New World has been plagued by a new wave of bots populating prominent fishing, mining and farming spots. These bots have been hoarding valuable resources, restricting players from gathering them for completing quests and crafting purposes.
As such, Amazon Games have outlined an aggressive approach to removing farming bots from the game. Additionally, players who have purchased illegal game keys will be caught in the crossfire, as the developer has warned.
Amazon Games initiate new bot ban wave
The appearance of farming bots taking over many fishing and mining spots has prevented players from gathering resources. Not only do these bots prevent players from entering these spots, but it causes disruptions to the game’s economic system.
After weeks of multiple reports by players about the appearance of farming bots, Amazon Games have finally responded. In a New World forum post, they have detailed a plan of action to resolve the matter promptly.
“We have seen your reports of gold farmers and bots in the game. We take these reports seriously, and we want you to know that we are committed to ensuring fair gameplay”, writes community manager TrevzorFW.
“As part of this commitment, we are taking steps to revoke thousands of keys that were fraudulently obtained to disrupt gameplay.”
The developer also issued a warning to players on purchasing game keys from illegal sites that aren’t approved by the developer. “We do not support keys sold by third-party sellers because they are often obtained through fraud,” the statement reads.
Furthermore, Amazon Games have outlined where players can safely purchase New World. The developer cited Amazon Gaming Store and Steam as authorised retailers.
New World bot ban could affect some Steam accounts
Undoubtedly, this latest ban wave will take place soon as thousands of accounts will be removed by the developer. Despite this, Amazon Games have noted that some legit Steam accounts might get caught in the light of the ban wave.
In that case, the developer has outlined instructions for players to follow if their account was wrongfully removed. The turnaround of when the accounts will be restored is yet to be determined.
“If you believe New World has been removed from your Steam account in error, which is possible, please contact us here to correct this issue.”
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