Steam Summer Sale

June 27, 2024

Greetings, Adventurers!

New World continues to grow, change, and adapt thanks to player feedback, seasonal content, and expansive narratives. Since the game launched in September 2021, Aeternum now features more Expeditions, weapons, threats, zones, and game modes. There are also revamped main storyline quests and vast quality of life improvements.

Players who have yet to experience the Eternal Isle can pick up New World for up to 60% off during the Steam Summer Sale now through July 11.

  • Standard, Deluxe, and Azoth Editions - 60% off.

  • The Rise of the Angry Earth expansion - 20% off.

  • The Elysian Edition bundle - 42% off.

    • Contains both the base game and Rise of the Angry Earth. Rise of the Angry Earth includes mounts, a transformed zone, the Flail, and additional endgame content.

New World: Aeternum Content

Adventurers who own New World (base game) and the Rise of the Angry Earth expansion on PC prior to the release of New World: Aeternum will receive a free update that includes all of the new content on October 15. Those that own the base game, but not the expansion will need to purchase the Rise of the Angry Earth expansion to fully experience everything New World: Aeternum has to offer at launch. All PC players who log in to New World June 7 through October 14, 2024 will receive the Azoth Stalker Wolf Mount. Please note, the expansion is required to use mounts.

All of the optimizations and enhancements made for console, plus any future updates, will also be available for PC players. Enjoy high quality visuals and performance, input parity, combat action optimizations such as target locking and aim assist, and controller navigation and accessibility features. Additional features include a fully revamped storytelling approach with enhanced dialogue, in-game cinematics and pre-rendered scenes, the first-ever large-scale PvP zone, a challenging 10-player raid, new end-game solo trials, cross-play functionality across PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S, and more.

What is New World?

Set during the twilight of the Age of Exploration, you embark on an arduous journey in search of rumored riches, but encounter the island’s mysterious wrath. Uncover the truth behind Aeternum’s dark secrets, navigate its strange inhabitants, and pursue perilous opportunities alongside your fellow Adventurers. What story will you bring to the Eternal Isle? Here’s what to expect when you travel to the supernatural island of Aeternum.

Revamped Main Storyline

The entire New World main story questline has been fully updated from end to end, based on player feedback.

  • Start the adventure with friends: Players spawn in one of several zones at the beginning of the game. Head to a friend’s location to play early quests together.

  • Multiple ways for solo and group players to progress: There are different objectives for certain quests that give you the option to remain solo or join a group of players depending on your preferred experience.

  • Diverse objectives to keep gameplay fresh: Objectives range from puzzle and traversal challenges to unique interactions with the world and dynamic events. There’s always something new to find.

  • An epic adventure surrounding the mysteries of Aeternum: Conquer new enemies, obstacles, and locations to reveal the truth about the Eternal Isle.

New Zone: Brimstone Sands

Death hovers over the scorched wastes of Brimstone Sands, its thirst still unsatisfied even after centuries of strife and war. Roughly the size of 2.5 Everfalls, this zone features new enemies to fight, a new territory to control, and new stories to uncover.

New Expedition Storylines

Tempest’s Heart

Pursue the Tempest into a corrupted dimension of reality, through the twisted capital city of Myrkgard, then discover the secrets of Isabella’s past as you dive deeper into her corrupted mind.

Barnacles & Black Powder

Rumors suggest there might be an even greater power within the Admiral’s hold. Not to mention, more than meets the eye…

The Ennead

Explore ancient mysteries with Imhotep, battle powerful Sand Demons, and perhaps, if you persist, restore the rightful ruler who can finally bring order and hope to the region after centuries of chaos.

Empyrean Forge

Pursue the commanders of Sir Loth, a knight of Artorius, to stop the flow of elemental magic deep within an Ancient Forge.

The Glacial Tarn

You will need to purchase Rise of the Angry Earth to enter this Expedition.

The Glacial Tarn is a new Level 65 Expedition set in the Great Cleave. Explore a cavernous frozen complex hidden beyond the Empyrean Forge in pursuit of the Varangian Knight Ser Loth. Locate and harness the primordial magic of the Empyrean Flame to overcome enemies and obstacles imbued with Ice Magic, and destroy Ser Loth before his power consumes all of Aeternum.

New Ways to PvP

Influence Races

Capture new Influence Towers and strike down enemy Factions in open-world combat for territorial supremacy. Regardless of who wins, the attacking Faction with the most influence can escalate the conflict into War.

3v3 PvP Arenas

Find the best team weapon combination based on your playstyle to wipe out foes before each 2-minute round ends. A deadly ring of fire will appear when the timer runs low. How will you engage the enemy inside a shrinking battlefield?

PvP Rewards Track

Our PvP Rewards Track encourages players to join all forms of PvP, including open-world activities, for special prizes. Look forward to new gear, weapons, emotes, and more.

New Ways to PvE

Winter Rune Forge

Join up to 10 max-level players in a bone-chilling gauntlet of increasingly difficult enemies. This Trial requires teamwork to overcome Rune puzzles, slay an Icey Construct, and fell an Ancient Ice Guardian for unique rewards. The Winter Rune Forge will be available as part of Season 5.

