Neverwinter has gotten one of those newfangled open beta launch dates. The kind where it’s officially out, but not really. I always chuckle when a game goes into open beta release and a major issue (or lack of feature) crops up and people say “but its still in beta!” Meanwhile the developers are busy collecting that sweet sweet cash shop money.

In any case the launch date is set for April 30th and players can expect to progress through the world of Neverwinter with nary a character wipe in sight. Those who purchased a Founders pack will be granted access to an additional beta weekend starting on Friday, April 12th. The beta weekend will be focused on allowing players to try out the game’s four different professions: Leadership, Mailsmithing, Platesmithing and Leatherworking. Keep in mind this will not be a part of the open beta and characters made during this beta weekend will be wiped.

Michael Dunaway has been part of the MMOBomb team for years and has covered practically every major Free-to-Play title since 2009. In addition to contributing First Look videos and news articles, Michael also serves as the Community Manager for the upcoming MMORPG, Skyforge.

32 COMMENTS

  1. I think neverwinter is just awsome, especially the battles with non-targeted attacks and free skill combinations, which reminds me there’s another game called age of wushu which is very similar. it also has no class, no leveling in charatctors with thousands of skills and realistic to its core

  2. In terms of Neverwinter it’s best to view it as an expanded online version of Balder’s Gate : Dark Alliance in terms of gameplay. If you expect a pen&paper experience, do not bother downloading. It is an action RPG and only loosely uses the rulesets from 4th edition.

    Again, if you expect a pen&paper or even DDO-like experience DO. NOT. DOWNLOAD. THIS. You are only setting yourself up for disappointment.

    If you however don’t mind and in fact enjoyed Balder’s Gate : Dark Alliance or even Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone, then you’ll likely enjoy Neverwinter.

  3. Yes. Definitely a weekly show about mmobomb.com comment section. The show would make it self.

    As for the game. I liked it. I liked all of Cryptic games. None of them forced microtranscations on me and none of them where like anything other on the market at the time. Well, at least they didn’t try to be and all of them offered user created content of which I am terribly fond of. They do not bring anything ground-breaking but that can hardly be held against them. In terms of Neverwinter it is best to not expect a strict follow up of DnD rules. I did not play it for it’s universe so it didn’t bother me. It is simply all through and through a very well done classic mmo with a few fresh twists to the mix.

    I understand people that say that they do not care for the game and that it doesn’t rock their boat. But anybody that tells you that it’s a bad game and would even call it pathetic, is simply a child.

  4. Love this game I played the first two neverwinters and they were fun but i liked the first one
    better than the second I have also played DDO online this game wipes all three away 🙂

  5. Love this game I played the first two neverwinters and they were fun but i liked the first on better than the second I have also played DDO online this game wipes all three away 🙂

  6. well was about time but wait is there gonna be a char wipe once ob ends or the wipe goes for whoever plays till 30?

  7. had no chance to test the game :((((( got my third weekend of beta key for some hours ago and its not working anymore 🙁

    • yes all characters will be wiped after weekend 3 and no there is no wipe from weekend 3 to weekend 4. Just wipes after weekend 4.

  8. Such a disappointing game that uses the Neverwinter name and has a DnD tag to it. Such a big “meh” game, my personal opinion/review on this is a 6/10. Game literally has nothing new or innovative and even if you’re not bringing anything new to the table, at least get the things that are a common place…well, done right, which they don’t. Another blah game by Cryptic Studios in my book.

    • ^ You got all that from THREE DAYS of testing, really?
      Tell me more about how you’re a Phd in game design and don’t just hate cryptic.

      • 3 days of testing…. and such a review…. well every game is worth a try and if in 3 days u can already review then u suck at it

    • The game is pathetic. It in now way represents any lore or any DND rule sets. Granted this was told to us before we entered the testing phases, but after testing I put this game into anouther F2P 6-7/10 make money fast then shut it down fast “type game”

    • It’s really getting old and I really don’t understand where this came from. at first it was that stupid “first” thing now it’s “mounted” what’s the deal with that?

      • The whole mounted thing comes from one of the F2P cast(i think) episodes where someone was joking about in game mounts or something I cant remember honestly but it doesn’t matter, like the “first” thing it’s far past its prime and doesn’t have the decency to crawl into a ditch and die.

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