The open beta is now available for download. Below is information about the patches that have been posted on the official forums and consist mostly of bug fixes and balances. We also updated the database and wizard with the latest changes. 

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Can't download the beta version? Make sure you asked for access and selected the Steam beta (in Steam -> Settings -> Account -> Beta Participation), then check your library for "New world Open Beta", which should be a separate installation from the previous one tests.

Edit: The servers are now live!


worldwide experience
Expeditions

  • Fixed cases where boss encounters did not start or restart their encounters in multiple expeditions.
  • Fixed an issue where players could get stuck between the Chardis and the Arena in Lazarus' Instrumentalities.
  • Fixed an issue where laser walls were not doing damage in Star Mounds.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in Archibald disappearing during combat in Star Mounds.
  • Fixed an issue where the Vine Bridge in The Garden of Genesis was missing.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause players to be blocked from entering the room with the Priest miniboss in the Deep.


World

  • Fixed access points to flags on starting beaches
  • Increased the range of interaction with the ship's flags on the launching beaches.
  • Additional directional lanterns have been added to FTUE.
  • Fixed an issue where Teleport Shrines did not appear on the map / compass or did not have a light beacon.
  • Fixed the frequency of spawning around the world in locations that restricted players on the same missions / missions.
  • Improved lighting of the launch beaches at night to be less dark.


Tasks

  • Fixed multiple quests around the world causing bottlenecks due to the high number of players trying to achieve the same goal.
  • Fixed an issue where players could get stuck when interacting with certain story notes.
  • Updated "Unpleasant Task" text description to direct players to the correct watchtower.
  • Fixed cases where AI could respawn unlimitedly during certain quests.

Technique

  • Fixed various gaps in city missions.
  • Green, yellow, and red placement validations are now displayed when decorating houses.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing Loot Containers to be missing VFX under heavy load.
  • Fixed circumstances where some NPCs were invisible before interacting with them.


AI

Tuning adjustment

General AI

  • Increased AI damage scaling above level 50 and above (gradual scaling from 0% to 25% at level 66)
  • Increased AI health scaling above level 30 (gradual scaling from 0% to 15% at level 66)

Elite without bosses in the open world

  • Increased health and damage to better match enemies at expedition level (this is a multiplier with a change noted in overall AI)
  • Increased the damage of all non-boss elite AIs in the open world by 12-17%
  • Elite + AI health (Tainted Ogres, Tainted Bears etc) increased by 60%

Bosses in open world and arena

  • Increased health and damage to better match enemies at expedition level (this is a multiplier with a change noted in overall AI)
  • Boss damage increased by 20%
  • Boss health increased by 33%


Expeditions

  • Increased damage for all Expedition AIs by 13% (this is a multiplier with the change noted in overall AI)


Significant bug fixes

General

  • Players can no longer transfer boss status effects back to the boss using the Contagious Reverse Stab perk
  • Fixed several lanyard bugs that allowed players to kill AI from inaccessible positions
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Dynasty Apprentices from damaging the player


Arenas

  • Spriggan
    • Now uses the healing behavior more consistently
    • Now uses its Vine Sweep Attack when its target is within melee range
    • Increased running speed and target movement accuracy while chasing the target
    • Fixed an issue that prevented him from using the Burrow to chase targets from long distances
    • Fixed a bug where it was possible to attack the branch while respawning


Expeditions

  • Depths
    • Archdeacon of Azamel
      • Fixed a bug where Archdeacon Mines were not destroyed when his monoliths prevented him from destroying
      • Fixed an issue that caused the Archdeacon to skip phases if pulled into a room entrance
  • Dynasty Shipyard
    • Empress Zhou Taiying - Fixed an issue where the pedestal hitboxes were too high
  • The Garden of Genesis
    • Alluvium Marl - fixed a bug where the Alluvium root wall area attack would not reach the edge of its arena
    • The Blighted Greenkeeper - Fixed a bug that allowed her to throw a boulder at herself and take heavy damage in phase 3.
  • Star Mounds
    • Greundgul regent - fixed a bug that would sometimes cause her Immortal Army's spawners to not disappear after her death
  • Lazarus' instrumentality
    • Chardis
      • Fixed an issue that prevented an attack with a Phase 3 beam from completing correctly after knocking down a target
        Damage levels have been fine-tuned to provide a more consistent gameplay experience


Fight
Scaling PVP

  • PvP scaling has been reduced. The difference in level will make more difference in your skirmishes, meaning the lower level player needs more hits to kill a higher level player and fewer hits for a higher level player to kill a lower level player.

