Neverwinter is a free, action MMORPG based on the acclaimed Dungeons & Dragons fantasy roleplaying game. Epic stories, action combat and classic roleplaying await those heroes courageous enough to enter the fantastic world of Neverwinter!
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Release Date: Dec 5, 2013

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June 7

The Maze Engine: Guild Alliances is Live!



Gather your allies!

Hey folks! We’ve been listening to your feedback and working hard to improve the overall Neverwinter experience. With our new update, we’re doing a number of things to improve the quality of life. This ranges from giving guilds the tools they need to band and grow together, to helping guide players through their overall journey across the Sword Coast.

We’re also continuing to work on class balance (which is going through internal testing right now, but will be out on our preview shard in the near future) and general bug fixes.

For more info, check out these blogs:

Bringing Guilds Together
Sword Coast Chronicled
Firemane Lockbox


But that’s not all! We’re also working hard on a number of upcoming events, including Neverwinter’s third anniversary and our ever-popular summer event. We’ll have more on both of those soon, so be sure to check back regularly!

Thanks for reading and I can’t wait to see you in game!

Scott Shicoff

Lead Designer

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June 1

Announcing Neverwinter: Storm King's Thunder



Giants will return to the Sword Coast when Neverwinter: Storm King’s Thunder strikes on to PC in August 2016! In Neverwinter’s tenth expansion, adventurers will experience an uprising of giants, which follows the upcoming tabletop expansion from Wizards of the Coast.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sB9jgID3_-c

Adventurers will travel north to Bryn Shander - capital of Icewind Dale - to investigate the sudden presence of frost giants in the region. No visit to Icewind Dale would be complete without the help of Catti-brie and Wulfgar - characters from R.A. Salvatore’s novels - who will aid adventurers in their quest to stop the invading giants.

High-level adventurers will also experience a new campaign, which will take them across three new adventure zones and story content for Neverwinter: Storm King’s Thunder. In addition, our newest expansion will introduce a new tier of Dungeon for adventurers seeking a challenge.

We’ll reveal more detailed information in the future, so stay tuned. Make sure to follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Neverwinter: Storm King’s Thunder will be available on Xbox One and PlayStation®4 at a later date.

Will you brave the storm?

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Reviews

“With its fast-paced combat and ubiquitously streamlined design, Neverwinter nails the concept of what an action-MMO should be.”
Polygon

“Neverwinter takes the most satisfying aspects of D&D's 4th edition in terms of combat and development, and turns it into a D&D adventure that left me squeeing with the joy of seeing my favorite monsters and mechanics.”
The Escapist

“Cryptic has created a finely tuned, smooth game that remembers the lessons its predecessors learned, and in the process bookends a long progeny of MMORPG development.”
GamesRadar

About This Game

Neverwinter is a free, action MMORPG based on the acclaimed Dungeons & Dragons fantasy roleplaying game. Epic stories, action combat and classic roleplaying await those heroes courageous enough to enter the fantastic world of Neverwinter!

