New World mainly includes three parts of the upgrade: character level, trading skill level and the player’s Gear Score. If the player reaches the level 60 limit, Gear Score is as important as character leveling. Gear Score shows the player’s equipment strength and the effectiveness of the endgame content. If players want to experience all the content in New World, it is very important to improve Gear Score.
Gear Score is actually an important value associated with each item in New World. When the player is upgrading or buying New World Coins to get items, the overall Gear Score of the character will also increase, allowing the player to deal with more difficult content.
Once the player character level reaches 60 and the Gear Score reaches 500, the growth rate of these Gear Scores will slow down. New World’s equipment score is capped at level 600. Players need to increase this score to get more legendary equipment and New World Coins rewards.
Players may encounter situations where the level of the loot dropped is higher than the player’s current equipment score. Players’ Gear Score jumps quite large at the beginning of the game, and Gear Score jumps slowly after level 60. Elite treasure chests and New World Coins have played a big role in improving equipment scores.
Unlike most games that only take gifts, Watermark refers to the highest Gear Score level in a particular slot rather than the highest average. Whenever a player gets new equipment by buying New World Coins, New World will check whether its Gear Score is the highest equipment in the slot. If it is, Watermark will be added, so that the chance of dropping high-value items in the future will be greater. The ultimate purpose of these is to upgrade the equipment level.