New World Closed Beta Access: What You Need To Know


by in General | Jul, 19th 2021

New World, Amazon’s upcoming MMO is ready for Closed Beta access. If you’re looking to get in, there are two ways you can get a peek at the game, and we’ll be giving that to you in addition to the system requirements for your PC. New World is a game that has changed a lot since its original reveal several years ago. Now it’s a more traditional MMO with a buy-to-play model. However, its monetization has many leery of it becoming a pay-to-win game. How can you try the game for yourself though?

What You Need To Know


Access to the New World Closed Beta begins on July 20th, at 9:30 AM PDT. It will end on August 2nd, at 11:59 PM PDT, and the official launch of the game is scheduled for August 31st. Not just anyone can get access to the Closed Beta for New World though. The only guarantee is by purchasing the game early. If you purchased the game before July 17th, 2021, you will get a key for the Closed Beta. Otherwise, if you purchase the game after, you’re guaranteed access within 48 hours of the order confirmation.

If you just want to get a shot at it and aren’t convinced you should put money down, there’s a page for volunteer testers. Just click this link, sign in with your Amazon login, and click “Sign Up.”  There will be servers available for North America, Europe, Australia, and Brazil. For the volunteer testers, keep an eye on your email. They will be inviting people throughout the actual Closed Beta event. But before you go spending money, make sure your rig can run it! It’s not an intense game, requirements wise, but you can read them below:

Minimum System Requirements

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows® 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-2400 / AMD CPU with 4 physical cores @ 3Ghz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 670 2GB / AMD Radeon R9 280 or better
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 35 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Internet connection required to play, offers in-game purchases

Recommended System Requirements

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows® 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-2600K / AMD Ryzen 5 1400
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970 / AMD Radeon R9 390X or better
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 35 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Internet connection required to play, offers in-game purchases

As far as monetization goes, there’s talk of the game being pay-to-win, so be aware of that. There were plans to make rested Xp and fast travel both obtaining in-game, and purchasable in the store. That’s a really, genuinely terrible idea. Some people think these kinds of things are fine as a convenience, but it’s a very slippery slope. If it’s a purely cosmetic shop, that’s fine. But once a game starts adding exp boosts and things that allow a paid advantage, that’s a pretty bad idea. We will just have to see how the store and game shakes out though. We aren’t making any judgments until we see it for ourselves.

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