Attribute threshold bonus

  • Reduced Bonus from Attribute Bonus Bonus from Bonus Bonus Bonus to Attribute Bonus: 80% → 60%


War hammer

  • Reduced Damage Reduction bonus from the Tempered Steel of the Fight Hammer from 20% → 15%

Sword

  • The Freeing Justice passive will now only remove one debuff, not all debuffs.
  • Fortitude has been replaced with Invigorating Bulwark - this passive grants 15 hit points on hit with Shield Bash and
  • Shield Bash skills.
  • Leap blast starting frame number reduced from 16 to 14
  • Leap strike range increased from 4 to 6 meters
  • Counterattack has been modified to be able to stack and get a better bonus. Now gives 3% buff for 5 seconds while
  • blocking an attack, and can stack up to 5 times for a maximum of 15% Empower. Previously, it provided 10% Empower
  • for 20s after blocking an attack.


Lifestaff

  • Changed the passive ability Sacred Protection to increase healing by 5% for all members of the group. It is used to grant additional maximum HP.
  • Protect Orb effectiveness decreased from 15% → 10%


Hatchet

  • Berserk duration reduced to 12 seconds and cooldown increased to 18 seconds
  • Berserking Refresh now heals 10% every 4 seconds while Berserking is active up to 30% health (was every 5 seconds for up to 35%)


Great Axe

  • Decreased the effectiveness of the Fortification upgrade Gravity Well Unrelenting from 15% → 10%
  • Reduced Great Ax Heavy Impact Damage Reduction bonus from 20% → 15%


Bow

  • Bow Unbreakable Focus passive buff decreased from 20% → 10%


Chain perks

  • Reduced the number of chain perks associated with another target from 5 → 3
  • Elemental Chain Skills now only trigger Basic Attacks (Light and Heavy) and have a 2s Cooldown


Equip Load Updates

  • the 20% increase in damage with light equipment and 10% increase in damage with medium equipment should also affect the healing power of the character. To account for this, healing is reduced by 20%. We want the best healer to be in light gear.
  • Medium Equipment load threshold reduced from 15 → 13 and Heavy equipment threshold from 30 → 23.


Armor

  • The weighting of the protection factors (physical / elemental / balanced) in each armor class was normalized.
  • The armor provided by the breastplates has been increased and the amount provided by helmets has been reduced.
  • The armor provided by the balanced stats has been slightly increased to match the total armor provided by the physical and elemental stats.
  • Round shield and kite weight reduced.


Housing Trophies

  • Damage bonus against Creature Families reduced from 6% / 8% / 10% to 3% / 4% / 5%


Clamping of Empower and Fortify buffs

  • Potions will now count towards blocking buffs and buffs (max 50)


Elemental Damage consumables

  • Updated duration from 3 minutes to 30 seconds
  • Updated the effect of the consumables from 10%/15%/25% to 9%/12%/15%


Consumables Elemental damage

  • Duration updated from 3 minutes to 30 seconds
  • Consumables effect updated from 10% / 15% / 25% to 9% / 12% / 15%
  • Consumables for the absorption of the creature family
  • Duration updated from 5 minutes to 20 seconds


OakfleshBalm and Jewelstone Dust consumables

  • The duration of the OakfleshBalm and Jewelstone Dust consumables has been updated from 5 minutes to 30 seconds
  • Updated the number of hits players can take using the OakfleshBalm and Jewelstone Dust consumables from 5/10/15/20 to 6/9/12/5
  • Increased effect from 5% / 7% / 10% / 15% → 10% / 17% / 25% / 35%


Siege turrets

  • Explosive Cannon damage increased by 30%
  • Limited reduction of Repeater max damage by 90%, down from 100%.
  • Repeat damage falloff now starts at 80m, down from 60m.
  • Siege Weapons - Siege weapons damage is now mitigated by armor.
  • Siege weapons - increased damage by 20%

Freebies

  • Enhanced Regeneration efficiency reduced from 30% to 10%


Perks

  • FHighly boosted efficiency reduced from 30% to 10%
  • Mortal Fortification efficiency reduced from 30% to 10%


Healing Potions

  • Increased base health obtained from health potions from 160/300/650/1200/1800 → 200/400/900/1600/2400 and decreased the amount of health obtained from potions based on the percentage of their maximum level from 15%> 7%
  • Base health of regeneration potions increased from 30/65/120/180> 40/90/160/240 and decreased amount of health gained per section from regeneration potions based on% max HP from 1.5%> 0.7%


Endurance Potions

  • Removed Stamina Potions from Alchemy Craft Station. This item has been removed from the game.


