Camps are a mechanic you’ll be introduced to early on in New World, most likely as you run up to your first town and find yourself bombarded by dozens of them strewn along the road. While it might seem annoying at first, the camp can actually be a very handy mechanic later in the game, especially as you upgrade it.
While the basic camp won’t do much but offer a respawn point and a place to rest up, later upgrades will allow you to craft more important items, like health and mana potions. This can be useful when exploring later levels of the world, especially if you don’t want to keep running back to town or wasting your Azoth on quick jumps back to settlements.
Like a lot of things in New World, though, upgrading your camp isn’t ever clearly outlined, and if you’ve been trying to figure out what you need to do next, we can help. This guide will teach you everything you need to know to upgrade your camp from the lowest level all the way up to Tier 5.
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How to Unlock the Camp
Before you can start upgrading your camp, you have to unlock it. At the start of the game, you won’t be able to plop down a camp anywhere you want. Instead, you’ll need to work your way through the main questline until you meet the Survivalist of your starting area. Here you’ll be given a quest to visit a wolf den and build a camp.
All you need to do now is head out of town, gather up the needed materials to craft the camp: one Flint and five Green Wood, and then plop it down on an empty plot of land. It is also worth noting that you cannot build your camp on landmarks, which is why you’ll often see a lot of camps strewn about the main roads.
How to Upgrade Your Camp
With the camp unlocked, now is the time to work towards making it better. As stated before, this process isn’t very straightforward and there isn’t any real way to track it in-game. However, you can track it on your own. To unlock each tier of the camp’s upgrade path, you’ll need to complete an associated quest that can be picked up in one of the different regions you visit throughout your time in New World.
Here’s a quick rundown of what you’ll need to do to upgrade your camp from Tier 1 to Tier 5.
- Tier 2 – Reach level 15 and complete Friends in Fashion in Monarch’s Bluffs.
- Tier 3 – Reach level 25 and complete Animal Instincts in Cutlass Keys.
- Tier 4 – Reach level 40 and complete Lupine Observations in Restless Shore.
- Tier 5 – Reach level 55 and complete Fading Lights in Edengrove.
Now that you know the basics, let’s talk a little about how to find each quest.
Friends in Fashion
To find this quest, head to Monarch’s Bluffs and speak with Bercina Thornton. They can be found near the center of the hamlet. The quest will task you with looting pieces of tattered silk from skeletons in Divine Rise, located on the eastern edge of Monarch’s Bluffs. Once you’ve acquired all of the tattered silk, head to Everfall and speak with Survivalist Lee to turn the quest in and upgrade your camp to Tier 2.
Once you reach Level 25, make your way to Cutlass Keys and head along the road that leads southwest out of town. You should come across an NPC named Tosch. Speaking with Tosch will reward you with the quest Animal Instincts, which asks you to collect Sharpened Wildcat Claw and Streaked Alligator Scales. After gathering the items, return to Tosch to complete the quest and unlock Tier 3 of your camp.
The next quest you need to complete is Lupine Observations. You’ll unlock it after hitting level 40 and visiting Restless Shores settlement. Once there, speak with Rilette Wilson and pick up the quest. This time you need to defeat Fangsnap in Fangsnap’s Den which can be found in the northwestern part of Restless Shores. After you have defeated the boss, head back to the settlement and speak with Rilette again to complete the quest.
After reaching level 55, make your way to Edengrove and speak with an NPC named Derick Wardell. This is where you’ll obtain the Fading Lights quest, which tasks you with defeating ten Ancient Guardians at Pavo. Head over to the location and defeat the required amount of enemies. Once completed, return to Derick and turn the quest in to receive the final upgrade for your camp.