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

Key Features

  • Completely Free-to-Play
    You don't have to pay to adventure. From 1 to the level cap, all playable content in Neverwinter is free for everyone to experience.
  • Engaging Action Combat
    You can forget about tab-targeting or auto-attacking your enemies to death. Neverwinter provides an amazing combat experience where every action requires planning, feels visceral, and looks spectacular.
  • Infinite Content
    Neverwinter comes with the Foundry, a dynamic toolset that provides you the game assets and a sandbox environment to create your own adventures. When your creation is complete, you can hook it up directly into the existing world for everyone in the community to play!
  • D&D Experience
    Whether you come from the tabletop game or the novels, Neverwinter has recreated many iconic classes, locations, and encounters that you might recognize. You might choose to adventure as a hearty Guardian Fighter, deceive foes as a Trickster Rogue, follow the righteous path as a Devoted Cleric, or more! On your journey through Neverwinter and the surrounding lands, you will face Kobolds, Beholders, Mimics, and other nasty creatures of the D&D universe.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8
    • Processor: Dual-core 2.0GHz CPU or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 2.0 or higher, GeForce 6800 or ATI Radeon X850 performance, 128MB+ video ram
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound chip or onboard audio capability with the latest sound drivers
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® XP SP3, Windows Vista SP 2, Windows® 7 or Windows 8
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8GHz CPU equivalent or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 8800 or ATI Radeon HD 2900GT performance or better, 512MB+ video ram
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound chip or onboard audio capability with the latest sound drivers
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Mixed (266 reviews)
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Navy_GX
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
I can't even start the game lol.
NB : the 4 hours record is just for downloading the game
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Tinkertyler
( 44.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
Pay to win, can't even enjoy solo play because it's all hidden behind a paywall. the game used to be AMAZING! It was a hope for MMO players, but it just turned into another microtransaction with good combat.
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Dat Boi Armin
( 9.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
Name is unfit as a GoT ep title
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= SirRabies =
( 306.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
I really don't like writing this review. Honestly. In my experience, Neverwinter was never the best, but it was always there. There might be no perfect D&D game out right now, but Neverwinter was there to provide you with a "meh" experience. It's like you ordered some amazing food to be delivered to you, but while you wait for it to arrive, you can only eat very bland food. You feel like it's coming, you want to know that it's coming, the perfect game, but all you have is hope.

To give it credit, Neverwinter isn't the first game to make such a misstep. They used a familiar title to pull players in, only to use the same "free-to-play" tactic in order to convince you that the game is actually good. Combat is decent, but each PvE zone feels like a re-skin of the previous one, with slightly different ways to get the same result. I will admit though, the Foundry, which allows players to create their own adventures through the process of UGC (User-Generated Content), was a pretty solid idea. I enjoyed it greatly, and probably about 75% of my playtime was spent working in the Foundry, playing quests through the Foundry, and looking for something to do in the Foundry.

But alas, Cryptic has decided to demote the idea of updating (or even editing) the Foundry to something even less than an afterthought. Worse than World of Warcraft removing the subscription fee. Worse than the singleplayer campaigns in Call of Duty. Worse than Team Fortress 2 adding new weapons. Even as I write this review for your viewing pleasure, the Foundry has been offline for over three or so months, with no hope in sight. This isn't even the first time it's happened! And I assure you, when, or if, the Foundry actually comes back online, there will be no changes, unless they consist of more bugs. Just head to the Neverwinter forums and go to the Foundry section. You can view the pleas and sorrow of the Foundry users, people who dedicated hours, days, weeks, maybe even months to making Neverwinter better. Yet Cryptic does nothing.

So, to sum it all up: If you're looking for a grindy, pay-to win, uninspiring, boring MMO-wannabe that thinks giving us new zones to grind through and new key-required boxes counts as "content", then Neverwinter is for you! But what does my review matter? I'll still go on Neverwinter, almost frequently, just to see if the Foundry is FINALLY back online. To see if they have FINALLY added a new zone that doesn't require grinding. To see if Neverwinter is FINALLY good. But I already know that the outcome will never change. It never has, and it never will. I'm sorry, but that's the way it is.

(Oh, by the way, did I mention they cater to console-users? Have fun with that.) [Sorry about the rant.]
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YahBoiKenny
( 60.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
amazing game 10/10
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endy
( 33.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
well i played this none stop.my computer fried.now i have bad pc now i cant play.i sad now.

