Neverwinter Players Required to Update System
Players will have to update the system as Neverwinter will no long support Windows XP and Direct3D 9, or Video Cards with a Direct3D Hardware Feature Level less than 10.0 on March 1st, 2017. This action is aimed to improve game performance and optimize the player experience. Thus for this update, the Neverwinter team have listed frequently asked questions. Let's check below.
What is the timeline for these changes?
- After December 5, 2016, if you are running on Windows XP or using Direct3D 9, or using a Video Card with a Direct3D Hardware Feature Level less than 10.0, the launcher will inform you of that fact.
- After January 15, 2017 the launcher will change your game settings to use Direct3D 11 if your system is compatible with it.
- As of March 1, 2017, Neverwinter will no longer be supporting Windows XP and Direct3D 9, or Video Cards with a Direct3D Hardware Feature Level less than 10.0.
What Operating System should I be upgrading to?
For the best play experience, Cryptic Studios recommends Windows 10. Note that you will need a Video Card that supports Direct3D Hardware Feature Level 11.0 or better to play on Windows 10.
The game will run on Windows Vista SP2 or better, or Windows 7 or 8 as well. Be aware that Microsoft is discontinuing supporting for Windows Vista as of April 2017.
What cards should I be looking for if I have to upgrade?
For the best play experience, Cryptic Studios recommends a video card that supports Direct3D Feature Level 11.0 or better. This includes:
- NVidia GeForce GTX 400 or better
- ATI/AMD Radeon HD 5000 or better
- Intel HD Graphics 4000 or better
If you are budget conscious, any of the following cards will function. Many of these cards are several years old, but they will still provide a basic Neverwinter experience.
- NVidia GeForce 8000 or better
- ATI/AMD Radeon HD 2000 or better
- Intel G965M Express, or Intel HD Graphics 2000 or better
You can check these on Neverwinter' official forum. If you have any questions, you can discuss with them or leave your questions.