New World players, rejoice! An exciting new update is on its way later this month to the MMO, called “Heart of Madness.” This is an important update that includes a conclusion to Isabella’s story, a brand new weapon, and more. In this post, we will take a look at the full details.
Do not forget to purchase some New World coins before you get started with the new content. Taking advantage of New World power leveling services can also be helpful if you are not yet at the recommended level for the endgame expedition.
What is in the Heart of Madness Update? Major Additions
New World revealed the Heart of Madness update in an official post and detailed the content it will bring to the game. Most prominent is Tempest’s Heart – The Myrkgard Expedition, which is an endgame expedition. To take part, you should be at least level 60, and have a minimum Gearscore of 550. You will need 5 players to participate.
The official description reads, “The main story quest line picks up as you pursue Isabella back to Shattered Mountain, leading to an epic final showdown. Enter the Tempest’s Heart as you venture into a corrupted dimension of reality through the twisted capital city of Myrkgard. Discover the secrets of her past while you dive deeper into her corrupted mind.”
Along with this endgame expedition to wrap up Isabella’s story, the update also adds the Blunderbuss ranged weapon. If your character has a mage or bruiser build, this weapon may be a great fit for you. It scales on intelligence and strength. That isn’t true of any other weapon in the game at this point. You can go with either the Containment tree or the Chaos tree as you master the Blunderbuss. Those who like to get up close and personal will like the former, whereas those who enjoy an AoE approach will favor the latter.
The update also adds something called the Legendary Weapon Quest series to New World. The developers write, “Upon reaching Level 60 and the maximum skill level with the new firearm, players should seek out Wang Tang Zhi in Ebonscale Reach settlement to start this epic endeavor.”
Minor Improvements and Additions
The Blunderbuss and the endgame expedition are obviously the big news with this update, but you may notice some other minor content additions as well. In the wild, you might experience some fresh encounters. You also may observe that some of the weapons have received rebalancing. Plus, there is a “huge swath of bug fixes.”
Players who want to get a glimpse of what Heart of Madness will bring ahead of the rest can participate in the PTR release. New World has promised that there will be another post soon that will provide more details. Either way, even if you miss out on the PTR release, you will not have to wait long for the full release of the addition.
How Can You Play New World?
Not playing New World yet? If you want to get started, you will need to buy the game. What is nice, however, is that there is no subscription fee. So, once you pay, the game is yours to enjoy. If you are not yet familiar with New World, you can read up on the basics and watch the launch trailer.
Do not forget to buy New World gold. This will save you a lot of time stocking up on gear and supplies, and will let you move on to more exciting quests and activities sooner after you start playing.