Update: This post initially included a video showing the item duplication glitch: It has since been removed from YouTube.
Over the weekend New World players discovered a glitch in Amazon Games’ recently launched MMO, and not the first time around. This allowed players to imitate furniture among many other items, although imitating trophies (furniture that you are fond of, rare and expensive in the world) leaves some people extremely hot under the collar. Players can use this glitch to copy a particularly expensive item and sell it for free money.
there was something wrong with this Official forum of the game about this feat, with the players who posted the method They attempted to report it via back-channel before it went public, explaining that it took no action by Amazon Games. “I saw the other post on a possible trophy repeat and thought I’d throw a few minutes at the replica,” writes one player named Poverty. “It just got a lot easier to do. I was on the fence about posting details like this, but previous attempts by my company peers to report item duplication fell on deaf ears. Going out in the open seems to be the only way.” . “
Needless to say, this sparked a backlash, and something rather spicy among angry players and community reps. The following text was posted by Community Manager soon tosho,
“Hello, we are aware of a potential duplication exploit that is circulating forums and social media. We are disabling all forms of money transfer between players (ie currency, guild treasury, trading post, player to Player Trading) while we investigate. Action will be taken against any player involved in the use of this exploit.
“We will update this post once the duplication exploit is investigated and we are ready to restart money transfers.
“Thanks for your understanding.”
That’s all to say: The New World has shut down its entire economy. again.
As you would expect the players are responding to the news in a very calm and rational manner. Some say they’ll never play New World again, others swear they’re going back to WoW, the general consensus is that any exploits should be permanent-banned, and so on. To be fair to the developer, though, it doesn’t turn into something worse for an MMO that could potentially upset the entire resource ecosystem, so Amazon Games had little choice but to do so. .
We’ve contacted Amazon Games for comment on the exploit and when a fix can be expected, and will update with any feedback.