How To Choose Your Server In New World Guide NWNEWS.INFO

How To Choose Your Server In New World?


When you load up New World for the first time, you’re met with a list of regions, worlds, and something called world sets, which is a new term for most players.  

In New World, the World Sets group together a large number of servers and will be used to merge them in the future. You’re currently allocated two character slots per region and are restricted to using separate world sets. If you create a character in the U.S. West region on the Westernessse Zeta world set, for example, your next character will have to be on an Eta, Mu, Nu, Rho, Tau, Theta, or Xi world set in the region. But you could, if your ping allows it, also create two new characters in the U.S. East region and use one of the Arkadia world sets.

Amazon has an official server status page, but if you want another source, seems to be providing accurate information, including queue sizes. 

Pay Attention To The Server Language

In the EU region, there are several officially suggested servers for different languages. You can see it near the name of the World Set, for example:

New World servers in EU
Officially suggested servers in EU region according to language preferences

Even if you don’t have any plans to speak with people in the game, and you will just go along with your little adventure in the long run, this can have an effect on you. Since you will be looking to participate in different types of expeditions, wars, outpost rushes, and other fun activities that New World has, you will have to communicate, at some point, with other people that you don’t know, whether it be in-game or in discord. 

There are few servers with groups of players based on the countries they live in. Lots of Russian-speaking players are on Hyperborea. Players from Denmark were planning to settle on Barri. Polish community playing on Karkar, a Swedish and Finnish stopped in Midgard, and you can also find several Hungarian communities on Muspelheim. Elysium will be chosen by representatives of the German language group. On Harmonia, you might find the Portuguese community.

Runeberg is an absolutely unique server, the only world in which the role players are going to play.

The LGBT community was planning to play on Fae, Ifa, and Harmonia. Fae seems to be exactly RP LGBT server.

Consider The Ping

It means how fast your character will react to every button you press. There is a rule: the lower the ping, the faster your character reacts. You can check it in the “Select character” window:

New World Server Ping
The lower the ping – the better

For example, the best region to play is EU Central with a ping of 76 ms, and the worst one is AP Southeast with 495 ms.

Streamer Impact

It’s up to you to decide if you want to be a part of their community or not. Note that the presence of streamers could mean queues.

RedzyTV has compiled a spreadsheet showing which streamers and guilds are playing where. 

In the EU region, several popular streamers play on Hades, Inferni, and Jotunheim, according to the Streamers on New World fansite.

The most significant streamer servers on NA East are Olympus and Valgrind. In NA West, most of the streamers plan to congregate on El Dorado. Australian servers don’t have many pledged big streamers, but many players plan to assemble on Utopia to guarantee a high population server.

Population Of The Server

The more people who play, the more challenges you’ll have – more competitors picking the herbs and ores, lower prices at the auction. From the other side, it’s easier to pick up a group for the elite quest or dungeon. It’s easy to find out the population of your realm through Another way is to check the server population in-game by clicking “View Worlds” in the character menu:

New World Server Choosing
The more players – the more challenging the gameplay will be

Consider A Faction Choosing

Your choice may be impacted by the fact that the faction you want to join is little represented on the selected server. The faction ratio is unique in every New World server and can be changed through time. Commonly said, you don’t want to play as a Syndicate member on a server like this:

Choosing The Faction In New World
Choose a faction wisely

More information about Factions you can find in our Guide.

New World Server Transfer

To transfer your character to the other server, you need to:

  • log into your character;
  • go to the in-game store to claim your character transfer token;
  • select world;
  • leave your Company;
  • remove any active Trading Post sell orders and buy orders;
  • your character must be located in a sanctuary (such as a settlement or outpost).

After server transfer, you will keep:

  • all character progression (level, weapon mastery, titles, etc.);
  • your Faction alliance and progress;
  • your inventory and storage;
  • all of your currency;
  • your houses and housing decorations;
  • all quest progress.

Does not transfer:

  • your Company membership needs to be terminated before transferring and will not carry over;
  • active Trading Post sell orders and buy orders must be removed and will not carry over;
  • your friends list is world-specific and will not transfer.

You can move your character to any world in your region, except:

  • to a full world;
  • to a world in maintenance;
  • to a world set that you have an existing character in already.

Transferring again will require an additional token. New World team will continue monitoring world populations and queue times and will evaluate the need for an additional wave of server transfer tokens to be given out for free.


What are the world sets?

In New World, the World Sets group together a large number of servers and will be used to merge them in the future.

What should I put my attention on?

The server language, the ping, streamer impact, population of the server, and the representation of your favorite faction.

Can I transfer my character to another server?

Yes, you can transfer your character once for free at the current moment.

What if I want to play on a certain server with my friends, but it’s over/low populated or has some other issues? How much will it impact my game?

For the current moment, you can choose the server you like since there are no queues.