TUNING ORBS WERE REMOVED WITH THE JULY SUMMER MEDLEY UPDATE. THEY ARE NO LONGER IN THE GAME. THIS GUIDE IS ARCHIVED FOR REFERENCE.
In New World, there are Expeditions and Arenas you can run with a group of players that use these Tuning Orbs. As part of the requirements to enter them a single Tuning Orb must be in the person’s inventory to start it. Only the person at the entrance attempting to queue the party needs to have the appropriate Tuning Orb in their bag. The other players are not required to have one.
Every entrance uses a different Tuning Orb in order to enter it, with the exception of Mutations. For example, If you want to enter the Amrine Expedition, then you will need one Amrine Tuning Orb for the party. For a full list of Tuning Orbs and the expeditions, check the listing below.
|Amrine Excavation||Amrine Tuning Orb|
|Starstone Barrows||Starstone Tuning Orb|
|The Depths||Depths Tuning Orb|
|Dynasty Shipyard||Dynasty Tuning Orb|
|Garden Of Genesis||Genesis Tuning Orb|
|Lazarus Instrumentality||Lazarus Tuning Orb|
|Tempest’s Heart||Tempest’s Heart Tuning Orb|
|Mutated Expeditions||Mutated Expedition Tuning Orb|
|Zygoramet’s Grove||Monoecious Tuning Orb|
|Melpomene Arena||Siren Tuning Orb|
|Eternal Pool Arena||Protector’s Tuning Orb|
Below are the quests that will award you with the appropriate Tuning Orbs. These quests can only be completed once per character. The quests are also part of a quest chain, meaning you will have to complete a few quests before you can access the quest that actually gives you the Tuning Orb. If you ever come across a quest in-game labeled “(Expedition)” in-game, there is a good chance you can get a Tuning Orb from it or it is a repeatable quest for an expedition.
Amrine Excavation (Guide)
Starstone Barrows (Guide)
The Depths (Guide)
Dynasty Shipyard (Guide)
Garden of Genesis (Guide)
Lazarus Instrumentality (Guide)
Tempest’s Heart (Guide)
Zygoramet’s Grove (Guide)
Melpomene Arena (Guide)
Eternal Pool Arena (Guide)
Every Tuning Orb can be crafted from the Stonecutting Trade Skill in New World. Each Tuning Orb has a different requirement to craft them, but they all have similar crafting ingredients for them. These crafts have a cooldown and a threshold. When you craft one orb it starts the cooldown. The threshold is the number you can craft with-in a cooldown period. For example you can only craft 5 Amrine Tuning Orbs as the threshold is 5, and you will have to wait 7 days at the point you crafted each one of them.
TIP: You can buy Runestones from other players to craft some of the lower level Stonecutting Tuning Orbs.
When New World first released Tuning Orbs were not obtainable from Faction vendors. As part of the quality of life changes added to the game, Amazon Games enabled the ability to purchase them from Faction vendors with a cooldown. The cooldown timer seems to vary based on the progression of the game and released content.
All expedition Tuning Orbs can be purchased once a day. The Mutation Tuning Orbs can be purchased once every 3 days. The Arenas do not have any Tuning Orbs you can purchase from the Faction vendors.
Amrine Excavation – 1 Day CD
Starstone Barrows – 1 Day CD
The Depths – 1 Day CD
Dynasty Shipyard – 1 Day CD
Garden of Genesis – 1 Day CD
Lazarus Instrumentality – 1 Day CD
Tempest’s Heart – 7 Day CD
Mutations – 3 Day CD
With the release of the Heart of Madness patch 1.4, the ability to kill and find Orbs came to light. There is a super low chance to find Arena Tuning Orbs from killing monsters in certain zones. These are the zones you can kill elites for a chance to earn an Arena Tuning Orb; Malevolence, Forecastle Drift, Spires of Melpomene, and Eternal Pool.