New New World patch adds AFK timer!

Amazon Games has given New World its first update, making it a little harder to head to AFK to reclaim your place in one of the MMO's animated game worlds.

Along with tailored alert and disconnect timings, you'll find additional measures to combat "simulated mouse movement".

The developer goes into more detail about the issue and can post the patch notes on his website. all published . Amazon has added additional AFK prevention to ensure players don't trick the system using simulated mouse movement. You will also see that the AFK warning message now pops up after 20 minutes instead of 15, and the AFK connection has been shortened from 25 minutes to 20 minutes.

If you haven't heard, Amazon's new kid on the block is proving to be pretty popular. At the time of writing, New World peaked at 913.634 concurrent players on Steam, according to SteamDB. Naturally, this caused server congestion and caused some players to use various methods to stay in the game so they don't have to rejoin the queue after leaving. That's not exactly how Amazon Games wants New World to be played, though, so the developer quickly addressed the issue.

Amazon also has other plans to address server congestion. The number of available worlds has been doubled, while the server capacity on existing servers has also been increased. The team is also working on a feature that will allow you to transfer your character to a different server and will be available "soon".

New World's 1.0.1 update also changes the way turret shells work in Battle mode. You'll find that physical shells use hit scan detection, which the developers hope will aid performance in Battle, as fewer objects spawn in the world.

The update (October 6) was released at 03am PT / 00am ET / 06am BST, so it should be with you now.


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