Amazon Game Studios are trying to deal with New World's surge of concurrent players before it happens so here are all the measures they are going with and a few things you should look out for.
New World is more than likely going to experience an influx of players in the next few days due to the hype surrounding the Brimstone Sands update which will add a lot of new content, including the highly sought-after weapon, the Greatsword.
As such, Amazon Game Studios are trying to get ahead of the situation and prevent long queues, lag and crashing before it happens.
To that end, they have announced multiple measures that are going to help out with the aforementioned issues.
First of all, they are introducing a number of new servers:
- EU Central - Albraca
- EU Central - Thule (FR/EN)
- EU Central - Tupia (DE/EN)
- US East - Heliopolis
- US East - Barataria
- US West - Camelot
- Australia - Agartha
- South America - Apsu
These servers will house both the returning players and the active ones that decide to transfer in order to avoid queue times and possible lag.
The returning players will need to choose a new server, provided they haven't logged in since February 15, 2022, at which point they will be forced to choose one of the less populated servers since the most active ones will be locked.
Players who find themselves on one of the most active servers and happen to run into long queues or lag are encouraged to transfer to less populated servers but AGS will not provide transfer tokens this time around.
Additionally, fresh start servers are coming on November 2, 2022, so the population is expected to dissipate further, bringing things back to normal.
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