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New World Fresh Start Worlds: Rollout Plan and FAQs


New Fresh Start Worlds are coming to New World on November 2, 2022. While there will be new, unclaimed territories waiting to be claimed, many players have expressed their concerns and questions regarding this. 

In a recent post, the New World team addressed the rollout plan for Fresh Start World and FAQs regarding these player concerns, which we’ve included below. Be sure to check out our New World section for more great content!

Fresh Start Worlds Rollout Plan 

The new worlds will launch in waves. The waves include:

  • WAVE 1 – NOVEMBER 2, 4:00 PM UTC
    • Central Europe | Artemis
    • South America | Artorius
    • US-East | Medea
    • US-West | Yonas
  • WAVE 2 – NOVEMBER 2, 5:00 PM UTC
    • Central Europe | Gawain
    • US-East | Myrddin
  • WAVE 3 – NOVEMBER 2, 6:00 PM UTC
    • Central Europe | Apophis
    • US-East | Devourer
  • WAVE 4 – NOVEMBER 2, 7:00 PM UTC
    • Central Europe | Cleopatra
    • South America | Gaea
    • US-East | Amarah
    • US-West | Ennead
    • Australia | Sutekh

Fresh Start FAQs

Q: How long will the servers be locked from transfers from existing servers? Will players in these Fresh Start Worlds be able to transfer out of them?

A: There will be no transfers of existing characters into Fresh Start Worlds. We plan to allow transfers from a Fresh Start World to a legacy world later.

Q: Can players in Fresh Start Worlds transfer to another fresh start world?

A: Not at this time.

Q: Will there be a third character creations slot, or will I need to delete a character to access these Fresh Start Worlds? 

A: Players will have a third character slot added on November 2. All character slots may be used toward Fresh Start servers or Legacy servers, but you cannot have more than one character per world.

Q: If the fresh start population drops, does that mean it’ll be merged on a legacy server, or will it be merged with another fresh server? 

A: We will never merge any Fresh Start Worlds into legacy worlds.

Q: How many Fresh Start Worlds will there be?

A: All regions will have at least one fresh start server. Please see the above for the rollout plans.

Q: If I’m banned on a legacy server, can I start a new character on a Fresh Start Worlds?

A: Bans are account-wide.

Q: Will there be a world for SEA/OCE? 

A: At this time, we do not plan to open any additional regions.

Q: Will the new leveling experience be available on Fresh Start Worlds?

A: All new content will be available on these worlds, including Brimstone Sands and the Revamped Starting Experience.

Q: Will nightveil hallow be available on Fresh Start Worlds? 

A: No, but all future events will be available.

Q: Will the world population be higher on Fresh Start Worlds? 

A: No, Fresh Start Worlds and legacy worlds will have the same maximum population cap.

Q: Will Fresh Start Worlds have a different build or moderation policy from legacy servers? 

A: No.

Q: Will there be a dedicated PVP-only or RP-only world in the future? 

A: We do not have any plans to create a PvP Only or RP Only world at this time.

Q: Will Fresh Start Worlds be language tagged? 

A: No, they will not be language tagged.

Q: Will Fresh Start Worlds characters be able to access already purchased items? 

A: Yes, account-wide items like promotional and in-store items will be accessible.

Q: How do I differentiate a Fresh Start Worlds from a legacy world?

A: Fresh Start Worlds will be tagged on the world selection screen.

Q: Is there an official Amazon games forum or Discord specifically set for people who want to participate in Fresh Start Worlds? 

A: No.

Q: Will there be queues for Fresh Start Worlds? 

A: We have queue mitigations in place, but you should plan to experience queues on your Fresh Start World.

Q: What if all Fresh Start Worlds are set to full? 

A: Servers may become locked between waves due to world capacity and queues, but we will monitor worlds closely, especially during and right after the rollout phase, to ensure that players can join a world in their preferred region.

Q: Are Fresh Start Worlds the same as Return to Aeternum worlds? 

A: We will release Fresh Start Worlds at the same time as Return to Aeternum Worlds. Return to Aeternum servers will be reserved for event participants. Once the event ends, it will also be accessible to the public.

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