There have been reports growing over the last 24 hours regarding GeForce RTX 3090 graphics cards being bricked after players signed into the New World closed beta, though fresh information now suggests that this issue isn’t exclusive to Nvidia’s flagship GPU.
Amazon made the following statement to PC Gamer on July 21, claiming that the game is safe to play and that a framerate cap will be patched into the game’s menu screen to ‘further reassure players’.
“New World makes standard DirectX calls as provided by the Windows API. We have seen no indication of widespread issues with 3090s, either in the beta or during our many months of alpha testing.
The New World Closed Beta is safe to play. In order to further reassure players, we will implement a patch today that caps frames per second on our menu screen. We’re grateful for the support New World is receiving from players around the world, and will keep listening to their feedback throughout Beta and beyond.”
We’ve reached out to Amazon, AMD and Nvidia for comment as the situation develops.