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New World is back. After a long year of content updates and quality of life changes, the game is receiving its first major content expansion in the form of Brimstone Sands - releasing sometime soon, either in late September or early October.

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This is a complete guide and walkthrough to New World. We've recently updated a bunch of these guides to be applicable in 2022 (a lot has changed), and we're still working on bringing you the latest guides for everything you need as a returning player.

Upcoming Brimstone Sands Expansion, Fresh Servers, And The Future Of New World

There's a lot going on in the world of New World. The most recent developer update, which you can watch below, celebrates the game's one-year anniversary. Time flies. While New World hasn't had the smoothest of times over the last year, there have been a lot of positives recently.

Player numbers are up, there have been a bunch of quality-of-life fixes, tweaks, and changes, and the upcoming Brimstone Sands expansion will likely launch alongside fresh-start servers. Here's what we know so far about the future of the game.

Mounts Confirmed!

Yes, Mounts are coming to New World. This was confirmed by the team in the recent dev stream. We know nothing more at this time, except they are quite early on in the design phase.

Fresh-Start Servers - When?

Soon! That's all we know so far, but we do expect that the fresh start servers will go live in October alongside or just before the Brimstone Sands patch.

Endgame Raids

Yes, the game will be getting much harder endgame PvE to balance out the fact that the majority of endgame gear is considered BiS for PvP. This means 10-20 player raids.

More Solo Content

Alongside the future raids, there will also be more content that can be enjoyed as a solo player. Apparently there is an area in Brimstone Sands that is an example of this.

New World FAQs

Here's everything you need to know ahead of jumping into New World for the first time, or as a returning player.

Is Worth Buying New World In 2022?

We've stayed in the know with New World over the past year, and a lot has changed. The game has been packed full of QoL changes - the new seriously reduced fast travel costs and storage improvements are so much better than they used to - and new content in the form of expeditions. The endgame gear grind has been vastly improved by the Gypsum and Expertise sytems, too. It's the best time yet to revisit the game.

Do You Need A Subscription To Play New World?

No, you don't need a subscription to play New World. You just need to make a single one-time purchase to own the game and play it.

Is New World On Xbox or PlayStation?

New World is currently not available on Xbox or PlayStation.

Is New World a survival game?

Technically no, although the game boasts an extremely robust crafting system that does share similarities with large, open-world survival games. New World is an MMORPG with a focus on PvP. You don't need to eat, sleep, or drink to survive.

Is New World an open-world game?

Yes. The world of Aeternum, the setting for New World, is huge. It's currently only explorable on foot or via fast traveling.

Are there classes in New World?

New World has no classes. It has a classless leveling system where weapon mastery and attributes are earned by using a weapon, such as the Fire Staff or Hatchet. You can still build your own classes (like a Healer, or a PvP build) but these are not restricted. You can spec and re-spec by using some in-game currency.

Are there microtransactions in New World?

Yes, there are microtransactions in New World, although the store is completely cosmetic. At least, for now. There were rumors that there would be paid boosts to the game, but the developers have addressed these problems by saying that the microtransactions will only be cosmetic. Only time will tell how true this is.

Recent New World News

New World's Brimstone Sands update is just around the corner. Here's a look at some our of recent news and the fresh New World September 2022 dev stream.