It’s time for them again New world team to get a look at what’s coming in the March update, with a new dev update video featuring members of the team and a roadmap for 2022. There’s also a brand new update for the PTR, giving us a sneak peek what some of these features and changes will look like.
In the latest video, they highlight the new Tempest’s Heart Expedition and the new weapon type, the mid-range Blunderbuss. The new weapon, the Blunderbuss, brings a mid-range option to weapon selection and is strength-based. Tempest’s Heart is the culmination of the Isabella storyline with multiple stages and encounters. Her intention here is to delve into the angles of corruption and chaos of Expeditions to emphasize the psychological impact of it all, including in Isabella’s story. The team is also working on new options that allow solo players to complete the main story questline without necessarily having to progress through the Expeditions in the same way.
On the PTR, Tempest’s Heart Expedition has now enabled mutators, allowing players to test out the more challenging version of the multi-tiered encounters. With this change comes proper equipment and resources to enable testing, as well as updated lore. If you’re testing, you’ll need to create a new character for this stage in order to gear up appropriately. There are also updated rewards for defeating bosses.
The Blunderbuss is also receiving changes based on feedback. This time the team seems to be more cautious. Several changes have nerfed the weapon, increasing base damage from 80 to 75 and reducing Mortar Charge damage and removing a damage bonus from Streak. Looks like some more tuning is needed.
New world The 2022 roadmap overview is also here, with Spring also bringing 3v3 PvP arenas and a PvP reward track. For the summer we can expect an event, the Barnacles & Black Powder Expedition, as well as an expedition group finder. In the fall, they plan to release the Brimstone Sands territory, a new Ennead Expedition, and leaderboards. There will also be a new weapon, the greatsword, and a couple of holiday-themed events.
https://www.mmorpg.com/news/new-world-2022-roadmap-is-out-tempests-heart-on-ptr-highlighted-in-march-dev-update-2000124586 New World 2022 roadmap is here, Tempest’s Heart on PTR highlighted in March Dev Update