Amazon Game Studios has been pretty quiet on news regarding New world so far in 2022, but that changed today when a 50-minute dev blog was shared on the game’s official YouTube channel.
During this meeting with the game team, details of the January update were shared, along with February PTR plans, server transfers, and more. First, the January update for of the new world the live game is set to introduce expedition modifiers called mutators. Mutators are the latest addition to endgame content in New world this will make expeditions more difficult and provide greater rewards for players.
With this system, Mutated Tuning Orbs will be available. These will give players the ability to open any expedition with that type of orb. This means players can move around maps faster to take advantage of the new Mutators, and six new Spirit Shrines have been added to the game. The cost of fast travel has also been reduced.
Expertise, the latest change to of the new world endgame, has also been increased. Now players can increase their Expertise up to 625, above the previous cap of 600.
The PTR will not change too much in February. According to the team, the February update will focus on bug fixes and will not include any new content.
Server population has been an issue since day one of the games and the team is still planning to fix the issue. More merges are expected to come to the game in the future and along with them, a second Transfer Token will be distributed to all players. As of now, there is no date for this to happen.
Other than these upcoming changes, most of the new additions over the next few months will be fixing bugs and issues plaguing the game. You can check out the full blog post here.