If you’re one of the many players who found the mini-game Gwent to be one of the best parts of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, there’s a good chance you’re looking forward to Gwent: The Witcher Card Game, the standalone collectible Gwent game due out sometime in the future. While its gameplay will be similar to the mini-game found in The Witcher 3, it won’t be identical.
The closed beta for Gwent won’t be until October 25, but you can still help CD Projekt RED with the game by participating in a server stress test on September 23.
Dubbed “Kill the Servers!”, this event isn’t designed to test the game itself, but just to see how many players Gwent’s servers can handle. So if you want to participate in the stress test, what do you need to know?
First, although the full game will be out for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One, the stress test is only on the PC. Second, there is a limited number of keys available to participate in the test. Keys will be made available on September 22, with more details coming via the official Gwent social media channels. While that may seem odd, it’s designed to let them test the server in controlled stages.
Third, the stress test will begin on September 23, with the first day of testing. There will then be a second day of testing on September 27. That will give them enough time to the servers. And fourth, as emphasized several times, this isn’t a test of the game itself. Therefore, you won’t be able to build your own deck, progress through levels, or keep this build of the game after September 27. You’ll only be able to use pre-made decks.
Nevertheless, it’s still a taste of Gwent and a necessary step before the game’s release. For the full details, head on over to the official Kill the Servers! page.
For those of you who played The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, did you enjoy Gwent? Are you looking forward to Gwent: The Witcher Card Game? Let us know in the comments.