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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Mr. Bean
1,409.3 hrs
Posted: September 27
Having played this game over the years, for a long time, I have seen it fall in quality pretty hard. At first it was ok, challenging, but not impossible to gear up your character. But that is now in the past and sadly it is impossible.

This game has 2 sides to it,

First the levels 1-69, and then the endgame after 70. Here is the deal, cryptic has gutted the endgame so much, that it is not free to play at all. The whole point of the endgame is to gear up your character, and be a badass in dungeons. But the only way to do that is earn some AD (Astral diamonds) by doing specfic quests. This has been nerfed, over and over and over. They have removed the ability earn it so much, that if i was to start fresh it would take years of constant playing to get everything i need in the game to be competive and win. Now say i wanted to buy everything with real cash. Well then to fully gear up your charater, it would cost you over 1,000 dollars. It is a joke, and sadly even after all these years, paying over 100, i'm still not even close to bing best in class. The endgame is dead, don't waste your time with it. I was lucky to play back in the day, but now forget it. Because of this, there is a real gap between players who play for free and players who pay. There is no balancing to be had, thus PVP is completly broken and croweded by geared guild players vs the unlucky few who are first trying to play pvp. IT is a broken system.

levels 1-69 was the best part of this free to play experience. It is the part of the game where you level your character, and not your gear. The bots have taken it over. As stated above, cryptic has taken steps to limit AD gains, and one of the reasons for this was to combat bots from earning AD. Like life, bots find a way. The new thing is they are crowding dungeons, PVPs, and skirmish queues. It is now comon when queuing up in the lower levels, to be placed in a game populated entirally by bots. It is pretty funny to see them robotically run around.

Now if you want to play the main story quests, go ahead. Those are still there and will never be ruined. But by god don't spend a dime on this game. It is No longer worth any money. The game is going to be dead soon at this rate.

It is a pay 2 win game now, make no mistake about it.
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Son goku
72.9 hrs
Posted: September 26
this is game is a perfect example on what dnd could be if it was video game this game is amazing :)
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6.0 hrs
Posted: September 26
Still one of the best F2P MMO's available on Steam. Good variety of races and classes to replay as and a ton of fun when questing with friends. Once you get far in the game some will complain about it just sucking money but for the average person this should be a solid MMORPG experience.
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Tea Party
21.0 hrs
Posted: September 25
If they ever make a sequal will it be called "AlwaysSummer" ?

Oh yeah it's a good game
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16.3 hrs
Posted: September 25
I have to admit, I find this game extremely enjoyable for a casual player that really has no intention of reaching 70 and being the best in the game. Although, and I'm not sure if I'm the only one or not, but I am constantly being disconnected from the servers. It's very annoying! Anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour is all I can get in before I get disconnected and have to login again! Logging in again works instantly everytime, but nothing is more annoying than fighting something to just have your game freeze and take you back to the title screen! I have looked up this issue on forums to only see people were dealing with this issue years ago! Fix your crap Cryptic!
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19.5 hrs
Posted: September 25
This game was my first MMO That got me in to MMos so i will say i was younger than now so i might have had a diffrent opnion if i played it now. So this game to me was God amongst All, Its PvP is INSANE! Content Nope. But Combat and skill system is some thing i would like to see in more MMOs. Is it Worth your Time? Yes.
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502.4 hrs
Posted: September 24
This is the best thing that has happened to me, I know a lot of people think it's a money sucking game and that it is repetitive but if it was super easy to get everything then we're would be the fun in that? I think people should work to get thing and do the same things over and over because that's basically what we do in real life we do the same thing over and over for our whole life only to enjoy 15-20 years of it in comfort so what I say to all the people who think it's a terrible game and are under the age of of 14 just know you will be doing that exact same thing in the future
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13.5 hrs
Posted: September 24
This game has a number of glaring issues that prevents it from being any fun. Ill list them in no meaningful order (aside from the first one being the worst)

1.) Free to play ruins any chance this had at being a well balanced and fair game. If you dont want to put $10,000 into this game then you will be behind everyone else and cant access quite a lot of things.

2.) Limited skill bar. You can only have a total of 3 skills at any time which is fine for an action game, but I want more out of an MMo. Especially a dnd MMO.

3.) 20 different currencies. The amount of currencies this game uses is just stupid. I played to level 20 and had like 12 different currencies.

4.) Time requirements. To train followers, level professions, cast blessings or even do a few of the quests there is a time requirement. sometimes its 10 minutes, sometimes its 10 hours. (unless of course, you pay real money)

5.) you need to be level 15 to use the friends list. Why they would do this in an MMO where playing with friends is huge I have no idea.