neverwinter 10/10
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finchinferno
( 1,435.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
The moment i realised how much i had actually put on this game after playing for 1,400 hours i was both disgusted and proud of myself. Definitely one of my favourite games!! must try, and it is completly possible to get a good charachter without spending money!
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ńèЪùŁâ
( 15.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Welcome to the internet. You have nothing but free time for drama and pay to win VS QQ'ing pugs in PvP? Neverwinter is the game for you! Today for you, we have a broken ♥♥♥ game that the dev's refuse to fix so they add new mounts like the ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ golden lion, a nice change from all of the birds: Dildobirds and Assbeaks. Like companions? You better be a hardcore PvE'er or you're wasting your precious gold, zen, AD, time and effort. Exhausted from all the ingame drama? Have an event! Have money to spend? We're having a flash sale! Finally have money but the sale of over? The players have broken the market! Like gambling? Try your hand at the legendary mounts, and possibly sick your mount at your attacker... Unless they are best in slot, then you did a whole 4K damage off of their 140K+ life, GOOD JOB PUGGLE! If herpes infested roleplaying is more your style, I invite you to go to the Moonstone Mask in Protector's Enclave, where you can throw water balloons at the roleplayers, and dance like a ♥♥♥♥ in your courtesan's outfit. And don't forget the endless hours in the chatboxes QQ'ing over people using this bug or that macro or this glitch or that hack or that cheat or who has a bigger sword-♥♥♥♥ or who sucks their mom's left ♥♥♥ at age 30. Welcome to Neverwinter, where everyone gets way too personal, and the biggest ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ comes out on top in PvP.
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(2EZ) boblatron24
( 73.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Great game but if you have any problems with the game, there is not a single person in the world that can help you with your problem
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95 of 106 people (90%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4,168.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
I've played this game since Beta, so I've probably clocked up 1k more hours than this over the time I've played it. I used to play this game all the time. But the devs in this game love to ♥♥♥♥ over the players and a f2p player will find themselves in dire straits because there is no such thing as f2p. Pvp is a joke, Pve content endgame is mostly a grind to get yourself on the same par as your average players, and there is little to no reward when it comes to running the "dungeons." Did I already mention the stupidly repetitive grinding through each of the campaign? This game is about as alt unfriendly as you can get. I used to love this game. I really did. Now I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. I seriously wouldn't.
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104 of 131 people (79%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
705.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
Should say "pay to win" in description.
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90 of 119 people (76%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
603.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
Honestly.. I've been playing this game since mod 2 or something and many things have changed.In fact, i want to be accurate and i've been playing this game since Dread Ring was released.Before even Hunter Ranger,Scourge Warlock and Oathbound Paladin classes were even realeased.For those who have played this game they know the Dread Ring Campaign,they have played this game just before it's release date they know about what times i'm talking about.Back then there was no overflow experience and not 70 level being the maximum level.I remember dungeons were divided in 3 tiers and the highest gear score(which is basically one's player stats)was about 21k and maximum HP about 50k(which back then it was something mad) and i'm talking about full epic equipment with full rank 10 enchantments.Things back then were not that easy but still.After i've realised the servers have been treated poorely by the developers and now the game is evolved into a stealing money machine i've reached into a conclusion.After experiencing the whole game in mod 6 i've grown tired of this,after watching everything change into some sort of artifact hunt and mythic b*llshit,after trancendent vorpal enchantments got out and rank 12 enchantments worthing a hell lot of money i understood that this game has been destroyed.Around 500 hours on Steam and same as many in Arc launcher almost to 1000 hours of gameplay i realised that i will be never be bored to the gameplay of this game.Because it is amazing but as i said before i'm tired of this sick growing development.If you are still reading this, good job.. many would have just ignored that or pass this review just like an old dusty book in a library but if you are the one curious to open and read that old dusty book,you are from now on a really good path because only dusty books hide some secrets and let's say that this review is just one of them.I'm telling that you will love this game but after spending all this time on this game and you reach to an end you'll then realise that it was a waste of time. Because gaming has now lost its own sense and meaning and you will really wonder why haven't you spent all this time somewhere else so in the end you would be satisfied.In all means(and just because i'm a assh*le writing all this huge boring sh*ty review)i'm telling you to play this game and you will have fun.You will come down my path and you'll experience as much as i had but in the end it doesn't even matter.So fellow gamer good luck :)
and don't forget it's good to explore new places.
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52 of 63 people (83%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
127.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
This game WAS good! However it is now ruined by microtransacions and it is very difficult to get almost ANYTHING without grinding the ♥♥♥♥ out of it. Played it for 127 hours and only enjoyed 80 of them. PvP is also pay to win where the player who spent the most money beats up your ♥♥♥ everytime...

