Despite a delay in development due to coronavirus, the team at Amazon Games’ Irvine, California studio are forging ahead with New World, and have dropped new details on the epic-sounding PVP encounters in the 17th Century-themed MMO.
New World sees players claim territory on the cursed island of Aeternum, where they’ll have to contend with both PVE and PVP attacks as that territory is contested. A new developer blog has released information about the latter, detailing what will be involved in a player war.
Unlike other PVP games, attacking another player’s territory isn’t just a free-for-all. Firstly, players have to join one of three Factions, allowing them to team up with some players and wage war on others. In order to declare war on a territory, the controlling Faction’s influence must first be weakened by completing missions.
Once a war is set in place, the decision of who will go to war is all decided by Faction, its Governor, and Companies (which function like player-created guilds). The Governor is the leader of the Company who claims a territory, and it’s this player who gets to choose who gets to fight in a war. Mostly players will come from one main Company, but with 50 players per side fighting a war, the ranks can also be filled in from other Companies, or even by volunteers from the third faction that isn’t officially involved in the war.
The War system is complex but seems to be set up to allow for giant armies of players to face off in the field, with siege weapons and traps adding to the danger. If it works out as designed, PVP moments in New World should be an epic experience to be involved in.
You can read more about the intricacies of the War system here, or check out how New World’s PVE Invasions will play out in this post.
New World is releasing on August 25, 2020 for PC. The Irvine, California studio is also developing Amazon’s upcoming Lord Of The Rings MMO, which will hopefully benefit from any lessons the team learns from this year’s New World launch.
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