After New world The team needed to take action against an item duplication bug that was later exploited. Wealth transfers were again disabled for about two days until the bug was fixed. This turnaround was quick, but the team has both helped mitigate the damage to the economy and delivered on promises of consequences for the exploiters.
Now Amazon has updated progress on this last front. Initially, there were a number of temporary suspensions and some permanent bans for those alleged to have been involved in the exploit in any way. If it was someone who directly exploited the bug, the penalty was more severe, but other players who may have accidentally duplicated or possibly received items had to wait for temporary bans.
A significant number of duplicate items had flooded into the economy, and of course there were concerns about the potential impact, so Amazon worked to remove as many of the duplicate items as possible.
Ultimately, the team was able to remove most of the duplicate items from the game and announced that over 500 players were permanently banned for being the most active exploiters. Those who were still temporarily suspended will now see that their accounts are accessible again as normal.
As for the economic impact of the duplicate items still floating around in the game? This shouldn’t have too much of an impact. According to AGS, “Some of the high-value items the team removed include eggs, trophy materials, powerful incense sticks, etc. However, the team believes the remaining items will not have a long-term impact on the economy.”
with New world Various object and gold dupe bugs that have surfaced since launch, the team seems to be working to reduce the impact when it happens.
For more information, see the update at New world.
https://www.mmorpg.com/news/new-world-bans-over-500-players-and-removes-substantial-number-of-items-duped-in-glitch-2000124594 New World bans over 500 players and removes a significant number of objects duplicated in Glitch