Last week, Perfect World and Cryptic announced Neverwinter’s next big thing: the Uprising module, which launches August 13th. And the heart of the content is a brand-new playable race called the Gith, which just so happen to be the subject of the game’s most recent dev blog.Gith are well-known to D&D fans, of course, having been around in the P&P game for decades, but to folks not as familiar with the lore, they might come across as sentient goblin-esque humanoids. In Nevewinter itself, they’ll start with boosted dexterity, endurance, combat advantage, and either strength or intelligence.
“Millennia ago, mind flayers conquered a race of beings who lacked the ability to withstand the onslaught. The mind flayers enslaved the race and were cruel leaders who cared little, mistreating them for centuries upon centuries,” PWE explains, though eventually the Gith broke free and built their own civilization. “There was disagreement on whether to take a militaristic approach and continue the war on the mind flayers or to take a more enlightened approach which would attempt to avoid future war. For these reasons the two factions, the githyanki and githzerai, have often been involved in civil wars ever since they earned their freedom.”
As for how you can play one? Make sure you log in when they launch!
“The gith race will be available free to VIP for the first 2 weeks of the module and afterwards free to everyone (including VIP) for the 2 weeks after that. After the initial 4 weeks, players who didn’t log in for the free gith will have to buy a pack to get access to this race.”