Minsc & Boo are starring in Neverwinter's next update


This is becoming a trend, is it? Old, beloved characters appearing in MMOs only somewhat connected to their original game? First Revan was the star of SW:TOR's last update, and now Minsc & Boo of Baldur's Gate fame have been recruited to bolster interest in the free-to-play Forgotten Realms MMO Neverwinter. It's like Iggy Pop doing an insurance advert: the game.

"Restored to flesh and blood and once more roaming the Realms, Minsc and Boo are bold and humorous companions and steadfast allies," explains the Neverwinter dev log. "Now players will have the chance to adventure alongside the intrepid pair and uncover the secrets behind the rise of Elemental Evil."

Elemental Evil is the name of the next "module". It also adds a new Paladin class and increases the level cap.

Being brutally honest, I'd actually forgotten Neverwinter was a thing. Minsc and Boo could be a good excuse to take a look, but it'll take some effort to do the berserker and his pet space hamster justice.

Phil Savage

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.