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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Mixed (284 reviews) - 66% of the 284 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: Dec 5, 2013

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July 21

Storm King's Thunder Coming August 16

We’re proud to announce Neverwinter: Storm King’s Thunder is coming to PC on August 16! In just under one month, adventurers will be able to investigate the sudden return of giants to the Sword Coast in our tenth expansion, which coincides with Wizards of the Coast’s new adventure.

In order to fight off these colossal invaders, adventurers must return to Icewind Dale and team up with characters from Dungeons & Dragons lore, including Catti-brie and Wulfgar, characters created by acclaimed author, R.A. Salvatore.

Storm King’s Thunder introduces three new adventure zones for high-leveled players where the story missions will take place – Bryn Shander, The Lonelywood and Cold Run. After completion of the new campaign, a new dungeon by the name of Fangbreaker Island will be available to delve into, offering a challenge unlike any other.

Our first step into the much-anticipated class balance arrives with this expansion where the Hunter Ranger, Scourge Warlock, Guardian Fighter and Great Weapon Fighter will undergo overhauls to make different paths more viable. These changes are currently on Preview if you’d like to check them out.

We have more information coming soon in our series of developer blogs leading up to August 16. Keep an eye out on our social channels and news page to stay up to date on all things Storm King’s Thunder.

Will you brave the storm?

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

“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.”

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

    • 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
    • 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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( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
Ok, here's the serious answer. You can spend time or money to get more powerful.. Sorry for the crappy crayon drawing and lame graph, but I had to make due in a pinch. Power gains are rapid and easy for small investments of time/money. However, the way the game works, it becomes increasingly expensive in terms of time or money to increase your power, to the point where it might take days or weeks (or supposedly hundreds of dollars) to increase your power a very, very, very small less than 1%.

Thus at a high level, a character might have exponetially more hours (or money) invested in it, but a very, very small actually difference in power (5-10%). For some people, this is apparently a huge deal. Particularly in PvP there are some people who simply do not possess the skills or reflexes to overcome a 5% difference in gear. For others who are very skilled or practiced, that differences is far outweighed by said skills.

However, you're going to see the typical "OMG IT COSTS LIKE THOUSANDS OF DOLLAHS TO BIS" stuff when this question gets asked. And the answer is, yes, if you want to level to 60 and instantly have the best EVERYTHING, the market price is probably close to $2000. But if you're willing to put even just a small amount of time into the game, that price drops for some people.
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axisst3nT -M-
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
404 error / 420
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( 258.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
The unusual 'close world' MMO, but really funny and balanced, NW offers variety of builds to be viable and developer improves it's game really fast.
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Cock and Balls
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
is prity bad
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( 16.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
Arc's system is ♥♥♥♥ed up. This game is okay, but Arc needs to get their ♥♥♥♥ together. I don't forget my login information and Arc bans me from my own account saying I tried to log in way too many times. No. ♥♥♥♥ you arc.
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Get lost
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
Eternal grind.
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( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
Enjoyed the game-play.. Likes how the story followed different regions so you always knew what was coming next. Could have more DLC, but nice to have a game loosely based on D&D without too many functions to tie the game down.
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( 19.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
I highly recommend this game. It's easy to play for hardcore and casual gamers. Character progress is relatively fast, but what makes it standout is companion quests, crafting and many other mini games. Plus it's D&D property. Next step for me would be creating my own quests and giving something back to the community.

Oh, and you will absolutely love combat system!!!
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( 16.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Tired of the crashing from just loading the game up, my display drivers are not crashing. Is there any GM online that can help?
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Dinosaur Sensei
( 35.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
I don't really like it that much
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87 of 108 people (81%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,420.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
At least i enjoyed my 1.000 hours i put in this game. NWO had a grind system like many other games but now it's something unacceptable. Considering you are a normal person, you have a life to live, a job to do, a wife to love (or whatever) and children to spend time with. But you also like MMORPGs and you want to spend a few hours each day's night to enjoy playing it. There you go, you WON'T. This game demands you to login everyday, forces you to do your daily missions because you can't do ♥♥♥♥ without their bonuses and what is even worse ? It NEVER ends...

NeverEndingGrindWinter I'd say.

P.S: Don't get me wrong, i used to be an endgame player. Now tired of this "LifeBound" game.
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58 of 75 people (77%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
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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17 of 29 people (59%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
Pay to Win garbage
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
This is is just awesome. There are so many classes and races that allow you to create your ideal character so you have a lot of fun. This game has one of the best combat systems I've ever seen (right next to TERA) that makes combat fastpaced and makes you feel like a total boss when you kill an enemy and the ragdoll death physics kick in. Although one problem with the game is that it is one of the least open world mmos out there. There is also an awesome story line that makes you solve one problem in Neverwinter and move on to te next. The feealing of finding an awesome peice of loot in a dungeon is just great. This game is so much better when you play with a friend or two so recommend it to a friend. There is a TON of types of enemies so combat is never repetitive because you can be fighting a squishy minion and out of no where a hulking guy with a giant axe walks up to you and he takes a lot more dodging and abilitie using than the others. I would reccomend this game to everyone becuase it's fun, has great combat and quests. Only thing wrong with it to me is the no open world.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
24.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
I like this game. I read a lot of bad reviews about it being pay to win, and maybe it is at higher levels or in PVP, but for a really smooth and enjoyable MMO leveling experience, this game really shines. Some are complaining about the dated graphics, but the animations are great and it runs smoothly on my laptop. It has user created quests, too! Fun.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
19.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
Don't play Neverwinter.

The game is over three years old and has still vast technical issues from day and also laggs and framedrops on newer GPUs like GTX970 or GTX 980.

Also this game is pay2win.

You need additional bag space because they created a strange refinement system with hundreds! of different items while the bag space can cost you over 30 Dollar. You want an epic mount: Buy it. You want the best mount in the game, a legendary one, then spend several hundred dollars on the gamble lockbox machine.

Certain key items that you need for your gear progression are locked behind the ingame shop.
They will state you can get everything with time but that is a lie because they have somekind salvage system in the game that only exist to restrict your daily income and dungeon runs will net you no profit over that limited forced uppon you through this salvaging system.

And even if you catch up, they can make an update to "rebalance" the game and litterally delete the progression of several years of work.

The game has on PC at best only 20.000 player left from formerly 2 millions. PvP is unplayable because it lacks the playerbase and is otherwise broken because you can buy power if you are in a big guild (which is easier and faster upgradable if you spend money).

The Foundry, one of the key features of the game is not playable and isn't updated in over two years.

Seriously don't play this game. I played it since the beginning and only recently got rid of their own Steam-esque client because it opened a security hole in my firewall.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
29.4 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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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 21
Great game, one of the few games where you dont have to buy a thing in the microtransaction area if you know what you are doing.

For those complaining, you can get Zen without spending a penny. Just keep Invoking, playing Skirmishes and playing PvP to get diamonds, which, if I recall correctly, you can turn 20k diamonds into 125 Zen. Might be grindy, but free is free. If you can manage to play that much, do it, I imagine the payment option is only there for people who cant play that much or cant deal with grinding...and if its the latter, its a MMO...MMOs are notorious for being grindy, even WoW's WoW Token is 20~k gold, depening on the market.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
22.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
I freaking love this game. I wouldn't call myself a huge gamer but this is one of a few games I can sit and play for hours at a time. Being able to play this RPG solo and with friends is great. I love the story too.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful