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New World: Aeternum Confidential Console Closed Beta Application Starts Now

We’re excited to invite players on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S to the mysterious island of Aeternum for a Confidential Console Closed Beta on July 11 at 9 a.m. PT through July 17 at 9 a.m. PT.
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New World: Aeternum Confidential Console Closed Beta Application Starts Now

We’re excited to invite players on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S to the mysterious island of Aeternum for a Confidential Console Closed Beta on July 11 at 9 a.m. PT through July 17 at 9 a.m. PT.

This invite-only cross-play test will let console players in North America and Europe customize a character, experiment with unique weapons, and explore vast, supernatural zones before New World: Aeternum releases on Oct. 15. Players will also have the opportunity to try end-game content.

Sign up now for a chance to participate! Players selected for the Confidential Console Closed Beta will be notified via email in the days leading up to the start of the test.

To help us deliver the best possible experience at launch, we’ll review large-scale simultaneous new player onboarding, plus participant feedback on the first-time user experience and endgame open-world features. We want to hear your feedback on as many features and systems as possible, so please share your thoughts.

This is a confidential playtest of New World: Aeternum on console and your participation in this prerelease test is subject to the Non-Disclosure Agreement in Section 2.8 of our Terms of Use. By participating, you agree to keep it strictly confidential. You may not disclose, in any form, content from this playtest. This means no streaming, posting of videos, or sharing images from this prerelease version of the game. Any breach of confidentiality will be treated seriously.

GAME OVERVIEW

 

Carve your destiny on the cursed island of Aeternum. Set during the twilight of the Age of Exploration, you embark on an arduous journey in search of rumored riches, but encounter the island’s mysterious wrath. Uncover the truth behind Aeternum’s dark secrets, navigate its strange inhabitants, and pursue perilous opportunities alongside your fellow Adventurers. What story will you bring to the Eternal Isle?

 

This enhanced version of our thrilling action RPG is a fresh and compelling experience for both PC and console players. It includes the New World base game, the Rise of the Angry Earth expansion, and all update content like Brimstone Sands, plus a fully revamped storytelling approach with enhanced dialogue, in-game cinematics and pre-rendered scenes, the first-ever large-scale PvP zone, a challenging 10-player raid, new end-game solo trials, and more.

Check out our New World: Aeternum announcement for more details on the story, features, and gameplay.

CLOSED BETA FAQ

 

 

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the Confidential Console Closed Beta:

  • Will players be able to pre-download the build before the start of the Confidential Console Closed Beta?

    • Players who are accepted into the beta will be able to download the build starting on July 9 at 9 a.m. PT.

      • Note: The game servers will be in maintenance mode until the beta starts on July 11 at 9 a.m. PT.

  • Will PC players be able to participate in the Confidential Console Closed Beta?

    • The Confidential Console Closed Beta will not be available on PC. Because console platforms are new to New World: Aeternum, we need detailed performance data that is specific to the Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 platforms. As we get closer to the October 15 launch of New World: Aeternum, there will be a testing opportunity for PC players to get their hands on the game before it launches. Stay tuned for more information.

  • Will Xbox and PlayStation players be able to play together during the Confidential Console Closed Beta?

    • Yes. Console to console cross-play will be available during the Confidential Console Closed Beta.

  • Will an online subscription for Xbox and PlayStation be required to play in the Confidential Console Closed Beta?

    • Players will not need an online subscription for either platform to participate in the Confidential Console Closed Beta.

  • Is there any content not available during the Confidential Console Closed Beta?

    • The Hive of Gorgons Raid, Leaderboards, in-game Store, and Season Pass will not be accessible during the Confidential Console Closed Beta. Players will also not be able to purchase Marks of Fortune.

  • Will progression from the Confidential Console Closed Beta carry over to the full release?

    • No. All progression from the Confidential Console Closed Beta will be wiped prior to launch.

  • What languages will the Confidential Console Closed Beta be localized into?

    • The Confidential Console Closed Beta will have full English text and voice overs.

    • All other languages will have partial localization consistent with what is in the current PC version. Full non-English language localization parity will be in the full release.

  • Are Confidential Console Closed Beta codes region-specific?

    • For Xbox, Confidential Console Closed Beta codes can be redeemed in any region globally.

    • For PlayStation, Confidential Console Closed Beta codes are region-specific and can only be redeemed in the following countries:

      • North America: USA and Canada.

      • Europe: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Malta, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, and United Kingdom.

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