We had a blast with Neverwinter's
first beta weekend, logging all the play time we could manage over the
course of a hectic few days. During those few days, Cryptic Studios and
Perfect World Entertainment gave us an exclusive video look at the
high-level region, Mount Hotenow, which lies east of the fabled city of


Even nature itself besieges Neverwinter. Several decades ago,
nearby Mount Hotenow erupted, nearly destroying the city and
carving the Chasm deep into the ground. A group of fire giants now plans
to ignite a second eruption – unless they can be stopped by the
heroes of Neverwinter.

This adventure zone is geared towards high-level characters, and heroes
will have to contend with some of the most iconic enemies from Dungeons
& Dragons lore. The fire giants can manipulate the fire of their
environment, creating powerful area of effect strikes to sear the
slow-footed. Keep an eye to the sky as well, for the volcanic heat of
Mount Hotenow is the perfect home for a red dragon...

Worse still, the true source of the Mount Hotenow’s eruption was the
stirring of an ancient Primordial. Once they fought the gods themselves;
now this one sleeps fitfully under the mountain, its power waiting to
explode. Without the intervention of heroes, the fire giants will awaken
the Primordial and wreak destruction on the entire Sword Cost. Will you
answer the call to arms of Neverwinter?

The next Neverwinter Beta Weekend is March 8 - 10.

To read the latest guides, news, and features you can visit our Neverwinter Game Page.

Last Updated: Mar 14, 2016