Neverwinter: Avernus - The Redeemed Citadel, Part 2 Live

The Redeemed Citadel, Cryptic Studios and Perfect World Entertainment’s episodic campaign for their fast-paced MMORPG Neverwinter and its Avernus expansion, has progressed towards a new milestone on PC. As such, the latest update kicks off a new Redeemed Citadel chapter with its own server-wide goals and leaderboards. It also overhauls the game’s mounts and early leveling experience.

Here are some highlights:

Redeemed Citadel, Milestone II

The second milestone of the Redeemed Citadel campaign will become available at 10:00 AM PDT (17:00 UTC)! With the milestone comes the Standard difficulty version of the Zariel’s Challenge trial, which provides a more approachable method of experiencing the content and learning the mechanics.

Read more about the second milestone here: Redeemed Citadel - Part 2!

Mount Changes and Upgrades

With this release, we’ve introduced the ability to upgrade any Mount from its initial quality all the way up to the new Mythic quality. All mounts now have three insignia slots, have a Passive and Combat power, and those powers now scale to the quality of the mount that grants it. (Or, if multiple mounts grant the same power, the highest quality among those mounts.)

With this change, we’ve added a new type of equipment for Mounts: Mount Collars. These are very rare, tradeable drops in dungeons, and can also be purchased from the Zen Market. When upgrading a collar, keep in mind that the mount sharing its stable slot must be of equal or higher quality than the collar, or the collar will not grant its benefits.

In addition, the Zen price of Epic Mounts has been reduced, as has the price of Epic Companions. A free pack is claimable, once per account, from the Reward Claims Agent (or the “Claim Rewards” option on the Home Page) to help you jump right into the new mounts experience.

Check the feature out in more detail on the news post: Mount Changes & Upgrades

Changes to Early Leveling Experience

The flow of the tutorial has been updated, the Staff of Savras intro campaign (and Deeds store) has been removed, and the Acquisitions Incorporated campaign now begins at level 60, increased from level 15. Players who were already on the Acquisitions Incorporated campaign can still continue even if they’re below level 60.

See this forum post for more details: Changes to Early Leveling Experience