Gwent Positioning Patch Now Available – Patch Notes

The new Positioning Patch is now live! You can now choose where to position a minion on a row, along with this huge change there was a ton of other card changes which are listed below in the patch notes.

Positioning Update

New Features

  • New Game Board: The game board has been changed to make it more legible and accessible.
  • Move History: Players can now review which cards have been played over the course of the match.
  • New Card Laying Mechanic: Card positioning has taken on a new dimension. Players can now choose
    exactly where on a row to play their cards, and many abilities now refer to a card’s relative
    position on the row.
  • Taunt System: Players can now communicate with each other using predefined “taunts” spoken by
    their avatar.

Neutral

  • Thunderbolt Potion now lets you choose 3 adjacent units and buffs all non-Gold units among them
    (positioning).
  • Dimeritium Bomb now affects 5 adjacent units (positioning).
  • Commander’s Horn now lets you choose 5 adjacent units and buffs all non-Gold units among them
    (positioning).
  • Geralt: Aard changed to Ranged.
  • Geralt: Aard now lets you choose 3 adjacent units on the opposing Melee or Ranged row and affects
    all non-Gold units among them (positioning).
  • First Light changed to Fleeting. Clear Skies or Rally go to the graveyard instead.
  • Field Marshal Duda: Agitator now counts as a Token (spawned) unit.
  • Field Marshal Duda: Agitator now has the Fleeting tag.
  • Field Marshal Duda: Companion now counts as a Token (spawned) unit.
  • Field Marshal Duda: Companion now has the Fleeting tag.
  • Unicorn now counts as a Token (spawned) unit.
  • Unicorn now has the Fleeting tag.
  • Chironex now counts as a Token (spawned) unit.
  • Chironex now has the Fleeting tag.
  • Roach is now summoned before Kayran’s ability is resolved.
  • Lambert strength changed from 6 to 5.
  • Eskel strength changed from 6 to 5.
  • Clear Skies now removes all Weather effects on the battlefield.
  • Cyprian Wiley now only deals 3 base damage to an opposing non-Gold unit. No effect when removed
    from board.
  • Ciri: Dash strength changed from 9 to 8.
  • Unicorn no longer affects Gold units.
  • Chironex no longer affects Gold units.
  • Stammelford’s Tremors now deal 2 damage to 6 random opposing non-Gold units (if available).
  • Thunderbolt Potion no longer gives Witchers an additional buff.
  • Swallow Potion no longer gives Witchers an additional buff.
  • Dimeritium Shackles now lock the units they affect but do not reset them to base strength.
  • Renew can no longer resurrect Permadeath units.
  • Mustered/spawned units now appear to the right of the summoning card (positioning).
  • Quen now protects from changes to base strength.
  • Triss Merigold can no longer target Gold units.
  • Manticore Venom now lets you choose 3 adjacent units and deals damage to non-Gold units among
    them (positioning).
  • “All abilities that lock units can also be used to unlock units. Note that unlocking does not
    bring back Tokens the unit had before being locked. Exceptions: Radovid, Assassination”
  • The Blizzard Potion is now a choice card. You choose between two cards, one applying Weather
    Immunity, the other removing it.
  • Rally now draws the top Bronze unit from your deck.
  • Field Marshal Duda: Companion strength changed from 3 to 1.
  • Field Marshal Duda: Companion now affects non-Gold units within 4 spaces to the left
    (positioning).
  • Field Marshal Duda: Agitator strength changed from 3 to 1.
  • Field Marshal Duda: Agitator now affects non-Gold units within 4 spaces to the left
    (positioning).
  • Cleaver strength changed from 5 to 6.
  • Johnny now banishes the chosen card instead of putting it on the bottom of the deck.
  • Cyprian Wiley strength changed from 5 to 7.
  • Ragh nar Roog now removes 2 base strength from 8 random opposing non-Gold units.
  • Mardroeme: Mutagen now resets target unit to a base strength increased by 2 relative to its
    initial value.
  • Mardroeme: Spores now resets target unit to a base strength decreased by 2 relative to its
    initial value.
  • Villentretenmerth now has the Permadeath tag.
  • Villentretenmerth strength changed from 7 to 4.
  • Yennefer: The Conjurer strength changed from 5 to 4.
  • Operator strength changed from 6 to 8.

