Due to the incredible demand that has been seen for New World, Amazon have been working hard to increase the number of servers and increase the capacity of all available servers, as well as implement other helpful changes.
It’s been an incredible week of growth for the New World community. The demand for the game, the whole gaming world has been witness to, has been staggering. While it was certainly Amazon's aspiration to welcome massive numbers of players into the game during launch week, they seem to have been surprised by just how many adventurers washed up on Aeternum’s shores. Over a million players entered New World on launch day. Each day after launch that number has increased, translating into long queue times for some of our more popular worlds.
Since the game's launch on Tuesday, Amazon have more than doubled the number of servers and are working to increase the capacity of all available servers to support a higher population cap.
But, before that solution comes to light, we can expect another one sooner, rather than later. As promised in the launch day notes, developers will give players a chance to transfer their characters from servers that are full, to those with lesser numbers, where they can play the game with their friends and others, without the queue times being as long.
This transfer, which is promised to be free, is planned to be available to players sometime next week.
Aside from this piece of news, which will make a lot of players happy, no doubt, there is another change to New World. To prevent players from falling into the mire of a full server, Amazon are implementing a system to stop players from making characters on said servers. Whenever a server is full, the server will be greyed out with the messaging “Character Creation temporarily disabled on this server to prevent overpopulation”. This does not affect any characters already created on the server and you will be able to log in as usual.