The public beta for Gwent: The Witcher Card Game will begin May 24, 2017.
CD Projekt Red, developers of The Witcher series announced that the public beta for their upcoming free-to-play title Gwent: The Witcher Card Game will begin on May 24, 2017. In preparation for the game’s transition, the currently available closed beta will go offline for maintenance from May 22, 2017, until its relaunch on May 24, 2017. During this time, the game’s official Facebook and Twitter pages will provide updates on its status. In order to ensure that all players start the game on equal footing, existing player’s progress and card collections will be erased when Gwent goes into public beta. Players who took part in the game’s closed beta will receive a number of in-game bonuses. A list of these bonuses can be found on Gwent’s official website. Gwent: The Witcher Card Game’s beta will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The Xbox One and PC versions of the game will feature cross-platform play.
Gwent: The Witcher Card Game is a turn-based card game between two players. Using a deck of 25 to 40 cards, players must take turns playing one card each turn. Cards are separated into different factions, offering unique abilities and play styles. Games are divided into three rounds where players try to win two out of three by playing the strongest cards possible in order to control the game’s board.
Gwent was originally created as a game within The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Last year it was announced that it would receive a full release, using a free-to-play model. By winning rounds, players are rewarded with either ores, scraps or additional cards. Players can use ores to purchase card packs or by using real-world money. Scraps can also be crafted into new cards.