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: 19 - Siege: 10 - Multiple: 0 - Total: 78
Cards: 25 - Melee: 34 - Ranged: 31 - Siege: 17 - Multiple: 4 - Total: 86
Cards: 25 - Melee: 26 - Ranged: 0 - Siege: 4 - Multiple: 31 - Total: 61
Cards: 25 - Melee: 40 - Ranged: 12 - Siege: 20 - Multiple: 4 - Total: 76

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. will allow you to choose which card you discard. You can combine this with a card like Clan an Craite RaiderResurrect when discarded..

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 FrancescaRedraw 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 CowWhen removed from the battlfield, spawn a Chort on the row where this unit was..

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., GeraltNo ability.Geralt: IgniDestroy the strongest non-Gold unit(s) on the opposite row if that row totals 20 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?

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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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.

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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

Leaders

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!

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 FAQ – Closed Beta Release, Microtransactions, Expansions, Trading

I’ll be gathering a bunch of relevant information on the upcoming Gwent – The Witcher Card Game right here. If you’re curious about more basic information, check out the official Gwent FAQ right here.

I’m pulling information from various places, but this interview is very good for a better idea on what to look forward to in the game.

Closed Beta Release Date

September, 2016. [Source]

What devices will the game be available on?

Available first for Xbox One and PC. [Source]

Will the game be available on Mobile?

Focused on PC and Console/Cross-platform. [Source]

Is there special cards animated/gold etc?

“All the cards we have, have a premium version.” [Source] (Check this video for an example of a “Premium” card.)

Will you be able to trade cards?

“We haven’t really planned that. Things are always possible in the future but its not something that’s on our radar currently.” [Source]

How will the Free to Play aspect of the game work?

“You can purchase card packs directly or using in-game currency (which you earn by playing). You can also win cards by winning games. So the more games you win, the more in-game currency you’ll get and the more cards you’ll get. We want it to be so that you don’t have to spend money to play the game.” [Source]

What other game modes will there be?

“As for the game modes, there are other game modes planned apart from the 1v1. However we are not going to talk about that now as it is too early. We definitely want to have more game modes but we will see based on the fan reception of the game once its out.” [Source]

Will there be expansions?

We are planning to support the game for as long as we can. At the moment we are talking about our first single player campaign but obviously we would like to make more. [Source]

Gwent – The Witcher Card Game Card List! (Currently Known Cards)

Here’s a current list of revealed cards from the upcoming Gwent – The Witcher Card Game. I’ll be adding more cards as they are revealed and come available!

We’ve learned some things early in the release process, one is that the Spy mechanic has been significantly changed from the Witcher 3 version of the card. Spy was one of the major ways to gain extreme card advantage with very little downside. The Spy Mechanic now reads as follows (at least in Dijkstra’s case), “When Played: Draw 2 cards from your Deck, one face up and one face down. Pick one card and put it in your Hand. Return the other to your Deck.” Spy cards used to read, “Place on your opponent’s battlefield (counts towards your opponent’s total) and draw 2 cards from your deck.” As you can see, that was pretty insane and lead to players being able to basically draw through your deck.

Currently Known Cards From Gwent – The Witcher Card Game

This post is getting a bit heavy, so check out all of the cards we have in our Gwent Card Database!