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New World Unveils Summer Medleyfaire Event in July Update

Amazon Games has revealed its latest event for New World players this summer: the Medleyfaire.
Amazon Games has revealed its latest event for New World players this summer: the Medleyfaire. / Amazon Games

Amazon Games has revealed its latest event for New World players this summer: the Medleyfaire.

Announced in its latest update post on Wednesday, July 27, the Medleyfaire is a seasonal event that encourages players to fish and explore throughout Aeternum. They can visit various Summer Villages throughout the continent in Brightwood, Everfall, Weaver’s Fen, and Monarch’s Bluffs to get quests, raise their reputation with the Maestro, and mount their best catches from the rivers and shores for display.

Here’s what you need to know about the Summer Medleyfaire.

New World Summer Medleyfaire Event Explained

With the Medleyfaire comes a brand new trade skill: music! Players can earn experience by learning and practicing with the following instruments:

  • Guitar
  • Mandolin
  • Upright Bass
  • Drums
  • Azoth Flute

As they level up, they learn perks that slowly increase their inventory space, gathering speed and so on. Players can also collect up to 31 songs scattered throughout the world and learn to play them.

In the week following the release of the Medleyfaire, players will also have a new foe to face in the form of a “dastardly” pirate, Admiral Blackpowder. This Barnacles and Blackpowder expansion can be started on the docks of Cutlass Keys and will feature three mutations after its debut: Icebound, Oppressive, and Frenzied.

A host of other quality of life changes will also be implemented following the Medleyfaire update, including rebalances to loot difficulty, the removal of Expedition Tuning Orbs, the addition of an Expedition Group Finder, and the re-building of the War mechanic to rely on instancing in order to improve server performance.

Several weapons and perks have also been adjusted for the upcoming season, including trade skills, and various gauntlets. This is a major overhaul for the game with nearly every piece of equipment and every skillset within the world having at least one aspect changed.

The full patch notes can be found on the New World website.