New World Update 1.8.1 rolled out on January 10th. This update marks the end of the Winter Convergence Festival and includes a variety of fixes to rewards, loot, and other features in the game.
Economy and progression will see improvements, with fast travel costs now being correct when traveling to a settlement. Players will also see improvements to gear and items, with an issue causing Winter Convergence Life Staffs to have the incompatible perk Keenly Jagged being fixed, and they now have Keenly Fortified.
Expertise will also see changes, with the Mutated version of the Starstone Barrows Expedition now correctly dropping Sapphire Gypsum upon completion for eligible players.
Rewards and loot will see a variety of fixes, including issues with named items not dropping in Mutated versions of Garden of Genesis and Dynasty Shipyard, Shields having 5 perks when rolling a 600 Gear Score, and the missing icon for the Band of the Armed Men. Additionally, loot for several Brimstone Sands mobs that previously spawned too quickly has been re-enabled.
Combat will see improvements, with an issue causing the Defensive Formation Fortify status effect to incorrectly be removed from a player when two players used it near each other being fixed. An issue causing active but sheathed weapons’ passive abilities to activate under certain circumstances has also been fixed.
UX/UI will see improvements, with a visual issue with the Winter Wanderer’s Flowing Cloak apparel being fixed, and an issue where dyes on Shields were being incorrectly applied to in-game store Shield skins being fixed. Players that had dyes applied to Shields will still have the dye applied to the base item but not the skin.
Social features will also see improvements, with an issue causing players’ daily War limits to not reset correctly being fixed, and this will allow some players to participate in the intended 2 Wars (1 attacking + 1 defending) per day per world.
The New World Update 1.8.1 promises to bring a host of improvements to the game, and players can look forward to experiencing these changes once the update goes live on January 10th. The developers of the game would like to thank players for their support and look forward to seeing them in Aeternum.