New World Update 1.6.1

August 3, 2022

Greetings, Adventurers!

New World Update 1.6.1 downtime will begin at 11:00PM PT (6:00AM UTC) on August 3 and includes fixes to Azoth Vials.


  • Tempest’s Heart

    • Fixed an issue that caused players in both the Normal and Mutated versions of Tempest’s Heart to still accrue durability damage.

  • General

    • We are temporarily raising the maximum daily Expedition limit from 15 to 25. We have found an issue where 3v3 PvP Arenas and other modes are consuming run counts, so we have bumped up the total personal allotment while we work on a permanent fix. This extra allotment will be lowered back down when the fix is brought to Live.


  • Notable Fixes

    • Fixed an issue that caused some ability passives, status effects, and perk activation cooldowns to reset when swapping weapons.

    • Fixed an issue that caused the wrong drops to appear from enemies in Siren's Stand.

    • Fixed an issue that caused several weapon AoE abilities to not cause damage when impacting against terrain.


  • Adjusted collision around the War Camp to prevent players from climbing over walls.


  • General

    • A special Fishing Event pop-up modal will display every weekend throughout the Fishing and Music Double XP Event.

  • Salvage/Repair

    • Fixed an issue that caused salvaging items while at maximum repair parts to not work when using hotkeys.

    • Fixed an issue that caused the salvaging function to unintentionally consume additional items.

    • Vials of Azoth have been re-enabled for use, including salvage.

    • Fixed an issue that prevented players from salvaging additional Azoth Vials if they were capped. It will now only let you salvage enough to put you at cap and will not over-salvage, preventing waste.

World Experience

  • Summer Medleyfaire Event

    • Added a unique event background for the Aeternum Sturgeon Hotspot tooltip.

  • Musical Instruments

    • The “Unstuck” function is now disabled when playing an instrument in a Musical Performance.

  • Exploration

    • Corrected names and description text on a few Points of Interest throughout the world.

      • Due to timing, Localization has not been updated to reflect every PoI change made — this will be fixed in a coming patch. Thank you for your patience.

    • Fixed the boundary of Tres Campos Point of Interest so that it appears correctly in the world.

    • Fixed an issue that caused Admiral Blackpowder's drops to show up on another AI's loot pool.

  • Quests

    • Corrected objective and location names for the quests “Dagger in the Mist” and “All That Remains.”

    • Corrected quest pin locations for lore notes related to the quest “Stories Among Ships.”

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