New World: What The AFK Timer Is (& How Long It Takes To Get Kicked)

Amazon implemented its own AFK timer for its new MMORPG New World, similar to the logout timer players must adhere to in Final Fantasy XIV. At its launch, New World was known to have horrendous queue times, forcing players to wait hours on end to enter the game. Aiming to clear out servers of players who've left their PC while the game is connecting, New World uses a timer to give more active players a chance to play without worrying about hundreds (if not thousands) of non-active players flooding the data center.

For now, it is possible to participate in activities like New World's Twitch drops without touching one's PC for hours. However, the game will likely become more strict toward inactive players as time goes on and servers become more crowded. As a result, players journeying from one region to another via the "auto-run" feature may have to be more cautious of how long they don't input any actions during their traversal.

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The AFK timer in New World is 25 minutes before players are kicked. While it's not very long, a 25-minute time span is enough to have a snack, use the restroom, or even take a short, brisk walk around the block. A warning will appear in the top-right of the screen after 20 minutes have passed, and the notification will remain until five more passed and the kick has been issued. Some players may wish to "Alt+Tab-out" while they auto-run from Point A to Point B. However, they should keep in mind that the game is heavily moderated, and if a GM discovers two or more inactive players running into a wall for a long duration, they may issue an AFK kick.

The queue time wait in New World is understandably long; however, players should ensure they always keep an eye on their in-game screen just in case they miss finally loading in the game. After all, it is painful enough to suffer through hour-long queues; leaving for an hour only to return to the title screen would not be a fun experience. For preventing this problem from occurring, it is recommended to stay at one's PC while waiting for New World to connect the servers.

While waiting in queues, players have the opportunity to decide other gameplay aspects - like which New World faction they should join - or read up on the game's PvP. Once queue times diminish, however, this will hopefully not be an issue. Still, players who go AFK while playing New World will need to keep an eye on the AFK Timer if they want to avoid getting kicked.

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