Gwent: The Witcher Card Game (Game Preview)

Gwent: The Witcher Card Game (Game Preview)

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This game is a work in progress. It may or may not change over time or release as a final product. Purchase only if you are comfortable with the current state of the unfinished game. GWENT IS FREE TO PLAY NOW! From the home of The Witcher, developer CD PROJEKT RED, comes a different type of collectible card game. Based on skill rather than luck, GWENT gives you command of highly customizable armies, and encourages use of strategy and deception to defeat opponents. Sling powerful unit & spell cards, and summon heroes with game-changing abilities — on GWENT’s battlefields, clever tricks used to deceive other players are always a viable tactic. Played in a best of three format, GWENT is fast, fun and fresh — and now you can play it with friends. Full details on the latest status of the game, how you can give feedback and report issues can be found at Gwent: The Witcher Card Game is coming soon to Windows 10 PC and will support Xbox Play Anywhere.  Purchasing on Xbox One today also gives you the ability to play on Windows 10 PC when it releases, at no additional cost. 

Available on

Xbox One

Xbox One




  • Xbox Live online multiplayer - (2)
  • Xbox Live cross-platform multiplayer
  • Xbox Live

System Requirements

These apply only to PC and phones.
OS Windows 10
Architecture x64, X64
DirectX Version 9
Memory 2 GB
Processor Intel Celeron G1820 | AMD A4-7300
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GT 710 or GeForce GT 7900 | AMD Radeon R5 330 or Radeon HD 4650
OS Windows 10
Architecture x64, X64
DirectX Version 11
Memory 4 GB
Processor Intel Core i3 6100 | AMD FX-6300
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 | AMD Radeon R7 265

Additional info

Published by
CD PROJEKT®, The Witcher®, GWENT® are registered trademarks of CD PROJEKT Capital Group. © 2016 CD PROJEKT S.A. All rights reserved.

Approximate download size
3.81 GB

Card & board

  • Age rating
  • Entertainment Software Rating Board


    Use of Alcohol

    Crude Humor

    Blood and Gore

    Suggestive Themes



    Online Interactions Not Rated by the ESRB

This app can
Use your devices that support the Human Interface Device (HID) protocol
Access your Internet connection
Access your Internet connection and act as a server.
Access your home or work networks
Access to your Account’s username and picture

In-app purchases
$2.99 - $69.99

Install on your home Xbox One console and a Windows 10 PC plus have access when you’re connected to your Microsoft account

Language supported
English (United States)
Deutsch (Deutschland)
Español (España, Alfabetización Internacional)
Español (México)
Français (France)
Italiano (Italia)
Polski (Polska)
Português (Brasil)
Русский (Россия)

Publisher Info
Publisher Website
Publisher Support

Additional terms
Xbox Live code of conduct

Seizure warnings
Photosensitive seizure warning

Ratings and reviews

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It's Very Enjoyable However...

So to start off I'd like to talk about the positives. The Ui is simple to understand, card art is gorgeous, the factions and faction leaders are very diverse and fun to play, and the gameplay is very engaging. Now on to the negatives. Losing barely gives any rewards and no experince points and card packs or as they called in-game "Card Kegs" cost a lot of in-game currency. I would like to say something's I'd like to be added. Daily Quests they would allow you to gain a little xp and in-game currency every day, A Competitive mode, A more diverse soundtrack Gwent in Witcher 3 had the best music I heard in a long time, And just a little xp for losing. I'd like to finish this review wishing Gwent the best in the long run!

28 out of 29 people found this helpful.

Addicting as heck but card abilities need work

I can't stop playing this game! I love it because the gameplay is so simplistic yet there is so much to think about like when to pass, which cards you want to redraw, what order to play your cards in. I love games that are simple. to play but complicated if you want to learn. My problem is that some of the card descriptions are a little weird and misleading.

57 out of 62 people found this helpful.

Nostalgic and fun

Playing this game brings back good memories from the witcher 3. Its an addictive game that has interesting mechanics and a very high skill ceiling. You can play this game basically f2p because of how often you get kegs through playing the game. A good way to make a "meta" deck is to mill cards that arent really good and save up scraps to craft your cards. It is easier to do this than in hearthstone because you start out with many cards that you can mill. Remember to abuse the fact that cards that get nerfed can be milled for full value for a short time. This game is still in beta so CDPR will be adding more features and changing many cards.

