New World Update 1.9.2: Springtide Bloom Event, Balancing Changes, and Bug Fixes

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The latest update for New World went live yesterday and it is a pretty big one. The patch introduced a brand-new event along with a ton of balancing changes. Players can also expect a good amount of bug fixes and general improvements.

The event is called Springtide Bloom and it is accessible to all players level 20 or higher. May 23 will mark the end of the event, so get all the rewards while you can. Additional details about Springtide Bloom and its rewards are mentioned in our previous article.

The highlights of the update are mentioned below.

  • Fixed an issue that caused the Firestorm Heartrune materia recipe to not correctly display its category name in the Stonecutting station.
  • Updated the description for the perk "Nimble" to be more clear about it increasing the regen rate. Nimble will not increase flat stamina gained from things like the Spear's "Invigorating Crits" passive.
  • Reduced the red color intensity of enemy spells and abilities.
  • Slightly increased armor mitigation for both medium and heavy armor.
  • Increased Medium armor ratings by 2.5%
  • Increased Heavy armor ratings by 5%.
Fortify/Armor Bonus Adjustments
  • Shirking Fortify Perk - Increased max from 3.9% to 4.7%.
  • Sturdy Fortification Perk - Increased max value from 4% to 5%
  • Great Axe Fortifying Whirlwind Perk - Increased value on armor from 6.6% to 8.8%, and value on weapons from 10% to 14%.
Great Axe
  • Crowded Protection Passive
  • Increased from 10% to 20%.
War Hammer
  • Outnumbered Passive
  • Increased from 10% to 20%.
  • Power Cleaner Upgrade
  • Increased from 10% to 20%.
  • Steady Aim
  • Decreased how long it takes to charge steady aim from 2s to 1.5s, and from 1s to 0.75s while in Shooter's Stance.
  • Increased response speed of accuracy markers on reticle when accuracy changes.
Ice Gauntlet
  • Entomb
  • Reduced Entomb's health from 75% of player's max health to 50% of player max health.
Void Gauntlet
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Void Blade to have tracking issues with targets.
  • Added damage fall off all bow attacks - Damage fall off will start at 40m and reach 50% reduction at 100m.
  • Decreased the hitbox size of the heavy attack and ability projectiles from 0.33 to 0.275.
Added 8 new Season Activities to replace some imbalanced ones:
  • Craft 5 items using Timeless Shards
  • Cook 10 recipes requiring Poultry Thigh
  • Cook 10 recipes requiring Sumptuous Rabbit
  • Cook 10 recipes requiring Prime Armadillo
  • Salvage 3 Tier 5 Named items
  • Use 10 Tier 5 Weapon coatings
  • Use 10 Tier 5 Crafting consumables
  • Use 10 Tier 5 resistance consumables
  • The level 100 Premium Reward now correctly lists that it grants the "Silver Wing" apparel skin set.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented players from claiming account-wide rewards (such as Marks of Fortunes or Booster tokens)

Read the complete patch notes via Steam. New World can be purchased from there only for $39.99.

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