GWENT The Witcher Card Game New Update Opens New Competitive Season; The Witcher Series Sale Now Live On Steam

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CDPR released a few hours ago a brand new update for GWENT The Witcher Card Game, the digital card game based on The Witcher series now in open beta on PC and consoles.

The new update, which marks the opening of the new competitive season, introduces some new social features as well as new cards, tweaks and fixes and balance changes for several cards. You can learn more about the new additions below.

Full list of changes:
  • New Social Features implemented!
  • Player Profile implemented!
  • In-game News panel added!
  • Starter Packs added!
  • Pro Ladder functionality implemented! (Starts September 1st)
NORTHERN REALMS
  • New card added: Poor Flanking Infantry
  • New card added: Ban Ard Tutor
  • New card added: Battering Ram
  • New card added: Temerian Drummer
  • New card added: Witch Hunter
  • Numerous balance and ability changes and improvements
MONSTERS
  • New card added: Cockatrice
  • New card added: Cyclops
  • New card added: Archespore
  • New card added: Wild Hunt Longship
  • New card added: Rotfiend
  • Numerous balance and ability changes and improvements
SCOIA’TAEL
  • New card added: Farseer
  • New card added: Mahakam Marauders
  • New card added: Sage
  • New card added: Mahakam Pyrotechnician
  • New card added: Dwarven Agitator
  • Numerous balance and ability changes and improvements
NILFGAARD
  • New card added: Magne Division
  • New card added: Assassin
  • New card added: Infiltrator
  • New card added: Alba Armored Cavalry
  • New card added: Nilfgaardian Standard Bearer
  • Numerous balance and ability changes and improvements
SKELLIGE
  • New card added: Drummond Warmonger
  • New card added: An Craite Greatswords
  • New card added: Clan Tuirseach Veteran
  • New card added: Whale Harpooner
  • New card added: Herbalist
  • Numerous balance and ability changes and improvements
NEUTRAL/GENERAL
  • Gold cards no longer by default immune to Damage and card abilities, allowing for more interaction.
  • New card added: Lambert
  • New card added: Eskel
  • New card added: Vesemir
  • New card added: Artefact Compression
  • New card added: Dorregaray
  • Old Lambert, Eskel and Vesemir cards now have “School of Wolf:” preceding their names.
  • Old Lambert, Eskel and Vesemir cards now have new art.
IMPROVEMENTS
  • Player cards now highlighted in blue and opponent cards in red in Mulligan/card selection screens.
  • Ambush, Doomed, Regressing and Stubborn tags moved to card descriptions.
  • General tag overhaul – card tags have been reworked.
  • Units with Resilience now have their Boosted Power reset when carried over to next round.
  • Cards triggering upon Reveal now only trigger when Revealed by the owner.
  • All Trio abilities removed from the game.
  • Removed Leader tokens from Leader card preview.
  • Numerous balance and ability changes and improvements
GAME FIXES
  • Fixed issue whereby multiple consecutive Mulligans would cause an unresponsive state.
  • Fixed issue whereby opponent’s mulligan pop-up would remain on screen.
  • Fixed issue whereby “Mill spare cards” option would display 0 cards to mill, though there were still spare cards remaining.
  • Ranking points should now always refresh properly.
  • Fixed issue causing Out of Sync errors.
  • Possible fix for issue causing game to be stuck after Round 2 ends in a tie.
  • Fixed issue whereby improper values would be displayed for Unit Power.
  • Fixed issue whereby Weather effects would not display on the Board.
  • Fixed issue whereby cards would overlap after being moved between rows.
  • Experience points and rewards should now be displayed properly after matches.
  • Levels should now be displayed properly after matches.
  • Numerous tooltip fixes and changes, including those to indicate new interactions with Gold cards.
  • Fixed issue causing freezes after the end of a match.
  • Fixed issue whereby Skellige back of card graphic was missing in Deck Builder.
  • Fixed issue whereby some users weren’t able to join the season on X1.
  • Fixed issue whereby cards would appear with ##_NAME instead of normal names.

On a related note, The whole The Witcher series is now part of Steam’s Midweek Madness Sale. All of the entries in the series, including The Witcher 3 Game of the Year Edition, are now available for very low prices.

GWENT The Witcher Card Game is now available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game’s first single player campaign will release soon.

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