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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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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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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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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Witch Plougher
( 2,721.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
Its good if you're only playing 1 character and also role playing it, having many toons has its advantages, but the cost of maintaining them, drains your money OR time. Its a fun game if you don't delve into its pvp contents.
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Dbanj
( 1,373.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
People claiming its P2W clearly have not played the game enough.

Although there are micro-transactions in the game you can still get everything without spending any money. The game is loads of fun, especially if you play it with friends. I would personally say the levelling from level 1 - 70 (Max Level) is very boring, as most of the content unlocks at max level. There are many different dungeons and trials, with various difficulties, for PVE players that requires you to play with other players to complete successfully. There are also three different PVP game modes which are loads of fun but that is more end-game. Obviously the game still has bugs, like most games out there, especially with new content coming out every few months, but it doesnt really affect your gameplay.

All in all a very fun game and one of my favourite MMO's out there.
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d3athstroke
( 10.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
Hands Down best MMO out there. Allows you to farm for ANYTHING you want, you can farm for AD and then Trade it for Zen, You can play on Auction to make profit. There are various encahntments and quests that allow you to make a lot of in game Money.
PVE looks awesome and there are a lot of different Zones to quest in. PVP is 3 dimensional, positioning is extremely important and there are different classes and enchantments to make every match completely different.
You can farm for ingame Money to activate and maintain your VIP status as well and once you get it it basically pays for itself and even gives you profit ! Game is constantly evolving and changing allowing you to get stronger and stronger !
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Ragnoose
( 9.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
make dragonborn race cheaper cause his bundle is jack ♥♥♥♥ otherwise
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Oz
( 75.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
Super grindy, P2WIN, repetitive.

Some people might like the tasks and gameplay, but P2WIN is killing it.
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NagyDavid
( 5.3 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 amount...like 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 dramatically...zero for some people.
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shyper
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
404 error / 420
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Ssowl
( 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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Ryn
( 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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
67 of 86 people (78%) 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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21 of 37 people (57%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
Pay to Win garbage
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
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
Recommended
5.3 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 amount...like 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 dramatically...zero for some people.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
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 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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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
187.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
The free-to-play model is done fairly badly here as there are too many quality-of-life items that are locked behind a paywall. The game play is hindered by being tied to a console-model which limits how many abilities you have access to. It's not at all apparent what the different choices you're asked to make at level 10+ and 20+ really mean and since it costs money to re-spec, you can't afford to keep trying different specs to learn what the different choices mean.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
108.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
I'm not rich enough to keep playing this game
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6 of 12 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
16.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
Lag with 300Mbps internet connection (sh*tty servers) , nobody play it and towns are empty. Graphics at max are like doom 2004 at low settings. Characters have some sort of minecraft physics . Quests are boring and repetitive , quets made by others players are limited to *go kill 10 dogs* *destoy that box 10 times* *find the hammer next to me* ...
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