CD Projekt announced the first card expansion for Gwent today. Titled "Crimson Curse," the first Gwent Expansion features the undead vampire Dettlaff van der Eretein as he summons a new horde, and a new horde of cards, into the world of Gwent.
The Crimson Curse expansion adds over 100 new cards across all the major factions. This includes 31 neutral cards and 14 faction cards per faction. All of Gwent's cards comes with a standard version and premium animated variant. So if there's a card you really like, there's a nicer version of it for you to hunt down and collect.
There will also be new features like poison and bleeding effects, as well as shield and vitality modifiers to help mitigate damage. Deathblow and berserk gameplay mechanics will also help turn the tide of a game, which is pretty good considering how Gwent sometimes feels like it's impossible to come back from a losing hand.
Gwent is a fictional card game in the world of The Witcher. In CD Project's The Witcher RPG games, Gwent served as a fun mini-game. CD Projekt later expanded Gwent into its own standalone game. Originally devised a card game, RPG-hybrid, Gwent's single-player mode was spunoff from Gwent and renamed Gwent Thronebreaker. Thronebreaker expanded The Witcher's lore while CD Projekt worked separately to expand Gwent's cardgame mechanics.