The Neverwinter beta weekend is upon us. Prepare to enter the Forgotten Realms
Neverwinter…a name that no doubt stirs the hearts and souls of Dungeon and Dragon fans both far and wide. In your time as a tabletop gamer, or as a video game nerd, you may have ventured into the city with like minded adventurers with similar goals as yourself. Perhaps you entered a little later than everyone else, only to find the city in ruins after the Spellplague. Nerdy lore aside; this weekend, February 8th – 10th, you may be in for a chance on entering the realm for the first time (or once more!) in virtual form, courtesy of Cryptic Studios.
That’s right, as we’ve previously reported this coming weekend, a select few will be privy the sights and sounds that the F2P MMORPG has to offer, as this weekend will mark the first in a string of Neverwinter beta weekend. Alongside the beta announcement, Cryptic have also released the third part in the Siege of Neverwinter cinematic, which can be seen above. Although not a representation of the game, you can’t help but get a little nostalgic of ”the old days” as the undead horde of Lich Queen Valindra march upon the valiant heroes…
Its been a long time coming having been announced in 2010, and we know that fans have been excited, even if there are a few that aren’t too happy with the prices of the pre-order packs, but you can’t please them all, right?
For those that are lucky enough to make it into this limited beta period, here’s details of what you can expect;
- Content up to level 30 – Experience a variety of zones, dungeon delves, and large-scale group events as you adventure through the city of Neverwinter and its surrounding areas in the realm of Faerun, including the Protector’s Enclave, Blacklake District, Tower District, Blackdagger Ruins, and the Neverdeath graveyard.
- Companions and Mounts – During your journey, don’t forget to pick up your first companion quest at level 16 so you never have to fight alone – and be sure to take on your first mount quest at level 20 so you can ride through town in style.
- Foundry content – The Foundry, a powerful and easy-to-use adventure creation tool allowing users to create, share, and play user-generated content from the Neverwinter community. For the purpose of Beta Weekend 1, players will have access to dozens of adventures brought to you by players that have been working on them for months.
Of course as always, any fans that want to partake in the Neverwinter beta weekend should head on over to playneverwinter.com for all the details.
Here at GAMEBREAKER, we’ve had some early press access to the beta and we’ll be providing you with our views in the coming days. We’ll be sure to update you on any further news when it becomes available.