Jewels

  • Amber Gem - The Amber Gem (Nature) damage ratio when placing attributes in focus has been reduced by 20% to make the healer's secondary weapon slightly less powerful in terms of damage dealt on focused builds.


Attribute threshold bonuses

  • Changed the strength threshold bonuses of 50, 100, and 150 to prevent the damage bonus from being applied to elemental melee attacks. This only applies to physical damage. This is to prevent the bonus from doubling when using Elemental Conversion Jewels with these attributes.

War

  • Small Deployable Objects (Hell Traps + Gunpowder Barrels) now share a placement limit of 15 per team during War and Invasion.


Significant bug fixes

  • Movement Speed ​​Boost - Fixed issues with players having a permanent speed boost applied
  • Movement speed reduction - fixed a bug where movement speed could not be slowed by more than 10%
  • Stuck on Loading Screen - Fixed an issue where players could get stuck on an infinite loading screen and respawn at a random starting beach if they died before reaching the Sentinel spawn point.
  • Life Staff - Light Speed ​​Upgrade now works
  • Jump - You can now jump when exhausted
  • Attribute threshold bonus - 250 Constitution bonus should now have a cooldown of 60 seconds
  • Attribute threshold bonus - 150 Constitution bonus should now only reduce critical hit damage, not all hits
  • Duel rewards - Players should no longer receive PvP rewards from duels
  • Sword - Passive Leadership will no longer persist after leaving a group
  • Life Staff - Mending Touch no longer removes all debuffs, just one
  • Life Staff - Magnify's ultimate now extends the duration of buffs
  • Life Staff - Inspiration now increases stamina
  • Great Ax - Heavy Pull passive no longer causes a double hit with heavy attack
  • Great Ax - Sustained Strike will now reduce damage by 20% in GRIT
    bow - The Deep Strike upgrade only increases damage on piercing shots, not on all attacks.
  • Swap Weapons - When using the active weapon swap key, the weapon skill wheel binding will now toggle when swapping weapons
  • Sword - When using the Contagious Reverse Stab perk, damage over time that is transferred to other players will now deal damage.
  • Falling - Fixed an issue that could cause the player to fall into a fallen state when going down stairs and slopes.
  • Charged Navigation - Fix for jittery loading animation for navigation
  • Dark Events - Fix multiple crashes and freezes when engaging in dark events.
  • Cordial Perk - fixed a bug that made it impossible to block or dodge while possessing the Hearty Trait
  • fishing - Fixed camera slamming and panning that could occur while fishing
  • Sword - Leadership passive effect no longer persists after leaving a group
  • Life Staff - Passive Mending Touch no longer removes all nerfs, only removes one
  • Ice Pylon - Health bar should now be blue for allies and red for enemies
  • Life Staff - Inspire upgrade now works
  • Siege Weapons - Damage is now mitigated by armor
  • Life Staff - A flash of light heals only group members as intended
  • bow - The Unbreakable Focus Boost can no longer stay out of targeting forever
  • Cannons - Attackers' cannons may be attacked during the Upgrade process during Wars.
  • Ax - Going away now works correctly, slows by 25% for 4 seconds.
  • bow - Fixed an animation cancelation that was causing the bow to fire faster than intended
  • Ice Gauntlet - Ultimate Chill should now apply the Chill debuff and increase ice damage taken by enemies by 35% for 3
  • seconds as intended
  • Ice Gauntlet - Empowered Blast should now deal increased damage when the target is below 30% health as intended
  • Ice Gauntlet - Invigorating Spikes should now reduce the cooldown as intended
  • War - Defenders can no longer use the respawn option to respawn at the rally point before the war starts
  • Damage Conversion Jewel - Fixed an issue where the Intellect attribute threshold bonuses were being applied twice when using the Damage Conversion Jewel.


