“Tired of looking for groups to run Expeditions with through Recruitment Chat? We are excited to announce that the Group Finder tool is now available!” the studio says in its patch notes. “With this feature, you’ll be able to access a specific Group Finder lobby listing for each available Expedition. Interact with an Expedition entrance or its related map icon to open the interface. Players may then browse listings created by others or post their own!”
Don’t get too excited (or fussed, depending); as our New World columnist Tyler noted earlier this month, the group finder is barely more than a “window for people to post LFG ads,” not a fleshed-out matchmaking system. Still, it’s a step above shouting in chat.
Other notable updates in today’s patch include bug fixes for the Barnacles & Black Powder dungeon, exploit fixes for Outposh Rush, and a few buffs for the Summer Medleyfaire event.
We are excited to announce the release of the Expedition Group Finder!
Find step by step instructions and our plans to roll out additional features in future updates.
— New World (@playnewworld) August 25, 2022