I would recommend it 1 year ago, but now I won\'t. Don\'t waste your time with this game
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30 of 39 people (77%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
32.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
NEVERPAYTOWINTER!
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31 of 41 people (76%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
Long time fan of all things forgotten realms here, and I wish I could reccomend this game. I wish I could say it's good. I want it to be good.

I have tried multiple times to pick it up and give it another shot, especially now that rage of demons is out and I would have a chance to play a game alongside Drizzt, the character that sucked me into this universe when I was young.

But the game is just... bad. Chat innundated with spammers, a world that feels watered down and stripped of the lore that made the games so great, a complete lack of customization for classes... it's a ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ization of everything that makes Dungeons and Dragons great. Not to mention the advertisements everywhere for all the pay to win ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t and the ridiculous prices they ask for the most inane things.

This isn't dungeons and dragons. This is WoW with a badly done skin of dungeons and dragons thrown overtop of it. Maybe I'll try it again someday, and maybe it will get better, but I just cannot reccomend this game, at least not to anyone who wants the depth and character that D&D and the Forgotten Realms is so famous for.

If you want to experience that? Play the old games. Pick up Baldur's Gate, or better yet, pick up a pencil and print yourself a character sheet and play actual dungeons and dragons.

If my opinion changes, so will this review, but this game has shown me nothing to hold my interest other than one module that is *completely* different for tabletop, but I don't know if I can stomach the rest to get to 60 to experience the different campaigns.
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18 of 24 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
239.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
MONEY SINK - PAY2WIN
I quit playing this game over a year ago due to severely unbalanced systems in every facet (Crafting, Economy, PvP, PvE). PvP was a total joke and the developers never once made any efforts to patch some balance into their money-sink.
Hacker and crackers and exploiters were allowed free run with ZERO banning.
Gold salez and gold spamz were actually encouraged by this company.
If you want a game that you can super easy hack then this is your spot. Have fun and become a pocket dev.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
537.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
At one point, this game was phenomenal, but sadly is no longer. The game took at turn for the worst upon the release of module 4: Tyranny of Dragons. The campaign system was already full of grind and repeating the same daily quests and was not very enjoyable for the most part. The staff decided the perfect solution, allowing one to pay 50 US dollars to completely skip the campaigns (each!) while also making the newest a larger time sink, not even making new zones for the quests. Only small extentions to questing areas and an additional small, single player dungeons. Upon raising the level cap, entire dungeons were removed (though, to be fair, they were added later by popular demand) and released a broken raid fraut with performance and connectivity issues that weren't fixed for weeks. The (relatively) new classes, Scourge Warlock and Oathbound Paladin, are unimaginitive and are, mechanically, variants of other classes. The Drangonborn race is blatantly "pay to win," as you can only obtain it by paying for it. The racial passives are (subjectively) the most useful for all classes and can place bonus attribute points anywhere, unlike all of the other races which have a single bonus placed in locked attribute, and an aditional bonus that can be placed between 2 other attributes, or in the case of humans a single bonus in any attribute. If you are fan of Neverwinter Nights, Neverwinter Nights 2 or D&D in general, you'll be sorely disappointed. Classes lack creativity, many not very true to their classic renditions: Wizard being solely a control class and not having proper casts on spells, fighter being split into 2 seperate classes, ranger being nothing more that a fighter with abilities that have natural-esc names or effects and a warlock being a damage based wizard with some life steal mixed in. And the blatant abuse of classic characters is simply insulting to true D&D fans.
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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
134.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
I dont mind spending money in a F2P if the game is good and the core mechanics of this game are great. Combat is fun, dungeons are fun, quests are ok. But it requires you to spend a ton of cash to be very successful. To many things that are necessary to play cannot be obtained reasonabley outside of the cash shop. It sucks mellineals complained the sub model out of existense and cursed us all with the microtransaction monstrosities because they dont want to pay for things. 99% of what makes this game ♥♥♥♥, could be eliminated by perfect world if they just offered a sub. I hate SWOTOR too, but thats the best F2P model and its still more or less ♥♥♥♥.
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