New World doesn’t shy away from the grind, especially when it comes to farming for better gear at max level. But the game’s recent Into the Void update made changes to many of New World’s elite enemies and elite points of interest (POIs), making the grind even worse.
The update reportedly has made elite enemies out in the game’s open world much stronger, making it so players need a large group to be able to effectively farm elite POIs, where higher-level gear has a better chance to drop. It also looks to have made chests in the elite zones less rewarding.
While the grind becoming even more difficult is disappointing, especially for solo players, many players are more upset by the fact that no mention of the changes were in developer Amazon Game Studios’ official patch notes. Instead, players had to discover the changes themselves over the weekend, forcing Amazon to eventually respond.
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