Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios have unveiled the Shroud of Souls update for their hit MMORPG Neverwinter: The Cloaked Ascendancy, with the update bringing a host of new updates for the game. The update brings quality of life improvements to Strongholds guilds, co-op and competitive gameplay, and will also arrive on consoles at a later date.
Shroud of Souls brings a number of new features to Neverwinter: The Cloaked Ascendancy, including:
- New Story: The Cloaked Ascendancy has fallen, giving way to a new foe with plans to raise an army of wraiths to her side. Adventurers must battle evil spectral foes while traversing areas rife with spirits to overcome a necromancer.
- New Loadouts Feature: Adventurers can now create gear loadouts to suit all of Neverwinter’s activities. Whether it’s dungeon delving, skirmishes, Strongholds, or PvP, quick swapping loadouts will get players between the activities they enjoy faster than ever.
- New Strongholds Siege: Building off of The Cloaked Ascendancy’s dynamic “The Illusionist’s Gambit” skirmish, this new Siege event pits adventurers against several waves of enemies. After they’re defeated, adventurers will be able to continue defending their Stronghold or take their current rewards to bolster its advancement.
- Customizable Guild Halls: Customizable Guild Halls give adventurers an all-new social space, as well as the opportunity to relive their adventures by showcasing their achievements in Neverwinter.
The new update comes not long after the developers announced that the game hit 15 million users across PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. At the time, Yoon Im, Senior VP of Game Publishing at Perfect World Entertainment, spoke about the milestone, saying:
“We were thrilled to see that the registered player count for Neverwinter has crossed the 15 million mark. This is a huge milestone for both Cryptic Studios and Perfect World Entertainment. We’ve seen Neverwinter grow so much since it first entered Open Beta and can’t wait to share what the game has in store for adventurers in the near future.”
Shroud of Souls is now available for Neverwinter: The Cloaked Ascendancy on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.