Monday, November 29th, 2021

New World reportedly contains a vulnerability that could cause a player to crash through a textbox.

Amazon Game Studios’ first MMORPG, New World, was successfully launched, but the honeymoon period may be nearing its end as players have discovered some ridiculous bugs. Includes one that allows the player to insert the HTML code directly into the game’s general chat and crash the game for unsuspecting players.

YouTuber reports Josh Strife Hayes And now, the New World subreddit hot topic is an obvious bug in New World via text chat. There is usually text chat so that players can communicate with each other, but obviously New World text chats are fully embracing HTML code.

Screenshots of the New World: November 2020

Well, this led to some pretty interesting instances. People are using HTML to start linking oversized images to global chat, allowing anyone in the instance to see a random image of the sausage while playing.

However, for HTML-savvy trolls, hovering over a specific word or image can also send an inserted image coded to drive the player out of the game.

As Hayes reports, this isn’t the first time this issue has occurred in an MMORPG, as World of Warcraft once had a similar bug. And while it should never have been done in the first place, it sounds like a programming mistake that can be easily fixed.

When New World was finally released in September, it quickly became one of the most popular online games around. Players were so interested in trying out this new MMO that the queue had an hour of waiting time and Amazon had to double the server.

But over the course of weeks, more and more bugs have been discovered, from stupid and invincible cheeses to the real currency crisis. This HTML bug can be annoying when hovering over a huge sausage image that crashes the game, but it doesn’t seem to pose a serious security or data risk to other players, so in the end Is even more inconvenient.

For more information on New World, see IGN’s review or the Boots-on-the-ground Virtual War Report.

Matt TM Kim is a news editor at IGN.You can reach him @lawoftd..

Additional report by Kat Bailey.