Northern Realms

  • Dun Banner Heavy Cavalry is now promoted at the end of the second turn after being played.
  • Philippa ability changed: she now gives you the option of playing a Special Card from your hand,
    then drawing a card.
  • Lubberkin now counts as a Token (spawned) unit.
  • Lubberkin now has the Fleeting tag.
  • Botchling now counts as a Token (spawned) unit.
  • Botchling now has the Fleeting tag.
  • Field Medic strength changed from 2 to 4.
  • Kaedweni Siege Expert will no longer lose strength when units with the Machine tag are played.
  • Kaedweni Siege Expert strength changed from 5 to 4.
  • Dethmold can now banish a card from either graveyard.
  • Triss: Butterfly Spell strength changed from 4 to 6.
  • Keira ability changed: she now sets the unit on her right’s strength to that of the unit on her
    left (if both are non-Gold).
  • Radovid ability changed: he now lets you choose 3 adjacent units and locks and deals 2 base
    damage to all non-Gold units among them (positioning).
  • John Natalis now buffs units one after the other — meaning he can buff the same unit multiple
    times.
  • Dijkstra strength changed from 5 to 1.
  • Dijkstra ability changed: he now plays a Gold card from your deck.
  • Margarita now spawns Aretuza Adepts instead of Ban Ard Adepts.
  • Pavetta now only destroys the weakest unit(s) once.
  • Removed the Relentless tag from Triss: Butterfly Spell.
  • Dijkstra is now Disloyal.
  • Reinforced Trebuchet strength changed from 5 to 4.
  • Reinforced Trebuchet’s countdown changed from 3 turns to 1 turn.
  • Reinforced Trebuchet’s damage changed from 2 to 1.
  • Vernon Roche can now target units on your side as well.
  • Shani strength changed from 3 to 2.
  • John Natalis’ buff values changed to 3, 2 and 1, respectively.
  • John Natalis strength changed from 5 to 6.
  • Botchling strength changed from 4 to 5.
  • Dandelion strength changed from 3 to 5.
  • Priscilla now draws one of the cards face-down.
  • Triss: Butterfly Spell now adds 2 strength to all non-Gold units in your hand.
  • Thaler strength changed from 6 to 8.
  • Dijkstra is now Agile.
  • Poor Infantry strength changed from 2 to 3.
  • Redanian Elite strength changed from 6 to 7.

Monsters

  • Monsters Faction ability can now only keep Eredin and units played from your hand (meaning it
    will not keep mustered/spawned/resurrected/etc. units).
  • Vran Warrior now consumes the unit on its left (positioning).
  • Draug strength changed from 6 to 7.
  • Removed the Breedable tag from Nekkers.
  • Whispess strength changed from 7 to 6.
  • Woodland Spirit strength changed from 7 to 8.
  • Weavess strength changed from 7 to 6.
  • Fire Elemental strength changed from 5 to 6.
  • Celaeno Harpy strength changed from 3 to 5.
  • Nithral strength changed from 6 to 8.
  • Ice Giant is now also buffed when played onto a row with Frost.
  • Harpy strength changed from 3 to 4.
  • Imlerith now deals 3 damage to a non-Gold unit and 1 damage to any non-Gold units adjacent to it
    (positioning).
  • Draug ability changed: it now deals 1 damage 7 times to random opposing non-Gold units.
  • Ge’els’ ability changed: he now adds 2 strength to each non-Gold unit on your side.
  • Golem strength changed from 6 to 7.
  • Katakan strength changed from 6 to 4.
  • Vran Warrior strength changed from 5 to 6.
  • Succubus strength changed from 8 to 7.
  • Griffin strength changed from 6 to 7.
  • Woodland Spirit now only spawns Fog on the player’s side.

