Well. It looks like New World is facing another gold dupe bug which has caused developer Amazon Game Studios to disable all forms of wealth transfers.
This disabling of wealth transfers extends to player to player trading, any transfers pertaining to guild treasuries, and the trading post (Auction House). Naturally, the statement from Amazon did not detail just how the dupe was being exploited. Here’s the full statement,
“We are aware of a possible gold duplication exploit that has been circling and we are temporarily disabling all forms of wealth transfer between players (ie. sending currency, guild treasury, trading post, player to player trading).
Any player that has engaged in the use of this exploit will be actioned against.
Once the gold duplication exploit has been investigated and we are ready to turn on wealth transfer again, we will update this post.”
A thread over on Reddit has claimed this specific exploit has existed since the beta days. However, other Reddit posts note this issue is actually new. Either way, this is just yet another issue on the growing pile mounting since New World’s release in September.
The non-exhaustive list includes long server queues, executing actual HTML code through the chat window, a broken auction house, an invulnerability bug, a previous gold dupe alongside an ongoing deflation crisis, and more.
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