In short, if you are wondering if New World has or is a subscription service, the answer is a no. New World is a pay-to-play game only, and so you will only need to pay once to play the game.
At the time of writing, there are two versions of the game, and the first is the standard that costs $39.99, the deluxe that costs $49.99,
You can pre-order both versions now and also get access to the ongoing beta that starts tomorrow and goes on to August second. Pre-ordering the game will also get you the following items depending on the version you order.
All New World Pre-order Bonuses
If you pre-order the standard version of the game, you will gain the following items.
- Closed Beta access
- Isabella’s amulet
- Unique title
- Guild crest set
You will also gain the items above and the following ones if you pre-order the deluxe edition of New World.
- Woodsman armor skin.
- Woodsman hatchet skin.
- Mastiff house pet.
- New World digital art book
- Rock/Paper/Scissors emote set.
That said, you can find both versions on the official website for the game, and once you preorder, you should be able to download the game via an invite in the form of an email.
This email will contain a beta code, and activating it on Steam will allow you to download the Beta. Alternatively, you can also pre-order the game through Steam and the beta should show up in your account either on the launch day of the Beta or 48 hours after.
Check out some of our other guides for New World!