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Update 4.0.2

 Update 4.0.2

Out with Winter and in with Crassus

As well as signalling the beginning of a fortnite of Crassus, this patch includes some minor combat balance changes and bug fixes. Servers will go down 6pm Delos server time on Wednesday 10th January and should be back after about an hour. Don’t forget to spend your Winter tokens and craft your Pristine Gleamite before then!


  • PVE Bows and Muskets – increased base damage by 2.8% and 4.8%, respectively
  • Koya’s Knee Guards – increased damage reduction slightly
  • Void Blade – increased damage of light and heavy attacks by 10%
  • Flail – Deflecting Frailty now applies to allies
  • Camp enjoyers – no public access should be fixed
  • People who want to rejoin Syndicate after switching to another faction
  • Skin collectors – new Store Showcase


  • Heavy armour afficionados – dodges now cost 55 stamina instead of 50
  • Pestilence perpetrators – outgoing healing reduction halved
  • Fire Staff users – Flamethrower move speed and Empowering Fireball perk reduced
  • Everybody – Hearty will be just a little bit worse than it was
  • People stuck on the Main Story Quest and unable to acquire a higher tier Azoth Staff or Heartrune – no fixes listed

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Greetings, Adventurers!

New World Update 4.0.2 downtime will begin at 11:00PM PT (7:00AM UTC) on January 9 and last approximately 1 hour. Save Aeternum in the Legacy of Crassus event, and get inspired by our community housing contest winners. There’s also another wave of Ronin’s Shadow skins coming to the in-game store. Check out the full release notes, including a variety of combat changes, below.


The shadow of Roman tyranny creeps ever closer to consuming Aeternum on January 10 through 23. Banish General Crassus’s monstrous captains for new event-specific, daily rewards. Players brave enough to tear down the banners of the Republic in Brightwood, Weavers Fen, Mourningdale, Ebonscale Reach, and Edengrove can earn Cyclops Statuette Housing Items, up-leveled Named Gear, and more.


In a ravaged and uncertain place like Aeternum, it is rare to find one fully committed to honor and loyalty. If you walk the warrior’s path, visit the Store for new Ronin’s Shadow items. Which skins and emotes will you add to your collection?


Thanks to everyone that participated in our Holiday Housing Contest. First place will receive 20,000 Marks of Fortune, second place will get 10,000 Marks of Fortune, and third place will net 5,000 Marks of Fortune. Look forward to future contests on the New World Discord.



  • Increased heavy dodge’s stamina cost from 50 to 55.

  • Bow

    • Increased Bow base damage in PvE modes by 2.8% and then reduced back down to where it was in PvP to compensate.

    • Updated the tooltip of Empowering Explosive Arrow to be more clear that it is removed on the next hit, and not just attack. Also reduced the duration of the Empower from 10s to 5s.

  • Musket

    • Increased Musket base damage in PvE by 4.8% and then reduced back down to where it was in PvP to compensate.

  • Pestilence Artifact

    • Reduced outgoing healing reduction from 5% to 2.5% per stack.

  • Koya’s Knee Guards

    • Increased damage reduction from 10% to 13%.

  • Void Gauntlet

    • Increased Void Blade’s attack damage:

      • Light from 90% to 100% weapon damage

      • Heavy from 140% to 150% weapon damage

  • Fire Staff

    • Reduced Flamethrower move speed while active from 3.25m/s to 2.75m/s.

    • Empowering Fireball – Reduced max value on weapons from 62% to 58%.

  • Hearty

    • Fixed an issue that caused Hearty to provide a fraction more stamina than just 10%.

  • Flail

    • Fixed an issue that caused Deflecting Frailty to not apply the effect to allies.


  • Rolled back a change to Large and Medium Orichalcum spawners that prevented rubble piles from persisting.

  • Camps made by raid groups can now be used by anyone, not just players in the group.

  • The Winter Convergence Festival has come to a close. Thanks to everyone that celebrated with us!


  • Fixed an issue in the Commander Loth boss fight where players could break the encounter by damaging the giant Ice Elemental

  • Fixed an issue that prevented Ser Milosh in the Glacial Tarn from dropping loot.

  • Fixed an issue that caused Mordred to clip through the environment.

  • Fixed an issue in which three quest reward characters spawned as generic NPCs instead of their unique appearances.

  • Fixed a rare server crash when converting to a raid.

  • Fixed the ‘Cleansing Treasure’ Quest not counting towards the ‘Complete Repeatable Expedition Quests’ Season Journey Task

  • Fixed visual bugs on Winter Convergence skins.

  • Fixed an issue that prevented players with Syndicate Faction quest achievements from rejoining the Syndicate after switching to another Faction.

Thanks for your support! We’ll see you in Aeternum.

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