Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios have announced the start of the open beta testing for Neverwinter, an online role-playing game based on Wizards of the Coast's global property Dungeons & Dragons and the beloved city of Neverwinter. The major milestone of Open Beta marks the beginning of unrestricted access to Neverwinter and its content creation system, the Foundry, along with no further character wipes. All skill upgrades, profession choices, personal customizations, companions and mounts are persistent.
Neverwinter's Foundry further enables and empowers gamers and authors to create their own unique adventures, publish their own self-generated content directly to the game world, review the missions and quests of others and even tip creators with in-game currency.
The opening cinematic video and the latest game client are now locally mirrored.