Neverwinter’s Storm King’s Thunder Expansion Comes to PS4 & Xbox One on October 18

September 21, 2016 Written by Jason Dunning

On October 18, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Neverwinter will receive the free Storm King’s Thunder expansion.

Teaming up with characters Catti-brie and Wulfgar from R.A. Salvatore’s novels as you try to discover why the giants are invading and what they’re searching for, Storm King’s Thunder comes with plenty of new features and content. This includes guild alliances, three new adventure zones, a new campaign to follow the story, a new tier of dungeon, the Ostorian relics system, class balance, and more quality of life improvements.

Perfect World Entertainment’s Andy Wong said:

You’ll travel back to Icewind Dale where a massive blizzard envelops the once-bustling town of Bryn Shander. Your quests there will then bring you to the picturesque town of Lonelywood, which is surrounded by a beautiful yet haunting forest. Finally, head to Cold Run where the frost giants first embarked from their ships. Each of these adventure zones holds their own secrets and are ripe with Ostorian relics, a new system that has you searching for ancient items in order to power up your gear.

He also explained guild alliances:

Guild Alliances will also be introduced with this expansion where up to 13 guilds can band together to form an alliance, which will open up exciting new options for all members. Visit each other’s strongholds, tackle dragons together, help each other grow, and even shop at stores from each guild. Alliances will make it much easier for you to grow your community and make friends from around the world. Start thinking about who you’ll invite to your alliance!

As for the newest dungeon, Fangbreaker Island, it has a required item level of 3100 and puts you up against three of the toughest bosses in Neverwinter history: Hati the Manticore, the Dragon Turtle, and the frost giant Drufi.

You can download Neverwinter, as well as a theme, for free from the PlayStation Store.

[Source: PS Blog, Arc Games]