Scoia’tael

  • Removed Relentless tag from Aglaïs.
  • Hawker Healer now buffs adjacent units (positioning).
  • Toruviel now adds 2 strength to all units within 2 spaces when revealed (positioning).
  • Hawker Smuggler’s ability now triggers after certain abilities, such as Lock, are resolved.
  • Mahakam Defender strength changed from 4 to 5.
  • Mahakam Defender’s Resilience now only lasts 1 round.
  • Hawker Smuggler’s ability is no longer triggered by Gold cards.
  • Hawker Smuggler strength changed from 5 to 4.
  • Saskia strength changed from 9 to 7.
  • Zoltan Chivay strength changed from 5 to 8.
  • Zoltan Chivay’s Resilience now only lasts for 1 round.
  • Barclay Els’ ability no longer affects Gold units.
  • Iorveth can no longer target Gold units.
  • Vrihedd Sapper strength changed from 4 to 8.
  • Vrihedd Sapper’s ability is now an Ambush, triggered after 2 turns.
  • Dol Blathanna Trapper now deals 5 damage to adjacent units when revealed (positioning).
  • Milva strength changed from 7 to 8.
  • Ithlinne now lets you choose 3 adjacent units and locks or unlocks non-Gold units among them
    (positioning).
  • Iorveth can now also target units on your side.
  • Hawker Support strength changed from 3 to 6.
  • Hawker Support buff value changed from 3 to 2.
  • Malena base strength changed from 6 to 8.
  • Iorveth changed to Ranged.
  • Aglaïs changed to Siege.
  • Isengrim changed to Ranged.
  • Ithlinne changed to Ranged.
  • Iorveth strength changed from 6 to 7.

Nilfgaard

  • Cow Carcass spawned by Rot Tosser now triggers at the end of the second round after appearing.
  • Auckes strength changed from 7 to 8.
  • Joachim De Wett now buffs the unit he plays before it is placed on the battlefield.
  • Black Infantry Arbalest strength changed from 5 to 4.
  • Nauzicaa Standard Bearer now buffs adjacent units (positioning).
  • Cantarella strength changed from 6 to 12.
  • Cantarella now loses 6 base strength when not Spying.
  • Impera Enforcers’ ability now triggers before the Leader ability is resolved.
  • Spotter changed to Ranged.
  • Letho now banishes units within two spaces (positioning).
  • Impera Brigade’s buff value changed from 3 to 2.
  • Assassination no longer does any damage to your units.
  • When Cantarella draws a card, you now select it if you want to keep it.
  • Cahir ability changed: he now reactivates only your Leader’s ability and lets your opponent draw
    a revealed Bronze card. He does nothing if your opponent has passed.
  • Cynthia’s ability now does nothing if your opponent has passed.
  • Albrich’s ability now does nothing if your opponent has passed.
  • Vattier de Rideaux strength changed from 7 to 8.
  • Impera Brigade now also gets buffed when you play a Spying unit after the Brigade is already on
    the board.
  • Emissary now has you draw the top 2 Bronze units in your deck. You play one and shuffle the other
    into your deck.
  • Fake Ciri strength changed from 3 to 6.
  • Rot Tosser strength changed from 4 to 6.
  • Assassination now also locks its target.
  • Tibor Eggebracht now makes your opponent draw the top Bronze card in their deck.
    Skellige
  • Clan Dimun Pirate Captain is now buffed when you discard a unit while it is in your deck, hand or
    on the battlefield.
  • Donar An Hindar ability changed to: “Immune to Weather. Draw a card. You may keep it, or discard
    it and draw another.”
  • Restoration no longer resurrects Permadeath units.
  • Harald the Cripple now deals 2 damage to all opposing non-Gold units.
  •  Clan Heymaey Skald now buffs adjacent units (positioning).
  • War Longship now triggers only when units are discarded.
  • Clan Tordarroch Armorsmith now resets weakened units within 4 spaces to the left (positioning).
  • Lord of Undvik now counts as a Token (spawned) unit.
  • Hemdall now has the Fleeting tag.
  • Hemdall now counts as a Token (spawned) unit.
  • Craven Revived now has the Fleeting tag.
  • Craven Revived now counts as a Token (spawned) unit.
  • Lord of Undvik now has the Fleeting tag.
  • Spirit Whale now counts as a Token (spawned) unit.
  • Spirit Whale now has the Fleeting tag.
  • Drummond Shieldmaiden’s copies are now played to the right of the original (positioning).
  • Holger Blackhand strength changed from 4 to 6.
  • Wild Boar of the Sea strength changed from 8 to 6.
  • Wild Boar of the Sea ability changed: he now deals 3, then 2, then 1 damage to non-Gold unit(s).
  • War Longship strength changed from 5 to 4.
  • Birna Bran strength changed from 12 to 10.
  • Birna Bran now draws 2 cards instead of 3.
  • Cerys is now buffed by Queensguard even when locked (whether in the graveyard or on the
    battlefield).
  • Morkvarg strength changed from 7 to 6.
  • Djenge Frett strength changed from 6 to 8.
  • Clan An Craite Warriors now lose 1 strength instead of 2 when played.
  • Berserker Marauder strength changed from 4 to 7.
  • Raging Berserker strength changed from 4 to 6.
  • Raging Bear strength changed from 8 to 11.
  • Queensguard strength changed from 2 to 3.
  • King Bran no longer buffs the units he discards.

