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New World Hatchet Bug Fix Inbound

New World's Hatchet bug has been fixed once, but a new version appears to have been discovered.
New World's Hatchet bug has been fixed once, but a new version appears to have been discovered. / Photo courtesy of Amazon Games

New World's Hatchet bug has badly destabilized the game's player-vs.-player combat, but Amazon Games is on the case and working to fix it.

New World Hatchet Bug Fix Inbound

The root of the bug can be found in its combination with the Against All Odds perk. That perk is intended to give players who use it a 10% base damage increase for each enemy within five meters of them. Somehow, that buff is persisting even after those enemies leave the five-meter radius or die. This allows the damage buff to stack up ludicrously, and it only goes away if the player using it swaps weapons.

Luckily, Amazon Games is aware of the problem.

"Hello everyone, thanks for letting us know about this, and confirming others are experiencing the same issue," wrote community moderator rayman in a thread about the Hatchet bug. "Some other adventures also reported this earlier, and I have made the dev team aware already. I will be sure to include your details on the report as well! Thank you for your patience while we work to improve."

That fix has since been applied, but now a second bug with the Hatchet has reportedly been discovered that achieves similar results using the Bloodlust perk. Community manager Luxendra has reached out for reproduction steps, so a fix should be on the way for that exploit as well.