6.) quests in parties arent completed at the same time. They have to be done for each person.

7.) leveling is very slow. Im sure theres a way to make it quicker with real money though

8.) Bag space is a BIG issue. You get 2 bags with a total of about 30 slots combined. Wouldnt be much of an issue if they didnt have so many redudant items you need to lug around. You also have no access to a stash or bank that I could find.

9.) Redundant items. you have like 6 different "kits" for accessing different nodes scattered in dungeons and the world. It should just be one item to access these so youre not using 6 of your iventory spaces. Made worse by a few other gimmics like this.

10.)You get a ton of these item chests that drop from mobs that you can only open by paying real money for keys. Its 125 zen for A SINGLE KEY. You can buy 1000 zen for $10. I had 20 of these chests by level 20 which means I would have had to spent $20 ON A FREE TO PLAY GAME to open these things.

This game is a blight on the Neverwinter game. Anyone involved in this mess deserves to be fired.... Out of a canon.... into the sun.
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17.9 hrs
Posted: September 24
My friends forced me to play this game against my will.
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Not Recommended
474.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
This game used to be good but now its literally pay hundreds to be good or spend an enternity (more or less impossible) to earn the stuff yourself. I don't think it will ever change so don't bother with this game.
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31 of 41 people (76%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
342.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
Don't listen to everyone saying how this game is p2w. You don't win. You never win.
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32 of 45 people (71%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
25.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
Once I found out it cost $6 USD for 16 measly bank slots OR 7 shared slots, I uninstalled.
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22 of 32 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
14.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
As long as you aren't looking to play "seriously" then it's pretty fun.

If you want to put some effort into it and progress your character as far as you can go then you will have to put some money down.

There are other MMO's on the market that will cost you far less. It's basically your typical cash grab free to play game.

There is no middle ground, you can either play for fun and accept your character will always be behind or you can start putting money down to stay competitive.

I can't recommend it because of the shift towards pay to win. It's a shame, this game had so much potential when it launched and now, this.
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
348.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
Played it for hours, and hours, and hours... right from Beta. But discontinued. Tried again after like 2 year break, and 2 days was the max I could go. All fun gone. It is a repetetive grinding of the same location, same boss, same everything for hours n hours, day after day. And all this... for literally nothing, cos if you want something really epic, you still have to shell out real money.
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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
372.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
It was a good game. WAS :( now is just money sucking. p2w
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
I heard you could played as a Dragonborn in Neverwinter, so I gave this game a chance, had the client to download important game files for a few hours, got into the game character select screen, and was met with huge disappointment. The race is behind a paywall of $75. Who in their right mind would pay that much simply for JUST DLC CONTENT? Perfect World Entertainment is overcharging just for a few goodies when I would just be happy to play a Dragonborn for $9.99 or free. Totally not worth it, I would stick away from this one.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
536.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
Used to be a great game I enjoyed playing it a lot, now it's just money sucking.
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12 of 20 people (60%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
106.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
I've jumped around through several "Free" MMORPGs. Thus far, I've found Neverwinter Online to be the most fun. The combat is reactive and skill can matter as much as the skills you choose. I know that a lot of people have cut the game down for being "pay to win", but if you are not out to be the most dominate player in the game with all the best gear (right away anyway) then you will have fun.

Pro: LOTS of quests with varied objectives.
*Decent community compared to many games. Get in a guild and you will have a lot of fun.
*Good respawn times for MOBs. Not a lot of waiting around.
*You can play casually OR delve into the depth of the game's crafting system.

Cons: *The graphics are standard. Not bad, but mostly not going to impress seasoned players. Some nuances ,such as mounts, look very nice though.
*It can be considered pay to win. If you are one of those who really think "winning" is possible in an MMO, then you may not like this one.
*The HUD is weak, but can be customized to your liking.

There's a lot more to be said about this game, but the bottom line is that it is fun for casual players who fear getting involved in the time-sink that is typically associated with MMOs
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
99.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
I tried to like this game, I really did. Heck, I've got almost 100 hrs into it. I will admit I shelled out quite a bit to buy things but in all honesty what did it in for me was the large amount of "chests" mobs drop that require you to spend real money on keys to open them. So you could have 100 chests and yes, you could sell them in the auction house for a measley sum but the item inside could be worth alot (like a mount). So essentially you gave away a mount for free.

And then there's the unlocking of races. I wanted to play the dragonborn race...sure no problem, have $60 for the unlock...oh by the way, what it doesn't tell you ANYWHERE (in game, on their website etc etc) is that it only unlocks ONE character. if you want TWO dragonborn characters, that'll cost you another $60.
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