Gwent, Witcher 3's standalone card game, enters closed beta on Xbox One and PC today

CD Projekt Red says the PS4 beta will begin 'later,' which works out to slightly sooner than 'when it's done.'


CD Projekt Red announced that The Witcher 3's standalone CCG, Gwent, has entered closed beta on Xbox One and PC (via GameSpot).

CDP Red will be staggering Gwent's beta. "Invites are going out in waves, so don't worry if you didn't receive one yet! We'll be adding more folks over time," per the company's Twitter account.

The first batch should go out this afternoon to those who registered on Gwent's official website. The PS4 beta isn't schedule to begin until "later," according to CDPR.

Gwent originated as an mini-game in Witcher 3, but player feedback prompted CD Projekt Red to spin it off into a standalone product. "Gwent is an example of how the community can have actual impact on game developers," said CD Projekt Red's Marcin Momot. "What we created as a part of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, is now, because of your involvement, a standalone game and a totally different experience that firmly stands on its own. The closed beta is another step in the process--you can now help us shape the game into something you can call your own."

You can sign up for Gwent by visiting its website.

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David L. Craddock writes fiction, nonfiction, and grocery lists. He is the author of the Stay Awhile and Listen series, and the Gairden Chronicles series of fantasy novels for young adults. Outside of writing, he enjoys playing Mario, Zelda, and Dark Souls games, and will be happy to discuss at length the myriad reasons why Dark Souls 2 is the best in the series. Follow him online at and @davidlcraddock.

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