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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTvSQL3qiBo

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.

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

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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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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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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Ripbane
47.7 hrs
Posted: August 24
I don't know why i played this
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SgtSparkyface
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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densup
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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HarambeWasAInsideJob
0.8 hrs
Posted: August 24
Harambe
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Thôi Em Ạ!
0.1 hrs
Posted: August 24
Pls open ID from Vietnam
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Kogrh
40.6 hrs
Posted: August 24
Great fun enjoying it emensly
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GL-9106
0.1 hrs
Posted: August 23
no
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*Heretic
25.3 hrs
Posted: August 23
full of bugs that will never be fix, the Devs only want your cash and don't care about the game

a Dev began the correction of class unbalance and was fired

neverwinter got 2 good points : nice game interface and the foundry (players making small adventures)
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didscare
2.7 hrs
Posted: August 23
Vast amount of texture glitches, and game crashes from my experience, would not recommend.
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57 of 87 people (66%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
19.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
Don't play Neverwinter.
Seriously!

The game is over three years old and has still vast technical issues from day one 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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15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
2 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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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
45.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Great PVE. Cant see any pay 2 win issues in PVE. Maybe PVP. But why would you play this for pvp?
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Vast amount of texture glitches, and game crashes from my experience, would not recommend.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
40.3 hrs on record
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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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
190.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
I soaked more hours into this than I should have, but honestly if you enjoy the D&D universe and like MMOs then you shouldn't even bother reading reviews, just get the game already. It plays well, had very few issues with it, and the progression was good enough to keep me playing it and I usually avoid MMOs. However if you're looking for a good storyline and you're not familiar with D&D or the forgotten realms I don't really recommend it unless you're in love with MMOs. Overall though it's a decent quality game.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Well, it looks like the game code was programmed by crazy monkeys from the jungle of India.

At first, you get game client from Steam. Then you have to create another account.
Then there are autoupdate pack which client is applying.
After that there are patch from game server that needs to be installed.
At this point the game starts with "loading bar". And there will be another
"loading screen" after the first one.

And only after all that ♥♥♥♥ the game finally crashes when the second "loading"
comes to an end!
If you'll try to verify game chache, there alway will be 2 files which are not passing the check.

But the games works in Safe Mode... Good job!
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
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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