Dungeons & Dragons Online gets first expansion this summer

Menace of the Underdark add-on brings new level cap, druid class, and Forgotten Realms to free-to-play MMORPG; price TBA.

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Dungeons & Dragons Online was launched in 2006 and adopted a free-to-play business model in 2009. Now, developer Turbine has announced the next big step in the massively multiplayer online role-playing game's journey: the arrival its first expansion.

Lolth, the spider queen. She doesn't exactly look like a nice lady.

Due out this summer, the Menace of the Underdark expansion for the MMORPG raises the game's level cap to 25, adds new zones to journey through, and brings the all-new shape-shifting druid class to the free-to-play title. A price was not provided for the expansion.

As for the new areas players can explore, Menace of the Underdark adds the Forgotten Realms, with players being dropped into the village of Eveningstar to begin their journeys. From there, gamers will encounter Lolth, the spider queen of the Underdark Drow. Additionally, players will be able to explore the Drow capital Shindylryn in the new expansion.

For more on the Menace of the Underdark expansion to Dungeons & Dragons Online, check out GameSpot's new preview of the content.

Discussion

11 comments
howlingmage
howlingmage

wow i have not played this game in sometime. I think i will have to redownload and play agian.

wexorian
wexorian

NWN 3d even names and monsters are coppy from nwn, Underdark 1 st expansion if i remember right Gj atari :)))))))))

Lhomity
Lhomity

Some friends and I tried to play this game one night during WoW maintenance (back in my WoW days - I proudly quit July 2011) and we found it extremely difficult to actually play at all. Problems ranged from the confusing signup, to downloads mysteriously cancelling, not to mention extremely slow, to the client crashing, and for one of my friends not running at all. Visual glitches, completely barren zones with no sight of players, and more problems than I can remember. It was just bad. By the time we finished mocking how awful everything was, servers were back up on WoW, and if memory serves me right, that was the morning we did heroic LK. So this game came out in 2006 and they only now have an expansion for it? Its a shame for a long-running cult franchise like D&D with such a large following.

ggregd
ggregd

"A price was not provided for the expansion." It's free, duh.

hemoleech
hemoleech

We're gonna see Drizzts running all over the place. Nice to see they FINALLY added the druid class after all these years.

servb0ts
servb0ts

come to the consoles. especially PS3.

Triton
Triton

Hey at least it's not another hour by hour Star Wars patch update...

Vambran
Vambran

Save your money for the Neverwinter MMORPG.

Evenios
Evenios

fun but the game setting is not in the forgotten realms so thats a bit confusing? but i guess thats cool. I wish they would make a real forgotten realms MMO, though technically thats what neverwinter will be....

Guth09
Guth09

And the three people that play just got excited. For the rest of the world.... just another day.