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How Amazon Games Fixed Two New World Gold Glitches in Under 48 Hours

In an effort to fix the gold duplication glitch discovered in Amazon Games' MMO, New World, last weekend, the company has created another one.
In an effort to fix the gold duplication glitch discovered in Amazon Games' MMO, New World, last weekend, the company has created another one. / Amazon Games

Well, you know what they say about programming.

In an effort to fix the gold duplication glitch discovered in Amazon Games' MMO, New World, last weekend, the company has created another one. The studio decided the best course of action to prevent players from duplicating gold was to disable all forms of wealth transfer in New World. This meant no trading post, no personal trades, no guild banking, and so on. However, in doing this, it appears the developers forgot to tie up some loose ends—as a new, better, more efficient glitch was discovered as a result.

Amazon Fixes New World Gold Duplication Glitch

At the time of writing, both glitches have been patched out of the game. Amazon Games implemented its fix late on Nov. 2 in which brought the game into maintenance mode and re-enabled all forms of wealth transfer. New World was down for approximately three hours while developers went about placing the hotfix.

Everything should be working as intended at this time.

The new and improved gold duplication glitch was brought to light via the New World subreddit. On Monday, Nov. 1, user xAleksas posted steps to replicate the glitch. We won't explain the steps here, of course, but the post is still up for those interested in how players accomplished this second duplication.

It could be boiled down to this: the wealth transfer suspension didn't exactly stop players' abilities to run specific snippets of transactional code in-game. However, it did ensure no gold was actually transferred, which causes the game to flag the transaction as "failed" and "refund" the player.

Amazon Games has since begun swinging the ban hammer at players who took advantage of the exploit.