Neverwinter “Hero of the North” Founders Pack Asks For Big Bucks For Exclusive Beta Access and Content

on January 28, 2013 3:24 PM


As reported by Kotaku, Perfect Word Entertainment has revealed the dates to their upcoming Neverwinter Betas: the Betas will be available in North America and Europe Feb 8-10, March 8-10, and March 22-24.

The catch is, with the Dungeons & Dragons franchise so insanely popular, getting into the Beta may be something of a problem.

To give fans the chance to skip the line (and give PWE the chance to make some quick cash) PWE is debuting a “Founders Pack Program”–or, well, three of them–to give players a little head start if they’re willing to lighten their wallet. Each of the Programs are priced differently and with each comes a different amount of content and exclusivity.

The first is pack is small, and is the only one to not guarantee access to the Beta, offering something more akin to a lottery with increased chances. For $19.99, players are given a value of $49.99 in-game content, including:

• ‘Adventurer’s Helper Pack’ containing six different types of in-game items
• ‘Small Bag of Holding’ for twelve extra inventory slots
• ‘Amulet of Protection’ item

The second is the “Guardian of Neverwinter” pack, which offers access to all three beta weekends; a 3 day headstart to the open beta; and $149 worth of in-game content for $59.99, including:

• Unique ‘Gold Moonstone Mask Regalia’ head piece
• Unique ‘Armored Horse’ mount
• Unique ‘Direwolf Companion’
• In-game and forum ‘Founder’ title

The last and greatest of the Programs is the “Hero of the North” pack, which offers access to all three betas, a whopping five-day headstart access to the Neverwinter open Beta, and offers $549 worth of in-game content for $199.99, including:

• Beta Weekend Friend Invite code
• Exclusive access to ‘Menzoberranzan Renegade’, a Drow playable race like the legendary ranger Drizzt Do’Urden, complete with unique racial abilities and tattoo
• Unique ‘Armored Spider’ mount
• Unique ‘Panther Companion’
• In-game and forum ‘Founder’ title
• VIP Game Access to skip-the-line and get priority log-in access

This may be a bit pricey for some gamers, but is this too good to be true for die-hard fans? Let us know in the comments below. You can sign up for the Beta at the Neverwinter website. For more news, stay tuned to

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Born and raised in video games and "geek culture," Masoud has been bred off of fantasy worlds his entire life and doesn't see anything wrong with that. He loves RPGs (especially TRPGs), sandbox games, the sci-fi genre, dieselpunk, art deco, and anything that allows him to create. Having graduated from John Jay College with a degree in English and a minor in Creative Writing, Masoud hopes to one day pen the same novels, comics, movies, and video games he enjoys escaping into when the real world gets too boring.