Expedition Mutators Arrive in Aeternum Alongside Balance Changes, Bug Fixes and More


SEATTLE – Jan. 25, 2022 – Today, Amazon Games launched a new update for massively multiplayer online role playing game New World. This update introduces a new endgame feature called Expedition Mutators, along with balance changes, increased drop rates, new gear, resources, quality of life changes and more.


Expedition Mutators increase the challenge of Expeditions with even bigger rewards for players. Expedition Mutators modify the “Normal” and “Named” enemies found in New World’s Expeditions, increasing the complexity and unpredictability of enemy encounters. New bespoke gear and resources can be found, providing players with more opportunities to increase their power level. Unique combinations of Expeditions and Mutations will rotate each week, and players will battle their way up a ladder of difficulty.


In addition to Expedition Mutators, additional Spirit Shrines, decreased cost for Fast Travel and balance changes have been added to the game. Some of these key updates include:


  • Umbral Shards: This update introduces Umbral Shards – a mysterious, powerful resource that enables players to take an item with a Gear Score of 590 all the way up to a Gear Score of 625. This resource can be acquired by completing Mutated Expeditions, crafting a Gear Score 600 item when players’ expertise with that item is also at 600, or opening a Gypsum Cast when players’ Expertise for that item is also at 600.

  • Fast Travel Costs: This release includes an update that dramatically reduces the distance factor in the amount of Azoth required for each trip, and adds six additional Spirit Shrines, allowing players to navigate the map even faster.


A new video showcasing Expedition Mutators can be viewed here, and the full patch notes are available here. For more information on New World, please visit, and follow the game on Twitch, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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