Gwent is coming to Apple phones, and fans of the Witcher inspired card game from CD Projekt Red can get in and play an early hand as the iOS beta begins on 15 October.
The Nilfgaard, Skellige, Northern Realms, and Scio’Tael have already battled for dominance when Gwent officially launched on PC back in 2018. Now, the game that grew out of a fan favorite mini-game in Witcher 3 has finally made it over onto Apple’s own operating system. Owners of iPhone 6S and newer, iPad Mini 4 and newer, iPad 5th generation and newer, iPad Air 2 and newer, and all iPad Pro devices will be able to participate in the beta tests when they kick-off. In order to deal yourself in, you will need to sign up for the event over at the official beta page.
A Few Conditions
Anybody wishing to join the ranks and dish out some damage will need to sign up using a valid GOG account email. Access to the beta test is limited and is sure to be on a first-come first-served basis. As this is a closed beta test, sharing screenshots and streaming the build is prohibited but with the live launch so close, you are likely to wait much longer to share your best moments.
Gameplay in Gwent isn’t quite the same as other digital card games. This competitive deck builder follows the form of the Witcher mini-game. Played across a six-lane tabletop, generals command an army of cards consisting of a back, mid, and front line stack. These troops wield a range of class and race abilities unique to each faction. From melee to frost magic, the list is extensive. Unlike most games, While it still includes a combat element, the main aim is to end up with more points on the board, by playing cards from a finite pool of recruits. The beta will include classic (with or without Ranked progression), Seasonal, Training and Arena modes while game progression will synchronize across to your GOG account.
With so many monsters to slay, what are you waiting for? Head over to the Gwent website and try out the beta before this free to play card game releases for real.