuss is a ranged weapon that offers high-mobility coupled with potent close-to-mid range damage. It’s the first weapon to scale on strength and intelligence, making it a good companion for bruiser or mage builds.
Adventurers will be able to progress through two weapon mastery trees, allowing the player to choose between two distinct playstyles.
The Containment tree is all about closing the gap and unloading hot lead into your enemy’s face.
Conversely, the Chaos tree focuses on keeping your distance and bombarding areas with explosive AoE damage.
Alongside the release of the Blunderbuss weapon itself, we’re also releasing a new Legendary Weapon Quest series. Upon reaching Level 60 and the maximum skill level with the new firearm, players should seek out Wang Tang Zhi in Ebonscale Reach settlement to start this epic endeavor.
New Experiences, Balance Updates & Bug Fixes
Alongside the storyline conclusion and the new Blunderbuss weapon, this update will include new encounters in the wild, impactful balance changes across a variety of weapons, and a huge swath of bug fixes.
We’ll have more information on the PTR release of this update soon - including areas we would love feedback on before releasing the full Heart of Madness update into the main New World servers. Stay tuned for our PTR announcement article with details on how you can get involved.
As always, thanks for your support. We’ll see you in Aeternum, Blunderbusses in-hand.