Perfect World Entertainment has announced that the second Beta Weekend event for the highly anticipated D&D free-to-play MMORPG Neverwinter has begun! From today up to the 10th, players in North America and Europe will experience another 60 hours of beta access.
"Neverwinter continues to impress players and publications worldwide," said Craig Zinkievich, Executive Producer and Chief Operating Officer, Cryptic Studios. "The tremendously valuable feedback from peers and fans has allow us to make Neverwinter a truly AAA experience that is also free-to-play. We thank everyone for their continuous support and welcome new players into this, our second Beta Weekend."
What will testers get to experience?
Control Wizard Class: Alongside three other previously playable classes (Guardian Fighter, Trickster Rogue, and Devoted Cleric), the Control Wizard makes its public debut. With an arsenal of arcane abilities, ranged attacks and AoE effects, Control Wizards are perfect additions to well-balanced parties.
New Zones, Level 40: Players can now test their combat skills up to a new level cap of 40 and in new zones, such as the burial grounds of Ebon Downs or the fortified monastery of Helm's Hold. For those skilled enough to reach the Lair of the Mad Dragon, there's an epic fight with... well, one can guess.
Play Foundry Content: The Foundry, a powerful and easy-to-use content creation tool, allows users to create, share and play their own quests and campaigns directly in the persistent game world. In Beta Weekend Two, players can access more adventures created by other gamers. Visit a well-informed Bar Maid, like the one in Driftwood Tavern, or check out one of the many Job Boards scattered throughout the city of Neverwinter to see the community's first pass at Foundry content.
If you didn't get one of the keys we gave away (they're all gone, sorry!) or haven't been selected for beta testing, you can pick from a trio of Founder's Packs, which each offer different tiers of rewards for players who throw in their wallet a bit early!
If you're playing there's no better source than the Neverwinter Wiki to prepare, so be sure to head on over and check out this amazing resource.
Happy weekend, everyone!