New World launches test server with changes to PVP, trading posts and new enemies

Amazon Games’ New World seems to have set itself on its trail after a successful launch, and aside from the bizarre bot and server problem, it looks set to become a serious challenger among the major MMOs in the coming years. Now that the early stages have gone smoothly, the developer has announced the New World Public Test Realm.

Pretty common among MMOs, a PTR is basically a set of early access servers that allow developers to gather feedback and test new things before being added to the game. “Between our internal testing efforts and your feedback, we hope to capture and resolve any serious issues before they reach the live servers,” the announcement reads. “Hundreds of changes have been made and the full release notes will be shared on the day of release.”

PTR will allow players to instantly level at certain intervals and deliver appropriate gear, and anyone who already owns the game on Steam will have access to it. The New World Public Test Realm application was to appear in everyone’s Steam library by the end of today, and the PTR servers open today at. 12.00 PT (19:00 UTC).

The Void Gauntlet in New World.

(Image credit: Amazon Games)

“Once the trial period is over and the primary New World game is updated with the previewed content, all worlds will be shut down and wiped clean. You will still see the New World PTR application in your Steam library, but there will be no active servers until the next time we announce a test. “

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