Neverwinter: Strongholds Available Now

Neverwinter: Strongholds Available Now

Expansion Brings Customizable Guild Strongholds and Largest Map Ever

Today, Perfect World Entertainment Inc., a leading publisher of free-to-play MMORPGs, and Cryptic Studios announced Neverwinter: Strongholds – the seventh expansion for the action MMORPG set in the Dungeons & Dragons’ Forgotten Realms universe from Wizards of the Coast – is now available on PC. In the newest expansion, players join their guild to claim an abandoned keep from the wild and build it back into its former glory on the largest map in Neverwinter.

The gameplay trailer for Neverwinter: Strongholds can be viewed here:

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The launch of Neverwinter: Strongholds builds upon existing guild content with the ability to customize an in-game stronghold based on a guild’s needs and playstyle. The newest expansion also introduces most challenging guild-based battles: Greed of the Dragonflight. The guild, as a group, must defend their lands from four dragons in order to gain access to some of Neverwinter’s most powerful gear. In an additional update coming on Sept. 15, guilds will be able to battle each other in a brand-new, 20-versus-20 PvP mode that tasks groups to siege another guild’s stronghold.

“Since our initial launch, players have been requesting more competitive and cooperative content that brings guilds together,” said Rob Overmeyer, executive producer. “Strongholds is the beginning of Cryptic’s plans to give Neverwinter guilds just that. The expansion is massive, including our largest in-game map ever, and is built with future updates in mind. The release of Neverwinter: Strongholds will reshape both how guilds and competitive multiplayer operate.”

“Building an outpost in the wilderness after clearing out a nest of owlbears is something straight out of my old home campaign,” said Nathan Stewart, Brand Director of D&D at Wizards of the Coast. “Strongholds is adding another great experience for Neverwinter players and I’m excited to see what our fans do with it, especially as guilds prepare for the Underdark later this year.”

Reminiscent of early Dungeons & Dragons gameplay, Neverwinter: Strongholds empowers guilds to reclaim a keep and its surrounding wilderness areas from monsters. As the lands are cleared, guilds will build defenses, both in and around their strongholds. Using structures like archer towers to fend off attackers, and siege structures to increase their ability to wage war, players will have a variety of tools to use against enemy guilds. Once the keep has been secured, guilds will work to solidify their foothold along the ranges of the Sword Coast.

Neverwinter is a free-to-play action MMORPG that features fast-paced combat and epic dungeons. Players explore the vast city of Neverwinter and its surrounding countryside, learning the vivid history of the iconic city in the Forgotten Realms and battling its many enemies. Neverwinter is currently available on PC and digitally for Xbox One, available free-to-play with Gold* from the Xbox Games Store.

*On Xbox, Xbox Live Gold membership (sold separately) required.

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Perfect World is a leading online games publisher specializing in immersive free-to-play MMORPGs. Founded in 2008, Perfect World Entertainment has published a number of popular titles, including Dungeons & Dragons NeverwinterStar Trek Online, Blacklight Retribution, Forsaken World and PWI. The company works closely with its development teams and partners such as Cryptic Studios, developer of the highly acclaimed MMORPG Dungeons & Dragons Neverwinter, and Runic Games, developer of the hit Torchlight series, to provide unparalleled quality of service and game experiences to its players. A subsidiary of Perfect World Group, Perfect World Entertainment is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California and has its European Headquarters in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. For more information, please visit:



Cryptic Studios, Inc. is a leading developer of online games committed to delivering the next level of gameplay. Cryptic Studios, Inc. develops AAA titles for PC and is rapidly diversifying its portfolio of games to expand beyond the traditional MMORPG genre. Its successfully launched titles include Champions Online: Free for AllStar Trek Online and Dungeons & Dragons: Neverwinter. Cryptic Studios, Inc., a subsidiary of Perfect World Group, is located in Los Gatos, CA.



Wizards of the Coast LLC, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), is the leader in entertaining the lifestyle gamer. Wizards' players and fans are members of a global community bound together by their love of both digital gaming and in-person play. The company brings to market a range of gaming experiences under powerful brand names such as Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons. Wizards is also a publisher of fantasy series fiction with numerous New York Times best-sellers. For more information about our world renowned brands, visit the Wizards of the Coast Web site at