Amazon MMO New World was launched a few days ago and met with a different response from players. Users enjoy the weapon making, combat and development system, but they don't care much about the story and lack of games. Or the fact that, in some cases, their GPUs just play the game.
Or players claim anyway. In July, some users with a high-end RTX 3090 EVGA GPU found that the card hit multiple loads and temperatures on the menu screen — sometimes before they even had a chance to adjust game settings. They just died. Amazon later stated that the game had nothing to do with hardware malfunctions, but nevertheless decided to limit FPS in the main menu. It leads to catastrophic failure of the hardware in certain situations. The company quickly dispatched replacement cards to affected customers - even before the defective cards were received at headquarters. Unfortunately, despite these initial issues three months ago, the connection of the New World to brick GPUs is still an ongoing issue, with all players experiencing issues with New World hardware. They don't experience card death - some just suffer from GPU failure - there are certainly cases. For example, a player's GPU started smoking in a New World session after restarting the machine after a system crash. YouTuber JayzTwoCents PC explains the situation and shows a live clip of it in the video above.
But don't take our word for it. Countless users discuss hardware issues, big and small, that the game has encountered on New World English support forums. This, in particular, is an absolute goldmine for such reports. Even low-end EVGA cards are affected somewhat.
That may be true. Maybe the new world is just stressing faulty GPUs that they can't handle and usually don't even face. Then again, there might be some weird bugs in the game that haven't been found yet.
Whether it's the fault of Amazon or the GPU makers, one thing is clear: there's a problem here and it needs to be resolved later, no matter who's to blame, consumers shouldn't have to deal with encountering dead or abnormal hardware - hardware Especially sophisticated - just to launch a new and charming MMO.
We will contact Amazon as well as EVGA and the makers of damaged cards for comment. We will update this article if we receive a response from any of them.
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