New World is one of the latest original offerings from Amazon Games. Launching back 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 comes in the Heart of Madness update. Amazon Games 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 about what’s new in the MMO. There’s also an hour-long roundtable discussion with the developers that was shared to YouTube. It’s here that 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 scales off of strength and intelligence,” they share. The Blunderbuss has two skill trees; one that emphasizes close-range combat with spread shots and mobility traps, and one that is designed to keep them at a distance with mid-range attacks.
It’s in this discussion that we also learn more about the new Tempest’s Heart Expedition, which will serve as the final arc of the Isabella story line. “We really wanted this to push the limits of what we could do visually with an expedition space,” said Art Director Charles Bradbury. They also go on to discuss the implications that the new expedition has on the game’s narrative going forward.
The full roundtable discussion features updates on in-game events, combat, and moderation. There’s also a segment where the developers field questions from players. Amazon has been going big on MMOs, with New World and Lost Ark both arriving in such close proximity. For more on both of those titles, stick with us here on Shacknews.