Every weekend, Windows Central streams an Xbox One game or two on Twitch for 1-2 hours and gives out free games to the cool people who join us during the stream. It's like a live podcast, only you also get to watch a game while chatting with our awesome readers and viewers!
Tonight we teamed up with our community to play Neverwinter from Perfect World Entertainment. Neverwinter is a free to play MMO that just got a big updated called "The Underdark.' We also gave out 20 Green Owlbear Mounts that can't be bought in-game! Read on for quick impressions, contest winners, and the video replay!
Just follow us at Twitch.tv/WindowsCentral, enable email notifications, watch along, and participate in chat for your chance to win. After the stream ends, be sure to check back for the YouTube replay video and contest winners.
Neverwinter: The Underdark
The first true MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) for Xbox One, Neverwinter launched in March 2015. Since then, Perfect World Entertainment has supported the game with a steady stream of updates and expansions – all for free.
The latest of these expansions is The Underdark, which arrived earlier this week. Geared mostly at high level players, The Underdark adds a new campaign, Demonic Heroic Encounter events, two new Skirmishes, new content for guild Strongholds, and plus new Xbox Achievements. This should give level 70 players many more hours of adventure.
High-level players who really get into Neverwinter will want to collect the new Dusk armor set, which provides bonuses to Underdark companions and mounts. The set requires the purchase of two premium items from the Zen Store: the Grazilaxx Bundle (a unique companion and Dusk Gloves) and the Enchanted Keys and Dusk Boots Bundle. Using the Enchanted Keys from the bundle, you'll receive enough Trade Bars to collect the other pieces of the Dusk armor set.
Meanwhile, Windows Central's Neverwinter Guild continues to grow in size and power. We've just completed construction on the Farm in our Guild Stronghold, and now we have our sights set on building a Guild Marketplace. We're always recruiting new members, and we'd love for you to join us. See these resources for details:
Be sure to watch us play Neverwinter, and then give the game a try. You won't find a bigger or better free-to-play MMO on Xbox One.
Another contest stream tomorrow!
Join us on Sunday, February 14th for a double-feature Xbox One game stream:
- Arslan: The Warriors of Legend
We'll have copies of Arslan and Xbox gift cards to win, so don't miss it!
We streamed Neverwinter for 120 minutes tonight. During that time, we gave out a total of 20 codes for Neverwinter:
- Green Owlbear Mount (Xbox One only, code must be redeemed through Arc app for Xbox One)
See the winners at the end of this article!
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Want to know what's next for Windows Central's Twitch programming? We stream a different game every Saturday. The stream always starts at the same time: 9 pm Eastern (8 pm Central, 6 pm Pacific, 2 am GMT). Over the next few weeks, we'll be streaming the following (schedule not finalized):
- Sunday, February 14: Arslan from Koei Tecmo and Deadpool from Activision – with prizes!
- Saturday, February 20: The Fall from Over the Moon Games, with special guest co-host from the developer!
- Saturday, February 27: BladeStorm: Nightmare from Koei Tecmo – A $50 value!
- Saturday, March 5: Tachyon Project from Eclipse Games
- Saturday, March 12: Lifeless Planet from Stage 2 Studios
- Saturday, March 19: To be announced
- Saturday, March 26: Dead or Alive 5 Last Round from Koei Tecmo – A $60 value!
We hope you'll tune in as often as you can! Set a recurring alarm on your phone so you'll always know when it's time for the stream to start.
These adventurers will be riding in style on Green Owlbear mounts!
Tonight's prizes provided by Perfect World Entertainment. Thanks also to our Twitch stream moderators for keeping the peace and giving away the prizes!