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New World open beta release date announced for Steam

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New World proved a huge hit when it launched its summer beta earlier in July.

And it’s been confirmed that a New World open beta is launching in September 2021.

Following the same pattern as earlier this year, gamers on Steam and other PC platforms will be able to jump into the game for free.

The New World open beta release date has been scheduled for September 9 and will be available a few weeks before the full game arrives on September 28.

Further details regarding the new Steam launch can be found below, with the official New World open beta statement reading:

“Before diving into the details and announcement, we’d like to extend another thank you to everyone who participated in our Closed Beta.

“We’re humbled by the wonderful response, and extremely thankful for all the ways players across the globe have helped us prepare for launch.

“We still have some work to do before releasing New World on September 28, and the Closed Beta has helped immeasurably by testing our servers, helping us find bugs, providing us with a ton of constructive feedback, and granting many more key learnings to help our team prepare and adjust.

“During Closed Beta, we ran into both server issues and over-population resulting in queue times, preventing some players from being able to experience the danger and beauty found in Aeternum.

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“To ensure that everyone has a chance to experience New World ahead of our September 28 launch, we’re excited to announce that we will be holding an Open Beta test.

“The Open Beta test will utilize Steam’s new Playtest feature, which allows all interested players in our supported regions to request access to the test, for free. Servers will be available in North America, Europe, Australia and South America.

“Open Beta will begin on September 9 at 7:00AM PT (2:00PM UTC) and continue until September 12 at 11:59PM PT (6:59AM UTC). Interested players will be able to request access beginning on September 8 at 7:00AM PT (2:00PM UTC).

New World is one of the first major games to come out of Amazon’s Studio group and looks set to be very popular on Steam and other PC platforms.

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