Economy/Progression/Rewards

Progression

  • Added T4 / 5 Azoth sticks to be unlocked in the main story quest.
    • T4 is required to complete Level 50 Corruption Breaches.
    • T5 is required to complete Corruption Breaches at levels 60 and 65.
  • Reduced XP on City Projects:
    • Material return reduced by 25%
    • Return time of refined material reduced by 30%
    • Craft weapons return time reduced by 50%
    • Supply refund reduced by 50%
  • The XP required to level up at early ranks has been slightly reduced.
  • The XP required to reach levels 20 to 30 has been reduced by an average amount.
  • The mission faction for PvP missions in Monarch Bluffs, Cutlass Keys and Mourningdale has been reduced to take into account the shorter travel times.


Crafting

  • Removed the recipes for Endurance Potions. This item has been removed from the game.


Rewards

  • Increased the drop rate of named items from expedition bosses.
  • Adjusted the perks on many named weapons in an effort to better-distribute perk availability on named weapons while making more of them feel unique and well-synergized.
  • Normalized the perks on all Faction weapons and armor. This change made lower-level Faction armor give Crit Damage Defense instead of Cooldown Reduction.
  • Increased the costs of all Faction Armor and Weapons.
  • Removed socketed gems from all faction armor (they now have an empty gem slot).
  • Reduced Gear Score of Tier 4 Faction equipment from 495 to 490.
  • Reduced Gear Score of Tier 5 Faction equipment from 550 to 535.


Equipment Visuals

  • Materials fixed for War weapon styles:
    • War Kite Shield
    • Vengeful War Spear
  • Icons fixed for various weapons and armor:
    • Tower Shield, Ice Gauntlet, Fire Staff, Life Staff, War Hammer in the Siren Arena Set
    • Round Shield, Kite Shield, Tower Shield, Fire Staff, Life Staff, and Ice Gauntlet in the Drowned Elite Set.


Notable Bug Fixes

  • Many Named items had duplicate or otherwise incompatible perks and have been updated.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing some very low level items to roll with perks, which could cause players to get green items that weren’t special in any way (other than the color green, which is special to some people).
  • Fixed an issue that could cause fishing hotspot locations to be visibly culled, which could make them exceptionally difficult to find.
  • Updated the logic for teleporting players away from Faction Control Points so it should allow more people from each faction to participate.
  • Fixed an infinite loading wheel that could occur when you tried to purchase something from the trading post that had already been purchased by another person.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause a significant increase to influence gains for attacking factions after 72 hours. This increase is still present, but has been reduced by ~50%.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing invites to Outpost Rush to not time out correctly, which was causing them to still be considered part of the invited group.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause boss drops in an Expedition to roll far outside of their appropriate Gear Score range.
  • Fixed an issue that made it possible for players to trade directly with each other over long distances by fast traveling in the middle of a trade.
  • Fixed a number of exploits with gold, item trading, and duplication.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing some named items to not drop in Expeditions.
  • Fixed an issue where players could get stuck in a “Lag Detected” state if they are removed from a war roster after they get their war invite but before they accept it.
  • Fixed a conflict between queuing for War and playing in an Expedition where a player could be pulled out of the Expedition.
  • Fixed an issue where Fibers were giving Tier 3 rewards instead of Tier 2.
  • Fixed some issues with Seals not working with all Faction Armors.
  • Removed a note about War Camp Gate Strength because War Camp Gates are indestructible.
  • Added a limit to the number of Inferno Traps that can be deployed during war.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause Attacker turrets to be destroyed in one hit while they were mid-upgrade.
  • Fixed an issue where dying as a war resolved could cause the player to enter a state where they were unable to interact with the game.
  • Fixed an issue where Attacker Cannons could not be attacked while in an upgrade state.
  • Fixed an issue where the War Sign-Up Board didn’t display the correct times for players from different time zones.
  • Fixed an issue where players could spawn outside of the fort before a War started.
  • Added collision to the roof of the War Camp.
  • Fixed an issue with the Ebonscale Reach War Camp where Defenders could get in using some nearby geometry.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing the vertical beams at capture points to be invisible during War.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause some War Invites to be sent out too early.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause players to enter an unresponsive state when put on Stand By during War/Invasion.
  • Fixed an issue where siege weapon damage wasn’t being mitigated by armor.
  • Fixed an issue where Rally Points are lit up outside of the War.
  • Defenders are no longer able to climb over the walls of the War Camp.


Also, check out our video covering all of the Open Beta Patch Notes!

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