You’ll soon be able to celebrate the summer in style when Neverwinter’s Summer Festival kicks off tomorrow, July 16.
The festival will officially open tomorrow at 10a PDT and will run through August 6 at 10a PDT, so you have plenty of time to catch the fun. A host of events and activities are on the docket this year, including Sahha Ball, a Summer Feast Contest, a Troll Fight Contest, a Water Battle Contest, flower collecting, and summer provisioning.
Additionally, what would a festival be without rewards? To that end, you’ll be able to earn the Sun of Sune, the Fungal Flail Snail mount, the Forest Flail Snail mount, new South Sea fashion garments, new body paint, a new emote called Relaxing Summer Chair, plus the Sahha Ticket Ball which can be earned by playing rounds of Sahha.
Other rewards include the Water Horse, chef fashion set, a blue ribbon pig and Sunite Steed, a Sunite fashion set, and a Sunite weapon set.
First up, some tweaks have been made to Avernus and Avernus: Blood War. For example, you now have additional information in Avernus to figure out how to interact with Blood War. Additionally, the Soul Coins heroic encounter won’t tank your performance as much. The Summer Festival also received a fix, where any player who received a Summer artisan last year should now be able to get one once you enter the Workshop.
Companions saw some tweaks too, including:
Sun's Insight: This companion power should now apply its bonuses properly.
Tutor: This companion's Instructional Aid now properly attacks.
Zariel’s Challenge saw a couple changes as well for the encounter,
During phase 2 the "Shade of Fire" and "Shade of Ice" will now spread out slightly when they are close to one another.
Zariel should no longer retain effects whenever she flies away, and therefore "0" damage pop-ups should no longer appear over empty space.
You can check out the rest of the notes which touch on combat, powers, items, economy, UI, performance, and more here.