So, you can’t just gank everyone you see in New World anymore. That means there’s no sense of danger, right? Yeah, not so much. Today’s Amazon Games dev blog on the upcoming MMO sandbox homes in on The Corrupted – that is, the NPC faction that is planning on making your life miserable.
“As you establish a safe haven in a Settlement or Fort, the Corrupted take notice. Corrupted Breaches will begin to emerge in your territory, making travel and resource gathering more difficult the longer these Breaches go unaddressed. Guarding these Breaches are the The Acolytes of Corruption. Like their lesser brethren the Cultists, they channel the dark, forbidden forces of Corruption to summon forth and sustain the dread portals and monoliths that form the heart of Corrupted Breaches. They are formidable adversaries capable of quickly changing the tide of battle, levitating effortlessly across great distances, flinging deadly bolts of eldritch energy, and conjuring explosive orbs of pure Corruption.”
Players will be fighting these jerks to help cleanse the territory by locating the breaches on their map and diving in. RIFT vibes, right?