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Gwent Getting PS4 Technical Beta This Weekend

Gwent

We’ve known for a while now that Gwent, the mega-popular card game from The Witcher 3, is getting a standalone version. No, this isn’t the physical card game that launched as a bonus for picking up The Witcher 3‘s expansion packs; this is a free-to-play collectible card game for PC and consoles.

PC players have had a shot at getting into a closed beta version for some time, but PS4 owners will finally get to see what all the fuss is about in a weekend-long open beta event. From 10 a.m. PST on Friday, March 31, to 11 p/m/ PST on Sunday, April 2, the PS4 beta version of the game will be available to download in the PlayStation Store.

Gwent

The Witcher 3 was a cultural phenomenon, and the in-game version of Gwent was far better than anyone had expected it to be. The physical card game — with beautifully made cards — seemed like a bit of a letdown due to how difficult it is to actually play with real cards, so a standalone video game version seems like the perfect solution for those who want to spend more time with Gwent.

For more details about the PS4 beta, check out the official Gwent website.

If you’re not sure what Gwent is all about, check out the trailer below.

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