Neverwinter Expands and Escapes Open Beta June 20th

The new Caverns of Gauntlgrym event will accompany the MMO’s official launch.

Cryptic’s MMO Neverwinter has been biding its time in open beta for the last few months. Now, it’s ready to give the game one final coat of polish and push it out the door. On June 20th, Neverwinter will get a massive rebalance patch, new end-game content, and an official launch. Don’t worry though, everything you’ve worked for is coming along for the ride.

Cryptic’s been paying close attention to Neverwinter these last few months, and decided that it needs a little work. The patch will touch on every element of the game, from class balance, powers, queue system, auction house, PvP, companions, user interface, performance, and even more. The full, massive list can be found here. Excited players can get a taste of this upcoming Neverwinter mix on the new preview servers, which should be online shortly. Free respec tokens will also be handed out to help players navigate the rebalance.

Along with the massive patch, the full launch also will bring a new, high-level area. As the breathless narrator announces, “once the thriving capital of an ancient dwarven civilization, the lost city of Gauntlgrym is now a battleground for level sixty adventurers in Neverwinter.” It’s supposed to merge PvP and PvE into a massive, three-phase event, giving high-level players something else to do besides making brutal dungeons in the Foundry.

After you’ve had your fill of dwarves, how about an elven chaser? Cryptic has also announced the first expansion module for Neverwinter, entitled Fury of the Feywild. It currently resides on a placeholder page that proclaims “coming summer 2013”.

Source: Neverwinter Blog

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