Amazon Game Studios Reveals New World’s February Plans for PTR

Amazon Game Studios Reveals New World’s February Plans for PTR

Amazon’s MMO New World has had a very rocky launch and sustenance phase so far. While the game has lost a decent chunk of its player base, it has also grown a faithful group of fans since its launch.  

With the start of the new month, the developers will continue to improve on the game, and they have announced the changes being implemented for the February Public Test Realm. 

The New World Public Test Realm first launched in November 2021, a couple of months after its release. The game is still plagued with a host of issues and bugs, so having the player community test upcoming content and features would provide the team with valuable feedback and allow them to plan their next steps and priorities when it comes to content updates. 

Amazon Game Studios has shared details about the upcoming February 2022 Public Test Realm on the official New World website, which will open on February 3, 2022, at 10:00 AM PST or 6:00 PM UTC.  

The team quickly stated that no new content like the New World Void update would be present in the PTR. The changes this time around would focus on improving overall gameplay, player combat, PvE features, the Outpost Rush, in-game crafting, and more. 

Weapon swapping specifically is going to see an improvement. Changing weapons while performing other actions such as dodging, using reactions, etc., will no longer be interrupted. Adjustments will also be made for dodging, blocking, jumping, and more.  

Quality of life fixes are coming to the PvE features, and some parts of the Outpost Rush have been reworked. Some EXP leveling requirements have been adjusted for crafting, and Trade Chat has also been implemented. 

Amazon Game Studios Reveals New World’s February Plans for PTR
New World

While these changes seem to be welcome additions, players will have to test them out first to see if they work as intended. As the February PTR is focused on quality of life changes, players may not feel there is enough content worth the participation. 

About New World

New World is an upcoming massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) by Amazon Games set to be released on August 31, 2021. The game was previously scheduled to release in May 2020 but was delayed to its current date.

Set in the mid-1600s, players colonize a fictional land known as Aeternum Island, modeled after North and South Americas in the Atlantic Ocean. The game will be using a buy-to-play business model, meaning there will be no monthly subscription fee.