Gwent: The Witcher Card Game

A stand-alone version of collective card game (CCG) that debuted in the bestselling RPG, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, by CD Project RED, and quickly became acknowledged as one of the best minigames in history. In Gwent: The Witcher Card Game players compete against each other with progressively collected decks of cards from five different factions. As in most CCG, the gameplay is turn-based, but quite unusually, the player’s objective is to gather more attack points than opponent. Cards are placed in three different rows, respectively for melee soldier, ranged units and siege machines like catapults. Our army’s strength can be both increased and decreased with special cards, unique skills of commanders or weather effects. Aside from complex multiplayer mode, the game also offers an episodic story campaign.

PC / Windows
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Gwent: The Witcher Card Game

Gwent: The Witcher Card Game | PC

Gwent: The Witcher Card Game release date for PC:

game language:
English

2017 | Worldwide

2017 | Europe

2017 | USA

Game mode: single / multiplayer
Expectations: 8.8 / 10 calculated out of 772 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 4
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Gwent: The Witcher Card Game

Gwent: The Witcher Card Game | PS4

Gwent: The Witcher Card Game release date for PS4:

game language:
English

2017 | Worldwide

2017 | Europe PAL

2017 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer
Expectations: 8.6 / 10 calculated out of 42 players' votes.  

Microsoft XBOX ONE
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Gwent: The Witcher Card Game

Gwent: The Witcher Card Game | XBOX ONE

Gwent: The Witcher Card Game release date for XBOX ONE:

game language:
English

2017 | Worldwide

2017 | Europe PAL

2017 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer
Expectations: 8.2 / 10 calculated out of 37 players' votes.  

Gwent: The Witcher Card Game for PlayStation 4 is a classic fantasy card game, which gives us commands over heroes and units from Witcher’s universe created by Andrzej Sapkowski. Gwent has debuted in 2015’s The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and quickly became known as the best minigame in history, with many players collecting virtual cards and exploring game’s world to find more challenging opponents. Gwent: The Witcher Card Game’s development has been handled by CD Projekt RED studio.

Mechanics

Each player gets a deck of dozens of cards divided into 4 available factions, including Northern Realms, Nifgaardian Empire, Monsters, and Skellige. Gameplay is based on standard turn-based model: we start by drawing 10 cards, each representing a certain type of battle units, heroes, optional bonuses to strength or morale of our followers and abilities that affects weather on the battlefield.

Units’ cards are placed in one of three rows: for melee fighters, ranged soldiers and finally for siege machines, like catapults. Each of them is described by points that reflect their attack strength. The winner is a player who has more powerful army, in other words – the one which has more strength points at the end of the round. Typically for card games, players need to win two rounds to achieve victory.

Game modes

Aside from classic online duels, Gwent: The Witcher Card Game fir PlayStation 4 offers a story campaign, which consists of regularly released episodes.

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Gwent: The Witcher Card Game Nilfgaard Arrives

Gwent: The Witcher Card Game Nilfgaard Arrives | 1:26

Do Gwinta: Wiedźmińskiej gry karcianej zawitała nowa frakcja – Nilfgaard, a wraz z nią także pakiet nowych kart dla pozostałych stronnictw.

Nilfgaard coming to Gwent: The Witcher Card Game next week

News 01 February 2017 08:35

If you are playing Gwent: The Witcher Card Game closed beta, you may want to know that the Nilfgaard faction will be added to the game next Monday. But that's just a part of the upcoming update.

Gwent: The Witcher Card Game beta gets ranked matches and redesigned progression system

News 21 December 2016 13:52

If you're lucky enough to be playing Gwent: The Witcher Card Game's closed beta, you will be happy to know that the game has received a major update. This one introduces ranked matches and redesigned progression system.

Gwent: The Witcher Card Game single player campaigns will be paid

News 17 October 2016 13:18

Gwent: The Witcher Card Game story-based single player campaigns will not be free of charge after all. While the online experience is designed as free-to-play, the campaigns are said to be paid additions.

Gwent: The Witcher Card Game to be stress tested this week

News 22 September 2016 11:10

CD Projekt RED is planning a stress test of Gwent: The Witcher Card Game, in which they want to kill the game's servers and then bring them back to life before the Closed Beta begins.

Gwent’s singleplayer story mode is more than just a simple addition

News 18 August 2016 15:43

We’ve taken a closer look at Gwent: The Witcher Card Game’s single player campaign - and we've been blown away by how dense and detailed it turned out to be.

Gwent: The Witcher Card Game beta pushed to October

News 11 August 2016 11:58

CD Projekt RED needs some more time before they launch the closed beta of Gwent: The Witcher Card Game. The testing will start in October.

Gwent: The Witcher Card Game on 15-minute gameplay footage

News 15 June 2016 16:00

A 15-minute long gameplay footage of Gwent: The Witcher Card Game was presented at E3 2016 yesterday.

Gwent: The Witcher Card Game hands-on – Nilfgaard marches on, reveals the rough plot of Gwent’s first story campaign

Preview 03 February 2017 12:54

February 6 will see Gwent expanded with the addition of the fifth playable faction – Empire of Nilfgaard. We’ve seen the black ones in action and we’re impressed with their original tactics. There’s also some new info on the story campaigns.

Gwent Hands-on – we've played it and we love it!

Preview 16 June 2016 13:24

Somebody could say that the card game from The Witcher 3 is not suited for multiplayer, but that somebody would be a liar. The standalone Gwent is not only pretty, but also complex and fun. It can really stir the genre.