Update 2: We now have an official response from Amazon Games on the issue, and it’s basically the same as below, verify game files or re-install Easy Anti-Cheat. You can read the full statement here.
Update: Easy Anti-Cheat may have been upd…
Update 2: We now have an official response from Amazon Games on the issue, and it's basically the same as below, verify game files or re-install Easy Anti-Cheat. You can read the full statement here.
Update: Easy Anti-Cheat may have been updated, which should fix the issue entirely. If it doesn't auto-update for you (after a Steam and NW restart), you can try either repairing the EAC installation from its folder or running its setup again from the New World folder. The process also might require a reboot. Players are also reporting simply verifying the New World files worked for some of them as well.
(Clarification: This isn't just a New World issue, as many other Steam games are being affected by the Easy Anti-Cheat issues.)
Here's a big warning for all you New World players that haven't updated your Steam client today: DON'T! Apparently an interaction between the latest Steam update and Easy Anti-Cheat is making New World unplayable, as players can't enter the game, getting these errors:
Players who haven't updated their Steam client are completely unaffected and are playing normally and there seems to be a workaround, but we can't guarantee it's 100% safe or working correctly. However there are multiple reports of it helping/making the game run and it comes from New World forum user vinidamazza (via redditor SaltyiiBanana) :
I was able to resolve the error by taking the following steps:
Thanks @guidamazza for the steamclient64.dll
This seems like one of those errors that will be fixed very soon, but it's already here for over an hour, and considering the very recent queue troubles any amount of time lost will be doubly frustrating, so let's hope the above solution works and/or there's a fix for the situation on the Steam/Easy Anti-Cheat side as well.
Source: News Latest Topics https://www.icy-veins.com/forums/topic/61311-updated-with-official-statement-warning-most-recent-steam-update-makes-new-world-unplayable-possible-fix/