New World is a brand new MMO that’ll give you a whole world to explore and uncover as you fight for survival in a world inspired by colonial America. You’ll gather resources, craft items, gain territory, quest, and explore the world that Amazon Games have created, taking your friends along for the ride.
As always, a new MMO means there’s a tonne of new information to discover and learn about. The most important part is, of course, who you’ll be playing. What races are there, what Factions exist in New World, and what class will you choose? The answers to these questions are a little different in New World, so let’s dive into the classes, races, and Factions you’ll be seeing when you play.
New World Classes and Races
Unlike most MMOs, there are no classes or races to choose from in New World. As this is a fantasy-inspired look at exploring new lands in the 1600s, everyone will be playing as a human. In addition, there are no classes to choose when going through New World’s character creation. Instead, you’ll develop your character in ways unique to your playstyle and interests, making your character your own through play.
As you take part in the world you’ll level up your Core Attributes which help determine what your character excels at. You’ll also explore Crafting and Weapon skills, allowing you to specialise your character along lines you choose. This means that nothing is set in stone at the start of the game, as you play you’ll decide which things interest you, and your character will respond accordingly.
New World Factions
As you play and level up through New World you’ll encounter the three different Factions that are fighting for supremacy of the land of Aeternum. Each has a unique vision for this new land, and each will stop at nothing to take control. It’s through the Faction system that you’ll be able to conquer Territories in their name, as well as how the game’s PvP comes to life.
The Marauders value strength above all. They are intent on starting a nation free of controlling restrictive rules, instead letting martial ability and strength determine your worth in their order. Under The Marauders, the weak will be trampled on whilst the strong become leaders of settlements and rule with an iron fist.
Lurking in the shadows, The Syndicate are thinkers, philosophers, thieves, and worse. They embrace the dark side of humanity, delving into the unknown to return with secrets long thought forgotten. They aim to bring about a new age of enlightenment for all humanity and will stop at nothing to achieve their goals.
Fanatical templars devoted to their faith in the light of the Spark, the Covenant wants to bring their religion to everyone on Aeternum. Obsessed with truth, justice, and righteousness, they plan to purge the world of heretics and unbelievers – whatever the cost.
Which Faction will you be choosing when New World launches on the 31st of August, 2021? Head over to our Community Forum and have your say about exploring this brand new world.