Take a step into the void.
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Amazon Games just released the update 1.1 for their MMORPG New World a short time ago today. This update offers a bit more than just the typical bug fixes and improvements to the game. Today's update is actually the first new content update that Amazon Games has released since the game's launch.

New in the 1.1 update is the addition of the Void Gauntlet. This is the first weapon in the game that will scale with both Intelligence and Focus. Amazon Games says that this is a magical damage and support hybrid weapon. As with all weapons in the game, there are two main mastery trees for the Void Gauntlet: The Annihilation tree and the Decay tree.

  • The Annihilation tree focuses on maximizing damage at close-range and revolves around Void Blade, a summoned blade of corrosive void energy.
  • The Decay tree offers ranged healing and debuffs and revolves around Orb of Decay, a dual phase projectile that can debuff enemies and heal allies.
Today's update also introduces new enemies along with a new enemy faction, the Varangian Knights.

The Varangians are a force of invading knights currently raiding Southeastern Aeternum. They are led by Lord Commander Attalus, a Gaul with a reputation for brutality and a twisted sense of humor. Commander Attalus and the Varangians are vassals to a powerful warlord named Varik “The Hammer” Iznov. They have been sent to Southeastern Aeternum in search of magical artifacts and arcane lore left behind by the Crimson Sorcerer. Their goal is to secure magical weapons that will help their lord in his conquests. The Varangians are fiercely competitive and will vie with one another to curry favor with Lord Commander Attalus.

Why these fearsome warriors have arrived is a question to all. Face off against multiple new types of enemies, including the Varangian Hewer, Varangian Scout, Varangian Knight, and Varangian Archer as you ascertain what they are chasing in Aeternum.
Today's update doesn't stop there either. There is a mile long list of changes and improvements that are included in today's update. Just a few of these changes include a more visually appealing starter zone for new players, movement bonuses while running on roads, new PvP faction missions, a number of weapon balance changes, trading posts are now all linked, improvements and changes to trade skills, improvements to quest rewards, and a ton of bug fixes.

I'm not even going to attempt to paste the changelog here because having to format it would be a nightmare. You can head on over to NewWorld.com for the full New World update 1.1 changelog.