After two weeks, the New World Beta ended on August 3, 2021. Even if the release was postponed by a month shortly after the end of the beta and opinions on the MMO from Amazon are quite mixed, we would like to clarify at least one topic: Which weapons are your favorites?
You can choose from eleven different playable weapons from the beta: all categories are represented, from the ax to the mighty fire staff. Since you are not tied to classes in the MMO and can carry two weapons at the same time, you are also allowed to take part in our survey two crosses
How good are the combat system and weapons?
The combat system in New World is not reminiscent of a classic MMO, but requires timing and practice: enemy attacks can be parried and you can defeat opponents yourself with light or heavy attacks.
The editorial staff clearly shows how different opinions are on weapons and combat systems:
In her test result for the New World Beta, Petra doubts whether the combat system is really any good. In our article on the changes that the MMO has to deliver by the release, the combat system and the number of weapons do not play a role.
There was also a lot of discussion about mechanics in New World on our podcast. Michael, Petra and guest PhunkRoyal had an intensive exchange:
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Which weapon suits the style of play?
Not sure which weapons are right for you in New World? We have put together some guides that will prepare you perfectly for the release. We explain the basics of New World – like the weapons and their respective advantages and disadvantages – and provide inspiration for builds.
Do you want to prepare for the release of Amazon’s MMO on September 28th? Our guide authors have used the beta phase and collected helpful tips for New World. At GameStar Plus you will find a comprehensive beginner’s guide and helpful tips on crafting. You can also get inspiration for your builds now.
You can find even more guides and tips about New World in our overview.
In addition to your vote in the poll, we’d like to hear from you why you prefer a particular weapon in New World. Feel free to write it to us in the comments or have a look at the GameStar Discord stop by and have a discussion there!