Amazon Game Studio’s latest MMO has been a massive hit. Despite long server queue times, players are flocking to the island of Aeternum.

New World has been a massive hit with MMO players with some waiting hours in the queue to get into popular servers. The popularity of the game has not been without hiccups as the developers have had to deal with AFK players, farming bots and more. Despite these problems, New World continues to reach new heights and has crossed 900,000 concurrent players. 

913,634 users were playing New World yesterday, according to SteamDB, a new record for the game. New World was released on September 28, 2021, and has been a hit with the community. New World is now one of the most played games on Steam. It stands behind PUBG: Battle Grounds which has a 3.2 million concurrent player record. Counter-Strike Global Offensive and Dota 2 take up the third and fourth spot respectively. 

Why is New World so Successful?

New World is a Massively Multiplayer Online game. While there have been a few games here and there in this genre, no game could match up to World of Warcraft. New World has a real-time combat system that is a massive draw to players. 

After many failures and setbacks in gaming we have a success. So proud of the team for the persistence. View setbacks as helpful obstacles that drive learning. Whatever your goals are, don’t give up no matter how hard it gets.

– Jeff Bezos on Twitter.

Players take on the role of shipwrecked survivors on Aeternum, a mysterious island in an alternate history on 17th century Earth. Magic and Monsters on the island have been rampant and players must take them on. To do this, players form factions: Syndicate, Marauders and Covenants; each with different strengths.

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Eurasia Editor for esports.gg. Found esports through gaming nearly 6 years ago and has been involved ever since. Primarily a Dota 2 player, but has the occasional experience in FPS games. Even tried (unsuccessfully) to go pro in Overwatch.