New World Rise of the Angry Earth Expansion Combat Encounter
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New World: Tips & Tricks to Prepare for the Upcoming Expansion

Travel back to the New World with tips and tricks for the upcoming expansion!

Developer Amazon Games recently announced its first expansion to New World, Rise of the Angry Earth, and with it came a lot of hype from the community. Players are looking to return to the action MMORPG in force with the upcoming release, and many will find themselves rusty and behind the curve. Let’s dive into a few New World tips and tricks to prepare for the upcoming expansion.

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New World Tips and Tricks for Rise of the Angry Earth

The upcoming expansion includes many new features, including mounts, further progression, a level cap increase to 65, a brand-new weapon, new gear rarity, a reworked zone, a challenging expedition, and a Heartrune ability. It’s a lot to unpack.

Unfortunately, new and returning players may feel left behind and lost with so much new content and system changes. Let’s change that!

Character Creation

New World allows you to have three characters. You can play on any server and in any region, but you’ll likely want to play on a server alongside friends or with a guild.

Once you move deeper into the character customization menus, you’ll choose your name and appearance and start the New World new player experience.

Be warned, however, that you cannot change your character’s appearance in-game. Once you’ve crafted a character and entered the world, that’s it unless you delete your character and start over from scratch.

Gather Everything

While New World does feature an Equipment Weight system to hold you back, it’s rather generous. A big part of New World is gathering and crafting, which means you’re constantly scooping up flowers, chopping down trees, and mining stone or flint for later use.

You want to gather almost everything you find to level your profession skills. There are rocks with veins of iron and gold, mystical plants that require a high gathering skill, and even town board missions involving gathering to earn a little gold.

If you spot a gatherable, take it. You can always store unused materials in your storage back in town!

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Choose Weapon Attributes Wisely

New World Brimstone Sands Combat Encounter
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New World does not feature a typical class system like other MMORPGs, and you’re not stuck using a single weapon type. You can mix and match, swap out weapons, and completely alter your build halfway through your play experience.

But you want to be smart about which weapons you use. You need to account for the attributes, like Strength and Dexterity, which affect specific weapons in the game. As you level up and dump skill points into your attributes, it will affect your efficiency and damage output with certain weapons, so remember what you’d like to main.

  • Strength: Great Axes, War Hammers, Swords, Hatchets, Spears
  • Dexterity: Bows, Muskets, Rapiers, Spears, Hatchets, Swords
  • Intelligence: Fire Staff, Ice Gauntlet, Void Gauntlet, Muskets, Rapiers
  • Focus: Life Staff, Void Gauntlet

Lastly, there is Constitution, which affects your health pool and damage reduction buffs.

Buy a House

Housing plays a significant role in New World. It offers storage, crafting, and aesthetics. But to purchase your first house, you must hit level 15 for the first, then level 35 for the second. It’s costly, with some costing millions of gold, plus property taxes to consider.

But a house is a must-have in New World. Even if you don’t enjoy decorating housing in MMORPGs, the ability to teleport back to an inn quicker, as a house reduces the cooldown, stores more items, and unlocks pets, proves beneficial to every player.

Party Up

New World feature

While it’s a common trend to play an MMORPG solo these days, there are benefits to partying up in New World. But there are also drawbacks. First and foremost, know that partying up involves splitting all Weapon XP. As such, you’ll more slowly level your weapons.

But the positives outweigh the negatives! In a party, you’ll enjoy increased enemy and resource spawn rates and the ability to tackle larger mobs and bosses, and if you join a guild, there’s a slew of benefits beyond companionship.

Join a Faction

New World features three factions: Marauders, The Covenant, and Syndicate. You can only join one per character but switch between them later.

By joining a faction in New World, you’ll unlock numerous benefits directly affecting gameplay. For instance, factions open up territory control PvP, which offers fantastic XP to help you level quickly.

Furthermore, when you complete faction quests, you’ll receive faction-specific currency to unlock new gear and equipment. This includes weapons and armor, some of which are better than what you find in the wild, to help you contend with more difficult mobs and bosses.

Lastly, factions help you unlock Satchels, which you may craft to increase your carry weight.

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Brandon began writing in 2012, for websites such as OnlySP, before transitioning to digital marketing in 2016 to learn the ins and outs of SEO. In mid-2023, Brandon returned to write strategy guides for Prima Games, IGN, DualShockers, and more, with a focus on ARPGs, RPGs, and Survival games. His past coverage includes Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty, Starfield, Skull and Bones, and many more!