GWENT Public Beta now available!

May 24, 2017

We’re excited to announce the start of Public Beta for GWENT: The Witcher Card Game for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. 

You can jump into the game immediately by visiting playgwent.com on PC, or — on consoles — download the client directly through Xbox Store or PlayStation Store.

“Public Beta is an important step towards GWENT’s final release,” said Marcin Iwiński, co-founder of CD PROJEKT RED. “We’re opening the gates to everyone who wanted to play, but didn’t make it into the Closed Beta, and — at the same time — we’re introducing some pretty significant content and gameplay changes like adding animated versions of cards for every card in the game, new starter decks, or how weather cards work,” Iwiński adds. “I’m extra curious how all of the community feedback we’ve incorporated will resonate with both current players and those who’re just starting. Please keep the feedback coming, we’re listening!”

Check out these awesome videos to go along with the launch:


Public beta stream with specials guests!

May 23, 2017

Join us live on Wednesday, May 24th, at 9PM CEST (12PM PDT) on the CD PROJEKT RED Twitch channel! We'll be celebrating the launch of Public Beta with streamers and YouTubers! As always we'll be answering your questions, so be sure to stop by!

Public Beta for GWENT: The Witcher Card Game set for May 24th!

May 23, 2017

Scheduled to begin May 24th, Public Beta will be available for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

“Public Beta is the next step in the game’s development process, one that we’d be honored to continue alongside everyone who’s been with us thus far,” said Benjamin Lee, Development Director at CD PROJEKT RED. “It’s also a chance for many new gamers to play GWENT for the first time and we’re looking forward to making the game even better with their help,” added Lee.

Watch the Public Beta overview live on the official CD PROJEKT RED Twitch channel
The stream will begin today (May 17th) at 9PM CEST

GWENT’s Public Beta is a fresh start for everyone. Card collections and player progress will reset to ensure gamers begin on equal footing. Everyone who participated in the Closed Beta will receive Card Kegs, as well as other in-game rewards for their activity. Additional information regarding Closed Beta participation rewards is available here.

The switch from Closed to Public Beta will entail a short technical transition period starting May 22nd. Until the start of Public Beta on May 24th, game servers will be offline for maintenance. During this time, GWENT’s Facebook and Twitter channels will provide updates on the game’s status.

More information about Public Beta, as well as GWENT in general, is available in the FAQ section of playgwent.com.

New video - All About Premiums

May 23, 2017

When are we going to see new Premium cards? How will their crafting process change? Are the game rewards going to change?

Check out our video with Jason Slama, Lead Programmer for Gwent, and Marcin Momot, Community Lead at CD PROJEKT RED, explaining some of the upcoming changes for GWENT: The Witcher Card Game.

GWENT Challenger — Behind The Scenes Video

May 23, 2017

Go behind the scenes of GWENT Challenger and relive the best moments from our first tournament!

Check out the video here.

The final tournament standings were as follows:

Adrian “Lifecoach” Koy — $60,000
Kacem “Noxious” Khilaji — $20,000
Peter “ppd” Dager — $10,000
Mikhail “Fion56” Yastrebov — $10,000

You can see the entire tournament on the official GWENT YouTube channel.

GWENT Closed Beta Status Update

May 17, 2017

Making a good card game requires a huge amount of iterative work, and there’s only so much we can see from within the studio. The amount of feedback, and your massive involvement in the game balancing process have helped us refine GWENT in truly remarkable and unexpected ways. Thank you for being such an awesome community. 
This is just the beginning of our journey, but one thing’s for sure: we’re in great company!

We’ve been in Closed Beta for quite a while now, and we are preparing for the next stage — Public Beta. This is why we’d like to tell you a bit more about how we plan to transition into Public Beta, and what that means for your in-game progress. We’d also like to tell you more about what you’re going to receive for your participation. 

Many things have changed since we launched the Closed Beta of GWENT — we’ve introduced dozens of balance tweaks, added new mechanics, new premium versions of cards, implemented a ranking mode, and more. 

Since Public Beta will mark a significant influx of new players, we want everyone to start on equal ground. That’s why we need to reset everyone’s card collection (fear not — we’ll give you back all the Kegs you purchased with real money!) and game progress (player level, Ore and Scraps).

However, we also want to reward you for the time you invested in helping us make GWENT better. And this means you’ll get to smash public some shiny new Kegs. Chances are, a lot!

Here’s what you’ll get:

  • Every Card Keg you purchased — we will return you the amount of Kegs you bought with real money.
  • Card Kegs for Player Levels — starting from level 5, you get 2 Kegs every 5 levels. 
  • Card Kegs for your rank — 2 Kegs for each rank.
  • All end-season rewards. 
  • All items granted as gifts from CD PROJEKT RED (like the gift premium Geralt card).

All in all, after everything’s done, you should have enough Kegs to make new great decks! Once again thank you for playing GWENT and making it better. We really appreciate it.

UPDATE: By end of next week, everyone who signed up in 2016 will receive GWENT beta access. We’ll be sending more invitations as we go.



