New World Lazarus mutation broken (glyphs don't light up or pressure plates don't work), issue acknowledged

Developed by Amazon Games Orange County and published by Amazon Games, New World is an MMORPG that was released in September last year.

As opposed to popular MMORPG titles that incorporate the subscription-based model, the game uses microtransactions to generate revenue.


Having said that, the developers have pushed several updates that sometimes fix old bugs and introduce new ones such as the one where many were unable to progress in the Baelytus Headpiece quest.

And now, New World players are reporting (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10) that Lazarus mutation is broken.

Reports suggest that whenever they are doing a Lazarus run, the game sometimes bugs out when trying to solve the first puzzle in the dungeon with the pressure plates not working or the glyphs on the floor not lighting up.

Many say they have lost or wasted their orbs and are unable to progress in the quest. Here are some reports from New World players experiencing the Lazarus mutation bug.


Hey, We just went for m10 lazarus run and thus the dung got permanently blocked on the very first instance. We are unable to proceed as the wheel seems broken not letting us go to further stages – video related down below. We tried to quit, relog, restart, wipe and everything that we came up for tho nothing worked and we can call it wasted cd orb. Some other party from our guild had the same issue that occured on the same time hence doubt it’s a one-time case.

Our group was running Lazarus Mutator 6 and one of our group member randomly gets kicked from the dungeon. The game would not allow him to get back into the dungeon no matter what methods we tried. We tried vote kicking him. He tried relogging and restarting. He joined a different party outside the dungeon and it would kick him every 2 minutes. From his perspective he’s not in our party but we see him in our party. Ended up wasting a mutator orb.

Fortunately, Amazon Games Orange County has acknowledged the issue and said they are investigating the problem. However, they did not share any ETA.

Welcome to the community, Nklxx! The developers are currently aware of this issue and are investigating it. However we appreciate you posting on the forums so we know additional people are affected by this bug.

Rest assured, we will be keeping an eye out on the matter and update this space as and when we come across new information so stay tuned.

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