The New World Season Pass is a completely new way to get exclusive skins and cosmetics in the Amazon Games MMORPG, but its price is relatively high compared to competitors.

The New World Season Pass is $20 (~£16), which is a bit higher than competitors. Riot’s FPS game Valorant charges around $10 (£9.99) for its two-month battle pass, and Overwatch 2’s battle pass also costs $9.99 (£8.39) for two months.

These are of course two very different games from New World, but competitors like World of Warcraft and Final Fantasy XIV do not offer a paid season pass system, simply rewarding those who complete specific seasonal achievements, earning a score . the PvP ranking in WoW will grant you a unique title, eg.

Amazon Games’ sister MMO Lost Ark is probably the closest in terms of battle passes, offering Free, Premium, and Super Premium tracks. Premium ($15/£13) and Super Premium ($30/£26) costs, again, quite hefty compared to WoW or FFXIV.

Speaking with Creative Director David Verfaillie during a community and fire-focused roundtable, I asked him how the development team decided on the price of the New World Season Pass.

“It’s a three-month experience, so we wanted to deliver an amount of content and rewards that we thought would be fulfilled in those three months,” he tells me. “So what drove the price of the pass was the number of things players can earn.

“We feel the value of the rewards players can earn through the premium track is very good; more than worth five to one on the cost. Plus, there’s a lot of value in the free court.”

Verfaillie goes on to state that Amazon “felt this was a very fair price for players in terms of all the rewards they can earn”, noting that Battle Pass rewards will be “retired” and therefore not available on the future market. This makes rewards even rarer, and we all know MMO enthusiasts love flexible exclusives.

If the new seasonal model is right up your alley and has brought you back to the wonderful world of Aeternum, be sure to check out our New World server list – a lot has changed lately. For those of you enjoying all these new worlds, we have an overview of all the New World factions to help you choose the right one for you.

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