The Hatchery

Fight through waves of enemies to earn unique rewards in this weekly activity for 10+ max-level players. Players can earn the maximum amount of rewards 7 times a week and will then receive smaller rewards for subsequent runs.

Elite Trial: Arena of Shah Neshen, The Devourer

Enter the Arena of Shah Neshen, the Devourer, and defeat the massive sandwurm for elite rewards in a challenging new PvE game mode for 20 max-level players.

Raid Groups

Create a raid group of up to 20 players to communicate, coordinate, and share spoils across large-scale, open-world activities.

New Weapons

Players can now use a total of 15 unique weapons. Mix and match your favorites for something fresh. You can also customize each weapon’s distinct skill trees to best suit your playstyle.

Void Gauntlet

Players looking for something different should take advantage of this magical damage/support hybrid weapon to support allies and debilitate enemies. A wide arsenal of buffs and debuffs make the Void Gauntlet perfect for players that want to significantly bolster allies at the expense of their enemies in group combat.


The Blunderbuss combines high-mobility with potent short-to-mid range damage. It’s the first weapon to scale on Strength and Intelligence, making it a good companion for bruiser or mage builds.

Great Sword

This blade utilizes offensive and defensive stances to adapt to different situations. Learn the risks and rewards of each option to survive in battle.

Seasonal Content

Each Season introduces fresh content like a new Season Pass, Journey, new Activity Activity Card, new Challenges, and new rewards.

Rise of the Angry Earth Expansion

The lush greenery of Elysian Wilds, powerful new combat options, and primordial Beast Lords await those brave enough to challenge Artemis. You will need to purchase Rise of the Angry Earth to experience the following updates:

New Story

First Light has fallen. Once a welcoming place for newcomers to Aeternum, the lands have been overtaken by the fury of the Angry Earth. No one is certain what has become of the people and villages that once populated the area, and a deadly bramble has kept all but the most intrepid from attempting to find out. This abundance of earthly powers has awakened the mighty Beast Lords, a new possible adversary facing the people of Aeternum… but with them also comes a boon — the secret to taming and riding animals.


Summon a mount for faster traversal across Aeternum. Master horses, dire wolves, and lions, each with a unique look, customizable equipment, and a name you can set. Level up the new Riding Trade Skill to earn upgrades like increased speeds, buffs and higher tier consumable food for your new friend.

A Zone Transformed: Elysian Wilds

The southeastern tip of Aeternum, formerly known as First Light, has been invaded by the powers of Artemis and the Angry Earth. Explore the raised structures of this magical new landscape and battle the ferocious beasts that have taken refuge in the verdant, unsettled terrain.

New Weapon: Flail

The Flail is a versatile one-handed weapon with the option for an offhand shield. Use arcane magic to enhance attacks and buff allies or debuff enemies for an easier victory. Through a combination of melee, arcane magic, and strong defenses, the wielder can bolster their group’s effectiveness without dropping the offensive.

New Gear Rarity: Artifacts

Find and equip Artifacts, a powerful new tier of weapons and armor. Complete a series of quests and awaken the Artifact’s full potential by unlocking its six perks including one unique playstyle-defining perk to change your game.

New Progression

Increase your character’s level to 65 and Gear Score to 700 with new attributes to help power up your builds. Increase Trade Skills to level 250 with new items to gather, refine, and craft. Complete a new Faction Quest and unlock a new Faction tier loaded with desirable gear and items.

New Expedition: The Savage Divide

The powers of Artemis flourish within these caverns of stone and ancient root. Embark on a dangerous new Level 62+ Expedition to track down the primordial Beast Lords before pandemonium emerges from the depths of Aeternum. The elemental chaos of the Savage Divide awaits.

New Heartrune Ability: Primal Fury

Turn into a hulking beast, tower over enemies, and ravage foes with unarmed light and heavy attacks.


Summer Medleyfaire

Celebrate Musical Instruments and Fishing when the Summer Medleyfaire returns from June 26 through July 23. Whether you visit a Summer Village for the first time or already raised your reputation with the Medleyfaire Maestro, every seasonal activity is back. Catch new seasonal items like the Maudlinbug Jar Emote and returning rewards such as the Long Swordfish Longsword Skin. You can even frame your favorite fish as housing decorations at Mount-A-Catch stations.

What Else is New?

  • Native controller support: Choose from two pre-set controller layouts to enhance your New World experience.

  • Upgraded combat and animation system: The combat and animation system will be overhauled for enhanced performance in high-traffic areas with many players, such as Wars and Outpost Rush.

  • Gear Set Storage: Quickly save and switch between your favorite gear sets after reaching Level 25.

  • Easier leveling: It now takes players less time to level up and improve required Trade Skills.

  • Heartrune abilities: Players can now further customize their playstyle through Heartrune abilities. Once fully charged through combat actions, players can trigger an ability. Experiment with and upgrade each one to find a favorite.

  • More build variety: Thanks to player feedback, we’ve removed Creature Bane Perks, Creature Ward Perks, Resilience Perks, and Expertise. As a result, you can now enjoy more build variety.

Thanks for your support! We’re excited to continue working on the future of New World. See you in Aeternum.