GWENT BETA LIVE STREAM WITH DEVELOPERS 17.05.2017

May 16, 2017

Join us live on Wednesday, May 17th, at 9PM CEST (12PM PDT) on the CD PROJEKT RED Twitch channel

We'll be talking about the closed beta participation rewards and end of season rewards. Additionally, we'll highlight changes and new features introduced with the upcoming update! As always we'll be answering your questions, so be sure to stop by!

GWENT Challenger tournament has crowned a Champion

May 16, 2017

Adrian “Lifecoach” Koy won GWENT Challenger — the official tournament of GWENT: The Witcher Card Game!

The finals of GWENT Challenger took place on May 13th. Winners of community qualifiers Mikhail “Fion56” Yastrebov, Alexey “Oikumena” Raspopov, Alexander “ProNeo” Shpak and Barret “Vishra” Goss took on professional gamers Jeffrey “Trump” Shih, Adrian “Lifecoach” Koy, Peter “ppd” Dager, and Kacem “Noxious” Khilaji. The tournament’s prizepool was $100,000.


After a series of fierce duels, Adrian “Lifecoach” Koy and Kacem “Noxious” Khilaji advanced to the final match to battle it out for the title of GWENT Challenger Champion. Taking it all the way to game five of the match and having performed an incredible reversal, Adrian “Lifecoach” Koy emerged victorious.

The final tournament standings are as follows:

Adrian “Lifecoach” Koy — $60,000
Kacem “Noxious” Khilaji — $20,000
Peter “ppd” Dager — $10,000
Mikhail “Fion56” Yastrebov — $10,000

You can see the entire tournament on the official GWENT YouTube channel.

GWENT Closed Beta registrations ending soon

May 11, 2017

Registrations for the Closed Beta of GWENT: The Witcher Card Game will shut down this weekend. The game will remain active for everyone who redeemed their invite before, or during the weekend.

Gamers can still join the Closed Beta by signing up on playgwent.com.

“Throughout Closed Beta, we’ve reworked and added a huge amount of features and mechanics to GWENT. Balance changes, numerous tweaks of how cards work and how the game flows; additional cards, a new faction and ranked play — it was an amazing ride and GWENT’s community was with us all the way,” said Benjamin Lee, Development Director at CD PROJEKT RED. “I’d like to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for the hours invested,” added Lee. 

The end of Closed Beta registrations is part of the preparations for the open phase of GWENT’s beta. More information regarding this next stage will be revealed next week.

The upcoming weekend will also play host to GWENT Challenger tournament finals. On May 13th at 3PM CEST, the winners of GWENT Challenger community qualifiers: Vishra, Fion56, Oikumena, ProNeo will compete with professional gamers: Jeffrey “Trump” Shih, Adrian “Lifecoach” Koy, Peter “ppd” Dager, and Kacem “Noxious” Khilaji for a piece of the $100,000 prize pool.

The event will be hosted by Maude Garret and ESL’s Joshua Gray with match commentary by community favorites, MegaMogwai and McBeard.
 
The finals of GWENT Challenger will be streamed live on CD PROJEKT RED’s Twitch channel


PS4 Technical Beta announced for GWENT!

March 30, 2017

We would like to announce a weekend-long PlayStation 4 Technical Beta for GWENT: The Witcher Card Game.

If you want to check out GWENT on your PlayStation 4 you can do so starting Friday, March 31st, 19:00 CEST. The Technical Beta will end on Monday, April 3rd, 08:00 CEST. During that time players will be able to create their own decks, check out the tutorial and participate in online casual matches. The game will be available for download from PlayStation Store. 

If you experience any problems during the technical beta do not hesitate to contact our tech support team at: ps4gwent@cdprojektred.com

More information about the Technical Beta is available in the official FAQ:

Q: How can I access GWENT: The Witcher Card Game PlayStation 4 Technical Beta?
A: The only thing you need to do is enter PlayStation Store and download GWENT: The Witcher Card Game Technical Beta.

Q: When will the Technical Beta be live?
A: The Technical Beta will be launched on March 31st, 19:00 CEST and end on April 3rd at 8:00 CEST.

Q: What regions are participating in the Technical Beta? 
A: The Technical Beta is available in Europe, North America and South America.

Q: What game features and functionalities will be available in the Technical Beta build?
A: The Technical Beta build will allow players to create their own decks, play the tutorial and online casual matches.

Q: What’s the purpose of the PlayStation Technical Beta?
A: The Technical Beta’s purpose is to test how the game works on PlayStation 4 with many users playing simultaneously. Technical glitches are possible, but the game is already fun!

Q: Is there any chance you’ll extend Technical Beta tests?
A: We’re not planning to extend the Technical Beta. 

Q: Is PlayStation Plus required to participate?
A: A PlayStation Plus subscription is not required to participate in the Technical Beta.

Q: Can gamers purchase in-game items like Card Kegs during the Technical Beta?
A: Real currency purchases are not available in the Technical Beta. 

Q: Are you planning to wipe progress made while playing the Technical Beta?
A: After Technical Beta is concluded, GWENT Technical Beta accounts will be deleted.

