New World Preview

August 20, 2020

Greetings, Adventurers!

We are excited to invite more players than ever to venture into Aeternum in our upcoming sneak peek of New World. We are proud of how far New World has come but we want your help to make New World the best it can be. We would like to invite eligible participants to play New World and share their experiences and feedback.

This Preview event will begin August 25, 2020 at 9:00 AM PT (12:00 PM ET) and end September 4, 2020 at 11:59 PM PT (September 5, 2020 at 2:59 AM ET).

Participation Eligibility

We will be inviting our largest group of players into Aeternum to date! Invitations will go out in waves. Please review the invite waves below and the qualifications for each eligible player group.

If you belong to Wave 1 invite groups, the following applies to you:

  • On August 21, you will receive an invitation email containing a Steam code that will add "New World Preview" to your Steam Game Library.

  • If you are a Steam Pre-order customer, on August 21 "New World Preview" will automatically appear in your Steam Game Library.

  • On August 21, all Wave 1 invitees will be able to pre-download and install the "New World Preview" game client on Steam.

  • As a reminder, you will not be able to begin playing New World until the Preview begins on August 25.

Starting August 26, subsequent invite waves will receive their invitation emails and immediately be able to download, install, and play as outlined in the chart we provided.

Download and Install

If you are an Amazon 2016 Pre-order, Amazon Pre-order, Alpha Tester, or Beta Sign Up, you will receive an invitation email with a new Steam code* granting you access to “New World Preview”. If you are a Steam Pre-order customer, you will automatically have access. Be sure to check your Game Library on August 21, 2020 at 10:00 AM PT (1:00 PM ET) for “New World Preview” to install the game in advance of the event. Please be advised that you will not be able to log in to a world and get started playing until August 25, 2020 at 9:00 AM PT (12:00 PM ET).

In order to better support our global players, we will have servers in the following regions:

  • North American East

  • North American West

  • Central Europe

  • Asia Pacific

  • South America

Share Your Experience

This Preview event will not be under NDA or confidential. You are free to discuss openly and create content about any gameplay experiences you have during this event. However, please note that content from previous Alpha testing phases and the Density Test will remain under NDA. Please also familiarize yourself with our Content Usage Policy.

Partner With Us

Are you a broadcaster, content creator, artist, wiki editor, guide maker, or interested in contributing to the New World Community? Be sure to check out our New World Creator Program and sign up today!

Share Your Content on Social

Whether it’s fan art, broadcasts, guides, screenshots, or video content we can’t wait to see what the community makes! Follow us on Social Media @PlayNewWorld and use #NewWorldPreview for a chance to have your creations shared on our official channels.

Provide Your Feedback

Your voice matters and we want to hear your feedback. Please be sure to create an account on our Official Forums and share your feedback with our team. Read this article for details on how you can create a forum account . You can also share your feedback with us on Social Media @PlayNewWorld and be sure to use #NewWorldPreview.

Preview FAQ
  • I didn't use my Density Test code. Can I use it to get into the Preview?

    • No. The code issued from the Density Test is no longer valid. Your Preview invitation will include a new code for this event.

  • Will my progress from the Density Test or Preview carry over until launch?

    • No. Servers will be a wiped and no progress will carry over from previous Alphas, Density Test, and the Preview.

  • Can I share content from prior to the New World Preview?

    • No. Any content from prior to August 25, 2020 will remain confidential and under NDA.

  • Will the next Alpha be under NDA?

    • Yes. We will share more details about future testing in the weeks to come.

*Please note this Steam code is for the preview event only, and will not be valid for further use after preview is over.