Amazon Games Adds New PTR System To New World
Amazon Games has added a new feature to New World this week as they will be launching a new PTR server to feature upcoming changes. The addition is a welcomed one as there are a number of changes that happen in the game when updates come around that players get no warning of. This way, pleaser will be able to see what's coming and offer feedback before things are implemented into the system. We have the details below on what it will all entail, but the servers will go live today at 12pm PT with the latest game update showing off some of what's to come.
The Public Test Realm (PTR) is a limited-availability server-set that will give players an early look at upcoming features. These preview builds are snapshots of upcoming major updates and are not final versions— you may encounter bugs, crashes, missing text, or other problems. Between our internal testing efforts and your feedback we hope to catch and resolve all serious issues before they reach the live servers. Hundreds of changes have been made and the full release notes will be shared on release day. To help with the feedback process, all newly created characters on these worlds will have the opportunity to instantly level to select level-ranges outfitted with appropriate gear and items.
By the end of today, everyone with a copy of New World will find the New World Public Test Realm application in their Steam library. Downloading this stand-alone application allows interested players access to check out the latest preview version and provide feedback. PTR servers will officially open tomorrow, November 10, at noon PT (7PM UTC). Servers are limited — at the start, there will be one world available in US East and one world available in Central Europe.
When the test period is complete and the main New World game is updated with the previewed content, all worlds will shut down and be wiped clean. You will still see the New World PTR application in your Steam library, but there will not be active servers until the next time we announce a test. If you encounter a bug, exploit, or have suggestions to improve a feature or piece of content, we'd love to hear your feedback on our new PTR sub-forum (you can also utilize our in-game feedback tool). We will do our best to address as much of your feedback as possible before the content update makes its way to our live servers. Your participation will help us to deliver awesome content and updates in the future!