Q: What language versions are available in the Technical Beta?
A: The Technical Beta is available in: English, German, Russian, French, Brazilian-Portuguese, Spanish, Latin American-Spanish, Italian and Polish.

Q: Can I share in-game screenshots and video footage?
A: We’d be very happy if you did! However, please remember that this is still an early version of the game, so some bugs and glitches might occur. We’d be very grateful if you mentioned that what you’re posting is Technical Beta footage.

Q: How much HDD space will I need to install the Technical Beta build of GWENT?
A: You’ll need about 3GB of free space to install the Technical Beta build of GWENT.

Q: Do I need internet connection to participate in the Technical Beta?
A: Internet connection is required to play.

Q: Can I get Trophies for playing the Technical Beta?
A: While Trophies will be available in the final game, you will not receive any for playing the Technical Beta build. 

Q: How can I report a bug or contact tech support?
A: In order to report a bug or any issue with the game, please reach out to our technical support here: ps4gwent@cdprojektred.com



Hotfix for GWENT: The Witcher Card game now available!

March 29, 2017

We’ve just released a small update for GWENT on PC and Xbox One, which improves the game's overall performance and stability. 

The update also adjusts the Henselt and Promote cards to work with positioning recently introduced to the game. You'll find their updated tooltips below.

Henselt:
Choose 7 adjacent units on your side. Convert all non-Gold units among them to Gold until removed from the battlefield or the round ends.

Promote:
Choose 3 adjacent units on your side. Convert all non-Gold units among them to Gold until removed from the battlefield or the round ends.

See you on the battlefield!



ONE UPDATE TO POSITION THEM ALL — POSITIONING UPDATE NOW AVAILABLE!

March 23, 2017

Hey there!

It’s been a busy time for GWENT, with our visit to PAX East and the announcement of GWENT Challenger — an official The Witcher Card Game tournament. And it actually gets busier from here on out. We’ve just released a new update for the game and we’re here to tell you more about the features it introduces, how they lay the foundations for what we have in store for you in the future, and what that’s going to be.

WHAT’S NEW IN GWENT

One of the major features of the latest update is Unit Positioning. You can now choose where you want to place cards on the row — this change factors heavily into how abilities interact with units on the board. 



Up to this point, there haven’t been many ways to let your opponent know what you’re thinking. This changes with Taunts, short phrases that allow players to communicate by clicking on their avatar.



The board now features a Move History. It lets you review which cards have been played over the course of the match, which can come in handy when you’re looking to outplay your opponent. Like they say, knowledge is power. 



Speaking of the board, we’ve given it a general facelift to make it more legible and accessible, letting you see more even when you’re in the heat of battle.



The latest update also introduces changes to cards and tweaks improving the balance and overall experience. There’s actually a lot of those. You can check them all out in the full changelog.

WHAT’S NEXT FOR GWENT

The updated board and visual tweaks introduced in the Positioning Update are a first step of a visual overhaul coming to GWENT. This isn’t going to happen overnight, but rather over the course of the next several major updates. To give you a sense of what to expect, we’re talking new targeting indicators and card highlights, card movement animations and shadows, and unique effects for abilities. 

We’ve got more premium animated versions of cards in the works, with the plan being for every card in the game to have its own animated variant. We’ll definitely be hiding some easter eggs in there, so make sure to be on the lookout for these once they’re in the game. 

We are also committed to adding more cards to GWENT in general in the not-too-distant future. And with all these new cards set to arrive, as well as other upcoming changes, starter decks will be getting a refresh, too.

Card abilities and descriptions will be getting a revamp as well, so that they’re more intuitive. A big part of this will be standardizing how certain cards work and behave after being played, resulting in simpler and more reliable ability priorities.

Using this chance, we’d like to thank you for the amazing support you’re giving GWENT. You comments and suggestions are a tremendous help in shaping the game and making it a better experience. 

The GWENT Team

GWENT Challenger tournament announced!

March 16, 2017

We’re excited to announce GWENT Challenger — an official GWENT: The Witcher Card Game tournament organized in partnership with ESL.

The tournament will pit 4 best players from the community against professional gamers: Trump (Jeffrey Shih), Lifecoach (Adrian Koy), Noxious (Kacem Khilaji) and ppd (Peter Dager). GWENT Challenger finalists will compete for a total prize pool of $100,000. 

“It’s a real privilege to observe how active GWENT players are in the realm of competitive gaming. Community-powered tournaments like The Passiflora Championship, The Seven Cats Brawl or The Gwentlemen’s Open are a source of inspiration for the entire team, and we definitely want this part of GWENT to grow,” said Paweł Burza, Community Manager, CD PROJEKT RED.

“GWENT: The Witcher Card Game was created because The Witcher community wanted it. Now we’re seeing more and more gamers wanting to play GWENT competitively, so here we are with a chance to play against some heavy-hitters, and a prize pool to spice things up,” said Marcin Iwiński, Co-founder, CD PROJEKT RED. “I can’t wait to see who wins!” Iwiński adds.

