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New World Heart of Madness update - New Expedition, weapons, balance updates and more

Published: 17:02, 02 March 2022
New World - Heart of Madness
New World - Heart of Madness

Amazon have shared the details regarding New World's upcoming Heart of Madness update which brings a new expedition, a brand new weapon and more.

The new update is specifically for players who have reached level 60 and above. It brings plenty of new stuff so if you're still playing New World, check out the details below: 


The upcoming update is set to wrap up Isabella's story. The main story quest line picks up as players pursue Isabella back to Shattered Mountain, leading to an ultimate battle.  The Tempest’s Heart is an endgame expedition for 5 players. Recommended for level 60 players with Gearscore 550 or above. 


The Blunderbuss is a ranged weapon that offers high mobility coupled with potent close-to-mid range damage. It’s the first weapon to scale on strength and intelligence, making it a good companion for bruiser or mage builds. 

Adventurers will be able to progress through two-weapon mastery trees, allowing the player to choose between two distinct playstyles. 

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The Containment tree is all about closing the gap and unloading hot lead into your enemy’s face. Conversely, the Chaos tree focuses on keeping your distance and bombarding areas with explosive AoE damage.

Alongside the release of the Blunderbuss weapon itself, New World is also getting a new Legendary Weapon Quest series. Upon reaching Level 60 and the maximum skill level with the new firearm, players should seek out Wang Tang Zhi in Ebonscale Reach settlement to start this quest.


Alongside the storyline conclusion and the new Blunderbuss weapon, this update will include new encounters in the wild, impactful balance changes across a variety of weapons, and a huge swath of bug fixes.

Amazon will have more info to share nn the PTR release of this update soon - including some areas that they would love to hear player feedback before releasing the full Heart of Madness update into the main New World servers. 

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