New World: Latest Update Brings Expedition Mutators to Live Servers

New World January 25 Update
New World January 25 Update Amazon Game Studios

The new features implemented in New World’s January PTR are now available on live servers. One of the highlights in the latest update is the Expedition Mutators, where you face various enemies with special effects, making them more difficult to fight than the ones in normal expeditions.

The patch also features the new Umbral Upgrade System. This enables you to improve your equipment’s gear score to 625.

Some changes have been made to the Expertise system as well. For instance, you can raise your Expertise to 600 by using the current means, but you can only improve it further to 625 via the Umbral System.

For those frustrated about the cost of Fast Travel, rejoice! The developers heard you, so they applied a change where the distance factored in the amount of Azoth is reduced for each trip.

Furthermore, the Faction Control Point bonus associated with Fast Travel now reduces the distance factor to zero. Previously, you’d have to spend five Azoth for every 100 meters. As you can see, this particular adjustment makes Fast Travel more affordable.

Update Highlights

  • Drop rates for “Named Enemies” in expeditions have been significantly increased
  • T5 gear have been added to Dynasty Shipyard loot-tables when playing in the mutated expedition
  • Global Key crafting changes:
    • Reduced Starmetal Chisel coin cost to 150 down from 200
    • Reduced Orichalcum Chisel coin cost to 200 down from 400
    • Reduced Asmodeum Chisel coin cost to 250 down from 500
  • Fixed inconsistent spelling for the player facing the name of Eridanus
  • Added a fix to prevent duplicate objectives from being given to players
  • Increased spawn times to level 35+ POIs to account for a longer time to kill enemies
  • Decreased some load times
  • We adjusted the way armor mitigation is calculated to use enemies gear score value instead of your average gear score
  • To adjust for the difference in armor mitigation, we increased the damage low-level players do to higher level players and reduced the damage the higher level players due to lower level players
  • Reverted the make good 90% housing tax reduction
  • Updated housing tax minimum band to 2.5% down from 5%
  • Updated housing tax maximum band to 10% down from 20%
  • Updating default housing tax to 5% down from 10%

The full list of changes can be found on the game’s official website.

So, what can you say about the latest update?

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