There have been some questions about the character naming system in New World and whether or not names of characters and companies would be global or regional. Below is the official response of Mugsy, part of the AGS team
Hey there everyone! I am part of the New World Community Team and I wanted to provide an official update.
We have seen some confusion regarding character and company names and how they work for New World. We were looking at ways to make this smoother for launch, but we aren’t sure it could be a quality solution by then. We have ideas on how to address this if you happen to miss the exact name you are looking for launch, and we’ll keep you updated on that.
We understand folks are frustrated and wanted to provide as clear response as possible:
- Names within New World are currently global, meaning first come first served and are locked to an account for a short amount of time even after a character is deleted
- Company names are also global but are not locked to an account, once a company is deleted, removed, or renamed the name becomes available immediately
We understand there is a desire for some players to lock in your character name as soon as possible. It is possible to do this by creating a character on any available server. It is not necessary to enter the game when you do so, just creating the character reserves the name. The character can later be deleted and the name will be available to your account after a small (approximately a minute) delay.
We also see a lot of questions about the Pre-Order bonuses. All of the bonuses from Pre-Orders are account bound, so even if you create a character to reserve your name and then delete said character you will still be able to use your Pre-Order bonuses on the server you are going to call home.
Thank you for your dedication to New World and the excitement for launch! We’ll see you in New World!