If you’re a fan of The Witcher, CD Projekt Red has launched the public beta for their highly anticipated card game Gwent. The Gwent beta will be available for PC, PS4, and X-Box One.
Gwent is the card game that started in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt where players would collect cards from shops, and compete in tournaments across the course of the game. Gwent had become a huge success and fans demanded that there be a separate game. CD Projekt Red had complied and announced the game in June 2016, over a year after the Witcher 3’s release. The closed beta started in October of 2016.
In GWENT: The Witcher Card Game, gamers clash with their friends in fast-paced duels that combine bluffing, on-the-fly decision making and careful deck construction. The game is played over a best-of-three series of rounds, as players unleash their hand by slinging spells and diverse units with special abilities and use clever tricks to deceive their opponents.
I had spent a fair amount of time during the closed beta, challenging others, and building up my decks. Surprisingly, for a close beta, I never had much trouble finding people to play with. My only issue with the game is it had a pay to win feature; where players could spend money and buy packs of cards, causing some players to buy massive amounts of decks, and receiving rare cards, which could be rather frustrating trying to earn enough credits to purchase decks, which you could only earn by winning, rather counter-productive in my view.
I’m excited to try Gwent on my PlayStation 4. Gwent is simple to learn and fun to play, during the Witcher 3, I spent countless hours collecting cards and extending my play time an extra 10 hours; just looking for people to challenge.