New World Closed Beta Start Date Arrives Next Week

Published: July 14, 2021 3:09 PM /


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The New World Closed Beta start date has been revealed — you'll be able to play Amazon Game Studios' upcoming MMORPG in less than a week.

New World plops players down on the island of Aeternum, a fantastic realm filled with other players and The Corrupted. You can go it alone, of course, but you'll probably be much safer working together with other players. The game has been delayed quite a bit beyond its intended launch, but the wait will be over soon.


"As we prepare for our August 31 launch, we’re eager to welcome players to the shores of Aeternum during our Closed Beta test," read today's Steam Community announcement. "We’re excited to share all the new features and content we’ve added since the Preview Event last summer, such as beautiful and dangerous new Territories, Expeditions, Outpost Rush, new weapons, and many more quests, adventures, and activities for players to experience throughout the world.

Beyond that, however, there isn't much in the way of news about what content players can expect to see in the game. Progress won't be carried over, either, so those of you lucky enough to participate can feel free to experiment free from any long-term consequences.

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How Do I Get In the New World Closed Beta?

You can get into the New World Closed Beta in one of three ways:

  1. Pre-order the game on Amazon.
    • A note for Amazon purchases: "Players who pre-order on Amazon by June 17 at 11:59PM PT (6:59AM UTC) will receive an invite on July 19. Pre-orders on Amazon after July 17 will receive an invite up to 48 hours after order confirmation."
  2. Pre-order the game on Steam.
  3. Sign up as a tester on the game's official website.

When is the New World Closed Beta Start Date?

The New World Closed Beta Start date is July 20, 2021, at 12:30 PM Eastern Time. It will end on August 3, 2021, at 2:59 AM Eastern Time.

For now, you can look forward to playing New World in the Closed Beta when it launches next week. If you want to wait for release, you can buy New World for PC on Amazon or on Steam for $39.99 or your regional equivalent.


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Will you jump into this game on the New World Closed Beta start date? Do you think Amazon can succeed with this game? Let us know in the comments below!




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