What is New World? The MMO taking over Twitch - Dexerto

What is New World? The MMO taking over Twitch

Published: 27/Aug/2020 0:45

by Bill Cooney


Amazon Game Studio’s new MMO New World is one of the fastest-growing games with streamers on Twitch, and it hasn’t even left beta yet. Let’s take a look at what all the hype is really about.

New World started up it’s closed beta on August 25 finally giving those who had preordered the MMO a chance to try it out, and the rest of us who didn’t, an opportunity to finally see some actual gameplay.


The game is set in a period modeled after the mid-1600s, where players colonize a fictional land that closely resembles New England located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

Basically, the story goes, that dark forces are gathering there, and if they succeed they’ll eventually spread out to conquer the earth. Story aside though, New World does have several features that have helped it stand out already.


Unlike other, similar games such as World of Warcraft, you don’t choose a specific class or set of talents right away to start off with. You can customize your appearance, but that’s about it.

Instead, creating your character and choosing their skills is done by putting points into your “Weapon Mastery” and “Attributes” as you progress. Abilities provide your base stats and can help you build a high DPS mage, a beefy frontline tank, or whatever else you want to play.

New World Attributes
Amazon Game Studios
Attributes will determine how your character plays, so spend those points wisely!

Using and leveling up with different kinds of weapons – ranged, magic, or melee – will unlock specific ability trees that provide spells and special moves you can pull off during combat.

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Amazon Game Studios
Weapon Mastery unlocks different abilities and skills.

But what really makes a good massively multiplayer online game, more or less, is how much fun it is to play with friends. Gameplay-wise, New World seems to have that covered with quests and leveling opportunities, challenging raid bosses and player-organized companies that can battle against one another over territories and bragging rights.

Of course, new weapons, armor, fort fees, and other items to fight and explore will all cost money. For that, New World includes all of those classic MMO activities such as gathering resources, crafting items, and a “Trade Skills” feature to keep the gears of the in-game economy turning.


Plenty of streamers, including MMO-aficionados Asmongold and Sebastian ‘Forsen’ Fors have been trying out New World, helping to make it one of the most-watched games on the site since the beta opened up.

New World isn’t set for a full release until sometime “early” 2021, but there is an option to sign up for free through Amazon to have a chance at closed beta access. If you really want to try it out, pre-ordering the game guarantees you’ll get in.


How to find & beat Ruin Guards in Genshin Impact: best strategy

Published: 7/Oct/2020 22:56

by Meg Bethany Koepp


If you’re not prepared, Ruin Guards in Genshin Impact can mess your day up. They’re enormous, intimidating, and shoot homing missiles at you to boot. So, how do you defeat them? We’ve got everything you need to know so you can get the upper hand on these ruthless giants.

Genshin Impact is the latest craze to sweep 2020 by storm. First, we had Fall Guys, then Among Us, and now it’s miHoYo’s free-to-play action role-playing title. Fans are transported to the realm of Teyvat where they meet a whole host of characters who they can recruit to their team via gacha mechanics using real money.


The game is heavily inspired by The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in its design, with players exploring its vast open-world to discover new locations, defeat enemies, find treasure, and more. One such foe you’ll encounter is the Ruin Guard – a scary-looking mechanical monster who can cause devastation if you don’t know what you’re doing. But that’s where we come in to help.

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The action RPG has a massive open world with lots to see and do.

Where to find Ruin Guards in Genshin Impact

If you haven’t come across one on your travels yet, you’re lucky – they’re terrifying. It’s self-explanatory, but they can be found guarding ruins and treasure. This means if you want to get your hands on the goods, you’ve got to go through them first! Their loot can be pretty good though, so if you’re up for the challenge, it’s worth seeking them out.


The first Guard you’ll probably find yourself up against is the one at the Thousand Winds Temple in Mondstadt. The RPG’s story takes you there in the first couple of hours, so you don’t need to go out of your way to find it.

Once you’ve conquered that one, there’s another at Brightcrown Canyon – which is on the northeast coast of Cider Lake – and also one in the Stombearer Mountains. There are likely more in other regions of the world, but they’ve not been discovered yet at the time of writing.

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Amber is one of the characters you should use to defeat Ruin Guards.

How to defeat Ruin Guards in Genshin Impact

So, you’ve found yourself in a Guard’s path, whether that’s deliberately or not. It locks eyes with you, and starts to chase you down, sending homing missiles your way as you try and dodge the carnage… What do you do?! There’s actually a specific method to the madness, but we suggest you’re at least level 18 before taking it on.


If you look at the giant’s head, you’ll see a glowing orange eye – that’s where you want to strike. There’s also a similar area on its back as well, which is revealed when it stops to ready the explosives it sends your way. In this case, you’ll want to play as an archer character to make hitting those critical spots a lot easier.

Amber is great for this, and you get her early on in the main story campaign so there’s no worries about not having someone on hand who can wield a bow and arrow. Fischl and Venti can also be used if you’ve been lucky enough to recruit them via the Wish mechanic.

fighting a ruin guard in genshin impact
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Ruin Guards put up a fight, so make sure you’re stocked up with healing items.

Once you’ve struck the monster at its weak points enough times, it’ll fall to the ground and this is when you’ll want to switch to a melee fighter and hack away at it with your sword or claymore. It’s also a good opportunity to unleash special attacks for maximum damage.


Do this enough times, and you’ll eventually win the battle. A nearby treasure chest will unlock too, handing you some sweet items as a reward. The mechanical beast might seem intimidating, but with some patience and a good battle strategy, you’ll soon reign victorious.