Get ready to challenge a goddess and embark on an epic quest to save a city in Neverwinter’s 26th module, Demonweb Pits. Gearbox Publishing and Cryptic Studios announced today that the next expansion of the Dungeons & Dragons MMORPG will be available on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox consoles on July 18.
Demonweb Pits is set to bring a thrilling conclusion to the Menzoberranzan story arc, as players will have to save the drow city of Menzoberranzan from the menacing spider-goddess of the drow, Lolth. This module introduces the new adventure zone, Narbondellyn, where players can delve into the grounds of House Fey-Branche, a dominant house in Menzoberranzan.
In the follow-up to the Menzoberranzan module, the Archmage of Menzoberranzan, Gromph Baenre, has recovered his lost demon summoning tome, Zhaun’ol’leal. An unexpected twist of magic results in the Material Plane and the Demonweb Pits merging, enabling demons, including Lolth herself, to step into the Underdark. Adventurers will need to team up with Noori, a brilliant Sorcere mage and cousin to the Archmage, to seal the rift and banish Lolth back to the Abyss.
Players bold enough to respond to Bregan D’aerthe’s call will discover new content, including challenging hunts throughout Menzoberranzan against horrific monsters from both the Underdark and the Demonweb Pits. The hunts will feature modifiers that ramp up the difficulty for greater rewards, combining mechanics from previous hunts in the Dragonslayer and Barovia modules.
For the fearless, the Demonweb Pits dungeon awaits, featuring new bosses and a challenging fight against Lolth. The dungeon offers new secrets and rewards across three difficulty tiers: Normal, Advanced, and Master.
Quality of life improvements also feature in this module, including a streamlined post-leveling experience. Players reaching the maximum level of 20 will find new goals and rewards, further enhancing the gameplay and offering a smoother transition to the endgame experience.