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New World Eclipses 900K Concurrent Players Over The Weekend As Amazon Stops New Characters On Crowded Servers

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New World has had a week. Since releasing last Tuesday, the new MMO from Amazon has seen over 1 million players hit the shores of Aeternum, and has continually broken its own concurrent player count records, hitting over 900K this weekend.

Since launching on Tuesday, to say New World has been popular is an understatement. The new MMO from Amazon has continually been the top of the charts on Twitch and Steam, breaking previous concurrent player counts as the week waned. Now the MMO has a new all-time peak, at the time of writing. New World has seen a peak of 913,634 players on Sunday, easily taking the top spot of most played recently on Steam

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As the popularity of Amazon's new MMO increases, so do queues, especially on some of the busiest servers. As a way to combat this, Amazon has locked down character creation on some of these servers in an effort to get players to join in the under-populated worlds and reduce queues overall everywhere else. 

A new server list was posted by Amazon showing the full servers in each region, as well as which servers are still available for characters to be created. Since Amazon is offering free character transfers starting sometime this week, the hope seems to be to get players to create a character where they can and eventually transfer to meet up with friends and guildies on their prefferred server once the dust settles.

New World launched last Tuesday and while it has faced long queue times, that hasn't deterred players clearly from playing. We have been hard at work with our review, having just got to the mid-game ourselves. You can check out our review in progress for our thoughts thus far.


Joseph Bradford

Joseph has been writing or podcasting about games in some form since about 2012. Having written for multiple major outlets such as IGN, Playboy, and more, Joseph started writing for MMORPG in 2015. When he's not writing or talking about games, you can typically find him hanging out with his 10-year old or playing Magic: The Gathering with his family. Also, don't get him started on why Balrogs *don't* have wings. You can find him on Twitter @LotrLore