Amazon’s new MMO may be bricking Nvidia 3090s

Amazon’s new MMO may be bricking Nvidia 3090s


A screenshot from New World. | Image: Amazon

The closed beta for Amazon Games’ new MMO New World has been marred by reports that the game has bricked some players’ Nvidia RTX 3090 graphics cards. In a statement shared Wednesday, Amazon says that it has seen “no indication of widespread issues with 3090s,” but will be releasing a patch anyway.

Here’s Amazon’s full statement shared with The Verge on Wednesday:

Hundreds of thousands of people played in the New World Closed Beta yesterday, with millions of total hours played. We’ve received a few reports of players using high-performance graphics cards experiencing hardware failure when playing New World.

New World makes standard DirectX calls as provided by the Windows API. We have seen no indication of widespread issues with 3090s,…

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