Amazon Games is taking steps to save its MMO's economy.
There may be hope for New World's economy yet. A disastrous glitch has been uncovered allowing players to duplicate their gold using the HTML feature in-game. Apparently, players could use the feature to run lines of code within the game—with less than beneficial results. While we won't go into specifics, we will say that the sudden influx of wealth has greatly inflated the currency's value. As a result,
Here's what Amazon is doing about it.
Amazon Games Fights Back Against Gold Glitch
Amazon Games has decided the best way to fight back against players taking advantage of its gold duplication glitch is to disable all forms of wealth transfer in-game. The announcement of the mechanic suspension was made via the official New World forums on Monday, Nov. 1.
There is no concrete date as to when it will be restored.
On the Official News board, community manager Luxendra explained, "We are temporarily disabling all forms of wealth transfer between players (i.e. sending currency, guild treasury, trading post, player to player trading)."
That is to say: not only will players not be able to send and receive gold over personal trading, they also won't be able to sell things through the trading post or access their guild's treasury. All avenues of player wealth transport have been frozen.
"Once the gold duplication exploit has been investigated and we are ready to turn on wealth transfer again, we will update this post," they wrote.
Additionally, any players found to have exploited the gold duplication "will be actioned against."
We'll have to see how players react to the news and how they handle having their assets frozen for the foreseeable future. Hopefully, it doesn't take New World developers too long to come up with a fix.