Massive online multiplayer games are rife with people doing their best to break the game and find every exploit possible. This is seen in almost all titles, including Genshin Impact, Destiny 2, and even Animal Crossing: New Horizons. New World players are now jumping on the same bandwagon, which may be fun for them, but is ruining the experience for other players.
New World has been on the market for a while now and has grown a sizeable fan base since its launch. However, the game is far from perfect, having its fair share of launch issues that persist even now. As if long queue times, random bans, and extended maintenance downtimes weren’t enough to irritate players, now it seems even the in-game experience is taking a massive hit. While some have to be wary of gold scams occurring within factions, others have to deal with seemingly invincible players.
Game breakers have found a new exploit that allows them to stand around and be invincible while remaining online. This may not seem like a big problem at first, as players have to stay immobile for the glitch to be in effect.
However, given that territory wars between three factions are a primary game mechanic in New World, an invincible player in the middle of a capture point of a contested fortress is a significant advantage for one team and a major annoyance for the other. If most players participating in the fort raid use this glitch, they will most likely find themselves the winners by the end of the time limit.
Twitter user Gothalion pointed out this glitch and tagged the New World Twitter account to bring it to their notice. They also encouraged the development team to turn off faction wars for now and do some immediate maintenance on the invincibility glitch specifically.
Even though New World has been far from perfect, it is impressive how it has climbed the ranks of the Steam charts to the top, where it has remained ever since its launch. We’re hoping that the dev team takes notice of this glitch and does its best to fix the issue, bringing some fairness back into the game.
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.