Neverwinter Celebrates 10th Anniversary
Commemorates Major Milestone with Week-Long In-Game Event Featuring Forgotten Realms Creator Ed Greenwood
Today, Gearbox Publishing and Cryptic Studios are excited to announce the free-to-play Dungeons & Dragons MMORPG, Neverwinter, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. In celebration of 10 years of exploring and expanding the iconic Forgotten Realms, adventurers can take part in a special version of Neverwinter’s yearly anniversary event, the Protector’s Jubilee. Starting today at 7:30am Pacific Time and ending on June 22 at 7:30am Pacific Time, adventurers can fight alongside Elminster, voiced by Forgotten Realms creator and the creator of the character, Ed Greenwood. In the event, players will take on a variety of missions and earn new exciting rewards, including an Elminster Simulacrum companion.
“These last ten years have been an incredible adventure for Neverwinter, and it feels like we’re only just getting started,” said Brett Norton, the game’s executive producer. “Across the last decade, we’ve had the honor and privilege of exploring all the iconic locations, classes, encounters and characters – both heroes and villains alike -- that really have defined the Dungeons & Dragons franchise. Looking forward, we are excited to dive further into the new content that’s been introduced in Dungeons & Dragons, and we want to thank our wonderful community of players for exploring Neverwinter over all these years!”
10-Year History of Neverwinter Information
Originally released in June 2013 on PC then released on Xbox One in March 2015 and PlayStation 4 in July 2016, players and Dungeons & Dragons fans alike have praised the D&D MMORPG for faithfully bringing the beloved world of Forgotten Realms to life. Neverwinter is officially one of the longest running Dungeons & Dragons MMORPGs in the history of the Dungeons & Dragons franchise offering 25 major modules (expansions) filled with content and including more than 40 adventure zones to explore, based on the 4th and 5th editions of Dungeons & Dragons. Over the last ten years, Neverwinter has explored some of Dungeons & Dragons' most beloved campaign settings and regions, including the Feywild, Underdark, Icewind Dale, Avernus and most recently, Menzoberranzan. Additionally, Neverwinter has welcomed plenty of renowned characters from the Dungeons & Dragons universe, including heroes like Drizzt Do'Urden, Dagult (Lord) Neverember, Minsc, Bruenor Battlehammer, and villains like Tiamat, Vanifer, Strahd Von Zarovich and many more.
Neverwinter’s 10th Anniversary Event Details
In honor of ten years of exploring the Forgotten Realms, the fan favorite event, Protector’s Jubilee, is back with updated content and prizes! Below’s all the exciting content players can enjoy as part of the event running from today till June 22.
• Protector’s Speech Skirmish Event - The beloved skirmish has been revamped this year as it provides a fresh experience, including an Elminster Simulacrum companion (voiced by Ed Greenwood, who created the character) that joins in the fights.
• Daily Missions – Elminster requests your help in getting Protector’s Enclave ready for the Anniversary celebrations. Each day of the event, Elminster will have a new quest from placing decorations to rousing the celebratory spirit among the locals.
• Escort Missions – With Lord Neverember seeking new business opportunities, traders and merchants from across the Sword Coast are making their way to Neverwinter.
• Elminster’s Messages – As part of Elminster Aumar’s visit to Protector’s Enclave, he is seeking the help of adventurers to deliver grim tidings to the Harper agents scattered across the Sword Coast. Players will travel to various zones to accomplish missions, speaking to Harpers in the field and have two random quests to complete based on their level.
• Anniversary Event Rewards - By taking part in the event’s festivities, you can unearth new epic rewards including these new rewards: Elminster Simulacrum Companion (voiced by Ed Greenwood!), Hand of Neverwinter Mount, Mini Minotaur Companion, Neverember’s Throne and the Entangled Thread Costume Set.
Neverwinter is a free-to-play action MMORPG featuring fast-paced combat and epic dungeons. Players explore the vast city of Neverwinter and its surrounding lands, learning the vivid history of the iconic city in the Forgotten Realms and battling its many enemies. Neverwinter is available on PC and is free to play digitally on Xbox (Xbox Live Gold membership not required) and PlayStation (PlayStation®Plus not required) consoles.
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Cryptic Studios, Inc. is a leading developer of online games committed to delivering the next level of gameplay. Cryptic Studios, Inc. develops AAA titles for PC and is rapidly diversifying its portfolio of games to expand beyond the traditional MMORPG genre. Its successfully launched titles include Champions Online: Free for All, Star Trek Online and Dungeons & Dragons Neverwinter. Cryptic Studios, Inc., a part of Gearbox Publishing, is located in Los Gatos, CA.
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