The fifth season of New World will be deployed on March 12 and promises the addition of a raid and eight new artifacts, optimization of the kitchen or the combat system, or even support for controllers, among other things.
For a little less than a year now, New World is enriched with a major update approximately every three months, on the occasion of the launch of a new season. On March 12, the teams ofAmazon Games will kick off the fifth season of MMORPGSeason of the Guardian, and until then, the developer provides some details on its content.
The highlight of the coming season clearly takes the form ofa new seasonal event, Winter RunesmithingA raid frozen which opposes a group of ten players high level Has bumps, including an ice guard. To overcome it, players will have to solve runic puzzles and defeat a frozen construct before reaching the boss. Quite typically, the update also adds eight new artifacts to collect and which must contribute to renewing the game mechanics of the different archetypes.
For lovers of PvPthe season unlocks a mode allowing you touse mounts while surging : reserved for characters at least level 60, players two teams of 20 players compete for fortifications and their resources, and players will therefore be able to use the mounts introduced by the expansion Rise of the Angry Earth.
Optimizations, redesigns and improvements
The main story quest of New World has also been updated to better support (new) players, cooking skills have also been overhauled to be more readable and understandable, and two new events will also make their return during the season: the Revenge of the Rabbit (for Easter) and Spring Flowering which marks the start of spring in the game universe. In both cases, players can count on rewards.
We nevertheless note that the Guardian Season is also (especially?) the opportunity to bring various technical modifications. New World's combat system is obviously significantly improved, both to be smoother, more optimized when there are many players and easier for the development team to debug. In the same vein, support for controller play is also being deployed with this season 5. The developer sees this as a major change for the game – and we remember that it precedes a “big announcement” at come, initially planned for May, but ultimately postponed to June. Some imagine that Amazon Games could announce the launch of New World on consoles. Controller support and code optimization could be part of this possible project.
The Season of the Guardian will therefore be deployed on the New World live servers on March 12, but until then, the update will be revealed on the test servers from tomorrow, February 14. Motivated players are invited to connect to it to track down possible bugs and malfunctions.