80 out of 92 people found this helpful.

If you enjoyed gwent in the witcher 3 you'll enjoy this

Its similar to the original gwent in the Witcher 3 so if you've played that it doesn't take long to catch on. It's really fun the sound effects animations and music little things like that are really good & top off and add to the whole experience in a good way & create a fun Witcher style bite size acrade game. plus you can play against other ppl online your deck and faction versus theirs and each deck has unique cards, leaders with special abilities and special cards. If yu really get into & are playing someone good the online matches can get tense and close making for really fun moments. Overall this is a great arcade like card game and a great addition to the Witcher video game line that's worth a try by fans of of the series that enjoyed this mini-game. I never thought I'd have as much fun with this game as I am having or with a card game in general so it's definitely worth a try 😊

33 out of 40 people found this helpful.

Good, But Found a Bug

In single player challenges, the fourth or fifth challenge in Monsters faction refuses to load. Reset game and console, but nothing works.

31 out of 39 people found this helpful.

Fun for all must-have for fans of The Witcher minigame.

Up front, the graphics and interface changes were a little too modularized for my tastes, coming off an experience in-game (The Witcher) where there is a greater sense of inclusion - but the addictive and challenging gameplay soon overrides. It's still in closed beta and I think they need to work on a few card descriptions but it runs smoothly and allows for quick, drop of the hat pickup games that don't have ten minute loading screens. Some of the cards themselves may need to be revisited a little, but maybe not, too early to tell. The pay structure is good. You don't have to pay to play and win, but it speeds up the process of acquiring new cards so it helps and is a good way to scale involvement according to taste. Having said all that, I don't like the fact that there isn't much other than just building decks. Yes, having six armies is great and will keep you occupied but there could be something more to the prestige of those armies off the battlefield - leaving you wanting.

12 out of 13 people found this helpful.

Highly addicting, but no Social features is a travesty.

This game is simple to pick up, but difficult to master. The challenges are fun and addicting. But the lack of any social features really hurts this game. Card gamess are often best with friends but with Gwent that's not an option. They already have friend matches on PC, so its unacceptable that they were left out on console. Would rate it as 5 stars... but w/out friend matches? 3.

38 out of 47 people found this helpful.

Most Addicting Since MTG

Lots of fun, lots of room for strategy and luck. Rewards progression is painfully slow, getting duplicates early on feels like a big disadvantage. The prices on microtransactions are a bit steep, and you don't always get a loot box when you level up which is a bummer. Card descriptions are sometimes unreliable and it is easy to make mistakes. Needs to be a display of deck bonuses, not just leader abilities. Played against a Master Cardsmith in Ranked and the HUD messed up, didn't show his Strength total and showed both crown pieces on his side as though he had already won the game. Self-fulfilling prophecy maybe because not being able to see his total caused me to lose the first round so I just forfeited.

15 out of 17 people found this helpful.

Does everything right that Magic Duels got wrong

Having crossplay with pc players is easily one of the best features. This way you know the game won't die for a long time. The game doesn't feel pay to win either they have implemented a good game system which allows you to earn extra scrap or ore from your opponent if they send you a good game and with the daily round win bonuses you'll earn kegs in no time. In only a few hours of game time I was able to build myself a pretty good monster deck that wins more often than not. I couldn't be more happy with this game. If you love card games this is a must play.

36 out of 45 people found this helpful.

Current Version is TERRIBLE

As a player of The Witcher 3 - Gwent, Gwent: Private Beta, and Gwent: Public Beta, let me be the first to tell you that the current version is utter GARBAGE. The private beta stayed close to its roots and presented a modest challenge. The current version adds so many rule that players can play a specific deck with specific cards which guarantees a win everytime, such a stacked offence has not been seen since Halo (1):Combat Evolved's shotgun in split screen multiplayer over a decade ago! I will only play this game after a patch is released evening the odds again. Until then, this reviews stands as my testament: 2 stars; One for building up my hopes, the other for smashing them to bits.

87 out of 123 people found this helpful.

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