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Closed Beta FAQ
You can sign up for the opportunity to get into Closed Beta from this page OR you can pre-order the game to secure access.
Closed Beta will begin on July 20, 2021.
The Closed Beta will be live from July 20 to August 2, 2021.
The Closed Beta servers will be available in the North America, Europe, Australia and Brazil.
The Closed Beta will feature English, French, German, Italian, Spanish (Spain & LATAM), Polish, Brazilian Portuguese.
Once Closed Beta begins, we will be randomly selecting participants from our list of Tester sign-ups and sending invitations at regular intervals via email while the Closed Beta test is live.
If you have been invited to the Closed Beta or pre-ordered New World on Amazon, you will receive a Steam Key that can be redeemed through your Steam Library. If you need instructions for activating a key in Steam, please visit this Steam support page for more information. Once your key is redeemed you should see "New World Closed Beta" in your Steam Library to download. From there, you should be able to log in and play during the duration of the Closed Beta.
Yes, you can capture footage of the Closed Beta to use at a later date. However, please be aware that this is a Beta and not the final version you'll see on launch day so there will be changes between Beta and Launch that may completely change the nature of any footage you collect, and would be out of date.
No, Closed Alpha access does not guarantee Closed Beta access. If you are granted access to the Closed Beta, you will receive another Steam Key and information on accessing the Closed Beta.
After the many improvements and changes we made to New World between Closed Alpha and Beta, we will not be carrying over player progression. It's time to start fresh and experience all the changes for yourself!
No, we will be wiping progress before New World's official release on August 31, 2021.