Today CD Projekt Red, developers of The Witcher 3, announced the start date for the open beta of The Witcher's card game spinoff, Gwent. After months in Closed Beta Gwent will transition to a Public beta on May 24 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. CD Projekt Red also detailed bonuses for players who participated in the closed beta.
Gwent's open beta will act as a new start for the game, and will reset everyone's card collections and progressions for the sake of starting every player off on an equal footing. As a bonus for players who participated in the Closed Beta, they will receive Card Kegs, as well as other in-game items as a thanks.
A full list of cards and Closed Beta player rewards are posted on the official Gwent website here. Also, players can check out the official CD Projekt Red Twitch channel today at 9 pm CEST for a live overview of the Public Beta.
The Gwent servers will also close for a short transition period starting on May 22 until the start of the Public Beta on May 24, to prepare the game for the move from closed to public beta. Fans will be able to keep up-to-date on the state of Gwent by following the game's official social media accounts.
"Public Beta is the next step in the game's development process, one that we'd be honored to continue alongside everyone who's been with us thus far," said Benjamin Lee, CD Projekt Red's Development Director.
Gwent joins several other competitive online card games like Blizzard's WarCraft themed Hearthstone. Gwent transforms the dark fantasy world of Witcher into a strategic card game that relies on outsmarting the player's opponents by trying to get the most points in a three-round game, while making sure the player doesn't also run out of their finite amount of cards. The full release version of Gwent will also include a single-player mode that fleshes out the Witcher story even further.
Find out more about the Public Beta at playgwent.com