Players waged over a thousand PvP wars during New World’s preview week


With New World’s preview week in the rear view mirror, we’re left with various impressions and a whole lot of data for the development team to analyze. While Amazon isn’t sharing any hard numbers in terms of how many people tested it or for how long, the studio certainly seems free with all sorts of fun and silly facts.

For example, the studio said that during the test week, players killed 8 million turkeys, while 94,000 alligators killed players. Also, 430 million units of hemp were gathered, which Amazon is pointing to while waggling its eyebrows.

The only really useful facts given here is that over the course of the test, 11.5 million missions were completed and 1,200 PvP wars took place. It certainly paints a picture of a very active test, if nothing else.

So what’s next for the game? Amazon says that it’s working on “the next phase of testing” for sometime in November.

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And i didn’t get to join a single one.

Seriously they need to do something about that pvp. It’s like a limp noodle.

Who cares what faction owns what territory if i can do quests and trade in the local settlement anyway?


LOL, boasting about 1200 “wars” is like if Blizzard would boast about how many times players queued for battlegrounds.

Vice Vandal

Yeah I was massively disappointed when I signed up for my first “war” during the preview event.

I was expecting some epic battle but it was pretty much a 30 minutes battleground in a castle.

Even Alterac Valley is more epic than that.

Bruno Brito

I need to ask, what does “War” imply? Because if they’re putting like 2v2s as wars, i’m not counting it.

That being said, the fact that a former PvP game had 1.2k wars for 11.5m missions tells me a lot about the focus change.

Kickstarter Donor

A “War” in this context is the instanced 50v50 territory control fight. These fights are pre-scheduled, so AGS really could have said ahead of time there’d be roughly 1,200 wars just based on the number of servers and how long they’d be online (+/- a bit if nobody contests the territory).

Jon Wax

Seems to lack one of the key elements of warfare:


ichi sakari

Zerg of High Level No-Lifers: we don’t need no stinkin surprise