|This article is about the standalone version. For the mini-game in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, see Gwent. For the wikia, see w:c:gwent:Gwent Wikia.|
Gwent: The Witcher Card Game is a free-to-play collectible card game for Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4, developed and published by CD Projekt. The game was first announced on 13 June 2016 at E3, and is a standalone adaptation of gwent, which was featured in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. After an initial closed beta period that lasted eight months, Gwent: The Witcher Card Game entered public beta on 24 May 2017.
Official statement Edit
- "I would like to thank all the fans for supercharging us to make standalone GWENT happen. Thousands of e-mails in dozens of languages coming from all around the world, the phone calls, the forum posts, and more than 40 fan made versions – all this, and everything in between, didn't go unnoticed," said Marcin Iwiński, CD PROJEKT co-founder. "Yes, we were mysteriously quiet after the launch of The Witcher 3, but during all this time we were hard at work on what we just unveiled today – GWENT: The Witcher Card Game. We've taken all that heart and energy you gave us and put it into GWENT," continues Iwiński. "If you enjoyed GWENT in The Witcher 3, I think I don't have to convince you to sign-up for beta. If you hadn't tried it yet, there's no better time. Go register, play the beta for free starting from September and share your feedback with us. Tell us what you like, and what you don't. Tell us what we should change or improve. We made this game for you, so let's shape it together."
Build your deck Edit
There's only one Gwent, but there are several factions you can choose to command – each offering a different playstyle which you can adjust to your liking via friendly deck builder and elegant card-crafting mechanics. Play for fun with friends or enter ranked battles in pursuit of fame and glory!
- Cunning Northern Realms
- The Proud Skellige
- Shadowy Scoia'tael
- Brutal Monsters
- The Nilfgaardian Empire
Bluff your way to victory Edit
Gwent is as much a battle of force, as it is a battle of wits. We'll always try to match you up with a player whose cards are of similar strength to yours. To win, play it smart and lure your opponent into using up their cards first. Alternatively, sacrifice one round and take the game by emerging victorious in the next one.
A World begging to be explored! Edit
Brought to you by the creators of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, the single player campaign of GWENT® thrusts players into an event-rich world they can roam freely. To be released in episodes, the story unfolding in the campaign will feature the choice and consequence mechanic the Witcher games are known for.
Game Modes Edit
Bring your army to the table and play for fun with friends or enter tournaments in search of fame and glory!
- Story Campaign -- lead mighty armies during prominent events straight from The Witcher.
- Ranked Matches -- rise through player-driven divisions and advance to the Pro League.
- Friendly Matches -- test your deck, try out new strategies, or just show off your collection of rare, animated cards.
How to Play Edit
While offering some serious, mind-bending tactical possibilities, GWENT® remains a game you can learn to play in less than 15 minutes. Either charge through the match winning two games in a row, or deliberately lose one game in order to emerge victorious in the next. Seems easy, right? Apply for the Closed BETA, fire up the tutorial and see for yourself! There's a friendly tutorial built right into the client, but if you're here, it means you want to know the gist of it now, right?
The Board Edit
The game board is divided into several areas, but one is particularly important, it's the battlefield. It contains three rows: Melee, Ranged, and Siege. You'll populate each of these rows by placing cards with a different combat value.
Your Hand Edit
Each card has a combat value, a row designation (Melee, Ranged, or Siege), and some of them also have an ability. Playing cards doesn't cost you any resources and every turn players must place a card on the board, or pass. Bear in mind that in GWENT® you don't draw additional cards during the game unless you have cards or abilities which allow you to do so. This makes every card in your hand very valuable. The same rules apply to your opponent.
How to Win Edit
You're winning as long as your total score is higher than your opponent's. The trick to winning a match lies in thoughtfully gathering points and manipulating their count through different combos.
- The codename for Gwent full game was Seawolf.
- ↑ Closed Beta launch date – a message from the GWENT Team
- ↑ Public Beta for GWENT: The Witcher Card Game set for May 24th!
- ↑ Open Letter from Marcin Iwiński
- ↑ GWENT: The Witcher Card Game PlayStation page
- ↑ Official Gwent database last visited June 18, 2016
- ↑ Rafal Jaki: "The codename for Gwent was #seawolf"