Neverwinter: Undermountain Arrives on June 11th

By Rebecca Smith,
Neverwinter's latest expansion has already arrived on PC, but as always, console players need to wait for another few weeks before they'll be able to venture into the depths of the Undermountain. In what Cryptic Studios promises will be the game's largest expansion ever, Undermountain will introduce a new campaign and a new Expedition feature, as well as making changes to classes, rewards, the companions system, and endgame challenges.


Players have been summoned to a massive dungeon underneath Waterdeep, where Halaster Blackcloak has some surprises waiting. Guided by tavern proprietor Durnan and Chultan priest of Waukeen, Obaya Uday, players follow the new campaign through five Adventure Zones that each have their own challenges and rewards. Once their adventure is over, they'll face a new endgame dungeon known as Lair of the Mad Mage.

As players progress, they'll be able to make use of the new increased level cap, which allows players to hit level 80. If you're not that advanced, improved level-scaling will mean earlier zones are more enjoyable for newer players. Other changes include overhauls to class abilities and balancing, new rewards from other encounters, and a new Expeditions system. You can see the main changes in the list of features below. More details on each of these changes can be found here.

  • Undermountain Campaign - The many levels of Undermountain hold secrets, exceptional rewards, wondrous beasts and remarkable experiences. The Mad Mage has called adventurers to the cavernous halls below Waterdeep, but for what purpose? Players must survive five brand new Adventure Zones to find out.
  • New Expedition Feature - This all-new feature introduced in Undermountain highlights the unknowable nature of the levels beneath Waterdeep. Expeditions will challenge adventurers with scaling, dynamic, repeatable quests in the search for magic relics, lost routes and some of the expansion’s greatest rewards.
  • Class Revamps - All eight of Neverwinter’s classes will receive varying levels of balance and adjustments in this expansion. Each class has also been renamed to align with Fifth Edition. The goal with these changes is to align classes with their roles and make customization within each path viable, fun and more straightforward.
  • Rewards Overhaul - The most notorious dungeon in all of Faerûn will reward adventurers with the best loot in all of Neverwinter. With a level cap increase to 80, new sources of powerful loot including tiered artifact sets can be earned throughout Undermountain and from its caverns’ inhabitants.
  • Endgame Challenge Campaign - Neverwinter’s many older and non-leveling-zone campaigns now offer three weekly bounties earning currency for rewards that are in-line with their endgame characters, regardless of whether the zone these quests were completed in are considered “Endgame”, e.g., Underdark or Sharandar.
  • Redesigned Companions System - Player Companions now fall into one of five categories. The more companions owned within each category, the stronger active companions will be with power upgrades. Synergy will create the biggest bonuses, however, the goal of these changes is to ensure all players can use whichever companions that they want, without punishment.
  • Halaster Encounters - The Mad Mage's influence can be felt throughout Undermountain, with unpredictable appearances presenting opportunities to witness his full control over this domain. After all, it is his home.

Undermountain will arrive on Xbox One on June 11th.

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Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.