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Neverwinter: The Cloaked Ascendancy gets Shroud of Souls update

Neverwinter is a free-to-play action MMORPG that features fast-paced combat and epic dungeons. Players explore the vast city of Neverwinter and its surrounding countryside, learning the vivid history of the iconic city in the Forgotten Realms and battling its many enemies. Released NOW is the Shroud of Souls update.

After perishing in an attempt to steal the “Shroud of Souls” from its vault, the dragonborn necromancer returns as a shade manipulating a spectral force to overwhelm the city. Heroes of Neverwinter must end this undead uprising before Morlanth can recruit even more powerful sprits for her legions. The Loadouts feature, Strongholds upgrades, including a customisable Guild Hall as well as a new “Marauders” event and more come to Neverwinter in the Shroud of Souls update.

A complete list of new features coming to Neverwinter in this update can be found below:

  • New Story: The Cloaked Ascendancy has fallen, giving way to a new foe with plans to raise a spectral army to her side. Adventurers must traverse areas rife with evil spirits to overcome this powerful necromantic threat.
  • New Loadouts Feature: Adventurers can now create gear Loadouts to suit all of Neverwinter’s activities. Whether it’s dungeon delving, skirmishes, Strongholds, or PvP; quick swapping Loadouts will get players between the activities they enjoy faster than ever.
  • Strongholds Marauders: Building off of The Cloaked Ascendancy’s dynamic “The Illusionist’s Gambit” skirmish, this new Siege event pits adventurers against several waves of enemies. After they’re defeated, players will be able to continue defending their Stronghold or take their current rewards to bolster its advancement.
  • Customisable Guild Halls: Customisable Guild Halls give adventurers an all-new social space to call their own with dozens of customisable options where they can showcase their guild’s achievements in Neverwinter.

GIVEAWAY! Neverwinter Starter packs for Xbox One

Competition closed, keep an eye out for more prizes soon!

To celebrate the announcement of Neverwinter’s Shroud of Souls expansion, which is coming to Xbox One on June 20th, we’re teaming up with our friends at Perfect World to give away 5 Neverwinter Starter Packs, which include 1 Epic quality Mulhorand level-scaling weapon for your class, 1 Bag of Holding, 1 Stone of Health and 250 Zen currency to get you started.

To enter, just enter the competition below! Here are the rules:

Competition will end, May 25th 2017, 20:00 GMT – We’ll drawn winners in the days afterwards.

  • One entry per household.
  • You must be aged 13 or older to enter..

Neverwinter Starter Packs

Good luck!

Neverwinter: Shroud of Souls launches for Xbox One on June 20

Neverwinter: Shroud of Souls, the latest expansion for the free-to-play MMORPG based on the Dungeons & Dragons franchise will launch on June 20.

This free update to the game’s last expansion, The Cloaked Ascendancy, includes an all-new adventure, the Loadouts feature, a customisable Guild Hall social space, a new Strongholds event called “Marauders” and more.

Morlanth, a dragonborn necromancer, has escaped from captivity beneath the River District, unleashing the Shroud of Souls. With a spectral force at her command, she looks to harness even more powerful spirits to act as generals for her forces. Adventurers must set out to stop this evil plan and restore peace to the River District once more.

Neverwinter: Shroud of Souls

The latest update features a new Loadouts feature allows players to create customised character builds, complete with gear configurations, for quick swapping across Neverwinter’s PvE, dungeons, PvP and more. There has also been several improvements to Strongholds guild gameplay, including a dynamic “Marauders” event and an all-new customisation Guild Hall social space where players can relive their adventures with others and showcase their achievements in Neverwinter.

Neverwinter hits 15 million total players

The popular free-to-play D&D-based MMORPG Neverwinter, has today reached the impressive milestone of 15 million registered players across all platformers.

To celebrate this achievement, developer Cryptic studios and publisher Perfect World have released a thank you video to everyone whose taken part in the adventure.

Since its original launch in June 2013, Neverwinter has continued to receive expansions and extensive patches to bring more and more diverse content from the Forgotten Realms and Dungeons & Dragons lore into the game. From defeating the elven lich Valindra Shadowmantle to facing off against monstrous demon lords in the Underdark and going toe-to-toe with frost giants in Icewind Dale, adventurers continue to experience the Forgotten Realms with players around the world. The Cloaked Ascendancy, now available on all platforms, marks the 11th major content expansion to the action MMO.

“We were thrilled to see that the registered player count for Neverwinter has crossed the 15 million mark,”

said Yoon Im, Sr. VP of Game Publishing at Perfect World Entertainment.

“This is a huge milestone for both Cryptic Studios and Perfect World Entertainment. We’ve seen Neverwinter grow so much since it first entered Open Beta and can’t wait to share what the game has in store for adventurers in the near future.”

“The success of Neverwinter on so many platforms and in so many countries shows how strong the D&D global community is,”

said Nathan Stewart, Brand Director of Dungeons & Dragons.

