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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August 16

Neverwinter: Storm King's Thunder is Live!

Greetings, adventurers!

Storm King’s Thunder calls heroes to Icewind Dale to solve a deadly mystery and recover an ancient artifact of immense power: the famed ring of winter. The ring has been seized by the fierce frost giant Jarl Storvald, who is attempting to control its powers and use it to freeze the oceans, blanketing the world with snow and ice. Orcs, goblins, barbarians, trolls, and other monsters are gathering in the north, ready to pledge fealty to Jarl Storvald should he succeed. This of course is causing havoc in the northern settlements of Ten-Towns.

There are other reasons to venture into the cold. The frozen lands of the north, once the center of the ancient Ostorian Empire, is littered with relics from that long-forgotten time. Those Ostorian relics now lie in dangerous places. They are well worth the risk of acquiring, for they are infused with Voninblod, the ancient power of the giants of old.

This exciting expansion introduces a new campaign that has heroes adventuring in three new wilderness zones, Bryn Shander, Lonelywood and Cold Run, culminating in our most challenging dungeon yet, Fangbreaker Island.

In addition to the new content we’ve listening to you and have been working hard to make changes in Neverwinter, in particular this time around with Class Reviews for the Hunter Ranger, Scourge Warlock, and Guardian Fighter. We made quite a few changes before the Class Reviews went to the Preview server, and then had lots of back and forth discussions on the preview forums, making additional changes and bug fixes with the support and assistance of our awesome preview player base!

Here's a list of some of the major features:
Three new zones: Bryn Shander, Lonelywood, and Cold Run
Ostorian relics system
New Dungeon
Class Balance updates for three classes: Hunter Ranger, Guardian Fighter, and Scourge Warlock
Runic Lockbox

Thanks for reading, and I look forward to adventuring with you in the Storm King’s Thunder! I’ll be the one wearing a big scarf!

Thomas “Mimic King” Foss

Lead Designer

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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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“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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Harsh Browns
1,105.8 hrs
Posted: August 25
D&D Lore, great combat system, isn't some pervy Korean MMO. P2W though.
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3.8 hrs
Posted: August 25
Having playing Neverwinter for almost 2 and half years. I can conclude that, basically it is indeed a good game. You may find some players complained about pay to win, in fact, from my experience it is not real. I would say that, perhaps, the lack of skills in playing MMORPG causing them to say so. Paying the game is a kind of support for the game development, so in turn you are benefiting to acquire any items in the shortest time possible. But remember, without paying the game you can also get any items (including BIS items) through long term investment particularly in trading (Zen exhange & Auction house), running the contents daily (PvE- dungeon and skirmish). Basically, I am not putting any real $$ in the game, apart from the started pack which was the only one I have bought. The end-game contents was like a piece of cake with my current gear (3.5k Total Item Level). Ocassinally, I like to PvP also which is fun unless fighting against end-game PvP guilds (basically you cannot do much if Pug). Enjoy the game! Do some analysis on AH. Trading in AH will gain you some profit. I am sure you can be one of the BiS players if you really learn to play and less babbling.
Just play the game recently? And wanna become the BiS player without paying the game? You're dreaming.....After playing for several years still cannot attain end-game gears? Your problem, try harder.....
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0.9 hrs
Posted: August 25
Suckz like all of you cancer kids i ♥♥♥♥ed all of your mothers
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53.0 hrs
Posted: August 25
Its good
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Todd Howard
40.3 hrs
Posted: August 24
If you are looking for an MMO that's fun and easy to get into then Neverwinter is the place to call your new home. I love the action oritented combat and it's RPG elements. The community also makes their own dungeons for you to play and they are amazing, especially with friends or random people. A great game for anyone who is looking for a F2P MMO and highly recommended for people who also love hack n slash combat. It really puts the D&D license to good use.
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47.7 hrs
Posted: August 24
I don't know why i played this
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76.4 hrs
Posted: August 24
Similar to many MMO's. Nothing special, but nothing too infuriating either. Good time waster, if that's what you're looking for.
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338.3 hrs
Posted: August 24
So this is my second review, after that horrible train wreck mod 6-9 were.

Neverwinter is back, and better than ever! They fixed most of the graphical optimization issues, so running the game is no problem. Servers can still be an issue at times, but it's clear that they've been working on that as well. Gameplay is the usual neverwinter, at end game running dungeons is enjoyable again. The level grind from 60-70 is still boring and a hassle, can't really do much about that though huh? Some aspects of end game really push towards paying since it can feel impossible at times. Though the game is completely free to play, since everything necessary is obtainable in game.

8.5/10 Would recommend now.
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0.8 hrs
Posted: August 24
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Thôi Em Ạ!
0.1 hrs
Posted: August 24
Pls open ID from Vietnam
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37 of 44 people (84%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,887.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
Pay to win.

The devs are greedy. The price it costs for max level items like mythic artifacts is quite funny. Maybe a few thousand dollars to get your char near max or more, it has been a while since I played and everytime lots of players get maxed they increase the gear further to squeeze more money out of people.

I loved this game, the best combat in any MMO I have played but after all the hours I have played I can be 1 shot by other players because of p2w and in pve the paying players can clear content so much easier. I have played nearly 1900 hours and not even slightly close to being maxed.

