Outpost Rush is a large-scale endgame PVP event in New World. This guide covers everything you need to know about how the mode works.
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Level 60 players can participate in Outpost Rush, a large-scale 20 v 20 PvP (with some PvE thrown in) event in New World. Depending on the queue, the game will occasionally switch to a 16 v 16 format. Outpost Rush strikes a balance between resource management, objective control, and fortifications to withstand enemy assaults.
You can play this mode by yourself or with up to five other people. After queuing at an Outpost Rush NPC in a settlement, you’ll be teleported to a different island called Nauthynos, where the event will begin. One of the most important aspects of New World’s endgame content is this mode.
How Does Outpost Rush Work?
At level 60, you can only play one round of Outpost Rush. Simply go to a settlement and talk to the Outpost Rush NPC. The mode will begin when the queue is full.
- Each team begins at their home forts.
- Between the two forts, there are three Outposts that can be captured by either team: Luna, Sol, and Astra.
- There is a full-on rush as both teams try and capture these Outposts.
- Holding on to an Outpost will reward points, and killing other players rewards points as well. Whichever team hits 1,000 points first, wins.
- Rewards for the event come in the form of Outpost Rush cosmetics, and rare items, and armor.
Because combat can get tense around the various Outposts, it’s a good idea to bring a decent PvP build with you. Here are some of our personal favorites from the closed beta (we will update with more with the full release.)
How to Join Outpost Rush
Character Must be Level 60 to Join
Your character must be level 60 in order to participate in Outpost Rush. AGS has balanced this PvP matchmaking mode to only accommodate level 60s because PvP is centered around gear and player level.
Form a Group or Join Solo
Outpost Rush is a game that can be played solo or in a group of five. This is a great opportunity for solo level 60s to practice PvP mechanics outside of Faction Wars.
It’s worth noting that when solo players enter the instanced map, they’ll be automatically assigned to a group.
Speak with any Faction Representative or the Outpost Rush NPCs.
To play the Outpost Rush game mode, go to any town or outpost after you’ve completed the requirements.
Speak to either the Outpost Rush NPC or the Faction Representative inside any settlement or outpost.
To access the join-screen, select Join Outpost Rush.
Choose whether you want to join as an individual or as a group. If you’re joining as a group, make sure you’re already in one before starting Outpost Rush.
Wait in line until a match is discovered. You can use the notification to see how many players are currently entering your lobby.
When the join notification appears, press F1 to enter the instanced map.
Complete the match to earn your Coin, Azoth, and Outpost Rush Breach Cache rewards!
There are various different Objectives dotted around the map that can be claimed by either team.
- You could defeat Baroness Hain (basically like Baron from League of Legends) which gives you a buff for health regen and defense. She spawns every 10 minutes.
- Spend resources to build Turret Emplacements at either home fort and at two of the Outposts. These large defensive structures can be used to shoot approaching enemy players.
- Players can take on one of the Corrupted Portals, defeat the enemies there, and deposit Azoth Essence (500 is needed) which can then be used to summon a bunch of Corrupted enemies to send at the opposite team. You just need to head to a Summoning Portal and use the Totem.
It’s Not Just About PvP
If you don’t want to participate in PvP, there are other ways to assist your team in winning a round of Outpost Rush. Each Outpost has a number of upgradeable features, such as Gates and Siege Weapons, that require resources to construct.
The different resources available to collect are:
- Infused Hide, gathered from Wolf Dens, and by killing the massive Alpha Wolf.
- Infused Ore, unique ore veins provide resources to upgrade your Outpost, but you will need to defeat the various Corrupted enemies there (and two mini-bosses, Ug and Dug.) If you kill the bosses you’ll get a bunch of Azoth to spend.
- Azoth Essence, one of the most important resources in Outpost Rush, Azoth is dropped during PvE combat. You need it to access the Corrupted Portal we mentioned above.
- Infused Wood, this special wood is found in Ancient Groves dotted around the map, though they are protected by aggressive woodland creatures.
Upgrading Your Outpost To Hold Down The Fort
To win the game, both teams will try to control the Outposts. Some team members should spend time gathering resources to improve the Outposts’ defenses, especially the Gate and Protection Wards, which provide a constant buff.
