GWENT: The Witcher Card Game is a free-to-play CCG (digital collectible card) turn-based card game between two players based on a
small side-game from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Gwent was released as Public Beta on May 24th 2017.
New version of the game called Homecoming was then announced on April 2018.
Homecomming version of Gwent was released on PC on October 23, 2018, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are set on December 4, 2018.
You can download free PC version of Gwent on GOG.com
GWENT: The Witcher card game is a game that appeared for the first time in the bestseller hit The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and was named by many players the best mini game in the history of electronic entertainment. Some fan versions of the game started to appear on the web, which were made available to players for free, but after some time they disappeared. It became clear then that the developer was working on his own version of this popular card game. The public Beta of the game was released on May 24, 2017 and received very good reviews among critics. Many players of other famous multi player on line card game Hearthstone moved to Gwent.
As in most games in the free to play model, Gwent also contains microtransactions, but payments are not forced and the game and player can easily enjoy the game completely free of charge.
The game was initially received with great enthusiasm, but in the course of subsequent updates the spirit of the original Gwent known from The Witcher was lost and the players started to turn away from the game. CD Project took then a very difficult decision to freeze the game for half a year and rewrite it from scratch. This project was called Gwent Homecomming and, as promised, the company made huge changes in the mechanics of the game in just 6 months. The Homecomming project was made available to players on 23 October 2018, while finishing lasting two years Beta tests.
On October 23, 2018, the developer also released the first add on to Gwent, the single player campaign called Thronebreaker.
In March 2017 the CD Projekt announced the start of the GWENT Challenger tournament with a high prize pool, making it clear that it takes e-sport very seriously.