Dungeons and Dragons’ next story adventure, Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus, will send players to hell, Wizards of the Coast announced today.

The new 256-page book will be released on September 17 and focus on the city of Baldur’s Gate as it slowly succumbs to the sway of corrupt powers and evil gods. Adventurers will then get the chance to descend into the first layer of the Nine Hells to discover whether there’s a chance for redemption.

Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus Standard and Alternate Cover by Hydro74.

Designed by Chris Perkins, Principle Story Designer for Dungeons & Dragons, the adventure will take players from level 1 to level 13 as they explore the war-torn Avernus, the fire-blasted first level of the Nine Hells that’s locked in an endless war between devils and the chaotic demons of The Abyss.

An alternate cover of the Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus is also planned for release alongside the standard version only in game stores, similar to the alternate covers Alternate cover by Hydro 74.

All weekend long Wizards of the Coast is bringing together the Dungeons and Dragons community at DnDLive 2019: The Descent to reveal new products and share information about the future of the tabletop roleplaying game.

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Earlier this year, Wizards of the Coast revealed Ghosts of Saltmarsh, an adventure book that revitalizes some of the best sea-faring adventures from earlier editions of Dungeons and Dragons.

While we wait for this new adventure, why not check out some of the best DnD accessories and gifts, or the upcoming Rick & Morty/D&D crossover, or this awesome Stranger Things-inspired starter set.


Brandin Tyrrel is IGN’s Xbox Editor. You can find him on Unlocked, or chat over on Twitter at @BrandinTyrrel.



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