Registrations for GWENT Challenger Qualifiers, a detailed rule set, tournament roadmap and FAQ are all available on the official website


GWENT BETA LIVE STREAM with Developers 14.03.2017

March 10, 2017

Join us live on Tuesday, March 14th, at 9PM CET (12PM PST) on the CD PROJEKT RED Twitch channel! We'll be playing live matches with the community and talking about the changes and new features introduced with the latest update! As always we'll be answering your questions, so be sure to stop by!

GWENT coming to PAX East 2017

March 3, 2017

We would like to invite everyone to PAX East 2017, where among other GWENT related attractions, will be giving a behind the scenes look at creating The Witcher Card Game’s animated cards.

Discussing the creative process of bringing a piece of card art to life, how each new card is a new challenge, and how the art team works to overcome said challenges will be CD PROJEKT RED’s Kasia Redesiuk (Art Director) and Brad Auty (Senior Animator). The event will be hosted by Geek Bomb’s Maude Garrett.

The panel will be held on Saturday, March 11th at 1:00PM - 2:00PM EST in the Dragonfly Theatre of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Panel details are also available here.

For everyone interested, but unable to attend this year’s PAX East in person, the panel will be streamed via Twitch in its entirety.

If you have any questions to the panelist regarding art or animation in GWENT, you can leave them in the comments below. Chosen questions will be asked during the panel.

More information regarding GWENT’s presence at PAX East 2017 will be announced on Facebook and Twitter in the coming days.

GWENT: The Witcher Card Game Update is Now Live!

February 20, 2017

New update for GWENT: The Witcher Card Game now available on PC and Xbox One!

With this update, our main focus is to improve balance, solve some of the major issues that were affecting gameplay, and improve how Nilfgaard works – especially strategies focusing on revealing cards. A lot of Nilfgaard gold cards have also received strength improvements (details below).

Another big change is for the Clan Tuirseach Axeman card – its ability now only works with units damaged on the opponent's side.



The full list of changes, sorted by faction, is available here:

General / Neutral                                                
  • Commanders Horn now adds +4 to a row.
  • Triss Merigold can now target both sides of the board.
  • Merigold's Hailstorm, Skellige Storm and White Frost now let you choose one weather effect. 
Monsters
  • Ancient Foglet strength changed from 6 to 5.
  • Avallach strength changed from 6 to 8.
  • Crones strength changed to 7,8,7.
  • Succubus strength change from 10 to 8.
  • Succubus will now place 'Agile' units on the opposite row upon moving them.
  • Vran Warrior will not consume a unit right after being played.
Skellige
  • King Bran now discards up to 3 cards and adds +1 base value.
  • Svanrige now draws cards first and then discards them.
  • Draig Bon Duh strength changed to 4.
  • Draig Bon Duh in no longer Relentless.
  • Draig Bon Duh ability changed to: add 3 base strength to 2 non-Gold units in your graveyard.
  • Clan Tordarroch Armorsmith strength changed from 6 to 5.
  • Clan Tuirseach Axeman gets +1 strength for every damaged unit on the opponents side of the board.
  • Ermion will now draw 2 cards and discard 2 cards.
Northern Realms
  • Kaedweni Siege Support can now only be placed on the siege row.
  • Reinforcements will now be able to target all Bronze cards, even if there are no copies left in the deck
Scoia'tael
  • Added a 1 turn timer to Dennis Cranmer - will now reset all other non-Gold units on the row at the end of the round.
Nilfgaard
  • Impera Brigade is now boosted only by spying units on opponents side of the board.
  • Treason now adds +8 to a opposing spying non-Gold unit.
  • Mangonel strength changed to from 4 to  6.
  • Spotters now recieve +1 for each revealed card wherever they are.
  • Spotters strength changed from 5 to 4.
  • Nauzicaa Brigade now deals 5 damage.
  • Impera Brigade now gets +3 strength instead of +2 of every spying units
  • Sweers strength changed from 7 to 8.
  • Vanhemar strength changed from 7 to 8.
  • Cynthia's Guardian strength changed from 8 to 6.
  • Menno Coehoorn strength changed from 9 to 10.
  • Xarthisius strength changed from 9 to 11.
  • Morvran Voorhis will not shuffle the deck after using his ability.
  • Tibor Eggebracht now gains base value strength and reverts to 7 once removed from battlefield.
Game fixes / changes:
  • Fixed an issue witch Reinforced Trebuchet ability countdown continuing in the graveyard after if it's removed from the board.
  • Fixed an issue with Regis not transforming into Higher Vampire.
  • Fixed a rare issue with using Treason on a damaged Cantarella: the card will be moved to the graveyard correctly while having at most 6 strength.
  • Fixed an issue with Roach and Foglets not coming back on the board when previously locked.
  • Fixed an issue with Pavetta destroying herself after using Alzur's Double Cross.
  • Fixed an issue with Tuirseach Axemen recieving a massive amount of points after Dimeritium Bomb was used.
  • Tuirseach Axeman's ability will not be triggered by set and consume effects.
  • Tuirseach Axeman's ability will only be triggered by opponent's units.
  • Fixed an issue with Skellige faction ability not working on Morkvarg.
  • Fixed an issue with Ele'yas recieving points for Commando Neophyte's, which where moved with Drowners or Geralt: Aard's ability.
  • Revealed ambush cards will be affected by Weather now.
  • Morkvarg should no longer recieve random strength values after being affected by weather and resurrected.
  • Harpies will no longer spawn eggs when pushed by Geralt: Aard.
  • Fixed an issue whereby Ceallach would be activated 3 times upon using Jan Calveit's ability.
  • Fixed an issue whereby Dimeritium bomb would reset units' to their base strength disregarding Weather Effects.
Game polishes:
  • John Calveit's tooltip fixed to mention non-Gold Units.
  • Added a 1 turn timer to Lubberkin's ability.
  • Fixed Skjall's tooltip to: lose 2 strength instead of 3.
  • Numerous tooltip fixes.

