Gwent Closed Beta Key Giveaway!

I have received a single Gwent Closed Beta Key, so I wanted to give it away to one lucky Gwentify user.

Here are the rules:

  • Register for Gwentify.
  • Be sure to register with a real E-Mail Address! I will be contacting the winner via E-Mail.
  • Create a Deck using our Gwent Deck Builder.
  • The deck must be reasonably put together and titled. Anything with a title like “asdfasdfasdf” will be eliminated from contention.
  • You only have to submit one deck to be in consideration, but feel free to submit as many as you want (it doesn’t increase your chances).
  • The giveaway ends October 29th, 2016 at Midnight PDT. I will choose one RANDOM user and update this post once the winner has been chosen.
  • The winner has 48 hours to respond verifying the key has been claimed. If the winner has not claimed the key within the 48 hour period, a new winner will be picked!

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook where I will also be announcing that a winner has been chosen. Good luck to everyone who enters!

As a side note, I’m looking for feedback on the site and the deck builder. Let me know in the comments what you would like to see improved!

Gwent Closed Beta – Pack (Keg) Pricing Structure

We can finally get a look at how the pricing model for Gwent’s packs (kegs) will be at least for now. Keep in mind this is Closed Beta so this stuff can easily change in the near future. Each keg contains 5 cards. At least one card will be Rare, Epic or Legendary.

  • 2x Cards Kegs – $2.99 ($1.50 per Keg)
  • 7x Card Kegs – $9.99 ($1.43 per Keg)
  • 15x Card Kegs – $19.99 ($1.33 per Keg)
  • 40x Card Kegs – $49.99  ($1.25 per Keg)
  • 60x Card Kegs – $69.99  ($1.17 per Keg)
  • 1x Card Keg – 100 Ore (In-game Currency)

I’ve rounded all the averages to make it easier to read.


Gwent Closed Beta Starter Decks

Closed Beta has just released, so here’s a look at the decks you can try straight out of the box! They are mostly basic cards, but each deck gives you a sense of what you can do with each faction. Check them out below!

Be sure to try your hand at deck building with our Gwent Deck Builder!

Cards: 25 - Melee: 49 - Ranged: 17 - Siege: 10 - Multiple: 0 - Total: 76
Player: Evident
Cards: 25 - Melee: 34 - Ranged: 31 - Siege: 17 - Multiple: 4 - Total: 86
Player: Evident
Cards: 25 - Melee: 26 - Ranged: 0 - Siege: 4 - Multiple: 33 - Total: 63
Player: Evident
Cards: 25 - Melee: 40 - Ranged: 12 - Siege: 19 - Multiple: 4 - Total: 75
Player: Evident

Gwent Beta Livestream Information & Images

If you weren’t able to catch the livestream or are looking for some of the new information shared during it, I’m listing a bunch of it below. If you want to watch the full stream check out the video here.

General Changes/Improvements

  • Card art has been upgraded, check out the screenshots below.
  • You can now see the tokens that particular cards spawn in the card viewer (check screenshots).
  • They’ve added card types such as, Mage, Witcher, Vampire, Dragon, etc.
  • Card Draw Mechanic: Second Round – 2 Cards drawn, Third Round – 1 Card drawn.
  • Each card has its own voice and talks when summoned.
  • There’s three different resources: Ore (to purchase packs, maybe more?), Scraps (used to craft cards), Kegs (card packs)
  • Disloyal cards are played on your opponent’s side of the board.

Gwent Closed Beta Livestream Questions & Answers

Keep in mind that I’m paraphrasing the responses.

When will Beta keys be sent out?

October 25th, 2016 at around 10 AM PDT for the first wave.

Will there be Cut Scenes in the game?

There will be comic book style cut scenes in Single Player much like Witcher 3.

Will discarding cards be random or chosen?

A card like SvanrigeDraw 1 card, then discard 1 card from your hand. will allow you to choose which card you discard. You can combine this with a card like Clan an Craite RaiderWhen this unit is discarded, play it instead..

Who created the music for Gwent?

The same person who did the music for Witcher 3: Marcin Przybyłowicz.

When will Nilfgaard be in the game?

Nilfgaard is coming (no date or timeframe given). They are testing mechanics on revealing cards, they will have units that can view cards from your opponent’s hand/deck. There will be units that get stronger based on how many cards have been revealed.

Is there a tutorial in the game?

Yes, when you start the game you’ll be able to play it.

