Gwent, the addicting card game that spawned out of The Witcher 3 has been quickly progressing in its development since its announcement at E3 last year, with plenty of community feedback thanks to its long-running closed beta on PC and Xbox One.
Now, CD Projekt RED has announced that it is bringing an end to the closed beta, with a public beta taking its place, and this time even PlayStation 4 players can join in on the fun.
Although this means a great deal more players will be able to join in, the bad news is that all previous progress from the closed beta is being reset to level the playing field for the new players. This includes all card collections, player levels, Ore, and Scraps being wiped, with the exception being any Card Kegs bought with real money.
However, there will be some rewards for closed beta participants, which are as follows:
- 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).
CD Projekt RED Development Director, Benjamin Lee said the game's 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,” and that “It’s also a chance for many new gamers to play Gwent for the first time and we’re looking forward to making the game even better with their help,"
In preparation for the public beta, Gwent servers will go into a maintenance period starting May 22, and when the servers come back online on May 24, the public beta will commence alongside it.