New World is now a year old. The Standard and Deluxe versions of the game have remained unchanged, and this page breaks down whether it's worth it to invest the extra money for the Deluxe version of the game.
Now that the Closed Beta is well and truly over, what value do you actually get out of the Deluxe version?
We updated this page on October 3 as it was quite out of date. New World is now a year old, but the Standard and Deluxe editions are mostly the same. With the amount of brand-new cosmetics there are in the game now, there isn't much need to purchase the Deluxe edition unless you're looking to flex the exclusive skins or enjoy the digital art book. Read on to see what's inside both versions of the game, updated ahead of the Brimstone Sands expansion.
4/4 What Do You Get With The Standard Edition Of New World?
The Standard Edition of New World is available on Steam for $39.99. There are currently no subscription fees for the game. You pay for it once, and you get the game forever.
Here's what you get for your money:
- Isabella's Amulet, an item in-game that boosts your defense and increases damage against some enemies. Useful if you want to level up fast at the start of the game.
- A Fist Bump emote.
- A set of Guild Crest items, which includes axes, muskets, and armor pieces.
The only thing that stands out here is Isabella's Amulet. It provides an actual real boost. All the other things inside the Standard edition are just cosmetics.
3/4 What Do You Get With The Deluxe Edition Of New World?
The Deluxe Edition of New World costs $49.99 and grants you everything from the Standard Edition as well as this extra content.
- The Woodsman Armor Skin, a cosmetic set that you can apply to armor in-game.
- The Woodsman Hatchet Skin, a cosmetic that you can apply to the Hatchet in-game.
- A Mastiff house pet, which you can let loose in your home. You get access to player housing at level 20.
- A Rock/Paper/Scissors emote set. Can be used with other players.
- A New World Digital Artbook with a bunch of concept art for the game.
2/4 Is The Deluxe Edition Of New World Worth It?
The Deluxe Edition is worth it if you care about exclusive cosmetic items. There are loads of new cosmetics in New World that have been added over the past year, and that Woodland Set isn't as special as it once was.
You can see what the Woodsman Armor set looks like in this image:
The Woodland Armor skin isn't the best looking thing in the world, so even if it is an exclusive item you might not even be wearing it, considering some of the neat armor designs in New World. Despite not getting many useful items with the Deluxe Edition, considering the massive size of New World, a $49.99 price tag is also very reasonable. You don't have to pay any subscription fee later on.
1/4 Should You Buy The Deluxe Edition?
Arguably, the most useful item from either the Standard or Deluxe Edition is the Isabella's Amulet item. This is just a straight-up boost for your early game, which will come in handy when you start the grind.
So, in conclusion: if you want to spend 10 dollars on some exclusive skins, go ahead. But really, there isn't a massive difference between the two, and if you purchase the Standard Edition you won't be missing out on anything too important. You get Isabella's Amulet with both Editions, which is the most important thing. That Mastiff pet is pretty neat though.