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Gwent: The Witcher Card Game is a name for standalone game adaptation of gwent, favourite card game from the The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, by CD Projekt RED that was fully revealed during E3 2016 in 13 June. It will be will be available at release for Xbox One, PC and PlayStation 4 as a free-to-play collectible card game that puts you, not your cards, in the center of the action.

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."

– Marcin Iwiński, CD Projekt RED co-founder[2]

Features Edit

Pick a side, build your deck, and battle friends from around the world! 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!

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! [3]

  • 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

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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.

Trivia Edit

  • The codename for Gwent full game was Seawolf.[4]

Videos Edit

Gallery Edit

External links Edit

Notes & references Edit

  1. Beta launch date – a message from the GWENT Team
  2. Open Letter from Marcin Iwiński
  3. Official Gwent database last visited June 18, 2016
  4. Rafal Jaki: "The codename for Gwent was #seawolf"
The Witcher series by Andrzej Sapkowski
Short story collections and single novels Wiedźmin (obsolete) • The Last WishSword of DestinyCoś się kończy, coś się zaczyna (Something Ends, Something Begins) • Season of Storms
Saga novels Blood of ElvesTime of ContemptBaptism of FireThe Tower of the SwallowThe Lady of the Lake
Video games The WitcherThe Witcher 2: Assassins of KingsThe Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Other games Wiedźmin: Gra Wyobraźni (PnP RPG) • The Witcher Adventure Game (board game) • The Witcher Battle Arena (MOBA) • The Witcher Role-Playing Game (PnP RPG, upcoming) • Gwent: The Witcher Card Game (card game, upcoming)
Other adaptations Wiedźmin (comics) Dynastic descriptions (Sapkowski's notes) • The Hexer (movie & TV series) • Tales from the world of The Witcher (anthology)

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