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Neverwinter Adds PvP for Third Beta Weekend

Posted Wed, Mar 20, 2013 by Martuk

Cryptic and Perfect World are rolling out more content for Neverwinter’s third Beta Weekend event set to get underway this Friday. Players with access to the upcoming beta event will have a chance to sample new content that will include the PvP system and explore the Pirates' Skyhold and Icespire Peak zones. Additionally, the level cap will be increased to 50 and players will have the chance to take control of the Great Weapon Fighter class.

Neverwinter’s third Beta Weekend starts Friday, March 22 at 12pm PT and will conclude  on Sunday, March 24 at 11:59pm PT. Get primed for this weekend's event with our Neverwinter Foundry and Beta Beginners Guides.


NEVERWINTER™ BETA WEEKEND 3 INTRODUCES PVP BEGINS FRIDAY, MARCH 22


First-look at the Great Weapon Fighter Class, Pirates’ Skyhold, and Much More

(Redwood City, CA)  March 19, 2013 -- Perfect World Entertainment Inc. and Cryptic Studios are excited to share further details regarding Beta Weekend 3 for the highly anticipated Dungeons & Dragons® MMORPG, Neverwinter.

Starting at 12:00 p.m. (PDT) on Friday, March 22, players with early access to Neverwinter's Beta Weekend 3 can experience a wealth of new content, including the first opportunity to check out Neverwinter's PvP system and the chance to explore the Pirates' Skyhold and Icespire Peak Adventure Zones. In addition, players may take control of the new Great Weapon Fighter class. An increased level cap of 50, alongside many other significant improvements based directly on feedback from previous Beta Weekends, promises to make Neverwinter's Beta Weekend 3 the best yet.

"The response from the Neverwinter community and members of the press who participated in our previous Beta Weekends has been amazing so far," said Lead Producer Andy Velasquez. "On behalf of the entire development team at Cryptic Studios, I'd like to thank all Beta Weekend players for their feedback and support in making Neverwinter the best free MMORPG around!"

Explore and defend one of the most beloved cities from Dungeons & Dragons as it rises from the ashes of destruction. This free action RPG set in an immersive MMO world takes players from the besieged walls of the famed city itself to subterranean passageways in search of forgotten secrets and lost treasure. Epic stories, action combat and classic roleplaying await those heroes courageous enough to enter the fantastic realm of Faerûn and the ruined city of Neverwinter.

For the chance to participate in Neverwinter’s Beta Weekend 3, players may register for free at http://www.playneverwinter.com.

For guaranteed access to Beta Weekend 3 and a wide array of in-game perks and items when Neverwinter launches, learn more about the Neverwinter Founder’s Pack program at http://nw.perfectworld.com/founderspack

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ABOUT PERFECT WORLD ENTERTAINMENT INC.

Perfect World Entertainment is a leading North American online games publisher specializing in immersive free-to-play MMORPGs. Founded in 2008, Perfect World Entertainment has published 10 popular titles, including Blacklight Retribution, Forsaken World, Perfect World Internationaland Star Trek Online. The company works closely with its American development teams and partners such as Cryptic Studios, developer of the highly anticipated MMORPG Dungeons & Dragons Neverwinter, and Runic Games, developer of the hit Torchlight series, to provide unparalleled quality of service and game experiences to its players. A subsidiary of Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: PWRD), Perfect World Entertainment is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California. For more information, please visit: www.perfectworld.com

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. In addition to its successfully launched "Champions Online: Free for All"and "Star Trek Online", Cryptic Studios, Inc. is now developing "Dungeons & Dragons: Neverwinter"and other unannounced projects. Cryptic Studios, Inc., a subsidiary of Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: PWRD), is located in Los Gatos, CA.

Dungeons & Dragons, Neverwinter, their respective logos, Forgotten Realms, and all character names are trademarks of Wizards of the Coast LLC in the U.S.A. and other countries. All rights reserved.

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