Neverwinter has a serious infestation going on. It’s lands are absolutely filled with the undead of all shapes and sizes. The large numbers of undead can partially be chalked up to historical events like the eruption of Mount Hotenow, and the subsequent loss in life, as well as the Spellplague which cause a significant rise in the undead around the Neverwinter region. However, the undead army continues to grow at a breakneck pace due to powerful necromancers like Valindra Shadowmantle, one of the games main villains, whose ultimate goal is the destruction of the living world and the ability to rule the Sword Coast at any cost.

Under her control, the usually aimlessly wandering undead are directed into a fighting force capable of overwhelming almost any opposition that stands in its way. Neverwinter’s new trailer gives us a glimpse at the hordes we are tasked with slaying. These undead range from hordes of Ash Zombies and Blazing Skeletons, to powerful Wights which can suck the very soul out of anyone who was unlucky enough to cross their paths. I even think I saw a swashbuckling pirate zombie in there (every MMO needs a pirate). Naturally it is up to us players to turn the tide of battle and push those wishing to enslave all living creatures back into the Shadowfell from which they came.

The next beta weekend for Neverwinter is scheduled for this week starting on Friday, March 8, 12pm PST until Sunday, March 10, 11:59pm PST. My inside sources tell me we might even have some beta keys to give out before then so stay tuned!

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.


  1. I have to say it only looks interesting to me at the very beginning. I feel so bored now. You guys should play Age of Wushu with me, a real sandbox game.

  2. I played a lot FPS games like Call of Duty, Gears of War, and TF2. Also a lot MMOs. Age of Wushu is very impressive. It has thousands of martial art skills. I’m wondering how it’s been made.

  3. well its based on the neverwinter novels by RA Salvatore so if there weren’t any undead then it wouldn’t follow the lore. But, it will have other mobs because there are more than just two factions fighting over neverwinter. there are also these cultist half-demon people as well that are fighting both the undead and the town of neverwinter. so to reiterate, undead are necessary for them to be canon with the lore.

  4. Meh… every game seems to try to have undead even if it doesn’t fit the story… The trend will die just like how the cowboy trend died.

  5. okayyy idk about anyone else but im kind of tiered of all this zombie/ risen/undead army stuff at the moment, can we come up with something new plz?

    • Yea. you need to register to a site that handles the avatars for comments. For example i registered on gravatar, i don’t know other sites, but i guess there are many more sites for this.


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