The Unkown File Version error is a common issue that affects many players of Amazon Games' New World. The error commonly makes its first appearance when players try connecting to servers in the game, causing them to disconnect with an Unkown File Version error. Luckily players don't have to wait for the Unkown File Version error to disappear. In short, the error is completely fixable if you run a series of troubleshooting steps.
Solutions to Fix New World's Unkown File Version error
We recommend starting with the most simple fixes to fix New World's Unknown File Version error. The first fix would be to restart the game and then your PC. After restarting both, move on to restarting your router. You can restart your router by unplugging the cables in the back and waiting a few seconds before plugging them back in. However, this step doesn't always work, so you will need to try verifying the game files next. You can verify the integrity of game files for any game, including New World, by following the steps listed below:
How to Verify the Integrity of Game Files for New World
To verify the integrity of New World's game files, you must right-click New World inside your Steam game library, as shown below, and click properties. Clicking properties will open a new tab that will appear on your screen. You will want to select the Local Files option in this new tab.
Under Local Files, click the option to Verify the Integrity of Game Files, click, and a short download check will start. Let the Steam File verification scan run its course entirely, and any corrupted/missing files will re-download. After downloading any corrupted or missing files, New World will launch without the Unkown File Version error appearing again.