The armory of New World is once again open as some fresh Twitter threads are talking up the musket weapon. The musket is a hitscan weapon, meaning there’s no damage falloff for 50 meters and only a 50% damage falloff up to 125 meters. Combine that with additional damage for successful headshots and the musket is an excellent long range killer. However, it also takes a long time to reload, requires cartridges that must be crafted, found, or bought in order to use, and is difficult to use while strafing.
As for the example muskets, New World granted a look at some PvP and PvE-leaning weapons as well as a crafted musket that’s described as equal in power to some of the best drops in the game.
On the subject of combat, the folks at MeinMMO have 10 minutes of PvE combat footage available to check out, as well as an accompanying interview with art director Charles Bradbury who talks up the game’s lengthy quest chains, diverse vistas, and the overall PvE experience in New World, including finding artifacts for lore or character power or endgame activities like crafting to support PvP players, boss fights, or dungeon delving.