A New World minimap is “not a high priority” but you won’t get banned for using mods

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Players hoping to see a New World minimap like in all the finest MMOs on PC could also be in for a lengthy wait, as developer Amazon Game Studios says it’s “not a high priority”. The excellent news is that it’s not penalising gamers for using third-party mods – at the very least, not but anyway.

When New World launched again in September it acquired good opinions from critics and gamers alike, but many have been stunned by the reliance on the compass and the bigger world map to trace quests and different markers relatively than the usual minimap used in most MMOs or open-world video games.

In the most recent developer weblog posted earlier in the present day, Amazon says that it “understands the reasons” gamers need a minimap but is involved including one can have “a negative effect on immersion” and that it has “concerns with it meshing with New World’s action combat style and world design”. The workforce is additionally nervous a minimap “could change open-world behavior and potentially remove the natural exploration that happens now in the game.”

Going by all this, Amazon says that “creating a minimap is not a high priority” but will “continue to follow the conversation, gather more information, and will periodically re-evaluate our position.” Nevertheless, the workforce confirms it has “decided to not penalise” the Overwolf third-party minimap mod or anybody using it – though it might change that place sooner or later. The workforce says it “would give plenty of notice along with a designated grace period where would not ban players for continued use”, nevertheless – so if you need to use a minimap in New World, you won’t get banned for using Overwolf… but.

Elsewhere within the weblog publish, the workforce says that cross-region server transfers could also be coming to New World in any case, regardless of earlier statements saying they have been “not possible”.