Last Updated: Tue Jul 11 2023 Reading Time: 2 min

New World Fort Buffs

When your faction takes control over a fort in any territory there is a global buff that will be rewarded to your faction. Once you lose control of that fort your faction loses the global buff. Below is a quick reference chart for the global Fort Buffs in New World. 

New World Fort Buffs Chart

Territory Faction Control Bonuses
BrightwoodCamping no longer costs resources
Brimstone SandsGathering quantity +10%
Cutlass KeysIncrease global gathering luck by 1%
Ebonscale ReachDecreases the cost of items in the faction store by 5%
EverfallIncreases the amount of Azoth Salt gained by 10%
First LightNone – See more info below
Monarch BluffsIncreases all experience gains by 5%
MourningdaleIncrease the gear score ceiling of crafting by 5 (Max gear score of 600)
ReekwaterIncreases the amount of PVP Experience gained by 10%
Restless ShoresAll fast travel is now free
Weaver’s FenGlobal refining yield boost of 10%
WindswardIncreases the chance that a consumable isn’t consumed on use by 10%

Along with the global buff, your faction will receive a territory-specific buff for each fort that is owned. Each fort you capture will provide you with a bonus influence of +20% and a bonus Experience of +5% in that specific territory.

To see more about open world PvP click here.

First Light Rework

Along with New World Season 2, Blood of the Sands, the First Light zone was closed. This was done in preparation of a complete rework of the zone coming along with the expansion in late 2023. Due to this, the first light fort buff of a refining yield increase was transferred to Weaver’s Fen. The old Weaver’s Fen fort benefit of decreasing global tax values by 10% was removed from the game.

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