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Neverwinter (MMORPG)

Product Type:

Online Computer Game (PC)
Distribution: Hasbro\Perfect World Entertainment
Development: Cryptic Studios
Release Date: January 2013
Contents: Online download via ARC

PC, XBox One


The following text is taken from the Neverwinter web site:

What is Neverwinter?

One hundred years have passed since the Spellplague forever changed the magical and mysterious lands of Faerûn. Mighty empires fell and great cities toppled, leaving only monster-haunted ruins and survivors struggling to rebuild.

The city of Neverwinter, the Jewel of the North, seemed blessed by the gods. While the rest of the Sword Coast was devastated by the event, Neverwinter survived largely intact. But this was only a temporary reprieve from its inevitable doom. Nearly 75 years later, a volcanic eruption rained fire, ash and molten fury upon the city, annihilating everything in its wake.

Today, Neverwinter has restored much of its former glory. The survivors are rebuilding their fallen city and reclaiming their heritage. Humans, dwarves and elves work together to create a new Neverwinter. But evil forces conspire in the dark places of the world, seeking to undermine all...

Neverwinter Reborn

Explore and defend one of the most beloved cities from Dungeons & Dragons as it rises from the ashes of destruction. This immersive free-to-play MMO will take you from the besieged walls of the city to subterranean passageways in search of forgotten secrets and lost treasure.

Challenging, Complex, Classic

Epic stories, strategic gameplay and classic roleplaying await those heroes courageous enough to enter the fanastic world of Neverwinter.

Build Your Fantasy

Easy-to-grasp adventure creation tools empower players. Bring compelling quests to life and build challenging levels! Share creations with the entire world in-game. Become a part of the existing Dungeons & Dragons universe... Then build a new one.

Play With Friends or Go It Alone

Encounter dangerous foes and perilous environments. Work strategically with others to overcome nightmares, demons, monsters and beasts of legend. Or, lead AI-directed henchmen as you save Neverwinter from the brink of destruction.

New D&D, Beloved D&D

Neverwinter is a true Dungeons & Dragons experience, brought to life with the dynamic Cryptic game engine.'

The following models have been added to the Neverwinter main game:

PC System Specification Requirements:

Operating System

Windows® XP, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, or Windows 7


Intel® Pentium® 4 at 1GHz, (Mid to High Range Dual-Core 2.5GHz CPU or better recommended.)


1GB of RAM (2GB or more recommended for XP, 3GB or more for Windows Vista and Windows 7)

Hard Disk

8GB Free HD Space

Graphic Display

3D video chipset with pixel and vertex shader model 1.3 supported. GeForce 4 Ti4200 64MB or ATI Radeon 8500 64MB or newer for Windows XP. For Windows Vista and 7, a GeForce FX 5200 128MB or ATI Radeon 9500 128MB or newer is needed.

Sound Drivers

DirectX 9.0c Compatible Soundcard


Broadband Internet Connection Required

Visit the official Neverwinter web site.


Neverwinter Modules

Cryptic have continued to develop additional modules which supplement the main Neverwinter game since initial release. Each module adds additional locations, items, character classes\races, campaigns and other game enhancements. Later modules have also synchronised with WotC releases. A summary of enhancements for each module is listed below:

1: Fury of the Feywild

Released on: 22 August 2013
Patch version: NW.5.20130812b.8

  • The Sharandar Campaign
  • The Malabog's Castle dungeon
  • The Master of the Hunt skirmish
  • Drow, Moon Elf and Sun Elf races
  • The boon system

2: Shadowmantle

Released on: 05 December 2013
Patch version: NW.10.20131120a.14

  • Hunter Ranger class
  • Dread Ring adventure zone
  • Dread Ring campaign
  • Dread Legion skirmish
  • Valindra's Tower dungeon
  • Artefacts
  • Collections
  • New Paragon Paths
  • Active Bonuses from Active Companions
  • Refinement system

3: Curse of Icewind Dale

Released on: 13 May 2014
Patch version: NW.15.20140415a.17

  • Icewind Pass, Dwarven Valley, Caer Konig zones
  • Kessell's Retreat epic skirmish
  • Black Ice Shaping profession
  • Icewind Dale Campaign
  • PvP Campaign
  • Heroic Encounters
  • Hunter Ranger Paragon path: Pathfinder
  • Overflow experience
  • Overload enchantment
  • Dungeon Delve keys
  • Shared Account Bank

