Gwent may just be one of the most popular games-within-a-game the industry has ever seen. After all, it wasn’t just a few who were taken in by the joys of Gwent, millions of players took to the many taverns of The Witcher 3 just to battle it out with their hard earned deck of cards. The announcement that we’d be getting a standalone title of the card game sensation was enough to send gamers everywhere into a frenzy, but when that announcement mentioned it would arrive as a free-to-play title, it was probably too much for many to handle. Finally though, the wait is over. Almost.

The past few months have seen the highly-anticipated arrival of Gwent: The Witcher Card Game stuck behind closed doors in a private beta setting. Today sees those doors finally opened to the rest of us as the beta turns into a full on public Game Preview title.

So, what are you waiting for? It’s time for Gwent.

For those of you have been living under a rock for the past few years, Gwent is the game in which players put their cards to the test with the objective being to field a stronger set of cards than your opponent at all times. There are many unit cards within Gwent, as well as a number of special cards which all make up three tiers of Close Combat, Ranged Combat and Siege Combat.

Gwent: The Witcher Card Game is the latest title to be a part of the Xbox Game Preview and will be another title to join the free-to-play selection available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. It’ll also support Xbox Play Anywhere.

Those interested in jumping into Gwent can head on over to the Xbox Games Store now.

Game Description:

This game is a work in progress. It may or may not change over time or release as a final product. Purchase only if you are comfortable with the current state of the unfinished game. GWENT IS FREE TO PLAY NOW! From the home of The Witcher, developer CD PROJEKT RED, comes a different type of collectible card game. Based on skill rather than luck, GWENT gives you command of highly customizable armies, and encourages use of strategy and deception to defeat opponents. Sling powerful unit & spell cards, and summon heroes with game-changing abilities — on GWENT’s battlefields, clever tricks used to deceive other players are always a viable tactic. Played in a best of three format, GWENT is fast, fun and fresh — and now you can play it with friends. Full details on the latest status of the game, how you can give feedback and report issues can be found at Gwent: The Witcher Card Game is coming soon to Windows 10 PC and will support Xbox Play Anywhere. Purchasing on Xbox One today also gives you the ability to play on Windows 10 PC when it releases, at no additional cost.

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