While New World’s next major update is due very soon, Amazon Game Studios have announced that a PTR for the following update will be live at March 3, 10 AM PST (6 PM UTC). Players will be able to download the special PTR client through their Steam client. You will also have to create a new character for the PTR version of the game. To access the PTR players might need to switch their data region to US East.
Amazon Game Studios have also given out a list of things that you can expect from the PTR version of their next major update: Heart of Madness.
New World: Heart of Madness PTR Content:
In the PTR version players can expect
- A new endgame expedition called The Tempest’s Heart. The Tempest’s Heart is an endgame expedition for 5 players. Recommended for 60+ players with Gearscores between 550 and 570. In the PTR version players will be given strong loadouts to take on the expedition.
- A final quest for the main storyline which picks up as you pursue Isabella back to Shattered Mountain. The quest is titled “The Heart of The Tempest“. It is given by Yseult Meredith. They are located at Mountain Home Outpost in Shattered Mountain.
- Additional repeatable quests can be taken from Mara Rosa in the cathedral just south of the expedition entrance.
- A new weapon type, The Blunderbuss is a ranged weapon that offers high mobility coupled with potent close-to-mid range DPS.
- New legendary weapon quest. Upon reaching Level 60 and maximum skill level with the new firearm (granted to you automatically in the PTR), players should seek out Wang Tang Zhi in the Ebonscale Reach settlement to start this epic endeavor.
New World’s PTR will be live at March 3, 10 AM PST (6 PM UTC) and can be separately downloaded from the steam client if you already own the game.