New World Update 2.0.1

July 18, 2023

Greetings, Adventurers!

New World Update 2.0.1 downtime will begin at 11:00PM PT (6:00AM UTC) on July 18 and last approximately 1 hour. Celebrate the Summer Medleyfaire with new songs and rewards at Summer Villages throughout Aeternum. This update also includes additional store items, plus various bug fixes.

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Summer Medleyfaire

The Summer Medleyfaire returns with new songs and rewards like a Guitar Hero title. Every seasonal activity is back, including the Aeternum Sturgeon — a highly sought after fish prized by both anglers and cooks alike! Visit Summer Villages, raise your reputation with the Medleyfaire Maestro, and net any seasonal items you may have missed from last year. The festivities will run from July 19 until August 15. Check out the full announcement for more details.

Release Notes

World Experience

  • Fixed an issue that caused players to get stuck in the quest “Temple of Sands" when abandoning it.

  • Fixed an incorrect quest task description that said "Go to the Temple of Shu" instead of describing a crafting task.

  • Fixed an issue that blocked progression if you died in the breather phases of the solo Hatchery.

  • Fixed an issue in the quest “The Vigil's Truth” that prevented players from repeating the grave portion upon reset.

  • The Denier in Weaver's Fen now counts toward any Faction quests that require his defeat regardless of the player's Faction.

  • Fixed an issue that blocked players from continuing into Shattered Mountain if they immediately traveled to Brimstone Sands after completing the quest “A Selfless Nature”.

  • Fixed an issue that caused structures in the POI Castrum Perdita to appear in the incorrect position.

  • Fixed an issue that caused the player to enter a bad state when catching a rare fish in Mourningdale.

  • Fixed an issue that caused the Disk of Atum encounter to break, preventing progression on the quest “The Demon’s Caulron”.


  • Updated visible collision with Arena walls in the Season 2 Trials.

  • Fixed an issue with a visual issue with an NPC that played the guitar.

  • Fixed an issue with the Passion for Prismabloom Journey task that caused it to not specify the type of Prismabloom needed to progress (Desert Rose Prismabloom).

  • Replaced placeholder text on the tooltip for Trophy of Blood of the Sands.

  • Fixed an issue that caused a mismatched name for the Buckler of the Briar Rose between the skin and the reward track.

  • Fixed issue that caused the Journey task “Call of the Ancients” to not properly record song completion.

  • Fixed an issue that would prevent Hadish Azar from properly using his wipe move when all players are downed while in the Hatchery.

  • Fixed an issue that was preventing players from being able to access their Season Journey and Activities Card in the UI.

Economy, Progression, & Gear

  • Fixed an issue that prevented players who did not earn the Level 100 Season 1 Pass Reward from purchasing the unearned Gear Set Slot in the store.

  • Gypsum Casts for Shields are now Epic rarity to match the rarity of the possible reward.

Combat Changes

  • Fixed an issue that caused the Dodge and Weave passive haste buff to persist when the player swapped weapons mid dodge.

  • Fixed an issue with the Detonate Heartrune's explosion VFX so that it remains visible in high-density combat areas.


  • Fixed a rare issue that prevented players from leaving their group.

  • Fixed an issue that caused Azoth staff VFX to get stuck on weapons if the player was damaged while closing a Corruption Portal.

  • Fixed a typo in the description for the quest "Heir to the Sands."

  • Fixed an issue that caused a white UI box to appear during musical performances.

  • Fixed an issue that caused the Skip button on the Summary screen presented at the end of an Invasion to become non-functional.

  • "Friendship Accepted" notifications for existing friends will no longer appear when entering Outpost Rush.

Game Mode Updates

  • Backfill for PvP Arenas is now more responsive, making it more likely for players in the queue to get into pre-match games.

New Store Items

The Frontier Wastelander Store Showcase is live now through October 3, but additional items are coming to the in-game store. These items can be obtained individually or as part of a bundle in exchange for Marks of Fortune.

Rugged Respite - Camp Skin

“Take shelter from the storms of dust and blood alike.”

Cost: 20,000 Marks of Fortune

Emotive Bundle - Emotes

“How are you feeling?”


  • Pondering Emote

  • Plotting Emote

  • Pout Emote

  • Eyes on You Emote

  • Cry Emote

  • Whistle Emote

Cost: 9,000 Marks of Fortune

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