Neverwinter Demonweb Pits
CHALLENGE A GOD AND SAVE THE CITY OF MENZOBERRANZAN IN NEVERWINTER: DEMONWEB PITS
New Module for Neverwinter Brings the Conclusion of the Menzoberranzan Story Arc, Features a New Adventure Zone, Dungeon, Hunts, Leveling Experience Update and More
Launches on PC and Consoles on July 18
Today, Gearbox Publishing and Cryptic Studios announced that Neverwinter’s 26th module, Demonweb Pits, will launch on PC, PlayStation and Xbox consoles on July 18. The upcoming module for the free-to-play Dungeons & Dragons MMORPG will bring the conclusion of the Menzoberranzan story arc, as adventurers will need to save the drow city of Menzoberranzan from the spider-goddess of the drow, Lolth. With the Demonweb Pits, it’ll bring a new adventure zone, Narbondellyn, that will let players explore the grounds of House Fey-Branche, a powerful house of Menzoberranzan. The Demonweb Pits module also brings a challenging Demonweb Pits dungeon with an epic battle against Lolth, challenging hunts throughout Menzoberranzan, and quality of life improvements, including a new streamlined leveling experience for players.
*Spoilers ahead for those who have not completed the story content in the recent module, Menzoberranzan*
Following the events of Menzoberranzan, Gromph Baenre, the Archmage of Menzoberranzan, has recovered his lost demon summoning tome, Zhaun'ol'leal. Pouring over ancient texts within the Sorcere, the Archmage hoped to find a way to gain access to Lolth’s domain within the Abyss, the Demonweb Pits. This caused a spell to materialize and fracture under its own weight, resulting in the Material Plane and the Demonweb Pits to be connected -- allowing demons, including Lolth, to step into the Underdark and a torrent of abyssal magic to flood into the Narbondellyn district. To stop Menzoberranzan from being torn asunder, you’ll need to join forces with Noori, a brilliant Sorcere mage and cousin to the Archmage, to seal the rift and send Lolth back to the Abyss!
In the new module, Demonweb Pits, heroes brave enough to answer Bregan D’aerthe’s call for aid will discover plenty of new content within Neverwinter, including the new Narbondellyn Adventure Zone. It is here you will explore the grounds of House Fey-Branche, a powerful house of Menzoberranzan and assist this venerable and mighty house in constructing the Realm Engine to drive back Lolth.
Throughout all neighborhoods in Menzoberranzan, you’ll be able to take on challenging hunts that will have you go up against horrifying monstrosities from both the Underdark and the Demonweb Pits itself. With these new hunts, they’ll feature modifiers for you to make each hunt more challenging to earn greater rewards, and have a mix of mechanics introduced in previous hunts from the Dragonslayer and Barovia modules for Neverwinter. For those looking for a deadly challenge, you can take on the Demonweb Pits dungeon with new bosses, including a challenging fight against Lolth, new secrets, rewards and three difficulty tiers to choose from (Normal, Advanced and Master). In addition to this new dungeon, quality of life improvements will be introduced, most notably a new post-leveling experience that offers new goals for players after reaching level 20 (the max level in the game), along with new rewards as you make leveling progress – extending the new user-experience and improving guidance into the endgame experience for Neverwinter.
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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ABOUT CRYPTIC STUDIOS, INC.
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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