Hotfix for GWENT: The Witcher Card Game

February 7, 2017

We've just issued a hotfix for GWENT: The Witcher Card Game. Below is the full list of changes.
Hotfix for GWENT: The Witcher Card Game

Gameplay - card Strength / abilities changes:

Neutral
  • Yennefer: The Conjurer's Strength changed from 7 to 5.
Skellige
  • Draig Bon Dhu will now be Relentless.
  • Cerys' Strength changed from 12 o 8.
  • King Bran's buff value changed from 2 to 1.
Game Fixes Changes
  • Sarah should no longer get double points when Weather Effects are spawned by opponent's Coral.
  • Fleeting Units should no longer stay in the middle of the board after being discarded by Bran's ability.
  • Isengrim will no longer spawn Scoia'tael Neophytes when the opponent plays Decoy.
  • Foltest will not be able to copy spying Units.
  • Tuirseach Axeman with Resilience will not be buffed by Units cleared from the Battlefield at the end of the round.
  • Harpies will not spawn more eggs when pushed by Geralt: Aard.
  • Hawker Support will not be boosted when the opponent plays Decoy.
  • Units affected by Weather and then replayed on the same row will now have proper Strength.
Game polishes
  • Tooltip changes.

Nilfgaard arrives! New faction now available in GWENT.

February 6, 2017

We’re excited to announce the release of the latest update to GWENT: The Witcher Card Game, introducing a new playable faction — Nilfgaard.


With its control and espionage oriented playstyle, Nilfgaard equips players with gameplay mechanics that allow for revealing cards in the opponent’s hand, controlling the order of cards in player decks, and use of disloyal units, among others.

The update expands the number of cards available in the game by over 60 — new additions also include faction-specific cards for Northern Realms, Scoia'tael, Skellige and Monsters, as well as neutral cards usable by every faction.

Full list of changes:

Game fixes / changes:
  • Fixed various typos in different languages.
  • Fixed issue whereby rewards for ranked matches were not available until the next login.
  • Fixed issue whereby the level indicator font background was not completely transparent.
  • Fixed typo in name of the author of the Fireball Trap card (Anna Podedworna).
  • Fixed issue whereby Numpad Enter was not functional in the game.
  • Margarita Laux-Antille should no longer spawn an additional Adept when Shani is played.
  • Fixed an issue whereby certain SFX or VFX were missing for some cards.
  • Fixed an issue whereby Svanrige's ability would not trigger with Svanrige and 1 other card in hand.
  • Fixed an issue whereby Quen could protect units from Draug's ability.
  • Savage Bear should no longer target units spawned by other units.
  • Fixed an issue whereby Johnny wouldn't put the selected card on the bottom of the deck.
  • Fixed an issue whereby cards awarded for progressing weren't available until the next login.
  • Game should no longer get stuck on the loading screen when connection is lost.
  • Reinforced Ballista should no longer cause Out of Sync errors.
  • Fixed an issue whereby the Rally card would get stuck on the screen when no cards were left to draw.
  • Fixed an issue whereby points required to rank up after a Ranked match were displayed incorrectly if you pressed "Skip".
  • Fixed an issue whereby demoted Redanian Elites would return back to Gold.
  • Fixed an issue whereby Fireball Trap would deal damage to units pushed by Geralt: Aard.
  • Fixed an issue whereby Weather effects would visually remain on the board after the end of a round.
  • Fixed an issue whereby text shown while opening Card Kegs overlapped with player level and avatar in certain languages.
  • Fixed an issue whereby Sarah would get a double strength bonus when the opponent spawned Weather with Coral.
  • Fixed text scaling of username and level in pre-match and victory screens.
  • Fixed an issue with disappearing highlight on XBOX ONE.
  • It will no longer be possible to exploit GG for easy Scraps (at least one round and some cards have to be played).
  • It shouldn't be possible to win the first round of the Advanced Mechanics tutorial anymore.
  • Fixed an issue whereby the game would end in a Draw when a player tried to use Decoy on Vrihedd Sappers.
  • Specific Weather immunities are gone, now those units will be immune to all types of Weather.
  • Rally card will now be banished after being played.
  • Units that transform in a row affected by Weather will now also be affected after transformation.

