New World Update 1.9.4

May 23, 2023

Greetings, Adventurers!

New World Update 1.9.4 downtime will begin at 11:00PM PT (6:00AM UTC) on May 23 and and kicks off the Fury of the Spriggan event. Downtime is slated to last approximately 1 hour.

Fury of the Spriggan

The Earth has been restless since the Ennead awoke. Empower your weapons, confront Dryads, and save Aeternum from the Fury of the Spriggan. Courageous players can join 20+ Adventurers in open world encounters from May 24 to June 13 for daily, event-specific rewards.

Dryad Shamans have been spotted throughout Brightwood, Ebonscale Reach, Mourningdale, and Brimstone Sands. Construct Flame Braziers to strengthen your weapons before these deadly foes overrun Aeternum. Check out the full reward and lore breakdown for more details.

World Experience

  • Removed 1 deprecated lore note from Windsward that caused the game to soft-lock on interaction.

  • Fixed a lighting issue on Malevolence Tower in Edengrove.


  • Fixed an issue that caused the Invigorated Punishment Perk to apply on basic attacks instead of just abilities.


  • Dark Ascent

    • Added 15 frames of invulnerability to the Dark Ascent startup while the player is rising into the air.

  • Detonate

    • Increased the self-Rend on the Brutal variant from 15% to 30%.


  • Weapons crafted from Unstable Casts at the Flame Core Forge will no longer roll dual attributes.

  • Weapons crafted from Unstable Casts can now roll the Sentry attribute perk.

  • Armor crafted from Unstable Casts will no longer roll the Indestructible perk.

  • Memento Amissium will no longer drop on death.

  • Elite Chests in the Empyrean Forge now have a 50% chance to drop Flame Cores.

  • Fixed an issue that caused Flame Cores to incorrectly drop twice in open world Elite Chests.

  • Fixed a rare issue that caused small loot containers (like Supply Caches) to give no loot.

  • Fixed an issue that caused Company Leaderboard rewards to not properly process.


  • Fixed an issue that caused Seasonal Challenges with rewards to not be claimable if a different character already received it.

  • Fixed a visual issue with the Horned Sage Armor Skin dye.

  • Fixed a visual issue with the Ringleader’s Slouched Cavalier hat.

  • Fixed a visual issue with the Gryphon Spear.

  • Fixed an issue that caused the Inferno Cosmetic Multi-Chest and Inferno Champions chest to display additional strings in Polish.


  • Fixed an issue that caused tasks that track other tasks (like 'Complete Seasonal Challenge') to not properly track if the Challenge max was ever reduced.

  • Increased the amount of Season XP earned when:

    • Stamping the Season Activity Card from 250 to 300 XP.

    • Completing a line on the Season Activity Card from 400 to 500 XP.

    • Completing a Season Activity Card from 300 to 400 XP.

Game Modes

  • Players can no longer access the tops of tents in the attacker's War camp.

  • Fixed an issue that allowed players to enter the enemy spawn in Outpost Rush.

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