Today's announcement from Cryptic Studios and Perfect World Entertainment has big news for free-to-play MMORPG Neverwinter. Hot off the heels of Rise of Tiamat, Neverwinter's 5th module, Elemental Evil will be the 6th major content update for the game, that will add a new class, the Paladin and a level cap increase from 60 to 70. Paladins, the 8th playable class, will be able to either tank or heal their way through all of the new quests and content that comes with the latest module. In addition, Strongholds, Neverwinter's take on guild housing, has also been announced as a feature of a release from later in 2015. In conjunction with the release of Elemental Evil, Wizards of the Coast will be bringing Princes of the Apocalypse to Dungeons and Dragons, where The Cult of Elemental Evil will need to be defeated as well.

For more information, please see the Neverwinter website and the press release that follows the jump.

Today, Perfect World Entertainment Inc., a leading publisher of free-to-play MMORPGs, and Cryptic Studios announced Neverwinter: Elemental Evil – the newest module for the action MMORPG set in the Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms universe from Wizards of the Coast. Following the launch of Neverwinter: Elemental Evil, Cryptic Studios will release modules later in 2015 with highly requested additions including Strongholds and well-known characters from Dungeons & Dragons lore.

With the largest update to-date, Neverwinter: Elemental Evil brings a new playable class – the Paladin – that increases the playable classes count to eight. Players looking to create Paladins will be able to choose a focus on healing or tanking builds. The new module will also increase the level cap from 60 to 70, which brings a new set of quests, feats and slottable class feature powers.

Neverwinter: Elemental Evil also continues the partnership with Wizards of the Coast as Cryptic Studios and Perfect World Entertainment maintain a one-to-one release cadence with the official D&D storylines. Neverwinter players will journey through new adventures as they fight the newest threat to Protector’s Enclave – the Cults of Elemental Evil – which are also present in the upcoming tabletop adventure release, Princes of the Apocalypse.

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

Last Updated: Mar 18, 2016

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