It was no real surprise earlier this month when Amazon said it was delaying New World yet again, this time until 2021 – frankly, the consensus was that the game needed more time to bake. But what are you meant to do in the meantime? Well, how about stress testing? That’s what Amazon has in mind, and it’s coming up soon – on Thursday, in fact, well ahead of the planned August 25th beta events.
“In preparation for New World Preview, we will need the community’s help in preparing our servers to ensure stability at scale. A Density Test will be hosted on our US server beginning on Thursday, 7/30/2020. Come help ensure the servers are ready for New World Preview. Please note that the Density Test will be under NDA, unlike the New World Preview in August. For this Density Test, we will be inviting all Alpha Testers, everyone who pre-ordered on or before July 26th and a random selection of Beta sign ups received on or before July 9th to join in and play alongside the New World team. Due to the need to have a large wave of players in the game at the same time, we will begin rolling out Density Test invites a few days prior to the start of 7/30/2020 at 2:00 p.m. While the Density Test may only run for a short window of time, it is a critical piece of our preparation for New World Preview, and your help is very important.”
Do note that Amazon won’t be sending emails to everyone preordered, just folks signed up through Amazon itself, so you will need to pay attention to Steam announcements and so forth so you don’t miss the three planned windows this week. The event will be under NDA.