New World First House Discount Explained: How Taxes Work, When to Pay, & More

One of the biggest appeals of New World is its incredibly immersive open-world environment, and if you decide to stick with the game for the long haul, you might even consider buying a house in the game itself. However, the housing system can be confusing and even misleading at first. Here’s everything you need to know about the first house discount in New World, as well as a quick breakdown of how the taxing works as well.

First House Discount Explained in New World

Houses are pretty damn expensive in New World, and we’ve got a full guide here detailing how much each of the different tiers cost, as well as the benefits that you’ll get from buying them. Considering that money can be difficult to come by, especially early on in the game, the first house discount will allow you to buy a house for a really low price, and it can be very helpful for new players.

Right off the bat, yes, the 50% discount works exactly how you’d expect: for instance, a tier 1 house costs 5,000 coin, but with the discount, you’d only have to pay 2,500 coin to buy it and own it.

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The important part comes with the tax itself. If you look at the house menu when deciding whether you should buy it, you’ll also see the tax rate that you need to pay each week. Here’s how it works: the 50% discount will also apply to the tax, but only for the first payment, and you’ll need to pay it seven days after the date of purchase. After the first payment, you’ll need to pay the full amount, and you’ll be taxed every five days from that point on.

This means that if the discounted rate was 500 coin, all subsequent payments after that first one will be 1,000 coin, which you’ll need to pay every five days. This can be a shock for players who might’ve been under the impression that the tax would be discounted forever as well, but this isn’t the case, and it’s best to plan accordingly before you immediately go for the tier 4 houses.

There is some good news, however; the property taxes in New World aren’t cumulative. You never have to worry about missing too many payments because you need a break from the game, then log in a few months later to find yourself in crippling debt. Just pay off the tax, and you’re good to go again.

What Happens If You Don’t Pay?

As noted previously, taxes aren’t cumulative in New World so you don’t have to worry about debt. However, if you miss a payment, you’ll also lose the benefits that come with the house.

You won’t lose the house itself, but you won’t be able to make use of the fast travel feature, any trophy buffs you might have, as well as any expanded storage you’ve unlocked. You’ll still be able to enter the house and decorate it as you wish, but you’ll need to pay the latest tax rate to restore those perks.

This means that even if you need a break from the game, you don’t have to worry about losing your house and all the furniture. You can always pick up where you left off.

That’s all you need to know about how the first house discount works in New World. Be sure to check our guide wiki for more tips and information on the game.

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Zhiqing Wan

Zhiqing is the Reviews Editor for Twinfinite, and a History graduate from Singapore. She's been in the games media industry for nine years, trawling through showfloors, conferences, and spending a ridiculous amount of time making in-depth spreadsheets for min-max-y RPGs. When she's not singing the praises of Amazon's Kindle as the greatest technological invention of the past two decades, you can probably find her in a FromSoft rabbit hole.