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Leader Rarity Being Reduced to Epic from Legendary and New Patch Coming Soon!

It looks like we’re going to see a few significant chances in the upcoming Gwent patch for Closed Beta. One of those changes will be the changes to Leaders rarity from Legendary to Epic. This means you will be more likely to receive them in your Kegs. We will also be receiving 600 Scraps each for any non-starting Leaders in our collections! On top of that, they are throwing in a free Keg for everyone. Sounds like a pretty sweet update!

Greetings Gwenters! We’ve got a patch coming this week that’ll rebalance some of the cards. Since we’re changing the rarity of Leaders from legendary to Epic (a big deal!), you will get 600 scraps each for any non-starter Leaders in your collection (to make up the difference in crafting price). We’re also throwing in a free Keg for everyone, because why not? More details coming soon!

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CDProjektRed will also be doing a livestream on Twitch on Thursday, November 17th to go over the upcoming patch in more detail!

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 SvanrigeVeteran: 1. Deploy: Draw the top card from your Deck, then Discard a card from your Hand (can be Gold). will allow you to choose which card you discard. You can combine this with a card like Clan an Craite RaiderVeteran: 1. Whenever this Unit is Discarded, Resurrect it immediately..

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 FrancescaSpawn: Francesca Deploy: Mulligan up to 3 cards. 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 CowRetaliation: Spawn a Chort on the row. Deathwish: Spawn a Chort on the row..

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., GeraltDeploy, Brave: Strengthen self by 3.Geralt: IgniDeploy: Destroy all the Highest Units on the opposite row if that row totals 20 or more Power..

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?

Yes.

Do traps work against Gold Cards?

No.

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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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!

Dates

  • 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

WHAT PLATFORMS IS THE SPECIAL EVENT LAUNCHED ON?

We’re launching the event on PC only.

DOES PARTICIPATING IN KILL THE SERVERS! MEAN I GET INTO THE CLOSED BETA?

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.

IS THE NUMBER OF KTS! ACCESS KEYS UNLIMITED?

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).

HOW LONG WILL THE EVENT LAST?

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

WILL I BE ABLE TO CREATE MY OWN DECK DURING KTS?

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

WILL YOU WIPE MY PROGRESS AFTER THE EVENT ENDS?

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).

WILL I BE ABLE TO PLAY THIS BUILD OF GWENT AFTER THE EVENT?

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!

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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.

Love,
The GWENT Team

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Gwent – The Witcher Card Game Officially Announced!

The official announcement took place at E3 in June 2016. There will be a Gwent live stream tomorrow on June 14th at 4pm PDT! If you’d like to see some of the stuff that has been released so far check below!

Closed Beta in September!

Official Announcement Trailer

Interview with CD Projekt RED’s Damien Monnier

Live Gwent Gameplay E3 2016

Gwent Screenshots

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