On the New World forum, one user named Goatz said as soon as they booted up the beta the fan speed on their PC increased to 100 percent.
Frame rates then dropped to zero before their PC monitor shut off.
They were able to reboot their PC and try to play New World again before being hit with a critical error.
Goatz wrote: “Same thing happen but this time i heard a loud pop and now my 3090 wont get past POST on bootup”.
Goatz said the same thing happened when playing the New World alpha, with the recent critical issue affecting a second 3090 FTW3 Ultra that EVGA supplied.
While Twitch streamer Gladd also revealed on Twitter: “ATTENTION: Playing the New World beta on my EVGA 3090 has fried my graphics card completely. There are many accounts of this same thing happening with the same card with the same game.
“I just want to make sure this doesn’t happen to others”.