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Gwent: The Witcher Card Game

4 months ago

Gwent goes gloriously gothic as The Crimson Curse launches

It's best not to count a vampire out, but this launched yesterday already, so the Count is definitely out. Higher Vampire Dettlaff van der Eretein and his bat-winged horde have descended upon Gwent, CD Projekt's Witcher-spinoff CCG. Today's expansion, The Crimson Curse is the first major card expansion the game has seen since its open beta debut in 2017, a long time for a CCG…

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Gwent expansion Crimson Curse gets appropriately gory trailer

The Witcher’s spin-off card game Gwent will be bringing out a monster themed expansion called Crimson Curse at the end of this month. They’re teasing it now with a trailer full of blood: blood magic, blood moons, and a very enthusiastic looking vampire. Also, a prominent moth motif, because those winged wretches can be just as ominous as the teeth and claws everywhere else. You…

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5 months ago

Gwent expands into the gothic and gory on March 28th

Vampires, werewolves, blood moons and all other things best suited to a Belmont than a Witcher will be the first focus of Gwent: The Witcher Card Game's first card expansion. Despite other online CCGs making expansions an annual or seasonal thing, Crimson Curse is set to be Gwent's first. While I feel that CD Projekt Red's card-slinger never drew the crowds the way Hearthstone or…

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9 months ago

Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales is out now

I never would have dreamt that the compelling but much-joked-about card game in The Witcher 3 would become a single-player RPG, but Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales is a reminder that anything is possible when you believe in the heart of the cards. Released today and exclusive to GOG, Thronebreaker is a major spinoff set in the world of The Witcher, using the supposedly-dwarven card game…

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37 minutes of Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales in card-slinging action

Gwent - Geralt of Rivia's favourite collectable card game - now steers the fate of nations in Witcher spinoff Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales. CD Projekt Red have just released a 37 minute walkthrough of the card-RPG, introducing us to its characters, and the tweaked version of Gwent that the game uses to resolve its conflicts. It's genuinely interesting stuff, with the player's deck-building skills tested…

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10 months ago

Gwent and story standalone Thronebreaker launching October 23rd

After distracting Geralt on his adventures in The Witcher 3, the in-game card game Gwent is just about ready to make its proper debut in standalone games. Developers CD Projekt Red today announced that both the multiplayer Gwent: The Witcher Card Game and its singleplayer story spin-off Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales will launch on October 23rd. Gwent has been in public beta for months but…

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11 months ago

Gwent’s singleplayer mode goes standalone as Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales

Announced during an otherwise dull financial results conference streamed on Twitch, CD Projekt Red announced a minor surprise today. Their long-awaited Gwent singleplayer campaign has grown into a separate and self-contained game all of its own. Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales is its new, Gwent-free name, and while obviously related to the free-to-play card game, the company are calling it a lengthy RPG in its own…

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1 year ago

Geralt’s first outing as The Witcher is free on GOG

If you've played through The Witcher 2 and The Witcher 3, you've spent hundreds of hours with the character of Geralt of Rivia. But have you ever taken the time to go back to the beginning? I... absolutely have not. But I played enough Witcher over the years to have encountered people and quests from the first title that I had to fill in via…

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Gwent gets complete redesign ahead of October launch

Perhaps I did not appreciate The Witcher 3 enough at launch. I have a personal reason: I was on deadline to churn out an interview for a 100 hour game and I had less than 48 hours in which to do it. It's as if games journalism has some broken cogs? I dunno, spitballin' here. But I keep dipping back into the game, finding new…

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Hearthstone’s Ranked play is back, but here are some better CCGs

A bug with Hearthstone's ranked play recently brought the mode crashing to its CC-knees, but it's now back on its feet again thanks to a hotfix from Blizzard. When the new competitive season rolled round on March 1st, something awry with the tweaks to the progression system meant that players rank stopped updating altogether. Blizzard disabled the mode while they worked on the problem, and…

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Gwent launches drafty Arena mode

That cheery fella Gaunter O'Dimm is back with another dark pact for us to sign, this time for the new Arena mode added today to Gwent: The Witcher Card Game. Arena mode bends the rules of Gwent, having players build decks from a random selection cards across all the different factions then fight through a gauntlet of opponents hoping to grab the biggest prize. It's…

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Gwent devs tease draft mode, announcement tonight

Despite being in open beta since May of last year, something has been missing from Gwent. No, it's not my fan fiction in which Gaunter O’Dimm teams up with the Witches of Crookback Bog to form the heavy metal supergroup, The Crookback Gaunters (make me an offer, CD Projekt Red.) It is, in fact, a draft mode. This staple of many collectible card games, from…

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2 years ago

Gwent’s single player campaign delayed until 2018

The single-player story campaign for Gwent, Thronebreaker, has been pushed back, CD Projekt Red announced yesterday. The studio is now aiming for 2018. The good news is that the scope of the campaign is being expanded, and the "tempo" of multiplayer updates is also being increased. "Expect content additions," say the developers, "like cards, challenges, vanity items, but also game patches, and balance tweaks to…

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CD Projekt won’t abandon the Witcher universe

The Witcher creators are too busy making Cyberpunk 2077 and playing 200-card pick-up in Gwent to be working on a fourth game in the series, according to a translated interview with the developer’s president, Adam Kiciński. They’ve always said that the Witcher himself is retired as a character, following the Witcher 3’s last expansion. But Kiciński has taken a chance to remind us that this…

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Gwent introduces Thronebreaker story campaign

The singleplayer campaign of a free-to-play collectible card game is an unlikely item of interest, given that they're largely there to train players up for competitive play, but I am quite keen to see what's up with the story in Gwent [official site]. The campaign in the spin-off standalone version of The Witcher 3's fun minigame has folks who did heavy lifting on TW3's story,…

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The Witcher’s fave card game, Gwent, is now in open beta

Drizzle-soaked Welsh county and card game of tavern scoundrels, Gwent [official site], is now in open beta. Originally an in-game pastime from The Witcher 3, developers CD Projekt RED are casting it out into the world to see if it can survive on its own with naught but a pair of free-to-play clogs. It involves pitting your fightcards against the enemy’s fightcards on a wooden…

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Gwent open beta begins next Wednesday

Oh Witcherful day! A Netflix show based on the original books is in the works, we heard this morning, and this afternoon game developers CD Projekt RED announced that Gwent: The Witcher Card Game [official site] will enter open beta on May 24th. That's next Wednesday! Gwent is, of course, a standalone, free-to-play spin-off of the card battle game CD Projekt made within The Witcher…

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3 years ago

Deal Me In: Witcher’s Gwent Standalone Hits Closed Beta

Oh sure, Pokémon Go players may be pests, hanging around congested pavements and getting in the way, but they've nothing on Gwent players. Imagine if they asked you - all of them asked you - if you had any Gwent cards to sell and they bugged you for battles. Insufferable. NPCs in The Witcher 3 must've groaned every time they saw Geralt wandering the streets,…

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How About A Round Of Gwent? But Not Til October

The breakout star of The Witcher 3 was in-world card game Gwent [official site], which proved so beloved that a full, free-to-play standalone spin-off was greenlit. It includes, of course, the all-important multiplayer mode, which The Witcher 3's strictly vs AI version lacked. Our Adam declared nu-Gwent to be "one of the best games at E3" when he had a fiddle with an early build…

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