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Jul 18, 2023

Neverwinter, the D&D MMORPG’s 26th module, Demonweb Pits is now available simultaneously on PC and consoles

From Press Release:

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – July 18 – Today, Gearbox Publishing and Cryptic Studios announced that Neverwinter’s 26th module, Demonweb Pits, is now available on PC and PlayStation and Xbox consoles. The new module for the free-to-play Dungeons & Dragons MMORPG has adventurers challenge the spider-goddess of the drow, Lolth, to drive Lolth out of the Material Plane and save the city of Menzoberranzan once and for all.  For the first time ever in Neverwinter, adventurers can explore a new adventure zone, Narbondellyn, that lets you explore the grounds of House Fey-Branche, a powerful house of Menzoberranzan. The Demonweb Pits module also brings a challenging Demonweb Pits dungeon with an epic battle against Lolth and challenging hunts throughout Menzoberranzan, and quality of life improvements, including a new streamlined leveling experience for players. This module marks the end of the Menzoberranzan story arc, as the next module for Neverwinter will be like anything players have seen in Neverwinter before.

Following the events of Menzoberranzan, Gromph Baenre, the Archmage of Menzoberranzan, has recovered his lost demon summoning tome, Zhaun’ol’leal. Pouring over ancient texts within the Sorcere, the Archmage hoped to find a way to gain access to Lolth’s domain within the Abyss, the Demonweb Pits. This caused a spell to materialize and fracture under its own weight, resulting in the Material Plane and the Demonweb Pits to be connected — allowing demons, including Lolth, to step into the Underdark and a torrent of abyssal magic to flood into the Narbondellyn district. To stop  Menzoberranzan from being torn asunder, you’ll need to join forces with Noori, a brilliant Sorcere mage and cousin to the Archmage, to seal the rift and send Lolth back to the Abyss!

Demonweb Pits introduces plenty of playable content and exciting updates for all Neverwinter adventurers, including:

  • New Adventure Zone – Narbondellyn: Discover a new neighborhood, home to the towering Narbondel landmark of Menzoberranzan.

    • For the first time ever, explore the grounds of House Fey-Branche, a powerful house of Menzoberranzan and assist this venerable and mighty house in constructing the powerful Realm Engine to drive back Lolth!

  • New Dungeon – The Demonweb Pits: Archmage Gromph’s fractured spell has blurred the lines between Menzoberranzan and the Demonweb Pits, and the heroes of Neverwinter must band together to drive Lolth out of the Material Plane. Enter the Demonweb Pits dungeon to challenge Lolth in an epic battle, and discover new secrets, bosses and rewards.

    • This brand-new dungeon has players choose from three difficulty tiers:

      • Normal and Advanced difficulties for random queues

      • Master difficulty for players seeking an ultimate challenge

  • New Menzoberranzan Hunts: Take on challenging hunts throughout all Menzoberranzan neighborhoods that will have you go up against horrifying monstrosities from both the Underdark and the Demonweb Pits itself. Band together with fellow adventurers to defeat these foes, close the opened abyssal tears into Menzoberranzan and harness the power of the Demonweb Pits!

    • With these new hunts, they’ll feature modifiers for you to make each hunt more challenging to earn greater rewards, and have a mix of mechanics introduced in previous hunts from the Dragonslayer and Barovia modules for Neverwinter.

  • Post-Leveling Experience Update – The Hero’s Path: This new leveling experience update, “The Hero’s Path” Meta Adventure Set, offers goals for players after reaching level 20 (the max level in the game), along with new rewards as you make leveling progress – extending the new user-experience and improving guidance into the endgame experience for Neverwinter.

    • In the Adventure Log, players will find the new leveling experience under the “The Hero’s Path”, which has them run through the game in a tutorial/guided format, as it teaches the players about gameplay mechanics (e.g., combat, currency, etc.) and suggests different areas of the game to explore.

Neverwinter is a free-to-play action MMORPG featuring fast-paced combat and epic dungeons. Players explore the vast city of Neverwinter and its surrounding lands, learning the vivid history of the iconic city in the Forgotten Realms and battling its many enemies. Neverwinter is available on PC and is free to play digitally on Xbox (Xbox Live Gold membership not required) and PlayStation (PlayStation®Plus not required) consoles.