New World has officially started, and thousands of players happily roam the virtual expanse of the new adventure playground – at least in theory. In practice, the situation is unfortunately different at the moment, because most buyers are currently not even getting into the game, but are stuck in the queue.
The servers are currently overloaded. A phrase heard in many online games on the day of launch, and New World is, unfortunately, no exception.
Amazon promises more servers and free character transfers
New and thicker servers planned: After the launch of New World went haywire, the developers at Amazon Game Studios have already promised improvement. More and more new servers should be opened and their capacity increased at the same time in order to cope with the huge influx of players.
Free character transfer is coming: In addition, Amazon Game Studios want to offer a free server transfer – so that you can move your character to another server for free. There is no specific date for this yet, currently, there is only talk that it should be ready in the next two weeks .
New World Launch Ticker: What is the current situation?
Update – September 29, 7:50 p.m.: On the official website, all servers are displayed as online and not full. However, players from the GameStar editorial team are in a long queue, even though it is a new server. So currently you still have to expect to have to wait before entering the game.
Update – September 29th, 3:45 pm: The queues filled up again in the afternoon. On low-capacity servers, you currently have about 700 players in front of you (estimated 1 hour 40 waiting time), on heavily used up to 4000 (46 hours waiting time).
Update – September 29, 11:30 a.m.: Although there are still queues depending on the server, many now get by without waiting. That can change at any time, however, because the workload is extremely high on all of them. Amazon has meanwhile responded with a statement on the server situation:
The enthusiasm for the publication of New World has proven to be overwhelming for us, but at the same time we are humble towards it. The response from the players and the number of visitors to Aeternum on day 1 exceeded our expectations. We understand that as a result, there will be delays for some players to get into the game.
Our only focus now is that everyone can log in and play. We’ll add servers for each region at short notice as needed and update players as soon as the new servers go online. We are also working on the log-in problems, which have largely been responsible for the long queues since the launch.
Update – September 29th, 9:15 am: A new day is dawning and at least for the moment it seems to be running quite smoothly with the New World servers. According to our own observations, the current population of the respective servers is high, but up to 80 percent of them manage without queues.
Still, fans shouldn’t rejoice too soon. It is to be expected that problems could arise again during the rush hour during the day. Bottlenecks are likely to arise again at lunchtime or at the latest after work and school leave. We will of course stay tuned and keep you up to date!
Update – September 28th, 5 p.m .: Just in time for many budding adventurers to finish their work, we do the check: How do the queues look now, are the servers still down, or is everything working now?
The sad answer: Unfortunately no, the servers are still far too full to allow access to all players. There are now even people who are in a waiting position beyond the 11,000. The situation is particularly annoying for people who finally found themselves on number 1 after a long wait, only to be kicked out with an error message and end up at the end of the queue again.
The developers are aware of the situation and have further servers in prospect to solve the problems. Apparently, the servers are designed for a maximum of 2000 players at the same time. If this limit is correct, it would be no wonder that a lot of patience is still required, especially in Europe. After all, there are currently no servers down, which would further exacerbate the situation.
Update – September 28, 1:45 p.m .: Once again, more servers for our region will be added, as the developers announced in the forum and via Twitter: Aaru, Gladsheim, Pyrandia, Vaikuntha, and Panchaia. Now we can only hope that the queues will finally become noticeably shorter as a result.
Update – September 28th, 10:25 am: All EU servers will be restarted at 10:30 am! The only exceptions are the servers Baltia, Tanje, Amenti, Ravenal, Utgard, Albraca, Hellheim and Hades. The developers just announced this in the official forum. A downtime of around 15 minutes is expected .
Update – September 28th, 10 am: As the developers announced via Twitter, the Twitch integration in the game was initially deactivated because problems were encountered – it is unclear whether these are related to the server load.
More and more gamers are complaining that servers are put into maintenance mode without warning and suddenly they are thrown out of the queue after hanging out for a long time.
Original message: If you want to play New World, you need a lot of patience at the moment. The queues are in the four-digit range, on the Utgard server it was even possible to break the 10,000 mark for a short time. The only thing left for the impatient is to prove that they are virtually seated and to attend one of the streams on Twitch. Some streamers have already found their way into the game and can get started – incidentally, there should have been no preferential whitelisting.
Some servers have already surrendered temporarily under the onslaught and completely stopped their service, at least for a short time, such as Utgard, Albraca, and Learad. The situation will probably only improve once the server capacities are expanded. You can see the current server status here .
How long do I have to wait approximately? If you are also in the queue, you are probably mainly interested in how much longer you have to wait. There is no precise conversion of the queue position into the required waiting time, but we try to give you at least a rough direction:
One player reported that it took him almost exactly 30 minutes from position 7200 to 6600. That would result in about 20 places per minute. As I said, this is only a guideline, which also depends on what the technicians are doing on the servers in the background.
Stray Review: Explore a cybercity and knock things off
The new third-person Cat adventure game Stray is coming out on the 19th of July and this game has a really beautiful and breathtaking theme to the world shown in the game. This game was in development for 7 years and it is finally coming out to give the players a real feel of a Stray Cat in the modern world. The developer of this game is BlueTwelve Studio and it is published by Annapurna Interactive. The developers of this game have put a lot of time in this game to make the cat character look and feel real. The players will feel that they are actually playing as a cat because of the mechanics as well as the behavior of the cat in the game.
