Developed by Amazon Games Orange County, New World is an online multiplayer role-playing game that has gained massive popularity in the last few months.

That being said, the game is no stranger to technical bugs and glitches with players recently complaining about movement and speed bug in war or OPR and an issue where Reekwater Quests were spawning too many mobs.


New World chat function stops working after Outpost Rush

Unfortunately, it looks like another issue is affecting players. According to reports (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10) from New World players, many say that the chat function stops working after playing Outpost Rush.

Players say they are unable to send any messages at all. This is really frustrating since it is an online multiplayer game and cooperation is one of the core aspects of any such title.

It should be noted that this bug is not exactly new. In fact, there are similar reports popping up since the last week of November.


The chatbug is back, sentences with the “w”-words are not transmitted. Chatting in german servers is impossible (again). It was shadow-fixed for 1-2 days, until the serverrestart. (There were no comments/notes/whatever about it.) The testpharse “wer wenn warum wie week weak” is used to test the bug. You can see your own sentence in chat, but nobody else can see it. I have no idea what the patch/restart/maintenance today changed, but please revert it.

@playnewworld i say this a patiently as possible could you please for the love of god fix the dam known bugs in the game that have been there since closed beta. Run bug in wars, outpost rush cant talk in global afterwards. War lag ia horrendous. I really want this game to survive

But reports are still coming with some players complaining about the issue just a few days ago.

Months after the issue was reported, New World developers have finally acknowledged the issue and said that they are working on fixing it. Unfortunately, they did not share any ETA on when it will be fixed.

We’re aware of the issue in Outpost Rush and are actively working to resolve it. In the meantime, please update any bugs you see here:

And although chat can be used again by reconnecting to the server or disabling and enabling the function via settings, this is not a viable solution.

We hope Amazon Games Orange County finds out the root cause of the issue and fixes the New World chat issue in the coming days, so players can enjoy the game once again.

If and when they do, we will be updating this space to let you know so stay tuned for updates.

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Anurag Chawake
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My fascination with technology and computers goes back to the days of Windows XP. Since then, I have been tinkering with OS, mobile phones, and other things. When I am not working on anything, you will find me enjoying video games on some Discord server.

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