4: Tyranny of Dragons

Released on: 14 August 2014
Patch version: NW.25.20140728a.11

  • Scourge Warlock class
  • Dragonborn race
  • Draconic Heroic Characters
  • Tyranny of Dragons campaign
  • Lair of Lostmauth dungeons
  • The Shores of Tuern skirmish
  • Armour Reinforcement Kits
  • Artifact Equipment

5: Rise of Tiamat

Released on: 11 November 2014
Patch version: NW.35.20141104a.7

  • Expansion to Tyranny of Dragons campaign
  • Well of Dragons zone
  • Temple of Tiamat raid
  • Scourge Warlock Paragon path: Soulbinder
  • Artifact Cloaks
  • Artifact off-hands
  • Jewelcrafting profession

6: Elemental Evil

Released on: 07 April 2015
Patch version: NW.45.20150317a.5

  • Drowned Shore, Reclaimation Rock, Fiery Pit, Spinward Rise zones
  • Level Cap increased to 70
  • Oathbound Paladin class
  • Life Steal and Regeneration changes
  • Gear Score replacement (Average Item Level)
  • Enchantment and Runestone max rank increase
  • Artifact max quality and rank increase
  • Companion max quality and rank increase
  • Profession max level increase
  • Companion Only Epic equipment from tier 6 Sword Coast Adventures.

7: Strongholds

Released on: 11 August 2015
Patch version: NW.50.20150722a.10

  • Guild Strongholds
  • The Greed of the Dragonflight event
  • Guild Boons
  • Slayer Overload enchantments and Ward Overload Enchantments
  • VIP Program
  • Stronghold Siege PvP

8: Underdark

Released on: 17 November 2015
Patch version: NW.55.20151105a.2

  • Underdark Campaign
  • Prophecy of Madness Skirmish
  • Throne of the Dwarven Gods Skirmish
  • Demogorgon and Epic Demogorgon Raids
  • Demonic Heroic Encounters
  • Dwarven King Quest Arc
  • Mantol-Derith Adventure Zone
  • Masterwork Professions
  • Strongholds: Underdark Spore Tower
  • various new Artifacts, Artifact weapons, and Artifact off-hands
  • various new Epic Armor (Drowcraft, Dusk)
  • various new Underdark Rings (Rare, Epic, and Legendary)
  • Zen Market & Tarmalune Trade Bar Merchant reorganization

9: The Maze Engine

Released on: 15 March 2016
Patch version: NW.60.20160307a.4

  • The Maze Engine Campaign
  • Updated Queue System
  • The return of 4 Leveling Dungeons (Cloak Tower, Pirate King's Retreat (formerly Lair of the Pirate King), Frozen Heart, and Caverns of Karrundax.)
  • The return of a reworked Castle Never
  • Stronghold Economy Changes
  • Campaign Updates
  • New mount system
  • Mount Price Changes (All Uncommon: 800 , All Rare: 2,000 , and All Epic: 3,500
  • The Shaundakul Lockbox
  • New Normal Enchantment: Demonic Enchantment
  • New Armor Enchantment: Shadowclad Enchantment
  • New Weapon Enchantment: Dread Enchantment
  • New Artifact Set (Baphomet's Infernal Talisman, Demogorgon's Girdle of Might, and Shard of Orcus' Wand)

10: Storm King's Thunder

Released on: 16 August 2016
Patch version: NW.65.SKT

  • Bryn Shander, The Lonelywood, The Cold Run
  • Ring of Winter artefact
  • Fangbreaker Island
  • Class balances: Hunter Ranger, Scourge Warlock, Guardian Fighter

11: The Cloaked Ascendancy

Released on: 21 Feb 2017
Patch version: NW.75.20170206a.5

  • Adventure Zone: River District
  • Skirmish: Illusionist's Gambit
  • The Cloaked Ascendancy Campaign
  • New Lockbox
  • Redesign of Spellplague Caverns
  • Ascended Weapon set
  • Shroud of Souls expansion released on 2nd May 2017

12: Tomb of Annilation

Released on: 2017
Patch version: TBA

  • Features TBA

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