Amazon Games has suspended the economy in its MMO, New World, yet again following the discovery of another duplication glitch.
This time, the glitch allows players to take advantage of the game's high processing demands and the resulting lag to create multiples of any selected item. Players have reported being able to use the in-game house decoration feature to apparently cause a frame-by-frame canon shutter effect. This causes New World to simultaneously register several locations for the same item at once which ultimately ends up with multiples of the item within the home.
Rare Item Duplication Glitch Shuts Down New World
According to a report published by PC Gamer's Rich Stanton, the glitch came to light over the weekend. However, posts on the New World forums seem to suggest it has actually existed for much longer and reports to the developer went unanswered until recently.
As explained above, the glitch takes advantage of lag within the house decoration phase of New World. Out of courtesy for the developers, we won't explain how to replicate it—not that it would do players much good at the time of writing—but the original post that details it is still available on the forums. The post was published on Sunday, Nov. 14 with an accompanying YouTube video that has since been taken down.
The New World economy has been thrown into specifically targeted chaos since the glitch's discovery. Some of the more popular items being duplicated are trophies—unique housing items that give off passive buffs when placed in the individual's home. They take quite of a bit of effort to obtain and typically sold for an equally pretty penny until now.
Amazon Games has once again disabled all forms of wealth transfer while investigating the trophy glitch. There is no timetable for when wealth transferring will be restored at the time of writing. Any players found to have been using the dupe glitch will face disciplinary action on behalf of the developer.