Amazon Game Studios’ MMORPG New World recently received its biggest update to date. Unfortunately, it seems like that update is causing unforeseen problems, such as sending some servers hurtling forward through time.
As reported by various players on the game’s subreddit, certain servers are leaping forward weeks, or even months, in time. This causes all kinds of issues in-game. Settlement crafting stations will downgrade if taxes are not paid on a weekly basis, scheduled Wars for control of various territories will be missed, player-owned houses can’t be issued if upkeep isn’t maintained, and player posted auctions will go unsold.
New World servers affected by the time skipping are reportedly then being taken down for maintenance with little or no warning. They then will come back online, with the in-game clock appearing to have been reset to several hours before the time traveling took place.
Amazon has started to address the issue. About two dozen servers were taken offline for maintenance over the weekend in an attempt to fix the time skip issue, with Amazon writing in a forum post that the team will update players on when an update will be coming to the rest of the game’s servers.
It’s just the latest game-breaking issue to come to New World in recent weeks. The game saw its economy taken offline on two separate occasions in the last month in order to combat item and coin duplication exploits that threatened to destabilize the game’s player-driven markets. An earlier invulnerability exploit saw players becoming invincible, which was a major problem considering much of New World’s content revolves around PvP.
Time traveling servers come in the wake of New World’s Into the Void update, which was released last week and added new enemies, more quest variety, a new weapon, quality-of-life improvements, and more to Amazon’s MMO.
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