Non-Legendary End Chests in Neverwinter Will be Able to be Opened for Free

Cryptic’s Jared “NoWorries” Sears has posted a new blog post on the Neverwinter site to show off some nice changes coming with the Heart of Fire module. One of the most interesting is that non-legendary end chests will be able to be opened for free — meaning no key required! “Overall the key mechanic wasd frustrating, and needing to spend AD on keys for additional dungeon runs in a given day wasn’t a great experience,” Sears wrote.

Update: Cryptic Offers Insight Into Recent Neverwinter Ban Wave Over In-Game Exploit

We have updated our original article with a statement from Cryptic Studios about the exploit ban wave. Cryptic Studios acknowledged on September 12th that there was an exploit in the Neverwinter Barovia Hunts “that bypasses the intended gameplay” and that the company was working to patch the issue as soon as possible. The post further indicated that “any character found using the exploit will be subject to possible actions taken against player accounts as per Terms of Service”.

Neverwinter Implements Huge Ban Wave After Hunt Exploit Goes Crazy

Cryptic Studios acknowledged on September 12th that there was an exploit in the Neverwinter Barovia Hunts “that bypasses the intended gameplay” and that the company was working to patch the issue as soon as possible. The post further indicated that “any character found using the exploit will be subject to possible actions taken against player accounts as per Terms of Service”. It appears that the “actions taken against player accounts” happened over this past weekend.

Neverwinter Professions to be Retooled from the Ground Up

The latest Neverwinter blog has been posted to reveal big changes coming to professions with The Heart of Fire. “The professions overhaul is a ground-up redesign of the entire professions system including entirely new recipes, a personal workshop, over 200 unique artisans to hire, and big changes to how recipes themselves are completed.” reads the blog. Today’s post deals specifically with the player’s workshop.

Neverwinter’s Heart of Fire Module will Feature Acquisitions Incorporated

Perfect World Entertainment has announced that The Heart of Fire module will be coming to Neverwinter this fall for PC. The new content will feature Acquisitions Incorporated, “the famed Dungeons & Dragons adventuring company created by Penny Arcade’s founders”. The module’s content has been written by and will be voiced by Jerry Holkins & Mike Krahulik from Penny Arcade, as well as Amy Falcone as the character Walnut Dankgrass.