Gwent has come a long way from the card game in The Witcher 3, where it gained serious popularity. The players were vocal about having a standalone version and CD Projekt Red listened. The closed beta of the reworked and improved Gwent experience ended its registrations just last weekend, with several hundred thousand players participating in total. However, there is no reason for sadness – the public beta starts on May 24.
Benjamin Lee, the development director for CD Projekt Red said that the “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”. Public beta represents a fresh start for everyone, as the progress and card collections will be reset, so that everyone starts the same. However, the participants of the Closed Beta should receive Card Kegs (the games way of obtaining cards), as well as some other rewards. Here is a list of the things old players will receive:
- Every Card Keg you purchased — we will return you the amount of Kegs you bought with real money
- Card Kegs for Player Levels — starting from level 5, you get 2 Kegs every 5 levels
- Card Kegs for your rank — 2 Kegs for each rank
- All end-season rewards
- All items granted as gifts from CD PROJEKT RED (like the gift premium Geralt card)/li>
There should be a short transitional period from May 22 to 24, for the duration of which the servers will be offline, due to maintenance. After this, the public beta starts in full force. You can watch the Public beta overview on CD Projekt Red official Twitch channel. The stream starts at 9PM CEST or 12 PM PDT, if you prefer.
Public Beta starts on PC, Xbox One and Playstation 4 from May 24.