When GWENT was introduced as a minigame in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, it was just a small extra CD Projekt RED added to the game. Surprisingly enough, many players (including yours truly) took to it in a big way, causing many fans to request a standalone and more fleshed-out version of the collectible card game. More than happy to oblige their fans in their request, CDPR quickly started working on a version of the game that was less of an afterthought. Fast forward a couple of months and GWENT: The Witcher Card Game is etching forever closer to the launch of the free to play collectible card game.
The closed beta has been going on for a while now, but CDPR is still accepting new registrations until the coming weekend.
Throughout Closed Beta, we’ve reworked and added a huge amount of features and mechanics to GWENT. Balance changes, numerous tweaks of how cards work and how the game flows; additional cards, a new faction and ranked play — it was an amazing ride and GWENT’s community was with us all the way.So, after spending a good long while in closed beta, GWENT: The Witcher Card Game is now gearing up for the open beta that precedes the official launch of the game later this year.
Benjamin Lee, Development Director at CD PROJEKT RED.
Over the weekend, CDPR will also be hosting the GWENT Challenger tournament finals. Tomorrow (May 13), winners oof the community qualifiers will be taking on professional esports players Jeffrey "Trump" Shih, Adrian "Lifecoach" Koy, Peter "ppd" Dager and Kacem "Noxious" Khilaji for a portion of the $100,000 prize pool. If you want to watch the finals you can do so by watching CDPR's livestream on their Twitch channel starting at 3 p.m. CEST.
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