New World Carves a Path Forward on PC

Go beyond life and death



Amazon Games has officially announced the release of New World.

An MMORPG that takes place on the island of Aeternum, where the fundamental laws of life and death are broken, New World offers uncharted lands to explore, fearsome foes to fell, and valuable loot to collect for those who are willing to go the distance. Additionally, players will also be able to quite literally hone their craft by creating weapons, furniture, and more, and can even join up with other players in faction vs faction battles.

“More than 1 million players have already set foot in Aeternum during our Beta tests, and today we are thrilled to welcome even more adventurers into New World,” said vice president of Amazon Games Christoph Hartmann. “New World’s epic battles, skill-based combat, beautiful setting, and deep crafting and progression make it a game you can really get lost in. And because Aeternum is a living world, created to change and evolve over time, today is only the beginning—we have so much more in store for players.”

While traditionally-minded in some aspect, New World takes an extremely action-oriented approach to combat and creates an environment in which every swing, block, and dodge matters. The game also offers several unique modes of combat for battle-hungry players to engage in, including:

  • War: Epic siege warfare on a massive scale, with up to 100 players on the battlefield at once. The outcome of each war determines which company of players controls contested territories or settlements—and the resources they contain.
  • Outpost Rush: Teams of 20 players from two competing factions fight for control of fortifications and resources in this max-level instanced game mode that combines player vs. environment and player vs. player combat.
  • Expeditions: Five-player instanced dungeons that take players into the farthest corners and deepest depths of Aeternum, where they’ll face deadly foes and uncover truths about the island.
  • Invasions: Twisted armies of Aeternum muster their forces to assault player-controlled territories, and groups of 50 players rally together to fight off waves of monsters.



Both the Standard and Deluxe Editions of New World are now available for PC. As an added bonus, Amazon Games is also giving out the exclusive Pirate Pack to Amazon Prime members from now through November 1. The Pirate Pack includes a Pirate character skin, an emote, ad $4.99 worth of in-game currency, and is confirmed to be the first of seven Amazon Prime packs to be released this year. Are you ready to venture into New World‘s… um… new world? Did you manage to get into the Beta when it was active? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Starting out with nothing more than a Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Kenny has happily been gaming for almost his entire life. Easily-excitable and a bit on the chatty side, Kenny has always been eager to share gaming-related thoughts, opinions, and news with others and has been doing so on Hey Poor Player since 2014 and has previously worked with both PKMNcast and SCATcast. Although his taste in gaming spreads across a wide number of companies and consoles, Kenny holds a particular fondness for Nintendo handheld consoles. He is also very proud of his amiibo collection. You can also find him on Twitter @SuperBayleef talking about video games and general nonsense. Some of his favorite games include Tetris Attack, Pokémon Black Version 2, The World Ends With You, Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance, Yo-kai Watch, Donkey Kong Country 2, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Kirby's Dreamland 3, Mega Man X, and Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia (among many others).

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