It’s also free to not play.
New World is going free to play, at least for a hot weekend. From April 7 through the 11, not only can you play New World via a free Steam weekend event, you’ll be able to get your hands on the standard and deluxe editions for 40% off. If you were hoping to use this weekend to pick up McDonald’s relaunch of the Szechuan sauce, I’m afraid that promotional deal has already ended.
Starting April 7 at 10AM PT (5PM UTC), we’re hosting a Steam Free Weekend that will run through April 11 at 10AM PT. During this limited-time event, players will be able to try out New World and the recent updates we’ve made for free. New players can also save 40% on the Standard and Deluxe editions of New World when purchased between April 7 at 10AM PT and April 18 at 10AM PT (5PM UTC).
Your character won’t be deleted after the free weekend, so check it out.
Source: New World