General Fixes

  • Rearranged the basic decks in the Deck Selection screen.
  • Removed tags from Leaders.
  • Various tooltip fixes.
  • Fixed an issue whereby Alba Spearmen were damaged by Savage Bear or Fireball Trap before gaining
    Quen.
  • Fixed an issue causing cards with 0 base strength to remain in the middle of the board after
    using Decoy on them.
  • Clarified the interaction of cards with the deck (drawing and shuffling)
  • Fixed an issue whereby Yennefer: The Conjurer would deal damage from the graveyard after being
    destroyed with Cow Carcass.
  • Fixed an issue whereby Foglets did not count as destroyed when leaving/clearing Fog.
  • Fixed an issue whereby An Craite Raiders discarded by Ermion wouldn’t trigger certain cards such
    as War Longship or Clan Dimun Pirate Captain.
  • Fixed an issue whereby Ermion’s ability wouldn’t work when you had 1 card left in your hand.
  • Fixed an issue whereby War Longship’s ability wouldn’t trigger when Ermion discarded a Special
    Card and a unit.
  • Lock now blocks Morkvarg and Ciri: Dash’s abilities.
  • Units buffed in the deck now have their strength reset correctly when moved to the graveyard.
  • Fixed an issue whereby Lock wasn’t visible in the graveyard and Olgierd and Roach would ignore
    the Lock.
  • Fixed an issue whereby the Reward Notifications/Spoils of War screen wouldn’t show for some
    players.
  • Fixed an issue whereby Morkvarg’s art would get corrupted after being destroyed by
    Villentretenmerth.
  • Fixed an “Unknown Error” from appearing when buying too many kegs.
  • Fixed an issue whereby some card art would be swapped with art for other cards.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes resulted in new cards not being added to the Collection
    immediately.
  • Sound should no longer glitch when the audio device is set to a sample rate higher than 96kHz.
  • Fixed a crash that occurred when closing the app via the ‘X’ button.
  • Fixed an issue whereby the “Stop Searching” button would sometimes not work.
  • Fixed the Tutorial messages according to the latest design changes.
  • Fixed a crash while editing/creating a deck, probably caused by the computer’s locale being set
    to something other than English.
  • Fixed an issue whereby Last Wish did not trigger Clan Dimun Pirate Captain or War Longship’s
    abilities.
  • Fixed an issue that would sometimes result in an instant “Draw” in Round 3.
  • Fixed an issue whereby using Dimeritium Bomb to demote units in Weather would reset them to base
    strength and ignore the Weather.
  • Main Menu tiles should no longer change to black when changing resolution.
  • Game should no longer crash after PC enters sleep mode.
  • Fixed an issue whereby cards spawned by Johnny would have no art or description and were not
    usable.
  • Fixed an issue whereby Donar An Hindar wouldn’t discard Special Cards if only Bronze ones were
    left in deck.
  • Fixed an issue whereby Savage Bear would deal 2 damage to Foglets.
  • Fixed an issue whereby users would sometimes get stuck on the “Downloading Card Collection”
    screen.
  • Fixed an issue whereby Dol Blathanna Trapper would trigger incorrectly.
  • Changed card sorting order in Deck Builder and Collection to: Bronze Specials, Silver Specials,
    Gold Specials, Leader cards, Bronze units, Silver units, Gold units
  • In Collection, the card counts on the left will update based off the currently selected filters.
  • Fixed an issue whereby Vran Warrior’s ability would trigger after both players had passed.
  • Fixed an issue whereby Cow Carcass’ ability would trigger after both players had passed.
  • Fixed an issue whereby Dun Banner Heavy Cavalry’s ability would trigger after both players had
    passed.
  • Fixed an issue whereby Dennis Cranmer’s ability would trigger after both players had passed.
  • Fixed an issue whereby Joachim De Wett would draw a random non-Gold unit instead of the one from
    the top of the deck.

