Since yesterday Neverwinter’s next mid-module update has an official name and release date! “Swords of Chult” will hit PC on October 24th and bring a new endgame skirmish, an overhaul of the PVP and refinement system, and quality of life updates.
Anticipating the release date we already started our series of preview articles, and will continue to do so over the next weeks. As always Uncensored and Unblogged will be your #1 source of all things about Swords of Chult. So make sure to check back regularly!
Quality of Life vs. Content Additions
As mid-module update, Swords of Chult is setting a focus on quality of life upgrades. With that, the game continues its latest approach of going back and forth between content updates and bugfixing / QoL.
As nice as some of the features look, endgame PVE players might run into a nasty content drought going forward. The Merchant Prince’s Folly skirmish is the only relevant addition and it’s still at least three months until Module 13. Here are the time spans between mod-module updates and the next modules so far:
- Maze Engine: Alliances to Storm Kings Thunder: 10 weeks
- Sea of Moving Ice to Cloaked Ascendancy: 15 weeks
- Shroud of Souls to Tomb of Annihilation: 12 weeks
This means players are stuck doing Hunts and the Tomb of the Nine Gods for the foreseeable future. And once all gear is acquired, there’s little else to do. That’s the usual trade-off the devs have been talking about in the past. If they work on those bugs and quality of life features, new content takes a back seat.
It’s hard to complain though. Players have been lobbying to put a bit more emphasis on fixing and reworking stuff instead of just adding content. It might also open up time to bring up another class you always wanted to try. Managing alts becomes more and more comfortable anyway. And what about PVP? The changes could finally bring back the Neverwinter Combat League and significant rewards. A competitive PVP mode wouldn’t be the worst thing either.
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