Season 2 - Blood of the Sands

5 luglio 2023

Greetings, Adventurers!

Season 2 - Blood of the Sands downtime will begin for all regions at 5AM PT (12PM UTC) on July 6. Expected downtime is 2 hours. Get ready for new PvP activities, narratives, and a massive sandwurm. Check out our full breakdown of the release notes for more information on all things Season 2.

Seasonal Story

One of the most enduring mysteries of Brimstone Sands is the massive creature known as the Devourer. An ancient group calling themselves the Blood of the Sands, and their leader Malek, have emerged from the shadows to seek help in finding the eggs of these beasts. Join the Silver Crows and Rima the bard to uncover the secrets of the order and their history with the creature they call Shah Neshen.

  • Players who completed the Season 1 storyline can pick up this new quest from any of the Crows Nest camps.

  • Players who did not complete all of the Season 1 storyline can pick up the new quest in their questline from the Crows Nest.

New Season Pass

Blood of the Sands introduces a new Season Journey, new activities on the Activity Card, new Challenges, and new rewards including cosmetics and consumables like Transmog Tokens. Preview the entire Season Pass here for more details.


Further customize your character when Transmog comes to New World during a mid-season 2 update. Use consumable Transmog tokens to capture the appearance of any gear collected in the world and then transform it into a usable skin for your cosmetic collection.

Elite Trial: Arena of Shah Neshen

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. Go behind the scenes for a better look at the massive sandwurm, elite rewards, and roaring audio that comprise Aeternum’s greatest challenge yet.

Seasonal Trial: The Hatchery

Fight through waves of enemies to foil a plot to hatch dangerous sandwurm eggs, and confront the keeper of the Hatchery Hadish Hazar and his minions. Earn unique rewards in a new 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.

New Heartrune Ability: The Devourer

Summon a sandwurm to burst from the ground and damage anything within its path. Catch everything you need to know about the new Heartrune in our developer interview.

PvP Reward Track Update

The PvP Reward Track has been updated with a variety of new rewards and increased predictability. Dive into a preview of the rewards for more details.

Raid Groups

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

Cross World Outpost Rush

Outpost Rush will soon be playable across any world within the same region. Gain control of fortifications and resources in this 20v20 game mode for max-level players.

Outpost Rush Adjustments

Alongside cross world functionality, Outpost Rush will also receive a refresh to make gameplay even more engaging. Updates include reduced wait times, an increased focus on objectives, and increased damage from siege weapons.

First Light Retraction

First Light has fallen to the might of Artemis and her Angry Earth horde! The Settlement, Fort, and Trading Post in First Light are now closed. A wall of thorns has erupted along the border, barring all access into the territory until further notice.

  • All Housing related items will return to Storage and can be found under the “Old First Light” tab in any Storage shed.

  • All Trading Post orders in First Light will eventually expire, but no new orders can be made in the territory.

  • Companies controlling First Light at the time of Retraction will be refunded for their losses.

  • First Light’s Faction Control Point (FCP) buff has been moved to Weaver’s Fen, and Weaver’s FCP buff has been discontinued for now.

We have big plans for the territory. This is only the first step. Stay tuned for more news about the future of “Old First Light.”

New 3v3 Arenas Map

Battle other players in an all-new Gladiator style 3v3 Arenas map. Preview the design before stepping inside.

Blood of the Sands Merch

Sandwurm fans can bring their favorite creature outside of Aeternum. Check out the full collection featuring a T-shirt and hoodies in the Amazon Store.

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