As MMO players flock to Amazon Game Studios' New World (opens in new tab) player numbers blow up, Amazon has taken the measure of stopping new character creation on full servers. They've also launched a Server Status page for New World, which will tell you if it's full, up, down, or undergoing maintenance. Amazon Game Studios announced the change via Twitter. (opens in new tab)
Characters already created on a full server can still queue to log in and play. AGS has been clear that a character transfer feature is coming to New World sooner rather than later, so is encouraging players to make characters on a low population server and get playing now rather than wait in queues to play.
We are implementing a new feature to indicate if a world is full. You can check if a world is full on the server status page!🧭 https://t.co/ApBPXyPC90 pic.twitter.com/ai8GzNmQ1yOctober 2, 2021
At the same time AGS has launched a server status page (opens in new tab) on the New World website.
New World has been successful beyond anyone's expectations for the MMO, as buzz grew to a fever pitch in the last few weeks. The megacorporation's games division has even won praise from executive chairman Jeff Bezos' Twitter account (opens in new tab), finally producing a success (opens in new tab) after several years of nothing. The studio itself admits that the runaway success was a huge surprise, and numbers grew very quickly very close to launch. (opens in new tab)
For more, we've been keeping track of what's up with New World's servers on a dedicated page. (opens in new tab)