CD Projekt Red has announced via a recent Twitch livestream that its card-based game, Gwent, will grant players the opportunity to face off against Gaunter O’Dimm, The Man of Glass in a fresh Arena mode. While entering into a match with the intimidating opponent will cost 150 ore ($1.99) each time, players are guaranteed to receive a Keg by the end regardless of whether they complete nine contracts or exhaust all three of their lives during the run. A Keg contains five cards, four of which are randomized and the last being rare or better. Should you make it further in the run, you have a chance to gain a random legendary card. The mode is still in development and is subject to change, so a release date has not been unveiled.
In addition, a new faction challenge will be running until February 20 at 11 am EST. You can choose between the Skellige and Scoia-tael groups and play on either’s behalf to earn faction-specific rewards, which you can read more about by clicking here.
Much like Hearthstone, I love seeing what seems to be strong developer support behind keeping spin-off titles like these going. This is a mode that frequent players have been requesting since its beta release last year, so it goes to show that fan feedback can pay off.