New World Beta Details Announced

The New World beta launch time has been officially announced and our countdown updated. Servers will open July 20 at 9:30AM PT (4:30PM UTC) right after the Dev Cast on Twitch and a message from game director Scot Lane.

If you have pre-ordered the game on Amazon before July 17th you are guaranteed an invite shortly before the beta launches, while a pre-order on Amazon at a later date can take up to 48h to get you your Steam key. If you pre-order on Steam directly you automatically get access. Anyone else can sign up on the official website for a chance to get invited during the beta period, which will run until August 2 at 11:59M PT (6:59AM UTC.

For more details make sure to read the announcement on the New World website.


CLOSED BETA FAQ

WHAT REGIONS IS THE CLOSED BETA AVAILABLE IN?

The Closed Beta servers will be available in the North America, Europe, Australia and Brazil.

WHAT LANGUAGES IS THE CLOSED BETA AVAILABLE IN?

The Closed Beta will support English voice-over and text in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish (Spain & LATAM), Polish, and Brazilian Portuguese.

CAN I TALK / POST / CREATE CONTENT ABOUT / OR STREAM THE CLOSED BETA?

Yes, during the Closed Beta you are allowed to share, record, or broadcasting any Beta content or gameplay. We also welcome your feedback on our Official Beta Forums. Check out our Content Usage Policy to learn more: www.amazon.com/help/ags/ugc.

CAN I COLLECT FOOTAGE FROM THE CLOSED BETA TO USE IN LATER CONTENT IF THAT CONTENT IS RELEASED LATER?

Yes, you can capture footage of the Closed Beta to use at a later date. However, there will be changes and updates between Closed Beta and launch that may cause captured content to be inaccurate or out of date.

WILL MY BETA PROGRESS BE CARRIED OVER TO LAUNCH?

No, we will be wiping progress before New World's official release on August 31, 2021.

HOW WILL YOU BE SELECTING AND INVITING PEOPLE WHO SIGNED UP TO BE A TESTER FOR CLOSED BETA BUT DID NOT PRE-ORDER?

Once Closed Beta begins, we will be randomly selecting participants from our list of tester sign-ups and sending invitations at regular intervals via email while the Closed Beta test is live.
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