Game polishes:
  • Option to enable the classic W3 Gwent soundtrack was added to the menu!
  • Added Premium card filtering in the Collection.
  • Numerous audio polishes.
  • Added a Spying tag and icon.
  • Added an icon to mark revealed cards.
  • New card backs were implemented.
  • Nilfgaard BGM tracks added.
  • Overall improvements to fonts / UI.
Gameplay - card Strength / abilities changes:
General / Neutral:
  • Decoy will now be Fleeting.
  • Myrgtabrakke will now deal 2, 2 and 1 damage.
  • Geralt: Aard's strength changed from 6 to 7.
  • Geralt: Aard will now target 3 units on the opposite row and move them to a higher row.
  • Adrenaline Rush will now be able to remove Resilience from units that have it, in addition to giving it to those that do not.
  • Ocvist's countdown timer will not reset now (will only trigger once).
  • Commander's Horn will now give a +5 buff to all non-Gold units on a chosen row.
  • Stammelford's Tremors will now deal 2 damage to enemy non-Gold units and 1 damage to yours.
  • Dimeritium Bomb will now affect a chosen row.
  • Dimeritium Bomb will now convert Gold units to Silver or Bronze (if that was their original color) on top of resetting their strength to base value.
  • Small Golems spawned by Golem will now be Fleeting.
  • Shadows spawned by Gaunter O'Dimm will now be Fleeting.
  • Regis: Higher Vampire's strength changed from 8 to 10.
  • Both Field Marshal Duda cards will now be playable on all 6 rows.
  • Mutagen will now be able to target units on both sides of the battlefield.
  • Spores will now be able to target units on both sides of the battlefield.
  • Iris will now be Agile.
  • Ciri: Dash will now also return to the player's deck when discarded.
  • Alzur's Double Cross will now apply a +3 buff to the played card.
  • Yennefer: The Conjurer's strength changed from 4 to 7.
  • New Special Card: Blizzard Potion
  • Mardroeme: Mutagen's buff changed from +4 to +3.
  • Mardroeme: Spores' damage value changed from 4 to 3.
  • New unit card: Cyprian Wiley
  • New unit card: Cleaver
  • King of Beggars' strength changed from 4 to 3.
  • Iris strength changed to 1
  • Yennefer: Conjurer will only affect the opposite side.
Monsters:
  • Ice Giant will now be buffed whenever a Frost effect is applied, and won't lose the buff when Weather is removed.
  • Vran Warrior's strength changed from 7 to 5.
  • Vran Warrior is now Agile.
  • New ability added to Vran Warrior: Consume the weakest unit on the row every 2 turns.
  • Frightener will no longer trigger its ability when there are no cards to consume.
  • Nekker Warrior will now put base copies of the targeted unit on the bottom of the deck.
  • Arachas' strength changed from 2 to 3.
  • Earth Elemental's strength changed from 6 to 8.
  • Monster Faction ability will now keep the last-played non-Gold, non-Fleeting, non-Resilient Monsters or Neutral unit at the end of the round.
  • Monster Nest will now spawn 3 base copies of a Breedable unit.
  • Small Fire Elementals spawned by Fire Elemental will now be Fleeting.
  • Small Earth Elementals spawned by Earth Elemental will now be Fleeting.
  • Wolves spawned by Woodland Spirit will now be Fleeting.
  • Wild Hunt Hounds spawned by Caranthir will now be Fleeting.
  • Eredin's strength changed from 10 to 11.
  • Brewess' strength changed from 7 to 8.
  • Weavess' strength changed from 7 to 9.
  • Grave Hag's strength changed from 2 to 1.
  • Katakan's strength changed from 4 to 6.
  • Katakan will now consume a chosen non-Gold unit from either Graveyard.
  • Nekkers will now also be buffed while on the battlefield.
  • Wyvern's strength changed from 3 to 5.
  • Wyvern will now deal 3 damage.
  • Wyvern is now played on the Siege row.
  • Ekimmara will now be Agile.
  • Draug will now only destroy enemy's units.
  • Draug's strength changed from 8 to 6.
  • Archgriffin's strength changed from 5 to 6.
  • Caranthir's strength changed from 8 to 6.
  • Drowner's strength changed from 5 to 7.
  • Foglet's strength changed from 1 to 2.
  • Imlerith's strength changed from 8 to 9.
  • New unit card: Succubus
  • New unit card: Old Speartip: Asleep
  • New unit card: Old Speartip: Awake
  • New unit card: Harpy
  • New unit card: Celeano Harpy
  • New unit card: Harpy Egg
  • Caretaker will no longer be able to resurrect Permadeath units.
Nilfgaard
  • New Leader card: Emhyr var Emreis
  • New Leader card: Morvran Voorhis
  • New Leader card: John Calveit
  • New unit card: Letho of Gulet
  • New unit card: Menno Coehoorn
  • New unit card: Vattier de Rideaux
  • New unit card: Cahir
  • New unit card: Vilgefortz
  • New unit card: Stefan Skellen
  • New unit card: Tibor Eggebracht
  • New unit card: Xarthisius
  • New unit card: Albrich
  • New unit card: Assire var Anahid
  • New unit card: Cynthia
  • New unit card: The Guardian
  • New unit card: Peter Saar Gwynleve
  • New unit card: Fringilla Vigo
  • New unit card: Sweers
  • New unit card: Vanhemar
  • New unit card: Auckes
  • New unit card: Serrit
  • New unit card: Cantarella
  • New unit card: Joachim de Wett
  • New unit card: Fake Ciri
  • New unit card: Ceallach
  • New unit card: Daerlan Foot Soldier
  • New unit card: Rot Tosser
  • New unit card: Cow Carcass
  • New unit card: Spotter
  • New unit card: Vicovaro Medic
  • New unit card: Black Infantry Arbalest
  • New unit card: Fire Scorpion
  • New unit card: Impera Brigade
  • New unit card: Impera Enforcers
  • New unit card: Nauzicaa Standard Bearer
  • New unit card: Nauzicaa Brigade
  • New unit card: Alba Pikeman
  • New unit card: Alba Spearman
  • New unit card: Combat Engineer
  • New unit card: Emissary
  • New unit card: Ambassador
  • New unit card: Alchemist
  • New unit card: Mangonel
  • New unit card: Nilfgaardian Knight
  • New Special Card: Assassination
  • New Special Card: Treason
Northern Realms:
  • Pavetta's strength changed from 4 to 6.
  • Trololo's buff value changed from +1 to +2.
  • Reaver Hunter's buff removed.
  • Reaver Hunter's strength changed from 4 to 5.
  • Kaedweni Sergeant's strength changed from 6 to 5.
  • Lubberkin's ability changed to: "Add 3 strength to a random other non-Gold unit on your side at the start of your turn".
  • Lubberkin's strength changed from 1 to 3.
  • Permadeath tag removed from Lubberkin.
