Neverwinter: Undermountain Arrives on Console
Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios released Neverwinter‘s biggest update yet onto the PS4 and Xbox One: Undermountain. Undermountain is a legendary setting in Dungeons & Dragons, and it delivers on having new Adventure Zones via the Yawning Portal social hub. Adventurers will encounter Durnan (voiced by Maze Arcana Dungeon Master, Ruty Rutenberg), proprietor of the well-known tavern and Chultan priest of Waukeen, Obaya Uday (voiced by Dungeons & Dragons community alumni, Satine Phoenix).
These two guide players through all-new content including an Undermountain Story Campaign, exciting Expeditions, a level cap increase to 80, an Endgame Dungeon, Class Powers and Feats overhauls, a revamped Boons system, a richer loot drop experience and more. To celebrate Neverwinter’s sixth anniversary, The Protector’s Jubilee will bring a week of festivities to Protector’s Enclave from June 20th – 27th. There are free in-game items, and fun, rewarding events from Eliminster’s Messages, Protector’s Speech Skirmish, and Merchant Escort Missions. All Jubilee activities provide Figurines and Renown, which can be used to purchase unique Thrones, mounts and fashion items only available during the week celebrating the game’s sixth anniversary.
Features of Neverwinter: Undermountain:
Undermountain Campaign – The many levels of Undermountain hold secrets, exceptional rewards, wondrous beasts and remarkable experiences. The Mad Mage has called adventurers to the cavernous halls below Waterdeep, but for what purpose? Players must survive five brand new Adventure Zones to find out.
New Expedition Feature – This all-new feature introduced in Undermountain highlights the unknowable nature of the levels beneath Waterdeep. Expeditions will challenge adventurers with scaling, dynamic, repeatable quests in the search for magic relics, lost routes and some of the expansion’s greatest rewards.
Class Revamps – All eight of Neverwinter’s classes will receive varying levels of balance and adjustments in this expansion. Each class has also been renamed to align with the Fifth Edition of Dungeons & Dragons. The goal with these changes is to align classes with their roles and make customization within each path viable, fun and more straightforward.
Halaster Encounters – The Mad Mage himself will make unpredictable appearances throughout Undermountain, presenting opportunities to match wit and force. Some encounters will be a challenge, while others may be more bizarre; it’s impossible to tell. After all, he has full control over this domain he has created.
Rewards Overhaul – The most notorious dungeon in all of Faerûn will reward adventurers with the best loot in all of Neverwinter. With a level cap increase to 80, new sources of powerful loot including tiered artifact sets can be earned throughout Undermountain and from its caverns’ inhabitants.
Endgame Legacy Campaigns – Neverwinter’s many older and non-leveling-zone campaigns now offer three weekly bounties earning currency for rewards that are in-line with their endgame characters, regardless of whether the zone these quests were completed in are considered “Endgame”, e.g., Underdark or Sharandar.
Redesigned Companions System – Player Companions now fall into one of five categories. The more companions owned within each category, the stronger active companions will be with power upgrades. Synergy will create the biggest bonuses, however, the goal of these changes is to ensure all players can use whichever companions that they want, without punishment.
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