CD Projekt Red has announced the latest playable faction for GWENT: The Witcher Card Game, as the Nilfgaard empire is set to invade the battlefield. Gwent is a free-to-play collectible card game based on the in-game card game of the same name from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and is currently in closed beta. With Nilfgaard's inclusion, all the original factions from in-game Gwent are represented in its standalone adaptation.
The Nilfgaard playstyle will be focused on control and subterfuge, as the faction utilizes new game mechanics such as being able to "(reveal) cards in the opponent's hand, controlling the order of cards in player decks, and trickery based on the use of disloyal units".
The content update, which will be released on February 6th, 2017, will not only include the new Nilfgaard cards. Over 60 new cards will be introduced to the game, including new additions to the existing factions of the Northern Realms, Scoia'tael, Skellige, and Monsters, as well as neutral cards usable by every faction.
A live preview of the Nilfgaard update will be streamed on CD Projekt Red's Twitch channel on February 1st, at 12 PM PST. The stream will be hosted (in English) by Community Specialist Pawet Burza and Michał 'Luigi' Dobrowolski, as they go over the latest patch notes, new cards, and demonstrate how to draft a Nilfgaard deck.
If you are interested in playing Gwent, you can still register for the closed beta over on their official website. Even if you are not picked, you can look forward to more coverage of GWENT from streamers and YouTubers such as rsMerchant and greyboxer, who were invited by CD Projekt Red to preview the latest content update.
Have you played Gwent: The Witcher Card Game in Beta? Are you excited about the new cards and new faction? Let us know in the comments below!