Housing is one of New World’s most detailed features. There are tons of items to customize your house with that you can loot or craft using the furnishing trade skill. The housing system also gives you several advantages such as fast travel and trophy buffs. We cover all this, and more in our New World Housing Guide.
In New World, player houses are part of the many settlements that can be found in Aeternum. Houses in New World are semi-instanced, allowing players to purchase the same house. But, They will only be able to enter and manage their own version of it.
To be able to purchase a house, players must first reach certain level requirements:
You must also reach a certain territory standing to buy a house. You can do this by undertaking missions, quests, and town projects, or simply killing monsters.
There are different types of houses, with different sizes and features. For example, some houses have gardens or balconies, while others only have a front porch. Of course, their location also plays a role, with some being more central and close to important town facilities such as crafting stations. This comes with different costs, so if you want a larger house in a good spot, you better be prepared to pay a premium.
Houses in settlements have tiers. Each tier of houses comes with a different cost and set of benefits. The most expensive houses have the greatest benefits. The following chart displays the details of each tier of house in New World.
|Description||Tier 1||Tier 2||Tier 3||Tier 4|
|Territory Standing required||Level 10||Level 15||Level 20||Level 30|
|Cost of Purchase (gold)||5000||10000||15000||20000|
|Max Storage Chests||1||2||3||4|
|Max Number of Pets||5||6||7||8|
|Max Number of Lights||4||6||8||10|
|Fast Travel Cooldown||4 hours||3 hours||2.5 hours||2 hours|
In order to purchase a house simply walk up to your desired house and press the default key of “E” to bring up the housing UI. From there you can purchase the house.
The first time you buy a house in New World you will be given a 50% discount. This discount will apply to any territory and any tier of house as long as you have never purchased a house before. Therefore, you could save up 10,000 coin and purchase the 20,000 coin home for your first home and receive a massive discount on the largest house in the game. However, in order to do so you would have to have a territory standing of at least 30 in the applicable territory, so you would have to wait a little while prior to buying your first home which would delay the benefit of fast travel etc.
It is important to point out that if you purchase a house and then abandon that house you will not receive the first-time home buyer discount again.
Territory standing bonus cards are rewarded to players upon receiving a reputation within a given territory. Reputation is received upon completing tasks within that territory, and you can then choose from a variety of different buffs and benefits available to you in that applicable territory. The bonuses are not global. They only apply to the territory you are in. You can view your territory standing rewards by viewing the map screen and clicking on “Territory Standings” on the left side of the screen. From there you can select a territory and view the rewards you currently have.
Territory standing is an important part of player housing because some of the territory standing rewards relate to the housing in New World. Below is a chart showing the effects of each Territory Standing Reward.
|Reward Card Name||Starting Base Effects (Rewards will decrease the more of them you stack)|
|Faction Tokens||Earn 5% more Faction Tokens in a given territory|
|Gather||Increase Gathering speed by 5% in a given territory|
|Housing Items||Increase the number of Housing items you can place by 5 in a given territory|
|House Ownership||You can own a house in a given territory|
|Property Tax||Decrease Property Tax by 5% for owned property in a given territory|
|Standing Gain||Earn 5% more Territory Standing while in a given territory|
|Station Fee||Decreases Crafting fee by 5% while in a given territory|
|Storage||Increases Storage by 25|
|Trading Tax||Decreases the Trading tax rate by 5% while in a given territory|
|XP Gain||Earn 3% more XP while in a given territory|
By increasing your territory standing you are rewarded with the ability to own a home in a given territory, you can increase the number of housing items you can place in your home in a given territory, and decrease your property taxes in a given territory. It’s important to point out that most of the cards listed do have a diminishing return as you continue to level up those specific perks.
Owning a house in a settlement will result in Property tax being due once every 7 days. The property tax rate is set and modified by the territory’s controlling company, and each house has a base property tax that can be viewed in the housing menu while at a particular house. Failure to pay the property tax will result in the following:
It’s important to point out that your property taxes do not accrue. Therefore, if you take a month’s break from the game and come back you will not owe an absurd amount of money in property taxes. You will still only owe 7 days worth of taxes. As long as your taxes are paid for the week, you will receive the benefits of the house for that week.