You will need to spend money to buy a mount, have fun using the slow one you get for free, it will make most content terrible. You will need to pay for inventory slots since items have soul bound, shared bound and about 4 other types even if it's all the same item they won't stack. A good way for the devs to make people need to spend money on extra slots.

If your rich or don't mind never getting stronger no matter how long you play then you might like this game, otherwise I really wouldn't reccomend it.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
19.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
What can I say, this game used to be good, until they made almost everything pay to win, I did play this game for more then 2 years and had to quit because a non-casher like me couldn't compete with millionaires in this game anymore, end game is now hard, PvP is all about money, if you don't want to spend money don't bother starting to play this game. I don't recommand it at all!
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
In the 2 or 3 years I've spent on and off playing this game, I can honestly tell you it's one of the best mmo rpg games I've played. I love the gameplay, and it's got a lot of content to satisfy a variety of playstyles. That being said, I don't recommend this game because it has been lagging on me since I started playing, and it's especiay bad in common areas (I'm sure it's because I play on a not-so-decent system, but I don't care-I'm complaining anyway). Another reason is that the community for this game in particular is ♥♥♥♥ing garbage and it's one of the reasons I'd rather just play a single player game. Another thing I hated most in this game is that it's largely a play to win game. Now, I'll spend a couple dollars on a game I really like, but I'm as cheap as the next person, and I don't want to spend hundreds on any game--it's just not worth it. So why not just get rid of the paying aspect altogether? Anyway, since this game only has a few good things about it, I'd not recommend this to anyone, unless they're willing to shill out thousands of dollars to look like an elitist ♥♥♥♥♥♥. To me, that's just short of an overall disappointing game.
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13 of 23 people (57%) found this review helpful
100.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
just put it this way, the game is F2P, its an RPG, lots of folks play, you can still quest and do dungeons even without the super rare legendary "ive been playing a lot longer than you" gear. could the game use some more work, yeah, but the way it is, the game is still decent. IMO, they should focus on improving the game overall rather than keep releasing new modules. or at least focus on game mechanics, etc for next two major updates, then go back to releasing modules. i may not have a lot of time invested in the game to voice my opinion about the game overall, but i like RPG's and while im not a hardcore player, im sure somebody would value this opinion/review.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
128.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
I used to LOVE Neverwinter, played it for 8+ hours a day for almost a year (I played most of my time not through Steam, if you're wondering why the numbers don't add up. After getting a few characters to max level, I find the game unenjoyable for several reasons. However, let me not be entirely biased to the negative aspects of the game, I shall list some pros too, if I can think of any that is...

+Fun I guess, decent lasting appeal.
+Cool animations, mechanics, and cinematics in my opinion.
+Many ways to play your character.
+Many dungeons, plus community made instances that make end game less dissatisfying, and it welcomes harder or easier instances than what is provided in the actual game.

If I can think of more, I'll be sure to mention it.

-Game can be really laggy if you don't have a high-end PC, poor optimization.
-Quests, quests, quests.. Daily quests, instance quests, collecting quests, I'm tired of hearing the word quest.
-Most of the dungeons provided are WAY too easy and drop absolutely rubbish gear.
-Grindfest up to max level, I got bored and took several hiatuses while leveling my first and second characters.
-You thought the grindfest was over at max level? Think again! Time to grind for good gear while getting overloaded with gear that's so garbage, it's comparable to Trump's campaign.
-The community is honestly toxic. There's a lot of spammers, scammers, beggars, and elitists who look down on everyone else. The Elitists are the worst. I can't count the number of times I had to leave a dungeon because my gear wasn't to their standards. Screw you kids.

And the biggest con of all, the one EVERY other review mentions...

You ready?

Me neither.

You like green stuff in your wallet? Don't play this game.
If you like this game, say goodbye to that green stuff!

This game evolved from a sheer grindfest to who can waste the most money on an online video game. Fits in with the elitists. Allow me to simulate a conversation.

1: "Hey man! I just spent $200 on the game!"
2: "No way dude! I just finished farming for 8 hours and got nothing!"
1: "Man that's unfortunate! Good news for me though, I just spent another $200 and tricked out my first character! I'm so happy!"
2: "You wasted that much on the game?"
1: "Your gear sucks, don't talk to me pleb."

^Neverwinter in a nutshell.

Don't play this game, it's terrible now. Cryptic put this game in the ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ in recent months/years by adding an insane paywall to even be able to play with other people, unless you're lucky and wait for a few hours.. or days.. Stick to World of Warcraft, Rift, or something along those lines.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
223.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
The end game content is questionable, almost seems like a waste of time. But up until that point the game is actually amazing. The dungeon maker will also keep you busy and entertained if you are into that sort of thing.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
28.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
Too F2P. excessive items that take up inventory space, extremely limited inventory space. Boxes that drop a ♥♥♥♥ TON. But you have to buy key. It's a carrot that you have to buy a key to to eat. Just sell only the box and let that be it. But no, they do that to tease you.

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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
49.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
i cant seem get my cp keys to work
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Is this world of warcraft?
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