The original four-hour maintenance period has been extended to seven hours.

Amazon’s MMO New World has been a huge success, but there have been some issues since its launch last week. It has faced long server queues, which have been its biggest problem. However, it ran into another obstacle today with unspecified “technical problems” that have caused multiple extensions of downtime for maintenance.

New World was shut down at 6 AM ET in order to allow the 1.01 upgrade to be released. It was expected that this would take approximately four hours. Amazon stated in the initial announcement that “as each world completes their maintenance period, they will be bringing these worlds up in order to ensure everyone will be in a position to return to Aeternum.

The studio added an hour to the target just four hours later. This would have made the game available at 11:01 ET. The downtime was then extended by two more hours.

Amazon stated that they were experiencing technical difficulties and needed to extend maintenance for an additional two hours. We apologize for any inconvenience caused and we appreciate your patience.

Although a one-hour extension is not a major deal, it’s still significant. The game’s legions are patiently waiting to wage war or just to do some fishing. Amazon has not yet provided any information, but I have reached out to them for clarification and will update this post if they respond.

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