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Neverwinter beta tests dated, founder’s packs available

Tuesday, 29th January 2013 05:46 GMT By Brenna Hillier

free-to-play MMO Neverwinter kicks off a series of closed beta tests next week; get the details and learn how to get onboard through the break.

The first step to securing a place in the beta is to sign up, of course, but as well as random luck of the draw, each of the scheduked tests will offer alternate access paths.

As detailed on the game’s forum, here’s who will automatically gain entry to each upcoming test:

  • Beta Weekend 1 – February 8-10:
    - Hero of the North Founder’s Pack purchasers
    - Guardian of Neverwinter purchasers
  • Beta Weekend 2 – March 8-10
    - Hero of the North Founder’s Pack purchasers
    - Guardian of Neverwinter purchasers
    - Torchlight 2 pre-orders
    - RaiderZ Elite Pack purchasers
  • Beta Weekend 3 – March 22-24
    - Hero of the North Founder’s Pack purchasers
    - Guardian of Neverwinter purchasers
    - Torchlight 2 pre-orders
    - RaiderZ Elite Pack purchasers

There will be other ways to get in, too – keys given out by publications or at conventions, lifetime members of Champions Online and Star Trek Online and social media giveaways.

The two premium founder’s packages are the most secure entry in, naturally, although the base package does not guarantee entry. Kotaku had the details of each tier:

  • Neverwinter bounder’s pack: $10, valued at $49, does not grant beta access
    - Adventurer’s Helper Pack containing six different types of in-game items
    - Small Bag of Holding for 12 extra inventory slots
    - Amulet of Protection item
  • Guardian of Neverwinter Pack: $60, valued at $149, grants entry to three beta weekends
    - Three-day head start access to Neverwinter Open Beta
    - Unique Gold Moonstone Mask Regalia head piece
    - Unique Armored Horse mount
    - Unique Direwolf Companion
    - In-game and forum Founder title
  • Hero of the North Founder’s Pack: $200, valued at $549, grants entry to three beta weekends
    - Five-day head start access to Neverwinter Open Beta
    - Beta Weekend Friend Invite code
    - Exclusive access to Menzoberranzan Renegade, a Drow playable race like the legendary ranger Drizzt Do’Urden, complete with unique racial abilities and tattoo
    - Unique Armored Spider mount
    - Unique Panther Companion
    - In-game and forum Founder title
    - VIP Game Access to skip-the-line and get priority log-in access

These packages will be available for purchase from the Neverwinter website sometime later today.

Thanks, Massively.

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