Gwent: The Witcher Card finally concluded its long-running closed beta this weekend, and is now preparing to open its doors to the public next week.
"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", Development Director Benjamin Lee said.
The public beta will be a fresh start for everyone, with all player progression and card collections from the closed betas resetting.
The first look at the public beta will be offered up today on the official CD Projekt Red Twitch channel at 3 PM ET. However, those that took part in the previous Closed Beta won't be left completely out in the cold, as they'll be rewarded with Card Kegs, along with other in-game rewards. A precise start time for the beta hasn't been set, but server status updates will be available on the studio's Facebook page and Twitter feed. Until the start of Public Beta on May 24th, game servers will be offline for maintenance.
More information about GWENT is available in the FAQ section of playgwent.com. Players must choose a faction-Nifgaardian Empire, Skellige, Monsters and more-then battle head-to-head with carefully constructed decks filled with spells, units, special abilities and tricks to take the game. You'll also receive season-end items as well as in-game gifts from the development team. However, with Gwent being put out for consoles, it means that The Witcher card game stands a chance at reaching an audience that Hearthstone can't touch, potentially angling it for greater success. One such example was the premium Geralt card.