Perfect World Entertainment Inc. and Cryptic Studios have launched the second free module for the popular free-to-play action MMORPG, Neverwinter. Called Shadowmantle, this module takes players to the Neverwinter Wood's deepest region to fight through the Dread Ring campaign (level 60). This module also introduces a new class, the Hunter Ranger, which is a mix of both ranged and melee abilities.
"Deep within the Neverwinter Wood lays the Dread Ring, a massive structure built for ritual magic," reads the press release. "Players explore this broken but still powerful region and fight Valindra Shadowmantle's army, including an epic battle with the lich herself. In addition to the Hunter Ranger class and new playable content, Shadowmantle features new collections, artifacts, and Paragon Paths."
The new module also provides a new Level 60 skirmish called Dead Legion, and a new Level 60 epic dungeon called Valindra's Tower, which is supposedly Neverwinter's hardest dungeon yet, requiring a gear score of 10500. Other module features include dungeon and skirmish queue revisions, party vote kicking, large-scale dungeon revisions to improve gameplay, and loads more.
The module follows the game's first module, Fury of the Feywild that went live back in mid-August. This module allows players to explore the enchanted woods of Sharandar, play as Sun and Moon Elves, collect new weapons and items, earn new rewards, encounter new creatures, and more. The module chronicles an attempt by Fomorian Giants to seize the Elven outpost of Sharandar.
"Delivering new free content to our players is and always will be our highest priority," said Cryptic Studios Executive Producer and COO, Craig Zinkievich. "To see Shadowmantle go live less than six months after official launch is incredible, and we couldn't be more excited to release this new content to our players. We also want to hear feedback about the highly anticipated Hunter Ranger class, so we encourage fans to try it and let us know what they think."
For the entire list of changes and enhancements this module will bring to the action MMORPG, head here.