New World Support

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Accessibility Options
New World offers a variety of accessibility options that can improve your gameplay experience.

Vision Accessibility Options

Color Blindness Filters

If you have certain types of color blindness, you can apply color filters to help distinguish in-game elements from the environment. New World provides color filters to support the following vision types:

  • Achromatomaly

  • Achromatopsia

  • Deuteranomoly

  • Deuteranopia

  • Protanomaly

  • Protanopia

  • Tritanomaly

  • Tritanopia

Accessing the Color Blindness settings:

  1. From the home screen click the cogwheel icon in the top-right corner.

    Tip: If you've already loaded into a world, press Esc and then click Settings.

  2. Select the Accessibility tab.

  3. Under Color Blindness, use the dropdown and select the appropriate color filter.

The following screenshots demonstrate the differences in each filter:









Communication Settings
  • Adjust your chat text size.

  • Adjust your chat message background.

  • Change your chat gameplay opacity.

  • Turn chat alerts on or off.

  • Change the color of your chat text.

Text Size

Enlarge the text size of nameplates and interactive hints for easier viewing.


Turn on this setting to transfer your incoming chat messages from text-based to audio-based messages.

Text-to-Speech Volume

Select the volume level on your incoming text-to-speech audio messages.

Text-to-Speech Rate

Select your preferred playback speed for your incoming text-to-speech audio messages.

Visual Settings

You can adjust the following settings as needed for optimal gameplay: Resolution, Brightness, Contrast, Field of View, Effects details, Lighting details, Shadows details, and Textures details.

Visual Settings

Graphics Quality Low

Graphics Quality Medium

Graphics Quality High

Graphics Quality Very High

Hearing Accessibility Options


Turn on speech-to-text for voice chat to receive written transcripts of your incoming voice chat messages.


Using Communication Settings, you can turn Voice Chat on or off, turn your incoming and outgoing volume up and down, adjust your microphone sensitivity, and enable chat alerts.


Audio Settings

You can change a variety of audio settings to meet your needs, including the following:

  • Master volume – turn the overall volume of the game up or down.

  • Sound Effects Volume – turn sound effects up or down.

  • Vocals Volume – turn the volume of in-game non-player characters (NPCs) up or down.

  • Music and Ambient Music Volumes – turn the volume of in-game music up or down.

  • Boost Softer Sounds – Raise the volume of softer sounds for ease of listening.

Audio Settings

Mono Audio

New World supports Mono audio if you turn it on in Windows 10 or 11.

To learn how to turn on Mono audio, check out Make Windows Easier to Hear.

Speech Accessibility Settings

Communications Settings
  • Microphone Volume: Turn your microphone volume up or down as needed.

  • Microphone Sensitivity: Turn the sensitivity on your microphone up or down as needed.


Mobility Accessibility Settings

Mobility Settings

Change your mouse and keyboard keybinds for ease of use, character movement and abilities, and mouse sensitivity.

Mobility Settings

For accessibility issues or feedback related to accessibility in New World, please submit a web ticket.