Gateway for Neverwinter is being put to rest. An announcement posted by Arc Games revealed that the decision to put an end to the application due to “aggressive botting activities” and went on to state that the work necessary to combat the bots took away from resources that could be used to create content.

Players who participated in Gateway and Sword Coast Adventures will be compensated. In the build being released next week, the developers who used Gateway will recieve a Mini apparatus of Gond companion. The companion will be deposited in the players’ mailboxes at release.



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  1. kill all weeaboos on September 21, 2016

    Gee..botting on the web-version of their crafting system..a system that took abnormally exorbitant amounts of time to achieve anything with. I WONDER WHY THERE WERE BOTS HURRRRR.

    PWI is cancer..everything it touches turns to shit. Everything.

  2. NGoHT on September 19, 2016

    Bahahaha now release that million players population biased paid article again, they have 100 accounts left that are active and not bot controlled in that p2w waste.

    • cacalips on September 19, 2016

      They have a good 500 peak days 150 regular on EU and US.

    • ASD on September 19, 2016

      Partly I was about ready to join this game since I’m tired of paying for my WoW subscription but after seeing how stupid neverwinter is it’s not worth it. I’m sure theres better MMOS xD.

  3. ForeverZone on September 18, 2016

    I would be much happier if the title were “Neverwinter finally closes”. I am not a hater, either fan, I enjoyed game till like 25 lvl, cuz of dat insane p2w circle.

  4. ASD on September 16, 2016

    I did lots of searching and still have no idea what gateway is and I’m no fan of neverwinter but I’m glad the top people who run neverwinter are smart enough to know when to call it quits on something.

    • dave minster on September 16, 2016

      it only took them 4 years so ya.. to admit there is a botting problem… Guess they decided to check their player base and saw that the % of players they actually have are nothing but people with 3 or 4 computers with 10-20 screens open playing the game on 100s of alts.

    • ASD on September 16, 2016

      Wtf 4 years? Wow a smarter company would of realized a problem much sooner then 4 years.

      • Merkadis on September 17, 2016

        PWI is only smart when it comes down to ruining something.
        Something like Neverwinter Nights franchise, which was turned into a shitty mmo which quite possibly will prevent the franchise from ever resurfacing again as a proper rpg as it always meant to be.
        I hate those a-holes.

      • ASD on September 17, 2016

        I’m glad I don’t play neverwinter then.