The New World developers released a statement on Wednesday, responding to the reports that the New World beta, which was released on Tuesday, was bricking some people's NVIDIA 3090 graphics cards.
"Hundreds of thousands of players played in the New World Closed Beta yesterday, with millions of total hours played," the developers explained in a Tweet. "We've received a few reports of players using high-performance graphics cards experiencing hardware failure when playing New World. New Work makes standard DirectX calls as provided by Windows API. We have seen no indication of widespread issues with 3090s, either in the beta or during our many months of alpha testing."
They also confirmed in their statement that they will be implementing a patch today to cap the frame rate on the menu screen, which was reportedly causing the errors with the 3090 cards.
Several Tweets and forum posts went viral on Tuesday and Wednesday, in which multiple New World players reported the game frying their 3090 cards. An Amazon rep acknowledged there was an issue in a forum post, telling players to cap their FPS to prevent issues with the GPU's utilization.
While Amazon claims to have resolved any potential issue, and is claiming that the issue was never widespread to begin with, owners of a 3090 graphic card should still be aware of the potential issue before playing New World.
Aaron is an esports reporter with a background in media, technology, and communication education.