How to play the New World Public Test Realm

Find out how to access New World's PTR.

Like every other multiplayer game on the market, New World also has a separate application called New World(Public Test Realm) to test and receive feedback for their future/upcoming content before featuring in the base game. Players can download and play New World PTR from their game library on Steam during testing periods. To know more about the next testing period or accessibility, keep reading the article.

When is the next PTR in New World?

The next Public Test Realm will officially go live on May 25, 2023, at 10 AM PST(6 PM UTC). Players can play and test all the upcoming content of Blood of the Sands till it officially launches on July 6, 2023. You can find the list of all the contents available for testing below.

  • Summer Medleyfaire Event
  • New 3v3 Arenas map
  • First Light Retraction
  • Season 2 Narrative
  • Seasonal Trial: The Hatchery
  • Season 2 Rewards Track
  • Outpost Rush Adjustments
  • Siege of Sulfur
  • Raid Groups
  • Elite Trial: Arena of Shah Neshen

Related: Best XP farming locations in New World

How to access PTR in New World

As mentioned above, you must purchase a physical copy of New World to access the PTR. After buying New World on Steam, you will immediately get the PTR version with the base game in the library. Browse your listing and install the New World(Public Test Realm) on your PC. Access and play the application like any other game on Steam.

Remember, New World and New World PTR are two different versions. The New World is the base game and is available all the time. The PTR version is only active and accessible during testing periods, before the addition of any new content, updates, or season. Follow Amazon Studio on their Social Media platform to know about future PTR dates.

 For more on New World check out Best Rabbit Farming Locations in New World or Where to find Rabbits in New World – All Rabbit Locations on Pro Game Guides

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About the Author

Michael lives in the UK, but wishes he lived in Eorzea. A life-long gamer, Four years ago, he ditched a "real" job to write about video games for a living, and hasn't looked back. When not guiding players how to get the latest mounts, crafting recipes, and in-game goodies, he spends his time nurturing an unhealthy addiction to MMOs and gacha games.

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