New World is one of the biggest games on Steam right now, and with it being a huge MMORPG with tons of different systems and mechanics to get used to in a short amount of time, things can get overwhelming. If you’re just starting out in the game, here are a few tips to help you out in those early hours.
Do the Main Quest Until You’re Able to Join a Faction
At the very start of New World, you’ll run around on a tutorial beach as you learn the basic combat mechanics of the game. After that, you’ll be tasked with heading to the first main settlement of the game, and you’re basically free to roam the open-world.
I recommend just focusing on doing the main quests until level 10 and around that ballpark, as you’ll be able to join your faction at those levels. They may seem grindy but they give you access to basic tools like the pickaxe, axe, and skinning knife, all of which are essential for gathering materials and using them for crafting. By the time you’re able to pick your faction, you’ll have learned all of the basic mechanics such as camping, and you should be self-sufficient enough to explore the open-world on your own and survive well enough.
Until then, don’t get too overzealous and run across the entire map just to see what’s on the other side of the world.
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