Neverwinter: Northdark Reaches, developed in collaboration with New York Times bestselling author R.A. Salvatore and his son, Geno Salvatore, is now live. This new module explores the events that take place between “Starlight Enclave” and “Glacier’s Edge”, the first two books in RA Salvatore’s “The Way of the Drow” trilogy.
New Campaign and Adventure Zone
Bound by his duty to the throne, King Bruenor seeks the assistance of Sergeant Knox in the disappearance of Gautlegrym’s most trusted scout, Braelin Janquay. Amidst mounting tension between factions and civil war brewing, it will fall to the adventurers of Neverwinter to unravel the mysterious circumstances surrounding Braelin’s disappearance. Heroes brave enough to answer King Bruenor’s call for aid will discover and explore the Northdark Reaches, a new region of the Underdark.
Neverwinter’s latest module introduces a new campaign, missions, rewards and the next major Adventure Zone. Alongside the familiar face of King Bruenor, adventurers will also be introduced to new characters such as the myconid Rumpadump, Saribel Xorlarrin Do’Urden, daughter of Matron Zeerith Xorlarrin, drow priestess Minolin Fey, and more. In an exciting new storyline, players will also visit new repeatable instances such as the Tower of Gabsul Nasad, Neirt Elamnshin, and the Mycelial Depths.
Temple of the Spider Dungeon Update
Gather your party and return to the Temple of the Spider in a reworked and updated version of the dungeon! Adventurers must clear the area of new servants of Lolth in order to save a Secret Moondancer taken to the Temple for judgement for posing as a High Priestess. Lolth is not known for her mercy so adventurers must make haste to rescue the priestess!
Temple of the Spider will be available in both Normal and Master difficulty. The Normal version will be included in the Random Dungeon Queue and is available to all players with at least 25,000 Item Level. The Master version will require 75,000 Item Level and will provide a challenge worthy of the strongest adventurers in the realm, especially those who seek to earn the title of “Web Hacker” upon completing all Master dungeon achievements!
Quality of Life & Wizard Updates
Neverwinter’s newest module brings with it several quality of life changes. Improvements to the inventory system have been added to help make adventuring easier. Included among these updates are filtering and finding options, several inventory bag management changes such as easier bag replacement and bag preference type, ease of companion roster navigation, and more. Additional appearance slots should help those seeking to expand their appearance options!
In addition to the quality of life updates, Wizards will notice several improvements to the class. This includes a significant amount of bug fixes and balance passes, mostly to magnitudes of various powers but also a few functional changes. This work was done to ensure Wizards remain competitive with other DPS classes and provide a few more viable choices to Wizard players.
Steel your resolve, sharpen your blade, and delve into the shadows – Neverwinter: Northdark Reaches is now available!
Experience Dungeons & Dragons Like Never Before – Neverwinter is an action MMORPG that bridges intense combat with classic D&D gameplay. Journey through the city of Neverwinter and the legendary subcontinent of Faerûn, and face off against the greatest adversaries from D&D legend.
Build Your Own Legend – Bring your adventures to life through iconic D&D classes and races, advanced paragon paths, companions, and a remarkable range of customization options. Whether you’re hunting dragons and beholders within crumbling dungeons or battling other players in the icy reaches of Icespire Peak, you’ll discover why Neverwinter is the definitive Dungeons & Dragons experience.
Optimized for Xbox One – Neverwinter inspires classic Dungeons & Dragons adventures with a fully optimized player experience for Xbox One. The fast-paced action gameplay of Neverwinter has been mapped to the Xbox One controller, giving adventures the ability to move around the battlefield and cast powerful spells with ease. Xbox One players can also use their Xbox One friends list to find and party up with others as they explore iconic locations of the Dungeons & Dragons universe.
This game supports English, French, German, Italian, and Russian.
Additional System requirements: Minimum broadband internet connection of 512 Kbps is required to access all features.
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Source: MajorNelson Xbox News