How Long is the New World AFK Timer? – Answered

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Like most MMOs (and online games in general), there is an AFK timer that forcefully disconnects you from the game server when you are not active for a prolonged period of time. This is important for most online games nowadays, especially the popular ones, as there are often times queues to get in the server, and of course, you are reading this article because you do not want to lose your spot and go back to the end of the line (nightmarish, isn’t it?).

Prima Games is here to answer how long the New World AFK timer is so that you know how much time you have to finish your lunch, perform some errands, and all that stuff around your house you’ve been holding off on.

How Long Until You Are Kicked For AFK in New World?

At the time of writing, the AFK Kick Timer in New World is 20 minutes. After 15 minutes, you will get a message that you are about to get kicked, and if you don’t take any action to break the AFK status, you’re out!

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How to Prevent Being Kicked For Being AFK in New World? – DIY

We fully understand that it’s troublesome to wait in virtual, long queue lines to enter a server, so it is only natural that many players worldwide are resorting to different strategies in order to not get kicked. Mind you, this goes all the way to the Old Alterac Valley era in World of Warcraft, when people just didn’t want to fight for up to 12 hours in a single battleground, so they just… gave up.

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Understand that bypassing the AFK timer might be against the Terms of Service and that you may be reprimanded according to the policies of New World if reported and/or caught. Here are some DIY ideas which you can try to use (at your own risk):

  • Use software that can be programmed to press a button on your keyboard every now and then, and map the button to a jump function, or anything that will break your “AFK” flag. Be careful when downloading third-party software and make sure they are virus-free.
  • Invent a contraption that will press your mouse or keyboard automatically. Most of us are guilty of taping a pen or a similar object to a rotating fan that bumps our space bar while cooling the room at the same time. But, be careful to not burn down half a block with your crazy inventions! See one of these old 240p-era inventions below:
Old School Anti-AFK Strategy!

About the Author

Nikola L

Nikola has been a Staff Writer at Prima Games since May 2022. He has been gaming since being able to hold an Amiga 500 joystick on his own, back in the early 90s (when gaming was good). Nikola has helped organize dozens of gaming events and tournaments and has been professionally attached to gaming since 2009. His current favorite titles are Vampire Survivors, CS2, Legion TD 2, Below the Stone, Brotato, Power Chord, and Halls of Torment