New World Update 3.0.2

October 31, 2023

Greetings, Adventurers!

New World Update 3.0.2 downtime will begin at 11:00PM PT (6:00AM UTC) on October 31 and last approximately 1 hour. Check out the most recent release notes, including bug fixes and the Nightveil Hallow community costume contest winners.

Release Notes

Alt Characters

  • Players will no longer be restricted to one character per world that can PvP at a time – all their characters will be able to PvP! Our changes to Influence and other protections like Shell Company Mitigation largely reduce the impact of Alt Characters on Territory Control. If exploits appear we will bring back the restriction, but otherwise intend to keep it off indefinitely.

World Experience

This section was updated on 10/31:

  • Temporarily disabled loot drops from Yetis in Edengrove and Shattered Mountain.

  • Fixed an issue that caused the same Mutations to cycle together.

  • Fixed an exploit for the Montrapala bosses in the Elysian Wilds.

  • Fixed an issue with the Faction Mission "Cauterizing a Wound" by adding mission items to gorillas in the POI area.

  • Fixed an issue that prevented progress when talking to Granny, Zander's employer.

  • Shortened the following mount races: Four Seasons Tour, Barrens and Bogs Tour, Island Tour, and Sands and Storms Tour.

  • The Trading Post achievement is now unlocked at the start of Inn quest.

  • Fixed an issue in Starstone Barrows with the Normal Enemy Count.

  • Improved bandwidth allocation for characters in large groups.

  • Fixed an issue that caused mount audio to persist after dismount.


  • Updated the Lost Stopwatch Artifact to provide additional threat generation similar to normal taunt gems.

  • Fixed an issue that prevented players from getting an Artifact to drop again after not picking it up following a disconnect.

  • Fixed an issue that caused the Well Rounded perk on the Attuned Leather Pants Artifact to not provide 10 to all stats and incorrectly display on the tooltip with the Magnify perk.


  • Increased damage of the following:

    • Dark Ascent Heartrune by 20%

    • Fire Storm Heartrune by 33%

    • Devourer Heartrune by 26%


  • Blunderbuss

    • Reduced base damage value in PvP from -9% to -12%

  • Ice Gauntlet

    • Fixed an issue that caused the player to get stuck in the tomb pose if Ice Tomb was destroyed while spawning.

  • Rapier

    • Fixed an issue that caused the Flurry Fleeting Strikes upgrade to not function properly.

      • Fixed an issue that caused the tooltip to not show the updated value of 5% from a previous balance change.


  • Physical/Elemental Aversion - Increased max power from 4.2% to 4.5%.

  • Damage Type Conditioning - Increased power from 4% to 5%

  • Slowing Tether - Adjusted disintegrate bonus to only apply a single stack of disintegrate on use.

  • Healthy Toast - Changed from 11% of max health to 15% of base health.

  • Added a 1s cooldown to the Tumbler Footwraps Shirking Blessing Perk.

  • Fixed an issue that caused the Shirking Heals health percentage heal to scale with Gear Score.

    • Now caps at 1.5% of max health at 700 GS and will properly show the scaled value in the tool-tip.

Nightveil Hallow

  • Fixed an issue that prevented players from targeting Baalphazu if too many players were in the area.

  • Fixed an issue that caused the Nightveil Hallow Hatchet patterns to not appear in the crafting menu.

Economy, Progression, & Gear

  • Fixed an issue that prevented the Ethereal Orichalcum Round Shield and Voidbent Orichalcum Round Shield from appearing in the Stylemancer menu.

  • Fixed an issue that prevented Elysian Wild housing items from being salvageable.

  • Fixed an issue that caused certain items to roll with Perks that should have been unavailable at their Gear Score.

  • Rank 6 Faction Round Shields have had their Refreshing Ward perk swapped to Keenly Empowered.

  • Some Mutator accessories cannot be updated and will instead drop as fixed versions. The previous perks, like Focused or Refreshing Ward, will now drop as valid Perks at that Gear Score.

  • Fixed an issue that caused outdated gear and Perks to drop for players.

  • Fixed an issue that prevented influence rewards from dropping Flails.


  • Expansion Crafting Aptitude Chests now have the ability to drop Timeless Shards.

  • Fixed an issue that caused Alchemy Aptitude Crates to roll a lower tier of Death Essence and prevented Death Quintessence rolls.

  • Woodworking and Logging Aptitude chests for the expansion now have raw materials instead of refined materials.

  • Weaving expansion Aptitude Chests now contain T52 fibers as intended.


  • Fixed an issue that caused Named Item re-roll recipes to not be visible for Savage Divide Named Items.

  • Fixed an issue that caused the incorrect recipe name to display for a few Named Item re-roll recipes.

  • Fixed an issue that caused Empyrean Forge Dense Materia recipes to only appear if Ennead Dense Materia was in the player's inventory.

  • Reduced crafting coin cost on the materia conversion recipes to the minimum possible value.

  • Fixed an issue where some upgraded crafting recipes failed, but still changed your item.


  • Clarified phrasing in the descriptions of the 'Fellowship of the Flail' Journey Tasks.

  • Fixed an issue where killing Shirzad's Cave Lions contributed towards the "Kill Ancient Guardians" Season Activity.

  • Fixed a typo in:

    • "Faction Family" Journey task

    • Writhing Seedlings for the Savage Divide Expedition and Mutation boxes.

      • It now properly shows Crystalline Fur as a drop.

  • Removed "Complete a Mount Race" Season Activity. It becomes impossible once players complete every mount race.

  • Fixed an issue that slowed progression for the “Mushroom Muncher” Journey Task when consuming Spore Jelly potions too quickly.

  • Fixed an issue where players with completed but unstamped Season Activities were rewarded more Season XP than intended when their card was re-rolled.

Marks of Fortune

  • In response to fluctuations in currency exchange rates around the world, we updated our localized price points for in-game purchases outside of the United States to align with our retail product prices on Steam.

Community Costume Contest

We asked you to share your best Nightveil Hallow Costumes for a chance to win 2 Transmog Tokens. Congratulations to the following winners:

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