Neverwinter’s Bard class arrives on consoles

Cryptic Studios has delivered the Jewel of the North update for its free-to-play MMORPG Neverwinter on consoles.

The highlight of this latest update is the introduction of the Bard class. The Bard is based on the Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition class archetype and can weave magic into their sword or heal and inspire their allies through music. The class can head down two progression paths: the Songblade, which focuses on close-range damage, and the Minstrel, which uses music to support allies.

Also added with the Jewel of the North is a streamlined leveling system that squashes the maximum level cap down from 80 to 20 and switches to a milestone-based leveling system, instead of XP. Existing endgame players should notice no real difference apart from the new level cap.

Neverwinter is available now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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