If there’s one collectible card game that we’re excited for then that game is Gwent: The Witcher Card Game. You may know Gwent as the card game that you can play in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and the upcoming standalone version goes way deeper, including 10-hour long single-player campaigns. But it’s the way that the card packs work that makes us really interested in trying it out. But what’s the big deal, you ask?
Well, in your usual card game, Hearthstone included, you purchase packs and cry all night because you just got the same rare cards over and over again, thanks to the frustrating gods of RNG. Instead, in Gwent you open a card pack and see three rare or better cards and get to pick the card you want to keep, discarding the others. This one and other four random cards make the content of each pack.
We don’t know about you, but this could be a big step in making CCGs just a little bit more fair and less frustrating, at least to a certain extent.
Gwent is in development for PC, PS4 and Xbox One and is free-to-play, with a closed beta planned for September 2016 on Xbox One and PC, and at a later date on PlayStation 4.