“Neverwinter” Reveals A New “Infernal Descent” Update Coming In 2020

Perfect World Entertainment revealed today that the first big expansion for Neverwinter in 2020 is on the way called Infernal Descent. Much like Baldur’s Gate: Descent Into Avernus, this content will take from the latest books in the world of Dungeons & Dragons and plant fans into the top level of the Nine Hells. With a “fun” new mission to rescue Vallenhas Manor. This is the first-ever campaign for level 80 characters, which includes a new endgame dungeon and adventure zone set on Vallenhas Estate. Here’s a little more info along with the trailer, as the content will come to Neverwinter on January 21st, 2020.

"Neverwinter" Reveals A New "Infernal Descent" Update Coming In 2020
Credit: Perfect World Entertainment

Chaos erupts in Faerûn when Vallenhas Manor and its surrounding lands are plunged into Avernus, the first layer of the Nine Hells. This takes place during the Blood War, a never-ending conflict between demons and devils. Adventurers will team up with two new heroes, the Paladin Alric Vallenhas and the Bard Etrien Sael for an epic quest to the Nine Hells to save the Vallenhas Estate from being ravaged by demonic invaders.

For the very first time, Neverwinter players will be able to visit a Lower Plane of Hell, as they explore a new endgame campaign for level 80 characters, an added adventure zone with heroic encounters and a new dungeon that takes place on a floating citadel above Avernus. Infernal Descent also introduces new story instances, demonic encounters and other exciting content based on Descent Into Avernus. More details will be revealed when the update launches on PC January 21.

Fortunately, adventurers won’t have to wait until January to explore the Nine Hells. Starting tomorrow, November 21, PC players can participate in the Hell Pit event. Over the next three weeks, heroes will convene in an infernal arena buried in the depths of the Lower Planes. This area will spawn glyphs that provide combatants with additional powers, including magical shields, increased speed, and destructive energy. As each week progresses, the challenges will become more and more deadly, until the only ones left standing are crowned the champions of Hell Pit. New rewards and great renown await those who are strong enough to survive.

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