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The Escapist 22 July, 2021 - 03:01pm 27 views

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How do you access the New World beta? The easiest way to access the beta is to pre-order the game on Amazon or Steam. The $39.99 Standard Edition seemingly does not include beta access. For that, you'd have to spring for the $49.99 Deluxe Edition. Inverse'New World' beta end date — and what to know about PS5, Xbox ports

Amazon Games releases statement regarding New World closed beta's effect on high-performance graphics cards

Dot Esports 22 July, 2021 - 05:10pm

With hundreds of thousands of players opting into the closed beta for Amazon Games Studios’ new MMO, New World, yesterday, the influx of players onto the game’s servers was immense. Many of those players, though, experienced issues with the game’s performance and optimization settings, especially in regard to the way the game ran in correlation with high-performance graphics cards

New World players on Reddit and beyond were claiming that 100 percent of their GPU was being used up by the New World closed beta. And in some cases, the game’s client was reportedly completely rendering their graphics card unusable. 

Amazon Games addressed the issue earlier today on the official New World forums, providing players with a temporary fix to the issue. Players could disable the overrides in their driver settings before launching the New World client, in addition to capping their FPS at 60 in the game’s visual settings menu. 

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But beyond the temporary fix, Amazon Games released a statement claiming that the studio did not find any “widespread issues with 3090s, either in the beta or during [their] many months of alpha testing.”

Amazon Games also mentioned that it’ll be implementing a new patch for New World today that automatically caps players’ frames per second on the game’s menu screen, presumably to prevent any stray graphics-related issues from popping up for certain players with high-end hardware. 

“The New World closed beta is safe to play,” Amazon Games said. “…We’re grateful for the support New World is receiving from players around the world, and will keep listening to their feedback throughout Beta and beyond.”

The closed beta testing period for New World is slated to last until Aug. 3 at 1:59am CT. The game is scheduled to fully release worldwide on Aug. 31.

Amazon's New World beta hit 190k concurrent users yesterday

HEXUS 22 July, 2021 - 10:11am

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Amazon's New World looks like it could be the biggest new MMO hit of the summer. It launched a closed beta, which became available on Steam Tuesday, and it has already grown to be in the top five biggest games on the PC. According to SteamDB it has hit about 190k concurrent users for two days in a row – rubbing shoulders with the likes of Grand Theft Auto V and Apex Legends. New World seems to be a hit on Twitch too.

While New World is very popular straight out of the gate, it isn't without its teething issues, of course. One of the most interesting and tragic sounding issues it seems to be having is that it could potentially overload your GPU rather swiftly and send it to the silicon graveyard.

A particular GPU which seems to be vulnerable to the New World bricking issue is the EVGA GeForce RTX 3090. ComputerBase (German) reports that there are multiple problem reports on the New World Forums, on Reddit, and among Twitch streamers like Gladd.

Various users and tech sites have pondered over what could be causing this problem to occur for users of these powerful graphics cards. The consensus seems to be that the game currently has an uncapped framerate when users are in the menus, before or between actual gaming sessions - and this is a problem for the EVGA RTX 3090 design for some reason. Until Amazon or EVGA do something about this problem, it is recommended that users of powerful Nvidia GPUs set their own global FPS limit in the Nvidia Control Panel.

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And it has "optimized the anti-piracy technology" to reduce performance issues.

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New World peaks at over 190,000 concurrent players during beta on Steam | Dot Esports

Dot Esports 22 July, 2021 - 02:51am

Amazon’s entry into the MMO genre New World entered its closed beta testing phase on July 20 and its launch looks to have been a massive success.

New World reached its peak on Tuesday, July 20, with 190,811 players in-game on Steam, according to Steamdb, a website that tracks game analytics on the PC platform. At the time of writing this, even during off-peak hours, the beta boasts over 80,000 people in-game.

This number won’t be a shock to those who tried to get in on the action on launch and were met with long queue times. With so many day one players, the game took its spot in the top four games on Steam, right in front of Grand Theft Auto 5 and Apex Legends.

The beta, which runs from July 20 until August 2, has functioned quite well for most players, aside from its heavily publicized destruction of EVGA RTX 3090 graphics cards, and is shaping up to be a nice alternative to the current games dominating the MMO space.

New World will fully launch on August 31 and is available to purchase on both Amazon.com and Steam. If you’re eager to get in on the beta you can do so by pre-ordering the game, however, it may take up to two days for you to receive your code.

With promising numbers trying the game out during its beta testing, it remains to be seen whether these numbers will remain consistent and transition into sales when it finally does launch in August.

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