Neverwinter Xbox One Closed Beta starts in February, sign up now!


Is Neverwinter about living in Los Angeles?

If you've got an Xbox One and have been hankering to play the Dungeons and Dragons MMO Neverwinter on a console, you might want to go ahead and register for the Xbox One closed beta. Registration begins today and the beta will run from February 5 - 8.

There's currently no word as to whether the beta will be an Xbox Live Gold perk, but the full game will be free-to-play for Gold members when it launches. Neverwinter on Xbox will have "optimized controls," which likely means they've found a way to fit the game's combat system on a controller.

As somebody who's never played a second of this game, I went to a trusted source: my friend Desi, who's played "over 100" hours of Neverwinter. According to her, there's a lot of grinding involved if you don't feel like shelling out the big bucks.

"It kind of is free to play, but you need to have loads of money if you want to cheat your way through," she told me over Facebook in an 'interview.' "It's very hierarchical, considering that the top players have the best (real money bought) equipment and companions."

Just going to throw this out there, if you need to subscribe to a paying service to play this MMO and it relies heavily on microtransactions, maybe "free-to-play" isn't the right term? The Xbox One version of Neverwinter will launch sometime in Early 2015, along with just about everything else.

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