What cards will be unlocked when you start the Closed Beta?

When you first login to the game you’ll only have the starter cards. You’ll have a deck for each faction, one leader per faction, and quite a few cards to tweak the decks you’ve been given. Scoia’tael will start with FrancescaChoose up to 3 cards from your hand and replace them with cards randomly drawn from your deck. as a leader.

Will Ranked mode be in the Closed Beta?

Ranked Mode is coming, but it won’t be in the Closed Beta right away.

How do you earn new cards in game?

You can purchase them card packs or earn Ore “ingame currency” and use that to get “Kegs” of cards. You can also craft cards with the crafting resource.

Is the Prize Winning Cow still in the game?

Yes, she’s still in the game (with minor stat changes): Prize Winning CowWhen removed: Spawn 1 Chort unit..

How will you deal with potentially running out of characters in the Witcher universe?

It sounds like they will duplicate a lot of characters that are already in the game, e.g., GeraltGeralt: IgniDestroy the strongest non-Gold unit(s) on the opposite row if that row totals 15 or more strength..

If both players are Scoia’tael how does the choose who goes first work?

It’s randomly chosen.

How can you communicate with other players in the game?

There’s currently no chat in closed beta, and there’s no way to communicate with other players via the game.

Can you edit your Deck Name?


Do traps work against Gold Cards?


What do the Account Levels do?

You gain experience by playing and for every level you gain you get a reward.

Check out the screenshots after the jump! 

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Gwentify Deck Builder & Card Database Updated!

I’ve gone ahead and updated our Gwent Deck Builder and Gwent Card Database to hopefully reflect what is coming during Closed Beta. I will be looking to ramp up the content on this site as the game becomes more finalized and there’s more stuff to talk about. Keep an eye out for more fun stuff to come in the near future!

If you happen to find any bugs please let me know in the comments.


Gwent Stress Test Live – Card List from Available Decks (Monsters, Northern Realms)

The Gwent Stress Test is live and they’ve just announced that we’re allowed to talk about the game and share information from it. So, I thought it would be a good idea to grab the cards from the updated game and share them with you here. Some of these cards have been seen before, but some are new and a lot have new text. Be sure to check them out below!

Gwent “Kill the Servers” Stress Test Cards


Monsters Deck

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Gwent “Kill the Servers!” Stress Test Event (September 23rd and 27th)

Gwent will be holding a Stress Test event on September 23rd and 27th. If you want a chance at joining the event, follow Gwent on Facebook and Twitter and watch out on September 22nd where they will announce how they will be available!


  • September 22nd, 2016 – Follow Gwent on Facebook and Twitter for Information on Code Availability.
  • September 23rd, 2016 – Event is expected to start at 5PM CEST and end at 9PM CEST
  • September 27th, 2016 – Event is expected to start at 8PM CEST and end at 12AM CEST

Official FAQ Information


We’re launching the event on PC only.


No, it does not. Participating in KtS! does not grant you access to the Closed Beta — although you do need to be signed up for the Closed Beta to be able to apply for KtS! Access. In short, Closed Beta and KtS! are two different things. But don’t worry if you don’t manage to get into KtS!, the Closed Beta will have plenty of spots for everyone.


No, the number of keys is limited — access will be granted based on a first come, first served basis. We will publish exact hours of code distribution via our social media (Twitter and Facebook).


The event takes place this Friday, 23.09 from 5PM to 9PM CEST and Tuesday, 27.09 from 8PM to 12AM CEST.


No, KtS! is a stress test event and we’re not planning to enable deck building functionality for its duration.


As players will have no possibility of deck creation or level progressing during KtS!, we plan no data wipes (there will simply be nothing to erase).


After KtS! concludes, the test game will be removed from your shelf. No worries though, Closed Beta is coming soon, so there will be plenty of opportunities to play!


Gwent Closed Beta Delayed!

It seems we will be waiting a bit longer for the Gwent closed beta. The date has been moved to October 25th, 2016. Here’s the official information:

Dear Gamers,

At E3 we announced that we’d launch the Closed Beta of GWENT: The Witcher Card Game in September. Unfortunately, we feel we need some extra time with the game before we hand it off to you for testing. We know we can make a first impression only once, and want to be sure everything is ready before we blast off. Delivering a good game is more important to us than keeping a deadline. Still, that doesn’t mean we don’t realize that delays can be disappointing, and we apologize for making you wait. Closed Beta will now begin on October 25th.

The GWENT Team