Amazon Insists New World MMO Is Safe To Play Amid Reports Of More Dead GPUs
At that time, Amazon patched the game and promised to further investigate the problem, even though it only affected a handful of users. EVGA replaced gamers' cards, and said that it had identified the problem
It's important to keep the situation in proper context, as there are less than one-hundred confirmed reports of GPUs getting smoked by New World, and right now on this Thursday afternoon, there are some 576,352 players online. If it really were a fault of the game, we'd surely be seeing a lot more failures. EVGA's explanation of shoddy soldering makes sense, especially given the unprecedented transient load from Nvidia's Ampere GPUs.
Given the rarity of these incidents, Amazon is probably correct that New World is safe to play. Of course, there's also the argument that if you do in fact have one of the afflicted graphics cards, it might be better to find out now than after the warranty runs out. If you're still feeling trepidation over the safety of your currently-extraordinarily-precious graphics card, why not try a different game?