  • Keira Metz's ability will now also trigger on a 2 turn countdown (every two turns) after being triggered when she's played.
  • Field Medic will now be able to resurrect Bronze units only.
  • Field Medic's strength changed from 3 to 2.
  • Ban Ard Adepts spawned by Margarita Laux-Antille will now be Fleeting.
  • Blue Stripes Commando will now add 2 strength to all other copies of itself on your side of the battlefield, in your hand or deck.
  • Ballista will now deal 3 damage.
  • Sabrina Glevissig will now be Agile.
  • Reaver Scouts will now be unable to target themselves.
  • Reaver Scout's strength changed from 3 to 2.
  • Poor Infantry will now spawn two base copies of itself.
  • Poor Infantry's strength changed from 3 to 2.
  • Prince Stennis will now be Immune to Weather.
  • Prince Stennis' strength changed from 8 to 12.
  • Dandelion's strength changed from 4 to 3.
  • Dandelion will now only affect units on your side of the board.
  • Dijkstra's buff value changed from +1 to +2.
  • Odrin's strength changed from 4 to 6.
  • Ves' strength changed from 4 to 5.
  • Reinforced Siege Tower's strength changed from 3 to 4.
  • Kaedweni Siege Support's strength changed from 2 to 3.
  • Dun Banner Light Cavalry will now be Immune to Weather.
  • New unit card: Triss: Butterfly Spell
  • Sabrina Glevissig strength changed to 1
  • New unit card: Dethmold
  • New unit card: Temerian Foot Soldier
  • New unit card: Kaedweni Siege Expert
Scoia'tael:
  • Milva will now no longer return a unit to the hand of a player who has passed.
  • Ciaran's strength changed from 4 to 1.
  • Elven Mercenary will now be Relentless.
  • Schirru will now scorch only cards on the opponent's side of the battlefield.
  • Ida Emean will only cancel opponent's Special cards now.
  • Fireball Trap's ability changed to: "Ambush: When a revealed non-Gold unit appears on the opposite side, remove 3 strength from it and spawn a Commando Neophyte unit on a random row on your side".
  • Barclay Els' strength changed from 5 to 8.
  • Saskia's strength changed from 5 to 9.
  • Dol Blathanna Trapper will now deal 4 damage.
  • Dol Blathanna Trapper's strength changed from 2 to 4.
  • Commando Neophytes (e.g. spawned by Isengrim) will now be Fleeting.
  • Vrihedd Officer's buff value changed from +1 to +2.
  • Vrihedd Vanguard's strength changed from 6 to 5.
  • Milva's strength changed from 8 to 7.
  • Dol Blathanna Archer's strength changed from 2 to 5.
  • Dol Blathanna Archer will now deal 3 damage.
  • Yaevinn will now be Immune to Weather.
  • Yaevinn's strength changed from 11 to 14.
  • Yaevinn will now deal 1 damage instead of 2.
  • Dol Blathanna Archer will now be Ranged.
  • Elven Mercenary will now be Melee.
  • Vrihedd Officer will now be Siege.
  • Blue Mountain Commando will now be Siege.
  • Vrihedd Dragoon will now be Ranged.
  • Vrihedd Dragoon's buff value changed from +3 to +4.
  • Vrihedd Vanguard will now be Melee.
  • Hawker Support will now be Siege.
  • Ele'yas' buff value changed from +3 to +2.
  • Ele'yas will now be buffed when in hand, deck or on the battlefield.
  • Isengrim's strength changed from 6 to 7.
  • Elven Mercenary's strength changed from 3 to 4.
  • Elven Wardancer will now only be buffed by its owner's Ambush cards.
  • Aglais is now Relentless
  • Ele'yas will be now ranged instead of agile
  • New unit card: Ithlinne
  • New unit card: Dennis Cranmer
  • New unit card: Hawker Smuggler
  • New unit card: Dol Blathanna Marksman
  • Malena's base strength is now 6.
  • Braenn base strength changed from 3 to 4.
Skellige:
  • King Bran's ability changed to: "Discard 2 cards from your deck and add 2 base strength to them."
  • Skjall's strength changed from 4 to 3.
  • Skjall's ability changed to: "Lose 2 strength at the start of your turn. When removed from the battlefield, spawn Craven Revived on the same row".
  • Clan Brokvar Archer's strength changed from 3 to 5.
  • Clan An Craite Warrior's strength changed from 7 to 9.
  • Clan Tuirseach Axeman's strength changed from 2 to 4.
  • Clan Tuirseach Axeman will now be buffed whenever another unit is damaged on either side of the battlefield.
  • Cerys' strength changed from 8 to 12.
  • Savage Bear's strength changed from 3 to 4.
  • Raging Berseker's strength changed from 3 to 4.
  • Raging Bear's strength changed from 6 to 8.
  • Raging Bear's buff ability removed. It is now only Immune to Weather.
  • Clan Dimun Pirate Captain's strength changed from 3 to 4.
  • Clan Dimun Pirate Captain will no longer be Immune to Weather.
  • Coral will now spawn a Weather effect on the opposite row.
  • Donar an Hindar will now be Immune to Weather.
  • Donar an Hindar's strength changed from 8 to 10.
  • Udalryk will now be Loyal.
  • Udalryk will now draw and play a non-Gold card from your opponent's graveyard, instead of drawing it to your hand.
  • Birna's strength changed from 8 to 12.
  • Sigrdrifa will no longer be able to resurrect Permadeath units.
  • Sigrdrifa's strength changed from 1 to 2.
  • Sigrdrifa will be buffed by your opponent's resurrections if the resurrected unit is played on your side.
  • Madman Lugos will now have his base strength increased when buffed.
  • Madman Lugos will be reset to 4 base strength when sent to the graveyard.
  • Champion of Champions will now increase his base strength with his buff.
  • Clan Brokvar Hunter's strength changed from 3 to 5.
  • Clan Brokvar Hunter will now deal 3 damage.
  • Spectral Whale's strength changed from 4 to 3.
  • Spectral Whale will now be Immune to Weather.
  • Spectral Whale will no longer damage itself.
  • Blueboy Lugos' strength changed from 4 to 6.
  • Clan An Craite Raider's strength changed from 3 to 4.
  • Draig Bon-Dhu's buff value changed from +2 to +3.
  • Gremist's damage value changed from 2 to 1.
  • War Longship and Light Longship will now have the "Machine" tag.
  • Draig Bon-Dhu is now fleeting instead of being relentless and permadeath                                                                                                                                                                                              
  • New unit card: Wild Boar of the Sea
  • New unit card: Djenge Frett
  • New unit card: Clan Tordarroch Armorsmith
  • New unit card: Clan Drummond Shieldmaiden
  • Morkvarg's strength changed to from 6 to 7.
  • Gremist's strength changed from 5 to 4.

