How to get 'New World'—the game thousands are obsessed with
Prepare to experience a new world in 'New World.'
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Welcome to Aeternum. New World, the brand new MMORPG from Amazon experienced one of Steam’s biggest launches ever last week with over 1,000,000 players logging on during launch day—and it isn't slowing down.
As of October 5, the game boasts over 277k gameplay viewers on Twitch and over 700,000 concurrent players on Steam. Not only is it one of Amazon's most successful forays into gaming in terms of quality and scope, but it also has an intensely dedicated fanbase after a short period of time.
If you have yet to check out New World, or you're finally ready to take the plunge, you can find New World on Amazon or Steam.
How can you download New World?
New World is currently only available on PC (Windows) through the Steam store and Amazon.
- Get a Steam code for New World through Amazon Prime for $39.99
- Get a Steam code for New World (Deluxe Edition) through Amazon Prime for $49.99
- Download New World with Steam for $39.99
- Download New World (Deluxe Edition) with Steam for $49.99
The MMO game supports online PVP and co-op as well as in-game purchases. In order to play the game, you'll need at least 50GB of free space and 8GB of RAM, as well as a processor with a minimum of 4 cores and Windows 10. If you want to maximize your experience, Steam recommends having at least an Intel Core i7-2600K processor or AMD Ryzen 5 1400, as well as an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 graphics card or better.
What can you expect from New World?
New World centers on the island of Aeternum, where you'll find yourself shipwrecked and forced to gather supplies and allies as you make your way through an open world of magical ruins, monstrous forests and more. Players can create companies of craftspeople, soldiers and strategists to claim territories and cement their stake on Aeternum through settlements.
New World utilizes the format of games like World of Warcraft by allowing players to join factions (Marauder, Syndicate or Covenant), but it eschews a class-based system in favor of classless combat and gameplay using magic, weapons or both. Joining a faction occurs during the beginning of the game when you complete introductory quests for each faction.
If you purchase the Deluxe version of New World through Steam, you'll get the Standard version of the game as well as added perks like the Woodsman armor skin, Mastiff house pet, Rock/Paper/Scissors emote set and a digital artbook with concept art from the game's creation.
Does Amazon have other games?
New World represents a big shift from the kind of products Amazon Games has put out in the past (such as Crucible, which debuted in 2020 and was quickly taken out of market rotation) and given its swift success will hopefully drive the studio to move in that direction for the future.
Beyond New World, another promising debut will arrive in 2022 in the form of Lost Ark, an action-adventure RPG that will be free-to-play, from Amazon Games and Smilegate RPG (the game was previously released in Korea in 2018).
If you're not already taking advantage of Amazon Prime Gaming, you can use the Prime perk to unlock loot within New World, including a Pirate apparel pack. More packs are scheduled to drop over time—you can check the schedule through Prime Gaming if you want to maximize your experience in New World.
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