This adventure game has a cybercity filled with the robot citizen that you’ll explore in the game. The cybercity theme is on point and they have shown that the robots have made their own living in the city. You’ll walk in the streets of this city, climb on the roofs and buildings of this city and the detailing of the city is very impressive. You can interact with all of the robots in the city and can even help the robots while progressing through the story of the game.
The jumping and climbing in the game are also very impressive. You’ll experience a real-life of a stray cat who is trying to get back to his family. You’ll be climbing barrels, trash cans, air conditioners, etc. to look for the right way. You’ll also see that there are many places that you can go, you can jump up on something or hide in a box while looking for the right path. The game has also made some neon signs in the streets of cybercity that will guide you a bit in the right direction. If you have missed the neon sign and are stuck in a place, you can also use the “Meow” of your cat. The Meow will also help you find the right path as it triggers the neon sign to glow again or something that will get your attention.
The behavior that they added of the cat is very realistic. If you see water dripping on the floor, you can drink the water from there. You can Meow to find the right path. If you see a couch or carpet, you can scratch it. You can also scratch the doors in the cybercity and by scratching some doors, the robots will open the door to check what was out there and you’ll get access to their homes. There are also some places where you can take a nap. All of the behaviors of the cat will give you a lot of joy while playing as a cat in the game.
The graphics quality of the game also stands out and the lighting quality in the cybercity is pretty amazing. You’ll experience really good quality lightning while in the city and by going into different homes, shops, roofs, and buildings, you’ll see a cybercity from the eyes of a Stray Cat.
The total length of the gameplay is about 7-8 hours if you only play through the story. But if you explore the whole city and interact will all the robots and help them, it can be extended to 10 hours.
Pros & Cons
We have considered some good and bad points of Stray from the gameplay.
- The gameplay and the behavior of the cat enhance the experience of the game.
- The radio songs playing at various points in the game sets the mood with the environment.
- The puzzles are well designed and they are suitably challenging.
- Some of the puzzles are longer and they start to feel like they are dragging by the end.
- Some minor performance issues during level loading, but these clear up after a few minutes in a new area.
Although, the game is a must-try and if you like adventure games then you should probably give it a go because this game will give you a whole new experience of adventure while playing as a cat. With all the elements that the game has to offer. A great game with a good story and ambiance of the world with the experience of playing as a Stray Cat. This game will be available on July 19th for Playstation 4, Playstation 5, and Microsoft Windows.
We’ll rate this game 9.5/10.
Far Cry 6: How to Fish
Far Cry 6 is designed around another huge open world for players to explore. And while the overall theme of the game is once again reclaiming territory from an evil dictator, there are plenty of optional activities you can engage in along the way. This includes Fishing, which is a minigame that almost seems to have become a must-have feature of all modern open-world games these days. In any case, here is how to fish in Far Cry 6 if you want to put down your assault rifle for a moment and spend an afternoon pulling a rope.
Fishing in Far Cry 6
Fishing in Far Cry 6 is unlocked at the beginning of the game as part of the tutoring missions on the first island. Once you have access to the fishing rod, you can go to any body of water, press and hold L1 / LB to open the weapon wheel, select your fishing rod, and then launch it. Then you need to slowly wind the line to attract the fish.
When taking a bite, use the onscreen prompts to move the right analog stick against the way the fish is pulling, while holding down L2 to roll the fish. Everything is quite intuitive.
Your fishing pole can be upgraded by interacting with the tackle box, which is located on the ground where you see the hook icon on your map.
Here you can change your float/lure and upgrade your fishing line and reel. You will need to use them to catch some of the toughest fish in the game, so be sure to use them if you are looking to catch all of them.
Far Cry 6: How To Easily Beat Jose Castillo Boss Fight
In Far Cry 6 you will meet a lot of colorful people while controlling the protagonist Dani Rojas, although not all of them are your friends. As one of Antón Castillo’s favorite henchmen, General José Castillo is one of those people that you probably better never know. Here’s everything you need to know about how to beat José Castillo in Far Cry 6.
At some point in Far Cry 6, the game opens and requires Dani to complete missions and objectives to liberate the occupied areas of Yara, the game’s fictional island. These areas are separated into different segments that are controlled by specific people.
To the west, Madrugada is governed by Antón Castillo’s nephew, General José Castillo. This antagonist is as bad as he gets, serving as a slaver who controls the poisonous Viviro tobacco that gives the president his power.
How to beat José Castillo in Far Cry 6
When you meet José Castillo in Far Cry 6, he will not be on an equal footing. Instead, the general will be in his helicopter for the duration of the fight. To deal with this, you’ll want Dani to use her Rocket Supreme, as it deals 40% damage to her.
To restore the rest of José Castillo’s health during their fight in Far Cry 6, use a rifle like the M16S and equip it with explosive cartridges. Spice up a lot of these and be sure to take cover behind the control tower to avoid the incoming rockets.
Get enough shots until his health bar runs out and you’ll have defeated El Presidente’s Western General in no time.
That’s everything you need to know about how to beat José Castillo in Far Cry 6. If you’re still looking for more information on the game, be sure to check out the entire guide wiki.