New World Engineering is a Crafting Trade Skill in New World. Engineering allows for the crafting of Ranged Weapons used in ranged combat such as Bows and Muskets. Engineering also allows for the crafting of Ammunition for these ranged weapons.Trade Skills are a variety of non-combat skills that the player can invest in and master. Trade Skills belonging to the Crafting category focus on creating a large variety of items ranging from Weapons and Consumables to ammunition and furniture.
Engineering is the Crafting skill focused on creating Ranged Weapons, their Ammunition, as well as Gathering Tools by using resources and materials obtained from skills in the Gathering and Refining lines. A higher level in Engineering will allow players to create better, more powerful weapons, as well as improving the Gear Score range of craftable weapons. Additionally, in the case of Ammunition, Engineers will be able to craft more ammunition for the same amount of resources.
New World Engineering is performed at a Workshop for ranged weapons, ammunition and gathering tools, and a Forge for melee weapons and these stations can often be found in Settlements. Stations have a Tier level which can be increased by taking on Town Projects. Note that each craftable item has a tier level requirement in order to craft. This tier level corresponds to the Crafting Station’s tier level. If your settlement’s Crafting Station level does not meet the requirement, you will need to either raise it or find another settlement with a Crafting Station of a higher tier. Crafting Engineering items requires the player to be of the appropriate Engineering level as well. Leveling up in Engineering is a straightforward process. Players simply need to continuously craft weapons, tools or ammunition to raise their level in the skill. Collecting resources, however, is more involved and can prove more difficult.
Engineering Relies skills
Engineering is a skill that relies heavily on the following skills for resources and materials and as such, they are strongly recommended companion skills:
Note that materials for any Crafting skill can be obtained from other players as well by trading, so players can still be successful in Engineering even if they invest in other skills, but this requires playing the game’s economy system.
Engineering Weapon and Tool Perks
While Crafting a weapon or tool, it has a small chance of gaining one or more Perks or an Empty Gem Socket. While these outcomes are random, players can use the special resource Azoth during the crafting process to improve the chances of getting perks, a socket or both. Additionally, there are a number of special materials that can be gathered in the world that, when used during the crafting process, can dictate what Perk is added to the weapon or tool. However, there are still no guarantees that a Perk or Gem Socket will indeed be added to the piece of equipment but the chance increases as the Crafting skill level increases.
Check the Perks page for a full list of possible weapon and tool perks and the resources needed to imbue them onto crafted weapons.