New World Season 2 Blood of the Sands Details

Prepare yourselves for new PvP activities, narratives, and a colossal Sandwurm.

Attention, adventurers! New World’s Season 2 – Blood of the Sands is set to begin on July 6, 2023, with downtime starting at 5 a.m. PT / 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. UTC for all regions. The expected downtime is 2 hours. 

One of the most intriguing mysteries of Brimstone Sands is the gargantuan creature known as the Devourer. An ancient group, the Blood of the Sands, led by Malek, seeks help in finding the eggs of these beasts. Join the Silver Crows and Rima the bard to uncover the secrets of the order and their history with the creature they call Shah Neshen.

Blood of the Sands introduces a new Season Journey, new activities on the Activity Card, new Challenges, and new rewards, including cosmetics and consumables like Transmog Tokens.

Enter the Arena of Shah Neshen the Devourer, and defeat the massive sandwurm for elite rewards in a challenging new PvE game mode for 20 max-level players. Also, fight through waves of enemies to foil a plot to hatch dangerous sandwurm eggs, and confront the keeper of the Hatchery Hadish Hazar and his minions.

The PvP Reward Track has been updated with various new rewards and increased predictability. Also, create a raid group of up to 20 players to communicate, coordinate, and share spoils across large-scale, open-world activities.

Outpost Rush and First Light Retraction

Outpost Rush will soon be playable across any world within the same region. Alongside cross-world functionality, Outpost Rush will also receive a refresh to make gameplay more engaging. First Light has fallen to the might of Artemis and her Angry Earth horde. The Settlement, Fort, and Trading Post in First Light are now closed.

See all the update notes on the official New World blog post

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