Anyone who follows online gaming knows that new titles often have a few issues at launch and that those issues can need a few post-launch updates to iron them out. Still, Amazon’s long-delayed New World has played host to some surprising bugs, security issues, and exploits in recent weeks.
This weekend, reports started filtering in from players who had discovered how to insert and process their own HTML code inside New World‘s chat box (thanks, apparently, to some improper input scrubbing). This resulted in some amusing visual trolling, as players could use specific HTML to spam giant pictures of in-game sausages or even display large yellow boxes above their characters to block the other players’ in-game view. Other trolling was more severe, like gold duplication exploits and HTML code that could crash the game if a player hovers over a certain bit of text.
On Friday, New World Community Manager Luxendra posted that the team had just that day “discovered an issue where players were able to post images and other links in the chat that resulted in unsavory behaviour.” Luxendra added that the developers “have enabled a fix that should resolve this issue and prevent players from abusing and exploiting this feature.”