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New World Twitch Drops: how to claim the Wheel of Time player set

How to claim New World Twitch Drops, and what items are currently up for grabs

How do you claim Wheel of Time crossover event Twitch Drops in New World? Twitch is an Amazon-owned platform and New World is a game developed by Amazon, so it's absolutely unsurprising that there's some crossover in the form of New World Twitch Drops.

Several Twitch Drops have already been and gone, but others frequently come along to take their place. Right now there's a lot of buzz surrounding the Wheel of Time event, a crossover between New World and Amazon's prestige fantasy TV series. Read on for more information on what Drops are currently available, which have been and gone, and how to earn and claim them.

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New World Twitch Drops: What's available?

From December 23rd, 2021 to January 12, 2022, a crossover event betweeen New World and Wheel of Time will give you the opportunity to nab some themed skins and accessories via Twitch Drops.

For the uninitiated, Wheel of Time is a recently-premiered fantasy TV series produced by Amazon Studios, so a crossover with Amazon's own fantasy MMO was practically inevitable. During the event, you'll be able to claim the following Wheel of Time-themed items for use by your New World avatar:

  • Children of the Light Cloak (torso armor skin)
  • Egwene's Cloak (torso armor skin)
  • Nynaeve's Coat (torso armor skin)
  • Ouroboros Crest (decal)
  • Red Aja Cloak (torso armor skin)
  • Shadowspawn Blade (weapon skin)
  • Tam's Blade (weapon skin)
A promotional image for the New World Wheel of Time Crossover event, displaying the Amazon logo and the seven items available to claim in-game, including four coats, two swords, and a decal.

To claim these seven items you need to watch seven cumulative hours of drop-enabled New World streams while the event is live. The event begins on December 23rd at 9pm PT, which in other parts of the world is December 24th at 12am ET / 5 am GMT; and is due to run until January 12th, 2022 at 12am PT / 3am ET / 8am GMT.

At the time of writing, it's unclear whether you'll unlock one drop per hour or will receive the whole bundle at the end of the seven hours. Either way, settle in for some seasonal Twitch viewing if you want the whole collection.

Expired New World Twitch Drops

The following Twitch Drops are not currently available to claim unless you already earned them:

  • Woodsman Skin: Only available on July 20th, 2021 as part of the New World Devcast. However, these weapon and armor skins are also available in the Deluxe Edition of the released game.
  • Golden Rage armor skin: Part of the New World Beta Twitch event. Unavailable since August 2nd, 2021.
  • Verdant Trapper armor skin: Part of the New World event at Gamescom. Only available on August 25th, 2021.
  • Vinespun armor and weapon skin set: Available September 28th - October 12th, 2021.
  • The Royal Fisher: Available November 18th - December 1st, 2021.

Since we're so early on in New World's (presumably long) life, we don't know yet whether these will become available again in other events down the line. For now though, you can't claim the Golden Rage or Verdant Trapper armor skins if you didn't earn them during the period when their respective Twitch Drops were active.

(Also, if you did miss out, don't worry — while they do look undoubtedly cool, skins are purely cosmetic and don't convey any stat boosts or other gameplay benefits to players wearing them.)

Why can't I see my earned Twitch Drops in-game?

If you've earned any current or previous Twitch Drops but can't see your items in-game, first ensure that your New World account is linked to your Twitch account, following our instructions below.

Also remember that these are skins rather than armor pieces, so you need to apply them to your character's already-equipped armor, as explained in our New World armor guide.

How to earn and claim New World Twitch Drops

The official New World website has a page dedicated to Twitch Drops. Here you can see details of any Twitch Drops that are currently active (as well as the most recently expired one at time of writing), along with instructions on how to earn them.

You earn New World Twitch Drops in the same way as any other Drops on the site: by watching participating streamers play the game for the required amount of time.

If your New World and Twitch accounts are linked, any Drops you earned from Twitch should automatically show up in the appropriate place in New World as soon as they become available in-game (i.e., skins should be available to apply to equipped weapons or armor).

To link your New World and Twitch accounts so that you can claim your Twitch Drops, simply go to the Twitch Drops page on the New World site and follow the instructiosn there.

Linking the two accounts is a simple matter of logging in on this page with both your New World and Twitch usernames and passwords when prompted to, and agreeing to activate Twitch Drops in New World.

The Wheel of Time crossover event is running more or less concurrently with New World's festive Winter Convergence Event, which is another source of freebies for the eager New World player, so be sure to check out our page on it for more information on how to take part and what's up for grabs. You might also like our guide to levelling as quickly and efficiently as possible, and our page on the best New World character builds.

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