Amazon has delayed server broadcast functionality in New World due to some “edge cases where the broadcast experience does not meet our standards for publishing.” It also states that there will be no server transfers between regions, even though it was previously allowed.
Community manager TervzorFTW shared the news on New World’s official forums, saying the team needed “some extra time to resolve these issues before we’re comfortable giving everyone their free server transfer tokens”.
For those who don’t know, each account receives a free server transfer token that they can use to choose a new server in their chosen region. However, the “team will continue to monitor world population, queue times and the need for an additional wave of free server transfer tokens.” Tokens will also be available for purchase in the future.
These server transfers are very important to certain New World players, especially after the server queues went on for hours after the game quickly became the most played game on Steam in 2021. To overcome the long wait, Amazon not only prevented players from creating new characters in crowded servers, but also added more of them and encouraged players to join less popular worlds.
This was where one of the bigger problems arose as some players decided to join other regions for the time being, with a plan to return to their own region after the problems were resolved. The New World Twitter account even said so “Yes, you can switch between regions if you want.” Unfortunately, this information was incorrect.
A Server Transfer FAQ post confirmed that “the original information was incorrect” and that “transfers are only available within your region, each region is a separate database, and it is not possible to reassign a character to another region. “
For more information on New World, check out our New World Review in Progress, 20 Things We Would Like To Know Before We Start Playing And What To Do When You Hit The Max Level.
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