The new AFK system should help reduce server load
Amazon Game Studios has updated Far From Keyboard Detection New World To prevent players from being in the server when they are not actually playing.
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New World There is a problem with the server queue time being too long. While Amazon Game Studios works to fix the issue, some players have found a way to stay on the server when they need to take a break. By tricking the game into thinking they are still active, they avoid systems that check whether players are away from their keyboard (AFK). This allows them to skip the queue to return to the game.
This is done by putting something on the W key to trick the game into thinking they are actively pressing the key when they are running into a wall for hours, or using the default autorun key to keep going. . Amazon Game Studios hasn’t revealed how the new detection system will work, but they did share the update in a post.
“We have seen a lot of frustration around individuals who may be artificially active in servers to avoid the automatic AFK mitigation that is inherent in New World. We certainly agree that this is not acceptable behavior, especially when there are hordes of individuals who are waiting patiently for the world to come. We’ve built a new solution to help us identify and take action against AFK players with bad faith.”
The post also stated that the details of the system would not be disclosed to avoid possible solutions being explored by players. However, those who are playing New World Normally won’t notice any issues.
“This effort is going to start over time, so the results may not appear immediately, but it’s something we’re dedicated to bringing online as quickly as possible.”
New WorldThe developers of AFK are still working round the clock to resolve the server issues, and hopefully, the AFK changes will help ease the tension.
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