Neverwinter’s Avernus, Star Trek Online’s House Divided launch as Cryptic offers 20th anny rewards

There's even stuff for Champions Online players


It’s a big day for Cryptic Studios as the company is celebrating two decades in the industry, releasing Avernus for Neverwinter, and dropping House Divided for Star Trek Online.

“Founded in Silicon Valley, CA in 2000, Cryptic Studios is best known for its popular legacy titles, Neverwinter and Star Trek Online, which have delighted millions of players across multiple platforms for seven and ten years, respectively. The studio launched its first title, City of Heroes in 2004, and continued expanding its portfolio with City of Villains in 2005 and Champions Online in 2009. Cryptic Studios remains an industry leader by continuing to create unique player experiences that transcends the traditional MMO genre. With a bright future ahead with Magic: Legends, Cryptic Studios’ upcoming free-to-play Online Action-RPG based on the iconic strategy card game, Magic: The Gathering, and even more exciting content for Neverwinter and Star Trek Online, the studio aims to keep creating unforgettable online role-playing games.”

Players of Star Trek Online, Neverwinter, and even Champions Online should log in starting today to pick up their 20th anniversary bundles

Star Trek Online

• Platinum Vanity Shield – A colored overlay for the shield that protects your starship against energy-based attacks
• Platinum Tardigrade Pet – Summons a non-combatant Tardigrade pet that will follow the player around
• Platinum Phaser Sniper Rifle – Discovery Era Rifle for Ground Combat
• 3x Specialization Points or Tech Upgrades
• New Title: Cryptonian


• Platinum Fashion Set – Cosmetic clothing used to change a character’s appearance. It has no effect on stats.
• Platinum Vanity Pet – Summons a non-combatant pet that will follow the player around.
• Rank 15 Enchantment Choice Pack – Contains your choice of a special enchantment that will change the stats of in-game items.
• Bag of Companion Upgrade Tokens – A currency used to upgrade companions.
• New Title: Cryptonian

Champions Online

• New Title: Cryptionian
• Exclusive Platinum Aura
• Platinum Defender Action Figure
• Platinum Backup! Defender Device

To claim the items for Star Trek Online, players can find them in 1 MT, which can be found in the Bundles Tab of Mudd’s Market in the Zen Store.

To claim the items for Neverwinter, players must log in between June 30 – July 6 and talk to the Rewards Agent.

To claim the items for Champions Online, players can find them at the Zen Store.

Star Trek Online has taken the day to release its newest update, House Divided, on PC, with the Klingon war plot, Martok from DS9, two new playable episodes, a new 5-person space TFO, and a new month-long event. MOP’s Eliot has deep-dived the update already; you can read his first impressions right here.

Finally, Avernus has come to Neverwinter.

“Following the events of Infernal Descent, the previous major update for Neverwinter, Avernus sends players on a thrilling journey across the Wastes of Avernus, the first layer of the Nine Hells, where players will meet Lulu, a curious hollyphant and Archdevil Zariel’s old companion, who arrives in what remains of the Vallenhas stronghold. With a locked infernal puzzle box in the player’s possession, Lulu offers aid in opening it, the only problem is, she’s lost her memories. With the only hope of restoring her memories being to take an odyssey through Avernus, players must team up with two unlikely companions, Makos and the opportunistic merchant, Mahadi, to take on this dire quest. Along the way, players can expect to explore new story content as they fight their way through hordes of demons to continue the Descent Into Avernus storyline and take part in a brand new Path of the Fallen campaign. This new journey also lets players drive infernal war machines, unravel the mysterious past of the Archdevil Zariel and experience how their actions directly impact and evolve the world of Avernus.”

Patch notes for the update are already live – including for the tank and healing changes.

Source: Press release
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