Other players can visit your house and see your decorations as long as they are in your party. You can host up to a total of 5 players in your home. This includes yourself. You can also utilize the housing menu to see a list of players that own a home, and view their home by clicking the enter button on the menu. Once you’re in someone else’s home you can not decorate or move items, you can only view the house.
New World features hundreds of different furniture items. Most of these can be crafted by players and sold on the trading post. This includes chairs, tables, beds, and garden decorations. You will also be able to find rare furniture and trophies while looting mobs and other rewards.
Some of these trophies can give you powerful buffs if displayed in your home. For example, they can improve your crafting skills or make you more powerful in combat against certain types of enemies. There is a maximum limit on how many trophies can be active at once, though, so players will have to make a choice.
Decorations also serve another purpose. While your own house instance is private, it’s possible for other players to see your house when walking past – but only if you have the best-decorated house in that location. This is determined by a ranking system that gives your house a score depending on its decoration and your territory standing. You can even see a list of the highest-ranked players for each house. Of course, you will always be able to see your own home, but other players can only see it from the outside if you happen to have the highest-ranked house.
Trophies are a type of furniture in New World that can be placed around your home. If you have a trophy placed and active it will provide you will persistent global buffs. You can place trophies in your home by entering the decorate menu while in your house. This can be done by entering your house and pressing the default to decorate key of “B.” You can view all of the trophies you have available to place by clicking the trophies icon while in the decorate menu.
Trophies are divided into four different categories as follows:
You can place a maximum of 5 trophies per house regardless of the tier of house owned. The effects of the trophies will not stack when the same type is placed in the same house, however, the effects will be stacked when they are placed in different houses. Therefore, you can stack up to 3 trophies of the same type. Please note that if you do not pay your property tax the benefits of that particular house will not be active.
Player houses in New World serve as a recall point, so you can fast travel to your home from anywhere in the world. This also makes it important to choose a good location for your houses, because you can only own a maximum of 3 houses. The higher tier the house the lower the cooldown on your house’s fast travel timer.
If you fail to pay your property tax for a particular house the house recall to that house will not be available until you pay your property tax.
You can increase your storage bin capacity in an applicable territory by owning a home in that territory and placing a storage chest inside of the house. Upon placing a storage bin inside of your house your storage shed’s weight limit for the settlement your house is in will increase. The tier of your house will determine the number of storage chests you can place. There are different types and tiers of storage chests that will allow you to store more with higher-tier chests. You can see the list of storage chests below, and you can check our database for a comprehensive list of housing furniture.
|Storage Chest Name||Storage Amount||Rarity||Tier|
|Hewn Log Storage Chest||400||Common||I|
|Old Wood Storage Chest||450||Common||I|
|Mossy Rock Storage Chest||450||Common||I|
|Iron Storage Chest||600||Uncommon||II|
|Stone Storage Chest||650||Uncommon||II|
|Hunter Storage Chest||650||Uncommon||II|
|Booty Storage Chest||800||Rare||III|
|Dynasty Storage Chest||800||Rare||III|
|Hope Storage Chest||800||Rare||III|
|Golden Steel Storage Chest||1000||Epic||IV|
|Cursed Storage Chest||1050||Epic||IV|
|Polished Marble Storage Chest||1050||Epic||IV|
|Defiled Storage Chest of the Hare (Event Reward)||1050||Epic||IV|
It is possible to give up your house and move to a new location. Doing so will award you 50% of the house’s value from the initial purchase. To do this, you just need to open your Property Taxes window and select the “Abandon this house” button at the bottom of the screen. There is a little notice to the left that lets you know that all items will be moved to your town storage. Additionally, you are not refunded any taxes you paid in the current time period.
That completes our New world Housing Guide! For more on all the different housing decorations you can find in New World check our database!