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CDPR’s Official Gwent Challenger Tournament Announced!

Looks like Gwent is going to get it’s first official CDPR Tournament in April! The Gwent Challenger Tournament will include open qualifiers which will determine the four players that will get a chance to compete in the Main Event with four pro players. These pro players are: Trump, LifeCoach, ppd, and Noxious.

Quick Information

  • Not everyone who signs up will participate in the tournament. After the closing of the sign-up period, the highest ranked 256 players from each division on GWENT’s leaderboard will be selected to participate in the Day 1 qualifiers, as long as they have applied correctly.
  • The Open Qualifiers will take place across one weekend on the 8-9 April 2017. The ‘Temeria’ Open Qualifiers will take place at 12pm PST and the ‘Redania’ Open Qualifiers will take place at 12pm GMT on each day.
  • There will be 256 places available in each Open Qualifier. This means there are 512 places available in total across both the ‘Temeria’ and ‘Redania’ Open Qualifiers.
  • The Main Event will take place on 13 May 2017 at ESL Arena in Katowice, Zeliwna 38, Poland.
  • The prizes are: first place prize is $60,000; second place prize is $20,000; and the third and fourth place prize is $10,000 each.
  • The Main Event will be an eight-player tournament; four professional esports players (“Pro Players ”) and the four Qualifying Players.

The official announcement is below, but be sure to check out the full information on the tournament here, and the official rules here.

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.

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Upcoming Positioning Changes, Card Updates, Avatars, and Emotes in the Future Patch

Here’s a roundup of changes coming to Gwent in the near future that were displayed on the Gwent live stream today (VOD Link)! The big change will be the ability to position cards on the board rather than they just being added automatically. We’ll also be getting Avatars, Emotes, and a newly textured game board with more information (graveyard and deck count). They also confirmed that they won’t be introducing any new cards in the next patch.

I think I got the majority of the changes, apologies if I missed any!

New Game Emote Wheel
Emote: Praise
Updated Gameboard w/Avatars
New Card History Window

A big list of Position and Balance Changes are after the jump! 

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Gwent Closed Beta Live Stream Today at 9pm CET!

Another Gwent Closed Beta Live Stream is coming today at 9pm CET! They will be discussing upcoming updates (likely the positioning changes), and playing live matches. Check out all the action on CDPR’s Twitch Channel. Here’s a countdown clock if you are in another time zone (H/T: ghostgnome).

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!

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The Seven Cats Brawl #1 – Hosted by the Gwent Subreddit!

There’s an upcoming tournament called “The Seven Cats Brawl” that will be hosted by the Gwent Subreddit!

Check out the prizes, schedule, and rules below.

Prizes

Prizes were funded by CD Projekt Red and Vistula Eagles

  • 1st: Official Gwent Mystery Bag + $50
  • 2nd: Official Gwent Mystery Bag
  • 3rd: Official Gwent Mystery Bag

Schedule

  • The tournament will be starting on Saturday 11th March at 18:00 CET
  • Every Participant must check in 1 hour before the start of the Tournament.
  • Ready – Up time is 15 minutes (after 15 minutes of absence of oponent game is over)

Tournament Rules

Format

Standard Format


  • 2 Decks
  • Deck must be legal within a game – minimum 25 cards, max 6 silver, max 4 gold etc.
  • Sideboard allowed:
    • Up to 7 cards can be from your faction.
    • Up to 2 cards can be Neutral.
  • Each Deck must be a different faction.

