Amazon Games’ MMO New World recently prohibited wealth transfers between users to prevent a gold duplication exploit from worsening.
New World, an Amazon Games enormous multiplayer online game, momentarily prohibited wealth transfers to discourage players from duplicating gold. Following its September release, the RPG has had a lot of success, but not without significant bugs and New World server troubles.
New World players noticed a gold duplication issue in mid-October, which was caused by a server switch. The exploit was identified in an upgrade that enabled server transfers to alleviate the extensive server delays that existed at launch. Unfortunately, players who attempted to move their characters to a new server were greeted with a “character persistence issue” error message, preventing them from progressing or preserving their progress. As a result, several gamers transferred their gold to another player, logged off, and then restored their gold when they re-entered the game. The simple series of steps allowed gamers to acquire twice as much gold as they had initially been received. Amazon condemned the problem, warning that exploiting the flaw might result in a lifetime ban.
New World (via PC Gamer) announced that all money transfers would be blocked due to the bug’s constant exploitation. This involves mailing currency, using the guild treasury, trading post, and trading with other players. “The use of this exploit will be actioned against,” Amazon said if any player exploits this flaw. It also stated that it would update the post once the gold duplication hack had been thoroughly explored.
The gold replication bug is far from the only flaw discovered in New World since its inception. Players recently uncovered a specific bug that prevents their in-game characters from getting damaged. Switching the game to its windowed mode and dragging it across the screen is all it takes to get invincible in New World. The character will not be damaged during the duration of the mouse’s grip on the window.
New World remains popular despite all of the problems, server troubles, and bugs its gamers have encountered. It’s unclear when Amazon will update players on this issue or how long its investigation into the exploit will take. One thing is sure: gamers in the New World will have to wait for wealth transfer to become available. Although this isn’t the first time the game has been exploited, it is, hopefully, the last.
The PC version of New World is now available.
Source: Official New World Forums, PC Gamer