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New World Housing Guide

Housing is one of the core features in New World and ties in with the crafting system, which lets players craft furniture for their own homes or to sell it on the trading post. A personal house also gives you several advantages such as fast travel or trophy buffs.

New World Reveals Jewel Crafting and Item Details, New Podcast Episode

Items in New World

Amazon has published a new blog today with info about all kinds of different items in New World. Details include item rarity, perks, gems & sockets, consumables, trinkets and legendary items. This also confirms the Jewel Crafting profession.

Food and drinks can be crafted or looted and provide health recovery as well as other buffs. These buffs range from increased stamina recovery or defense against certain creatures to bonuses to crafting professions. Other consumables such as potions and tinctures can give access to quick healing, increasing carry weight or defense against elemental attacks.

Another category of consumables are weapon coatings which provide extra damage against certain types of enemies and can be crafted at a camp.

Items have a tier, gear score, and a wide range of different defense and absorption bonuses against physical and magical attacks. Items with a higher gear score are more powerful, with increased base damage or mitigation. Items also have up to three perks, with higher gear score increasing the chance to get more and better perks. The number of perks also determines the items rarity: "Common" (no perk), "Uncommon" (1 perk), "Rare" (2 perks) and "Epic" (3 perks).

Items can also have a gem slot, in addition to perks. Gems can be crafted by Jewel Crafters and provide further bonuses such as extra attribute points.

Each item has a different weight, and the overall weight of your equipment determines whether your equip load is light, normal or heavy. In light load you have a more evasive play style with bonus resistances to elemental and magic damage, while heavy load makes you less mobile but increases your physical resistances. There is a lot of room for mixing and matching different items to experiment with different equip loads and resistances.

The New World guide has been updated with all the latest information from the "Items in New World" blog post and contains everything we know about New World so far!

New World To Go episode 20

New World To Go is out with episode 20! This week they cover New World's direction and its shift from sandbox to open-world gameplay and whether it is more of a theme park MMO now. Definitely worth a watch:

New World Twitch Bot

Announcing the New World Twitch Bot! Just like the Discord Bot, this companion app for your Twitch stream will let you get instant news updates in your chat and access a number of commands to link to builds, guides and more.

The bot is currently still in beta phase until New World opens up to the public. Right now you can use it to get updates from the dev tracker in your Twitch chat.

Once the NDA is lifted and everyone can start streaming the game live, you will also be able to search for items, builds and guides from your chat. We will also list your stream on our website automatically whenever you are live!

Check out the Twitch Bot page to get started.

New World PvE Arenas

Today Amazon revealed New World's PvE arenas, which contain boss encounters and are meant as challenging PvE content for groups of 5 players. These require a balanced party of melee and ranged DPS as well as a healer.

To enter an arena in New World, players will have to first find a key. These keys will either drop from monsters or be attainable through other ways. If one player with the key uses it at the arena entrance, the entire group will be teleported inside as long as they are nearby. Once inside, players only have a set amount of time before their attempt to defeat the boss ends. If they don't succeed they will be teleported outside and have to find another key.

The first New World arena that has been revealed has a nature-theme and faces players off against the Spriggan, a high level boss and member of the Angry Earth faction. The Spriggan's attacks deal large amounts of stamina damage, breaking blocks with ease. It also switches between melee and ranged attacks, and has the ability to put up a healing shield that the group will have to break quickly before the Spriggan can regenerate too much health. Defeating the Spriggan rewards players with valuable loot and a chance at a legendary item, some of the best gear in New World.

We've updated our New World guide with all the latest info.

Discord Bot Update, New World To Go 17, Alpha Key Giveaways

Dev Tracker & Discord Bot Update

Both the dev tracker and the Discord bot have been updated and now support German and French languages. Check out the Discord page for instructions on how to set this up for your server.

Alpha Key Giveaways

For the US giveaway, like, follow and comment on this tweet with the hash tags #giveaway and #NewWorldWednesday for a chance to win one of 10 alpha keys.

For the German giveaway, follow and comment on this tweet with #NewWorldAlphaDE.

And for the French giveaway, follow, re-tweet and comment on this tweet with #NewWorldAlphaFR.

As part of the giveaway the New World team has revealed the Spriggan, a creature that players will presumably face in New World's PvE arenas. We can expect a blog post with more details sometime this week.

New World To Go Podcast

The StudioLoot team came out with their latest podcast and special guest Commander Aze, moderator of r/newworldgame and co-host of the New World Order Show. Topics this week are the alpha key giveaways and AGS' 10-year plans for New World.