On April 23rd, the Lockbox of the Mad Mage will make its debut in the game. This new type of lockbox can contain the Legendary Hellfire Engine mount, the Grung companion or other types of goodies. Of course, all of the contents are themed around the upcoming Undermountain expansion coming later this month.
The latest Neverwinter blog devoted to the upcoming Undermountain content expansion has been published, this time penned by Environment Artist Patrick Poage. In it, Poage talks about creating the perfect environments for Expeditions and the goals the team had setting out into Undermountain. “We want it to feel like you’re traveling far and wide across Undermountain and we want to give it as much variety as we can”.
The Neverwinter team has put out a new “vlog” to detail some of the biggest changes coming to Neverwinter with the Undermountain expansion. Many of the biggest features and changes are now present on the Preview Server for players to try out and to provide feedback on between now and the April 23rd PC release date.
As Cryptic Studios has been showing over the past couple of weeks, big changes are in store for Neverwinter players when the Undermountain content expansion launches later this spring. In a pair of new blog posts on the Neverwinter site, devs lay out the changes to both the Rogue and Barbarian (formerly Great Weapon Fighter) classes.
The latest Neverwinter: Undermountain developer diary is now live for your perusal, this time focused on the rewards players will receive from quests, bosses and more. The reward system is changing drastically along with many other systems in Undermountain. For instance, armor will be altered both in stats and in being more “focused on roles instead of classes” all while “adhering to the traditional Dungeons & Dragons armor types”.
A lengthy blog post has cropped up on the Neverwinter site from Systems Designer Salim Grant. In it, sweeping changes are coming to the Pet and Companions systems in time for the release of the next content expansion, Undermountain. The overhaul is designed to provide a more streamlined and useful experience for players.
The latest Neverwinter blog has been published, this time to introduce readers to a few of the creatures that inhabit the Undermountain. Intrepid adventurers may encounter critters like the Basilisk that can turn the unwary to stone and the Ettercap, a fellow that can put players into a sticky situation. Let’s not forget the Shambling Mound and the Purple Worm too. All in all, Undermountain sounds like a terrifying place.