Double Elimination


Tournament is a double elimination bracket with 128 players allowed

  • Upper bracket is Best of 3
  • Lower bracket is Best of 1, except for LB finals which are Best of 3
  • In Bo3 you must win once with each of your two decks, which means, after winning game one, winning player has to switch to second deck.
  • In Bo1 games players ban one deck from eachother.
  • Players are allowed to use their sideboard cards between matches and between games.

Pick/Bans:

Bo3-Players pick their decks one-by-one. Player with higher seed in bracket starts picking. No Bans

Bo1-Players pick their decks one-by-one. Player with higher seed in bracket starts picking. Then Players ban one opposing deck simultaneously.

Communication

  • Players must be in the Seven Cats Brawl Discord (https://discord.gg/M2ZsRa7) channel for the duration of the tournament
  • Players must check in and make their ban each match within 15 minutes or risk disqualification on the match page

Decklist

  • Players have to send decklist to admins 24 hours before tournament starts.
  • Please send screenshots of a deck and a sideboard (one screenshot of a deck, one screenshot of a sideboard).
  • [email protected] – title: your name “Brawl #1 Deck”

Disconnects

  • The player who disconnects and is unable to reconnect will be given a loss unless players decid otherwise.

Score Reporting

  • Players should save screenshots of victory screens in case of disputes
  • The winner of the game should report the score on the match page
  • If you have a dispute, please contact the administrator immediately in the support chat with screenshot proof

Tournament admin decisions are final regarding disputes

Players can report their own score.

The Gwentlemen’s Invitational Top-8 Deck Lists

The Gwentlemen’s Invitational is/will be coming to a close today, and they’ve been kind enough to share the decks from the top-8 finishers in the tournament!

This is the first tournament I’m covering on the site, so please bear with me as I work out the kinks and figure out the best way to display pertinent information. If you have any suggestions, please leave a comment below and I’ll try to get it implemented! I’m also working on fixing a few bugs in the card database.

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Upcoming Gwent Patch Will Enable Card Positioning!

A NDA recently came up which allowed KingBlackToof to discuss a significant change coming soon to Gwent! You will soon be able to position cards on the board. Currently whenever you play a card to the board it goes to the right of whichever card is already on that row. When this patch is enabled you will be able to put it to the left, right, or in-between cards already on the board. You will still, however, be constrained by the card’s row e.g., Melee, Ranged, or Siege.

Check out KingBlackToof’s video below which goes more in-depth on the upcoming change.

Gwent Official Patch Notes for Patch 0.8.60.1 – Card Balancing and Bug Fixes

A new update has just been added to balance some cards and fix some bugs. Some of the big additions are strengthening Nilfgaard’s gold cards, and Clan Tuirseach AxemanGain 1 strength whenever an opposing unit is weakened.‘s ability now only works with units damage on the opponent’s side.

General / Neutral  
  • Avallach strength changed from 6 to 8.
  • Commanders Horn now adds +4 to a row.
  • Triss Merigold can now target both sides of the board.
Monsters
  • Ancient Foglet strength changed from 6 to 5.
  • Crones strength changed to 7,8,7.
  • Succubus strength change from 10 to 8.
  • Vran Warrior’s Strength changed from 5 to 6.
  • 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.
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 not be moved to the graveyard anymore.
  • Tibor Eggebracht now gains base value strength and reverts to 7 once placed in the graveyard.
  • 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:
  • Jan 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.

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Gwent Official Patch Notes for Patch 0.8.60 (Nilfgaard Faction Added)!

Here are the official Patch notes that bring a ton of new changes and the Nilfgaard faction to the game!

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 6.
  • 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.
  • Gravehag strength changed to 1
  • 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.
  • Draig Bon-Dhu is now tagged as “Permadeath” and “Relentless”
  • 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.

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Gwent Closed Beta to Open Beta Transition Information

Gwent Open Beta shouldn’t be too far away, so CDPR has released information on how that transition will take place on the official Gwent site. No official date for the Open Beta has been released.

We’ve been in Closed Beta for quite a while now, and we are preparing for the next stage — Open Beta. This is why we’d like to tell you a bit more about how we plan to transition into Open 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 Open 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 open 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.

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