New World players are working on hardcore fishing for big battles

New World uses a rich island for gamers to check out, and almost whatever you can come across can be sliced down, got, or skinned to develop products for some sort of crafting. Among the most simple (and relaxing) occupations is fishing. However New World’s most committed gamers aren’t fishing for enjoyable — they’re attempting to get ill enthusiasts for their huge PvP fights.

In a post on the game’s Reddit page, a user called BlakeGarrison62 explains that certain legendary fish can be crafted into a foodstuff that increases a certain stat by 40. The buff lasts 30 minutes, which is enough to turn the tide in a major battle. Certain classes, like fire mages, would see a massive increase in their damage. In short, knowledge is power, and gamers who know that fishing gets you those tasty enthusiasts will be seeing huge advantages on the battlefield.

A big part of New World is discovering the world and naturally working up one’s crafting skills. Every time I leave an encampment, I take a pause to cut down trees and pick up stones. But while some of these advantages are very clear, like turning materials into a superior weapon that helps me murder more monsters, others are a little trickier to puzzle out.

Player-made resources like the New World fishing guide can help close the gap between those who know the secrets of the fishing spots, and those who ignorantly cook and eat basic rations. There’s a surprising amount of science to it, and just going to the water and fishing isn’t the best way to actually learn how to fish. Instead, New World players are swapping their bait and camping two-star hotspots (not one-star, not three-star — two is the most efficient) for hours.

It just goes to show that in New World, teamwork truly does make the dream work. If you’re interested in holding down a settlement and battling back your foes, it might be worth putting a few folk on fishing. As players continue to puzzle out the secrets of this game, it’ll be fascinating to see how competitive the big PvP fights between dozens of gamers can get.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.