You might have forgotten, but Amazon has one more big New World alpha test lined up this year, and it’s creeping up on us.
“Equipped with a ton of data and feedback from Preview, we are back in development and heading forward into Alpha Testing,” the studio says in a dev blog today. “Like previous Alpha Test phases, this phase will be confidential as we implement changes, experiment with design ideas, and break things in the pursuit of making them much better.”
In other words, this event is going to be small and bound by an NDA, but you do have a chance to get in by signing up through the official site; the first wave of invites is slated for today, in fact, ahead of its original November schedule. (“Testers will be invited as needed, the first wave will venture to Aeternum on October 20th.”)
As a bonus, the team has dropped patch notes for this version of the alpha; there are changes to spears, weapon cooldowns, interrupts, hatchets, staves, backstabbing, housing display, the new threat system, gear rarity, and new perks. Leveling has also been slowed down, mind you, but the attribute system has been adjusted accordingly.
Announcing that Alpha is BACK for New World! Check all the latest changes based on your feedback in the Patch Notes!
— New World (@playnewworld) October 20, 2020