New World's focus on crafting and endgame grinding means you'll need a place to store all of your crafting materials, gear, and miscellaneous items. Since crafting the best gear in New World requires an immense amount of time and resources, you're going to want as much storage space as possible.
That's why it's important you take certain steps towards upgrading your storage space whenever possible, both for your character and the settlements you'll frequently visit. The sooner you work towards upgrading your storage, the smoother your endgame experience will be. This guide will cover every way you can increase your storage space in New World, ranging from housing to standing rewards.
Updated December 31, 2021: Maximizing your storage space is key to making your life in New World less of a hassle, so we've put together a short video guide for a more in-depth look.
How To Increase Your Storage Space
There are four main ways of increasing your storage space in New World:
- Equip bags on your character.
- Craft storage chests in houses you own.
- Grab the "Storage" Territory Standing reward.
- Post your items at a Trading Post.
It's also worth noting that refining raw materials and crafting new items are both two ways of lowering the weight of items in your storage. Just keep in mind which items you're using, as some resources (especially Iron Ore) are frequently used for late-game crafting.
Bags And Satchels
- Storage Increase: 150+ per bag
Your only way of increasing storage space on your actual character is by equipping bags and/or satchels. These items go in a dedicated bag slot in your character's inventory. At level 45, you can equip up to three bags at a time. Bags will grant anywhere from +150-410 storage on their own, although this number can be increased even further through perks.
Every Bag And Satchel
New World features nine different bags you can craft and equip, each with a varying storage increase. The Gear Score of your bag also determines how much it can carry, with higher scores being able to carry more items. We've listed every bag below and its storage values. Credit to nwdb for the information provided below.
|Worn Traveler's Satchel
|Coarse Lether Adventurer's Satchel
|Rugged Leather Adventurer's Satchel
|Layered Leather Adventurer's Satchel
|Gator Leather Satchel
|Infused Leather Adventurer's Satchel
|Note: New World's database lists porter duffel bags as a bag type. These are currently unobtainable and will not be mentioned in this guide.
Just like the rest of your gear, bags can come with a variety of perks that enhance your bag's ability to store items. Below is a list that showcases every storage-related perk a bag can come with. Credit to the New World Fandom Wiki for the following information.
|Reduces the weight of alchemy reagents, potions, and sickles by 5-10%
|You can carry 50-95 more weight.
|Reduces the weight of cooked food by 5-10%
|Reduces the weight of wood, timber, and logging axes by 5-10%
|Reduces the weight of weapons and ammo by 5-10%
|Reduces the weight of ores, ingots, and pickaxes by 5-10%
|Reduces the weight of stone, blocks, gems, and pickaxes by 5-10%
|Reduces the weight of armor by 5-10%
|Reduces the weight of rawhide, leather, and skinning knives by 5-10%
|Reduces the weight of fiber, cloth, and sickles by 5-10%
- Storage Increase: Up to 525 per chest
Any house you own can store a certain amount of storage chests, increasing your storage shed's weight limit for the settlement your house is in. The tier of your house determines how many storage chests you can craft. With a T4 house, you're able to place five storage chests in your house at a time. And just like houses, these storage chests have tiers that get progressively better.
Below is a list of every storage chest you can place in your house:
|Hewn Log Storage Chest
|Mossy Rock Storage Chest
|Old Wood Storage Chest
|Hunter Storage Chest
|Iron Storage Chest
|Stone Storage Chest
|Booty Storage Chest
|Dynasty Storage Chest
|Hope Storage Chest
|Golden Steel Storage Chest
|Cursed Storage Chest
|Polished Marble Storage Chest
Storage Standing Card
- Storage Increase: 25 per card
One easy way to increase your storage is by grabbing the "Storage" card as a Territory Standing reward. As you increase your rank with a region, you'll be able to claim certain passive benefits in the form of cards. One of these cards will increase the limit of your storage shed in a settlement by 25 points. That might not sound significant, but this is the only Territory Standing reward in New World that doesn't suffer from diminishing returns. Grab the storage card whenever it appears.
For more information about Territory Standing and its respective rewards, read our Territory Standing guide.
- Storage Increase: Not definite (sizable increase)
If you're truly desperate for storage space and don't mind a little bit of busy work, you can post your excess items at a Trading Post in a settlement. While an item is listed at a Trading Post, it doesn't take up any storage capacity. Place your item at the Trading Post for a fairly high cost to ensure someone else doesn't buy it, then let it sit in the market for up to 14 days. When the timer runs out, the item will be returned to your storage shed in that town. Be sure that your storage shed isn't already full if you plan to do this.