New World – Devs Respond to Concerns About Global Names

New World - Devs Respond to Concerns About Global Names

A couple of days ago, a player of MMORPG New World brought up a concern with character names with the game’s Reddit community. The team’s decision to proceed with the global database for character names caused a stir, especially considering that EU servers launch ahead of the NA ones.

A representative from the team offered a response in the thread:

“Hey there everyone! I am part of the New World Community Team and I wanted to provide an official update.

We have seen some confusion regarding character and company names and how they work for New World. We were looking at ways to make this smoother for launch, but we aren’t sure it could be a quality solution by then. We have ideas on how to address this if you happen to miss the exact name you are looking for launch, and we’ll keep you updated on that.

We understand folks are frustrated and wanted to provide as clear a response as possible:

  • Names within New World are currently global, meaning first come first served and are locked to an account for a short amount of time even after a character is deleted
  • Company names are also global but are not locked to an account, once a company is deleted, removed, or renamed the name becomes available immediately

We understand there is a desire for some players to lock in your character name as soon as possible. It is possible to do this by creating a character on any available server. It is not necessary to enter the game when you do so, just creating the character reserves the name. The character can later be deleted and the name will be available to your account after a small (approximately a minute) delay.

We also see a lot of questions about the Pre-Order bonuses. All of the bonuses from Pre-Orders are account bound, so even if you create a character to reserve your name and then delete said character you will still be able to use your Pre-Order bonuses on the server you are going to call home.

Thank you for your dedication to New World and the excitement for launch! We’ll see you in New World!”

About New World:

Explore a thrilling, open-world MMO filled with danger and opportunity where you’ll forge a new destiny for yourself as an adventurer shipwrecked on the supernatural island of Aeternum. Endless opportunities to fight, forage, and forge await you among the island’s wilderness and ruins. Channel supernatural forces or wield deadly weapons in a classless, real-time combat system, and fight alone, with a small team, or in massed armies for PvE and PvP battles—the choices are all yours.

New World is launching on September 28.

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While growing up in the wilds of Russia, Catherine learned to talk, write and game at almost the same time. You can follow her attempts at latter two at and GameSpace.

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