The time is nearing for the release of Amazon’s New World MMORPG. As part of the process leading up to the August 31st launch, developers have announced the commencement of the closed beta that will run from now through August 2nd. The closed beta is open to all players that have preordered the game or who sign up to possibly be selected for an opportunity. Fans can preorder NW via Amazon.com or Steam. There are two editions available, the Standard Edition for $39.99 and the Deluxe Edition for $49.99. The game will not require a monthly subscription in order to play.
Closed beta players will be ushered into the world of Aeternum, a vast, magical island that has drawn explorers from around the globe. New World features robust PvE and PvP content including:
- Expeditions: Five-player instanced dungeons that take players into the farthest corners and deepest depths of Aeternum, where they’ll face deadly foes and uncover truths about the island.
- War: Epic siege warfare on a massive scale, with up to 100 players on the battlefield at once. The outcome of each war determines which company controls contested territory or settlements—and the resources they contain.
- Outpost Rush: Teams of 20 players from two competing factions fight for control of fortifications and resources in this max-level instanced game mode that combines PvE and PvP play.
- Invasions: Twisted armies of Aeternum muster their forces to assault player-controlled territory, and groups of 50 max-level players rally together to fight off waves of monsters.
Fans and players can learn more about New World by visiting its official site.