Major Patch NW.50.20151022C.1 Coming Today

People that monitor the forums or test on the preview server might already have noticed that there’s a heck of a patch coming with today’s weekly PC maintenance.

Illusionist's Mask
Illusionist’s Mask

First of all, the Masquerade of Liars 3rd edition comes slightly reworked. You no longer have to circle the Illusionists to trade in Charms for Tokens. This can be done directly at the event store. Doing the extra grind now nets you more rewards though as the Illusionist hand out Bags that contain 2-3 Tokens plus Event Refinement Items and rarely a Beholder Piñata. The RP are used to refine the new Illusionist’s Mask Artifact that has been added to the rewards store. This adds a Wonders of Gond flavor to Halloween. I have already raged about similar event mechanics here and you can probably expect a ZEN item helping to ease the RP grind. *** UPDATE *** Good to be wrong sometimes as it really seems to be a free Artifact for everyone on a reasonable grind. We’ll have more on it on an upcoming event review. Stay tuned!

The Artifact itself is only viable for players that need to fill out slots. It’s maximum rank of 60 is also not as important for them because they rarely get one to Legendary anyway.

Then there are plethora of bug fixes and quality of life changes. Here’s a list of the most important ones:

  • The Cragmire Crypts endboss exploit has been fixed
  • Companions in PVP are finally disabled again
  • The NPC that starts the quest line for the Class Artifact has been relocated to Protector’s Enclaveand can be started as soon as level 60 again.
  • Bags no longer auto-equip and therefore bind if there are open bag slots available on a character.
  • Blood Crystal Raven Skull is now Bind on Equip when obtained through the Howling Hatred Lockbox
  • The Companion Reward Promotion has finally been resolved after four months and rewards are now properly account-unlocks.
  • With Auction House bidding being fixed another long-standing bug goes down the drain that effectively removed bidding as auction format from the market.
  • Invoking now only takes one attempt to succeed.

In terms of major fixes this is an impressive list for the game and should improve the experience for players on many levels.


j0Shi plays the Neverwinter MMORPG since the open BETA in 2013 and is a regular contributor to the blog and the whole UN:Project. Originally a Guardian Fighter, he has built up ALTs of all classes and plays on BIS/near-BIS level.

One thought on “Major Patch NW.50.20151022C.1 Coming Today

  • November 6, 2015 at 8:50 am

    The ECC exploit has not been fixed. In fact, it’s arguably easier to exploit now than it was before. Why don’t they just remove the pits altogether?

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