- Gates keep the enemy out and can be upgraded multiple times.
- The Command Post provides a constant buff of extra armor and damage for players on your team nearby. It can be upgraded a couple of times.
- Large siege weapons (like massive turrets) can be built on the walls of the Outpost.
- Protection Wards are the heart of the Outpost, preventing enemy players from claiming the Outpost and providing a respawn point for friendly players.
Other Structures To Work With
At each Outpost, there are two structures – The Armory and Storage Sheds – which can be used by whoever controls the Outpost.
- Storage Sheds are where your team stores your supply of Azoth. Remember, you drop Azoth when you die, so make sure to keep this stocked up if you’re about to go into battle. Your team can access it and use those resources to continue upgrading.
- The Armory is used to spend Azoth in exchange for a bunch of different items, including potions, summoning totems, and foodstuffs, among other things.
One of the most enjoyable aspects of New World is Outpost Rush. It is hoped that it will be supported in the future with new maps and game modes. Here are a few pointers we learned during the closed beta.
- It’s all about map control, a bit like you were playing a Moba. In fact, it’s a lot like a Moba. Pushing toward the map objectives can make or break the game.
- Communication between your team is pretty important. Some should split to start farming Azoth, collecting resources, and others should jump right toward the Outposts.
- A well-balanced team will probably mean victory: tanks, healers, ranged, and various other PvP builds are needed to win.
- You don’t need any specific crafting skills to be able to complete any resource gathering tasks in Outpost Rush, but it will still level up your skills.
How to Play Outpost Rush
Join the Outpost Rush Queue
Outpost Rush is a 45-minute PvP match that pits 20 players against each other. To participate, join the queue from any Settlement or Outpost.
Please keep in mind that not all of the 45 minutes will be used. Depending on which side manages to dominate the match, some matches may end much sooner.
Capture Outposts for Control Points
Players will be transported to the instanced island map Nauthynos Island once they have joined. They’ll be fighting for control of three small outposts: Outpost Luna, Outpost Sol, and Outpost Astra.
Each team will have an outpost near their respective forts, as well as one in the map’s center. To begin earning points for your team, fully capture one. The match will be won by the first player to reach 1000 points!
Gather Resources and Fortify Your Defences
Outpost Rush isn’t just a PvP game. Players must build up their defenses to prevent attackers from simply walking into captured Outposts if they are to successfully hold them. To begin fortifying your base, gather resources from the island’s various nodes, trees, and mines.
After capturing an outpost, players can construct various structures to strengthen their position. The Outpost is protected by gates, turrets on the walls provide outpost defense, and protection wards allow respawns.
Summon Monsters to Help in the Fight
Near captured Outposts, players will be able to summon a bear to help them with their offensive pushes or outpost defense. Purchase Summoning Stones from the armory to summon this formidable ally onto the battlefield.
Players can also gather Azoth and present it to the Nauthynos Corrupted Portal. With 500 Azoth, your team will be able to obtain a Corrupted Brute Summoning Stone, which will allow you to summon a powerful Corrupted Brute to assist you!
Defeat Baroness Hain to Freeze Enemy Points
A boss named Baroness Hain will spawn to the east of Nauthynos Island after the match has been running for 10 minutes. The team that kills the boss will have the opposing team’s point gains frozen for 3 minutes.
Collaborate with your teammates to get this buff for your team, especially if you’re behind. After 10 minutes have passed since she was killed, Baroness Hain will respawn.
Dying Will Not Grant a Durability Loss Penalty
Outpost Rush’s death will not have the same ramifications as open-world PvP. There is no durability loss when you die in Outpost Rush, making it a fun and casual game mode for those looking for a quick PvP fix outside of Wars.
Outpost Rush Rewards
After completing an Outpost Rush match, players will receive a large amount of Coin and Azoth, as well as a special Tier V Outpost Rush Cache.
The amount of Coin and Azoth you get depends on whether you won or lost, but the Outpost Rush Cache is given regardless of whether you won or lost. Losing, on the other hand, netted 270 Coin and 175 Azoth.