New World Update 1.8.3

February 21, 2023

Greetings, Adventurers!

New World Update 1.8.3 downtime will begin at 11:00 PM PT (7:00AM UTC) on February 21st. It marks the start of the Legacy of Crassus event and includes various Leaderboards fixes.

Legacy of Crassus

  • The might of Rome threatens Aeternum from February 21 to March 7. Hunt down General Crassus' monstrous captains and banish the shadow of Roman tyranny in an all-new event. Following a plan set in motion long ago, Crassus's forces have invaded the southern lands to unleash the cyclopses Lucanus and Decimus.

  • Players brave enough to face these world bosses can search for portals in Brightwood, Weavers Fen, Mourningdale, Ebonscale Reach, and Edengrove.

  • Each victory nets Adventurers event-specific, daily rewards.

  • Explore the announcement for more details.

  • Go behind the scenes with the Development Team.

World Experience


  • Fixed an issue that made harvestable resources non-interactable in certain situations.


  • Fixed a bug that caused Mutated Expeditions to receive the same elemental Mutations more often than intended.


  • Fixed an issue with Tamra Ayad in the quest "Dishonorable Daughter." She now appears in the proper location at the appropriate time.

AI Updates

World AI

  • Fixed an issue that caused some Dryad Soldier attacks to not damage or interact with players.

  • Removed cat bobble heads from the game. Cats are less awkwardly enthusiastic when attacking.

Game Modes

Outpost Rush

  • Increased the amount of personal scoring gained from capturing and contesting points and using resources.

  • Added brief invulnerability to players that spawn in their home fort to help prevent spawn camping.

PVP Arenas

  • Fixed an issue that allowed players to change equipment while in the Spectator Box.

Economy, Progression, & Gear

Trade Skills

  • Fixed an issue that caused the text for Basic and Major Fishing Trophies to display the incorrect Luck values.


Faction Swaps

  • Fixed a bug that allowed players to join the Faction that controlled the most territories.


  • Filtering friends or Company members on Leaderboards now properly sorts the results by rank. Unranked players are listed at the end.

  • Fixed an issue that prevented some players from receiving rewards. Affected players will receive their rewards in a future update.

Notable Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that caused the Brimstone Sands Outpost Storage to incorrectly default to the Brimstone Sands Settlement Storage.

  • Fixed an icon error with the Baal Hoop ring.

  • Fixed an issue where the Storage Shed UI would not show up when interacting with a Storage Shed.

Quality of Life Improvements

  • Locked items can no longer be dropped.

  • When using the "Transfer All" button to transfer inventory items to storage, locked items will now stay in the player's inventory.

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