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Neverwinter: The Gem of the North expansion brings the Bard class into play


Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios have announced that Neverwinter’s next big expansion, The Jewel of the North, will hit PC on July 27, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in fall 2021. Neverwinter returns to its Dungeons & Dragons roots and introduces the popular multiplayer Bard genre Uses to the game. There are also many comfort-related improvements, including a new level-up system that will make it easier for players to experience the many adventures a free MMORPG has to offer in the world of dungeons and dragons.

“With Gem of the North, we want to make it easier than ever for players to create a character and embark on their Forgotten Realms adventure,” said Matt Powers, Executive Producer of Neverwinter. “The higher level has been improved and is now more compatible with the Dungeons & Dragons tabletop game. We are also really excited to perform the Bard Open class in Neverwinter.”

Neverwinter: Jewel of the North brings the elegant poet class to the stage, based on the popular fifth edition of Dungeons & Dragons. Players who choose the poet become daring heroes who can weave magic into their blades, inspire allies with music, manipulate minds, and even heal wounds. Players can choose between two exemplary classroom paths. As typical tracks, there are the swinging song blades, which do damage in close combat, and the maestro, the vocalist, who specializes in long-range combat.

In addition to the new category, Neverwinter: Jewel of the North is one of the first expansions since the MMORPG was released eight years ago in June 2013, changing the accessibility of all Neverwinter content for players. One of the major changes is the new simplified leveling system based on Dungeons & Dragons. The max level in Neverwinter will be changed from level 80 to 20. With this change, new and returning players will be able to access epic content in less than 10-12 hours. Veterans, in turn, can level up their second characters quickly and will find more players who can form a group with them for challenging missions. Players who have already reached half of the previous levels will be transferred directly to level 20. For all characters at the current maximum level, the values ​​and powers of the item remain unchanged, and only the character’s level is changed to 20. All existing players can claim a new equipment pack from the Reward Agent . In addition to the new level-up system, Jewel of the North will also provide convenience improvements, for example improved game entry, in-game tutorial review, and a new adventure system.

Neverwinter is a free-to-play multiplayer online RPG with dynamic battles and epic dungeons. Players explore the sprawling city of Neverwinter and the surrounding countryside, learning the vibrant history of this famous city from forgotten realms while defending it from countless enemies. Neverwinter is currently available for free on PC and on Xbox One with a Gold Membership* from the Xbox Play Store and on PlayStation 4 (No PlayStation Plus required).

* Xbox Live Gold membership (sold separately) required on Xbox.

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