Season 5, Season of the Guardian, comes to New World on March 12. In the new season, Adventurers will survive the Winter Rune Forge and the updated Shattered Mountain main story quest, master Cooking Trade Skill changes, play with a controller, and even enjoy smoother combat in PvP.
With the new season, New World’s main story quest will be fully updated based on player feedback. Experience fresh narratives, more quest variety, and other surprises. Ride your favorite mount into battle, gain control of fortifications and resources, and strike down foes in 20v20 game mode for Level 60+ players.
Season of the Guardian also brings new events for players. This includes Rabbit’s Revenge, where the plague of rabbits has returned once again, but now the situation is even more perilous. The Time of Awakening has also arrived, and Springtide Bloom will call its children to share an ancient secret capable of granting true freedom. Help the Bloom Herald unravel the mysteries of the ethereal Wispybloom and collect Springtide's fertile bounty.
In another exciting Season of the Guardian update, we’re bringing controller support to New World! Select from two pre-set controller layouts to make your New World experience even more immersive.
Can’t wait for March 12? Enter the Public Test Realm (PTR), a limited-availability server-set that grants an early look at upcoming features. But be forewarned, these preview builds are early snapshots, so you may encounter bugs or crashes. To help with feedback, all newly created PTR characters will have the opportunity to instantly level to select level-ranges outfitted with appropriate gear and items. The PTR will officially open on February 14, and the PTR client will be made available for download through the stand-alone Steam application, “New World Public Test Realm.”
For all Season of the Guardian preview details, an in-depth season breakdown video, and a PTR FAQ, check out the official New World site.