After spending an appropriate amount of time of being a GOG exclusive on PC, Gwent is coming out on Steam. It’s going to include full cross-play with all other platforms, as well as synchronization. So, if you choose to migrate to Steam from somewhere else, all the progress you’ve made is going to carry right over. And, of course, the game is free-to-play.
Yes, indeed; at long, long last, Gwent: The Witcher Card Game has finally made its way to Steam. It was originally released as a beta almost four years ago, in October 2016, on GOG, CD Projekt Red’s proprietary game store. The full launch happened on Xbox One, PS4 and PC (via GOG) in 2018, then iOS in 2019, and lastly on Android earlier this year. Now, you can add it to your Steam collection, if you prefer to have all of your eggs in one basket.
If you don’t know what Gwent is all about, well, it’s essentially the people of CDPR taking the minigame from The Witcher 3 and expanding upon it. The basics are the same, more or less, but the amount of cards is waaay bigger, and there are some other different mechanics. Plus, having different rows where cards can go, the fact that you can only have a limited amount of cards from your deck in your hand, and the best-two-out-of-three system make strategy a much more prominent factor than in, shall we say, competing games.
Now, I haven’t played Gwent in a long while, because it became hard to keep up with all the new cards they kept adding. However, my experience has been very positive; I’ve never liked games like these, but Gwent really had my attention for a while. And, the F2P system is the friendliest I’ve ever encountered this side of Pokemon Go. All in all, if you’ve never played Gwent before, I highly recommend giving it a spin. It’s by far the best out of the bunch.