“Partnering with Cryptic and Perfect World to bring our annual stories to life in such a visibly stunning way has allowed D&D players to experience the Forgotten Realms like never before.”

“We look forward to continuing our development and realization of the Forgotten Realms to deliver a steady stream of new and exciting content to all our players,”

said Gordon Fong, executive producer on Neverwinter.

“Whether they are hardcore D&D enthusiasts, MMO players sharing experiences with friends, or solo RPG fans; we want Neverwinter to be a welcoming place for anyone looking for adventure and entertainment.”

We’re also celebrating this news, and the game in general, by giving away codes for special mounts in our latest stream, which start in a mere 30 minutes from this news post going live – 2100 BST Thursday 27th. Check us out over on Beam: https://beam.pro/thisisxbox

Giveaway! Neverwinter: The Cloaked Ascendancy Codes Unicorn mounts

In celebration of Neverwinter: The Cloaked Ascendancy’s launch on consoles we’re partnering with Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios to give 50 lucky winners Unicorn mounts themed after the latest expansion.

These majestic beasts live to protect the forests where they dwell. In honor of these powerful creatures, the forest dwelling fey groom them and adorn them with bright flowers staining their pure white coats with vibrant colour. These uncommon mounts grant 50% increased mounted movement speed and two Insignia slots to gain additional powers.

How do I win?

Pretty Simple really, the first 20 comments below will win a code and the other 30 will be available to those who RT the tweet that got you here and ask for one via our ThisIsXbox Twitter feed, easy!

Xbox One Redemption Instructions:

  1. Install Neverwinter from the Xbox One marketplace: http://store.xbox.com/en-US/Xbox-One/Games/Neverwinter/0b94d2a2-180b-4b80-a157-2e396d567cb2
  2. Upon launching Neverwinter, you’ll have the option to link your gamertag with an Arc account. This will open the Internet browser on your Xbox One and you can complete the account linking process there. If you skip it now, you’ll have another opportunity later.
  3. Once you’re in Neverwinter, select the Arc option.
  4. Install Arc. (You can also search for Arc in the Xbox One Marketplace)
  5. Launch Arc and hit the X button.
  6. Enter your code in the field and select “Redeem.”
  7. Head back to Neverwinter and find the Reward Claims Agent in Protector’s Enclave to pick up your item!

Please note that these items are Bind on Pickup and may only be redeemed once per account.
Offer expires December 31, 2017.

The Cloaked Ascendancy update hits Neverwinter

The Cloaked Ascendancy

How often have you wanted to lose yourself in a huge quest to save an entire city? Perfect World Entertainment have a very fluid situation with Cryptic Studios’ MMORPG, Neverwinter. They’ve just released yet another major update to the Neverwinter stage, keeping the game fresh and introducing new challenges to the player. Now you can embark on a quest to save the city of Neverwinter as The Cloaked Ascendancy has been unleashed for players on Xbox One.

A group of four mages have been ripped from the Cloak Tower during the Spellplague. These fours mages, The Cloaked Ascendancy, have a power derived from the Far Realm and they’re busy wielding it to try to claim the throne from Lord Neverember. This new update will feature a new campaign, adventure zone, a familiar new dungeon, dynamic skirmish and more.

Return to Neverwinter, dear adventurer, following the events of Storm King’s Thunder, to honour a fallen friend in the recently reclaimed River District. The ceremony is interrupted by a mysterious band of mages from the Far Realm, led by Gyrion the Ascendant, who look to carry out an evil plot to disrupt the city. The River District, a new adventure zone, sets the stage for players to uncover the Cloaked Ascendancy’s evil plot. Complete and all-new campaign, battle in a new skirmish, conquer a new, high-end Spellplague Caverns dungeon and more. This new update will feature:

  • A new adventure zone in The River District – Now occupied by the Cloaked Ascendancy with areas reflecting the resident Far Realm mage.
  • The Reclaim the River District new campaign – Defeat the four mages, one quest at a time, to help return it to the bustling economic centre it once was, before the eruption or Mt. Hotenow
  • Spellplague Caverns Dungeon – To complete the this campaign, you will return to an original Neverwinter location for this master dungeon. Face off with members of the Ascendancy nad try to find new loot.
  • The Illusionist’s Gambit – This new Skirmish offers a dynamic challenge for both max and low-level adventurers. Enemies, settings and challenges all randomly shift creating new experiences.
  • Four new Artifact Weapon sets – Players can earn four new weapon sets, harnessing the power of the Cloaked Ascendancy mages. Embrace the power of the Far Realm with the Mirage, Fey, Lifeforged and Aboleth weapons.

Neverwinter: The Cloaked Ascendancy is available free to play for Xbox Live Gold members, now.

Neverwinter: The Cloaked Ascendancy coming to Xbox One

Neverwinter is a free-to-play action MMORPG that features fast-paced combat and epic dungeons.Players explore the vast city of Neverwinter and its surrounding countryside, learning the vivid history of the iconic city in the Forgotten Realms and battling its many enemies.

