New World players are experiencing various issues with the game including connectivity issues. If you’re experiencing lag spikes or losing connectivity while playing the New World, here are some steps that could help.
Players are experiencing various lag issues like character(s) moving randomly or sporadically around the map, also known as rubber banding or warping.
Attacks appear to land, but the damage or effects aren’t registering. You and/or other players appear to be stuck or running in place. Sudden, frequent disconnects from the game. Frequent lag or lag spikes
These are some common Symptoms of New World lag and connectivity issues
Check New World server status here.
To learn more about how to check for Windows updates, go to Microsoft Support.
Closing applications that take up high amounts of bandwidth, or experience bandwidth spikes, may reduce the total bandwidth available on your computer.
To learn how to verify your game files, go to Steam Support.
Try adding Windows firewall exceptions manually:
Try opening the necessary ports on your router to allow traffic between your network and our servers. If you don’t know how to forward ports, https://portforward.com/ is a good place to learn. You can also test your luck on Google if you’re feeling lucky.
If opening these ports doesn’t resolve the issue, we recommend checking with your ISP (internet service provider). In some cases, your ISP may be limiting traffic on certain ports, which can impact your ability to play our games.