New World has Patches of Grass with Fish Where You Can Drown

New World has Patches of Grass with Fish Where You Can Drown

One of the most appealing aspects of New World is that players can spend their time in the game however they wish. Be it PvP Faction Wars or just gathering resources and crafting, there is something for everyone. Harvesting material and crafting gear can be pretty engaging, especially if you want to level up your character.

It can also be very profitable, a fact proven by the overwhelming number of New World bots that have been an issue in the game since launch. These can be found fishing and logging trees in areas with plenty of both resources.

But with all the fun that New World brings, it also has a long list of bugs that players encounter regularly. Redditor JustWASD found the most recent one of note while they were exploring Ebonscale’s grass fields.

The Redditor shared a post of the bug where a patch of regular grass acts like a puddle. Players can both fish and drown in this patch. This glitch is quite strange as the patch affected is mainly a grassy area with many trees around.

JustWASD shows their character walking around with ordinary physics for any ground, but when walking over that patch, the Breath icon appears and constantly decreases for as long as the character stands in that patch.

While the patch itself is far away from any body of water, the player can cast a line and fish as if standing by the edge of a water body. They even managed to get two fish out of the puddle with all the water physics and graphics being displayed on the screen. The character also performs the usual New World fishing pose when they do catch a fish, and the player unlocks fishing-related triumphs.

New World players are not strangers to the bugs present in the game. Many turned away from the MMO after the bugs ruined the experience to a great degree, and now New World has been merging servers to keep many from becoming ghost towns with just a handful of players.

While this particular glitch is nowhere near as severe as some of the others, it shows that there is still a long way to go before calling New World a finished product.

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.