New World has made it through its first year of content despite all of the difficulties it has faced, and it appears to be maintaining its strength. Not only is the event celebrating New World’s first anniversary coming up, but the first major expansion, titled Bromstone Sands, is also set to release in the near future.
This is a very significant development for New World as it will result in the addition of a new category of weapons, new capabilities for you to make use of, and an entirely new region for you and your buddies to investigate. Let’s go through the timeline for the release of the Brimstone Sands expansion in New World so you know when to anticipate it.
When is the Brimstone Sands game going to be available in New World?
Even while we do not yet have an exact date for the release of the Brimstone Sands expansion, we do know that it will be made available to players sometime during the month of October. On the other hand, you may try out a version of Brimstone Sands that was released early right now on the Public Test Region servers of New World.
This should make it possible for you to try out a significant portion of the new material that will be included in the Brimstone Sands expansion. Your existing character will not be carried over to the PTR servers, therefore you will need to create a new one before you can play there. This is the sole catch.
You won’t need to worry about having to replay all of your playtime on a new character, which might be greater than you think it is, even if you will have to begin from the very beginning of the game. This is a significant benefit. Amazon has indicated, in the “Questions and Answers” section of the Public Test Region (PTR), that the company will give playtesters unique accommodations such as level increases and gear.
Everyone who owns New World automatically has access to the Public Test Realm (PTR), so you won’t have to worry about needing to sign up for it to use it. To access the New World Public Test Realm (PTR), all you have to do is download a different client from the Steam store.
What exactly does the addition of Brimstone Sands bring to New World?
Since its debut, New World has been receiving regular content updates, the most significant of which will be The Brimstone Sands.
Players will not only get access to a whole new location and narrative to follow but they will also be given a new class of weapons to utilize. Finally, the Greatsword has been given a place of prominence in the New World, and it has brought with it not one but two distinct styles: Onslaught and Defiance.
The Onslaught tree is the one that focuses more on direct damage since it increases player damage and gives you the ability to kill adversaries before they can kill you. While the Defiance tree is geared more toward the tank role, enabling you to take a significant amount of damage before dealing it out again, it also gives you the ability to heal yourself. Due to the fact that it scales with both strength and dexterity, the Greatsword will easily find a place among other tank and martial arts weapons.
The new Heartgem Abilities are an additional significant new addition that will be arriving with the Brimstone Sands expansion. Since the game’s first release, players have only had access to a total of six abilities, three of which come from each type of weapon. Players will have access to a new ultimate-level skill once they have the Heartgem, which they will charge up while they engage in combat. At this time, the Heartgem powers that are coming with Brimstone Sands include the following:
- Explore: In order to explode and cause great damage, you must first overload yourself with arcane energy. While the ability is active, players are free to move and engage in combat.
- Punching your palm into the ground to release vines that will encircle you and root any surrounding opponents is required to use the Grasping Vines ability.
- Stoneform Allows you to become immune to slows, roots, staggers, and knockdowns as well as roots and slows when you turn yourself into stone. While this ability is active, players are free to move and engage in combat.
- Cannon Blast: Produce a massive, portable cannon and shoot a cannonball that detonates upon impact, dealing significant damage to the target.
- The Sprout from the Dark Ascent. Corrupted wings soar up into the air, hover for a short period of time, and then smash back down onto the ground, causing damage to all adjacent opponents.
Dealing damage, healing teammates, and receiving damage yourself are all ways that you may charge up your Heartgem ability. This indicates that regardless of the role you perform, you will always be able to charge your Heartgem.
You can be certain that we will cover the several other changes that are probably going to be implemented with Brimstone Sands as soon as the patch notes for the expansion are made available.
The PC version of New World is now available.