How to make gold in New World: Quests, Trading Post & more tips

Ava Thompson-Powell
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Players looking to farm gold in New World are in luck, as there are plenty of ways available to help you make all the riches that you require.

Throughout New World, you’ll be able to purchase items with gold in the game; from new weapons to armor, and even your own player housing. However, obtaining these sought-after luxuries will often cost you a pretty penny.

If you’re trying to find out how to farm gold while playing New World, but aren’t quite sure of the best way to do it, you’ve come to the right place.

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A screenshot of the Trading Post available in New World.Amazon Games Studio
New World’s Trading Post is a great way to sell your wares or pick up a shiny new weapon.

How to make gold in New World

As you arrive on and begin to explore the island of Aeternum, you’ll come across plenty of different methods that you can use to get your hands on some gold.

Below, we’ll break down all of the easiest and quickest methods to farm coins. What’s more, is that all of these methods are part of the natural gameplay loop.


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Hemp is an essential material to farm, giving you Fiber to craft Linen.

The island of Aeternum is full to the brim with resources to gather, so make sure to collect what you see while you’re out on your travels. The types of items to keep an eye on during your travels are:

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  • Fish
  • Plants
  • Animal Skins
  • Ore
  • Trees

While most of these items can snag you a fair selling price on their own, you can also use the raw materials that you find to craft items.

Crafting items

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Make sure to invest time into Logging to help make a decent profit.

Crafting is the next natural step after you’ve gathered a resource. Like collecting Hemp to make Fiber, you can then turn these materials into some fantastic items, like Linen, for example.

While selling crafted items at the lower end of a particular skill won’t net you a huge pile of gold, as you level up, you’ll be able to craft even better items which you can then trade with other players.

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Be sure to also craft bags and satchels when out in the world, too, as this will help to make this process much more efficient. With a decent bag equipped, your encumbrance will be lowered, increasing the number of resources you can carry. In turn, this will increase the amount of gold you can make at a settlement’s Trading Post at any one time.

Trade with players at the Trading Post

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Stop by the Trading Post in settlements frequently to set up any items you’ve found for a trade.

Stopping frequently at a settlement’s Trading Post to sell any items you’ve collected or crafted on your recent travels is a great way to continue this process and rake in the gold in New World. Here, you can also gauge what is currently selling for the most coin, and then head out on your travels to repeat the steps mentioned above.

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Selling any of the four ranks of a Rune of Holding (which are used to craft bags) at Trading Posts is a great method to net you a decent amount. These are available for purchase from your particular Faction leader once you’ve saved enough tokens. While you’ll still be using a currency to purchase these, you’re likely to get a reasonable profit when selling them.

You’re also able to directly trade with players that you come across in the world, so if you’ve crafted a fantastic item that you know will net a fair price, make sure to interact with players around you – as you may very well have exactly what they’re looking for!

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Make sure to stop and pick up Side Quests and Town Projects in each settlement to help to make some gold.

While completing quests that you find out on your travels is probably the most basic tip we can give to make gold in New World, it can actually end up landing you with a decent amount when all is said and done.

Whether it’s through taking Community Board quests or Faction-specific ones, the higher the level you are, the more gold these quests are going to reward you with.

New World gold economy

new world goldThe New World economy is constantly changing.

The New World economy isn’t perfect by any means, and until Amazon finds a way to permanently address this issue, some players will get the short end of the stick. With that said, it might be in your best interest to take advantage of the recently added feature to switch New World servers.

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Some server economies are broken beyond repair, and if you happen to be in one of those servers, switching to a less populated server for a fresh start might be your best bet.

So, there you have it – everything you need to know about how to make gold in New World.

Now that you’ve got some extra coin, make sure to check out our other guides, for all the latest tips:

New World faction guide | How to get the Waning Crescent staff | Ice Gauntlet guide | Life Staff guide | Fiber and Linen guide | Great Axe guide | Fishing guide | Where to find sheep | Candied Strawberries | AoE Mage guide | Sword and Shield build

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About The Author

Ava was formerly Dexerto's Evergreen Editor, based in England. With a BA (Hons) in Media and Communications, and a passion for RPGs, The Sims, Pokemon, and Dead by Daylight, she primarily covered tips, guides, and reviews.