Neverwinter: The Cloaked Ascendancy is the latest update that features new endgame content including an adventure zone, an epic dungeon, a dynamic skirmish and a campaign which pits adventurers against a rogue group of four powerful mages, known as “The CloakedAscendancy. 

The Cloaked Ascendancy expansion also features an epic return to the new high-end dungeon, Spellplague Caverns; a new skirmish, loaded with innovative gameplay; new artifact gear and more. The only thing with Neverwinter is you have to have an Xbox Live Gold subscription to play, let’s be honest, who hasn’t got one nowadays?

Neverwinter: Storm King’s Thunder – Sea of Moving Ice update is available now

Cryptic Studios’ free-to-play MMO Neverwinter, has just received its latest update, introducing several new features to the already rich multiplayer RPG.

Continuing the story from Storm King’s Thunder, the threat of the Ring of Winter persists, leaving Neverwinter and its surrounding lands in peril. Adventurers must gather support against Jarl Storvald and his stronghold while navigating dangerous surrounding waters with the new khyek. Along the way, they’ll be able try their luck at an updated fishing system, hunt for bottles filled with treasure maps and uncover lost relics to earn powerful artifact weapons.

Neverwinter Sea of Moving Ice 1

This update to introduces:

· Assault on Svardborg – This new level 70 trial pits 10 adventurers against the mighty Jarl Storvald in the heart of his stronghold, with both Normal and Master difficulty levels.

· New Adventure Zone – Adventurers will traverse over half a dozen large ice mountains and several smaller icebergs to muster support against Jarl Storvald and his threat of endless winter.

· New Means of Travel – The khyek is a new nautical vessel players will use to traverse the Sea of Moving Ice.

· Fishing Mini Game – Adventurers can hop in the khyek and cast a line to catch over a hundred different species of fish, gaining reputation used to access and upgrade powerful new weapons.

· Treasure Hunting – While reeling in their daily catch, adventurers may discover bottles filled with maps, leading to treasure throughout the Sea of Moving Ice.

· Artifact Weaponry – Reclaiming lost giant relics from enemies through new activities is an effort that won’t go unnoticed, as players will earn weapons far stronger than any seen before.

Neverwinter Sea of Moving Ice 2

Can you hear the Storm King’s Thunder?

Storm King's Thunder

Back in June, we brought you news that Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studio’s smash-hit MMORPG, Neverwinter would be getting the Storm King’sThunder expansion on Xbox One. The good news is, you won’t have to wait long for it to become available, and as with all of the previous Neverwinter expansions, Storm King’s Thunder will be free.

The new expansion is revealed in tandem with Wizards of the West Coast’s very latest Dungeons & Dragons storyline.

Neverwinter: Storm King’s Thunder will take your adventurer back to the chilly Icewind Dale, to face off against invading giants. Brave your way through three new adventure zones and a hugely challenging dungeon.

The story will begin as frost giants force their way into the northern regions of the Sword Coast, how incredibly rude of them. This will create a call-to-arms for Neverwinter’s strongest to defend the land from these gargantuan invaders. Travel to Bryn Shander, the largest settlement within the Ten Towns, to save the townsfolk from attack.

Enlist the help of classic Dungeons & Dragons characters such as Catti-brie, Wulfgar and Harshnag to defeat this frost giant threat. Once the battle has been won, they will continue on to Lonleywood and Cold Run until they eventually reach Fangbreaker Island. This foreboding place is a remote isle in the treacherous Sea of Moving Ice.

Become a hero, perform heroic deeds and save the inhabitants from the terrors of the frost giants when Neverwinter: Storm King’s Thunder is released on Xbox One on the 18th of October.

Here’s what’s in store.

Neverwinter, Storm King’s Thunder expansion announced

Perfect World Entertainment Inc., one of the leading publisher of free-to-play MMORPGs, and Cryptic Studios have announced the newest expansion for Neverwinter, Storm King’s Thunder. In the tenth expansion for the free-to-play Dungeons & Dragons-based MMORPG, adventurers will experience a unique story about the rise of giants, based on the upcoming storyline from Wizards of the Coast. This expansion will be available for PC in August but a console release date is still to be confirmed.

Neverwinter: Storm King’s Thunder sees giants invade the world of Neverwinter. Adventurers will travel north to Bryn Shander – the heart of the Ten Towns – to investigate the sudden presence of frost giants in the region. This new content will bring players through three new adventure zones as they team up with popular characters from Dungeons & Dragons lore, including Catti-brie, Wulfgar and Harshnag.

High-level adventurers will experience a new campaign that will guide them through the new adventure zones and story content. In addition to the story content, the expansion will also introduce players to a new tier of dungeon and additional high level equipment for adventurers.

Neverwinter is a free-to-play action MMORPG on the Xbox One that can be downloaded via the online store. For further information check out the official website.