New World Pivots to Seasonal Model From March 28th

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Amazon’s MMORPG, New World, is set to pivot into a season-based operating model from March 28th, an update on the game confirmed today. From the end of next month, players will receive ‘more frequent content’ for New World, and with each new season will (of course) come all-new season passes.

There’s a split between the passes, which Amazon has dubbed ‘reward tracks’, one of which is free, while the other is a paid, premium pass. With 100 tiers of loot, emotes, and cosmetics to unlock, there’s plenty up for grabs in the season passes, but this is just the latest in a long line of games to adopt this structure, so it’s nothing new.

New World, Old Model

The first-ever season for New World has been dubbed ‘Fellowship and Fire’, and it brings a brand-new expedition to the game, as well as a new ability, a gear set storage mechanic, restructured questlines, and mid-season events.

In a paragraph, this is why Amazon has decided to pivot to a seasonal model with New World:

Moving forward, our plan is to update New World on a predictable 3 month cadence. Through seasons we will introduce more content and experiences for all players to enjoy.

For those looking to soak up a more rewarding experience, the premium season pass will cost 20,000 ‘Marks of Fortune’ from the in-game seasonal store. It might seem like a slog to climb through 100 ranks of a season pass, so Amazon has conveniently decided to include boost tokens that help players level up across the board at a more rapid pace.

As the season rolls out, Amazon will deploy three exclusive, time events. The first is ‘Rabbit’s Revenge’, then later, ‘Springtime Bloom’, and finally, ‘Fury of the Spriggan’. There are expectations that these events will be spaced out to drop once a month, filling out the season more strategically.

Finally, Amazon confirmed that there will be exclusive challenges dropping with each new season, as well as an ‘activity stamp card’, which sees players collect milestones based on certain, pre-determined activities.

Are you still playing New World, or does this update not interest you at all?

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