New faction in GWENT. Nilfgaard is coming!

January 30, 2017

We would like to announce the upcoming arrival of a new playable faction in GWENT: The Witcher Card Game — Nilfgaard.

Part of a major content update for the game, Nilfgaard introduces a playstyle focused on maintaining control over the battlefield. The faction equips players with a set of new gameplay mechanics such as revealing cards in the opponent’s hand, controlling the order of cards in player decks, and trickery based on the use of disloyal units. 

The update expands the number of cards available in the game by over 60 — new additions also include faction-specific cards for Northern Realms, Scoia'tael, Skellige and Monsters, as well as neutral cards usable by every faction.

The content update introducing Nilfgaard is scheduled for release on February 6th, 2017.

GWENT is currently available in Closed Beta. Players wishing to participate in the beta can register on the official website

Nilfgaard Patch overview stream coming February 1st!

January 27, 2017

Join us live February 1st, at 12PM PST (9pm CET) on the CD PROJEKT RED Twitch channel to check out some of the changes that will be implemented with the Nilfgaard Update.

We’ll go over the patch notes, talk about the new cards, and build a brand new Nilfgaard deck!

Be sure to follow our official Twitch channel, where we will be streaming the game: https://www.twitch.tv/cdprojektred

Hosts:

Note: The stream will be in English

See you there!

Also, don't forget that starting January 30th you'll be able to check out loads of exclusive content from YouTubers & Streamers who visited us earlier this week to check out the upcoming Nilfgaard faction. Here's the list of channels to follow:

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