New World Heart of Madness update detailed in new blog post


Amazon Games has shared a content roadmap and shared new details about the latest New World update.

New World is one of the latest original offerings from Amazon Games. Launched in October, the developer has continued to support the colonial-inspired MMO with new content for players to dig into. The latest batch of New World content is available in the Heart of Madness update. Amazon Games has detailed this update, as well as future New World content, in a new blog post.

The New World blog post gives an update from the team on what’s new in the MMO. There’s also an hour-long roundtable with the developers that was shared on YouTube. This is where the developers detail a slew of new content coming to the game, including the new weapon type, the Blunderbuss. “It’s a mid-range weapon that depends on strength and intelligence,” they share. The blunderbuss has two skill trees; one that emphasizes close combat with spread shots and mobility traps, and one that’s designed to keep them at bay with mid-range attacks.

It’s in this chat that we’ll also learn more about the new Tempest’s Heart Expedition, which will serve as the final arc of Isabella’s story. “We really wanted this to push the boundaries of what we could visually do with an expedition space,” said art director Charles Bradbury. They also discuss the implications of the new expedition on the game’s narrative going forward.

The full roundtable features updates on in-game events, combat, and moderation. There is also a segment where the developers answer player questions. Amazon has branched out into MMOs, with New World and Lost Ark both coming close. For more on these two titles, stick with us here on Shacknews.

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