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The Witcher 3: Gwent Tips & Tricks for How to Play Well

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The Witcher 3: Gwent Tips & Tricks for How to Play Well

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a game that is full of challenges. Bandits roam the countryside, Wyverns hunt in the skies, and deadly creatures guard the deep, dark caverns that populate the world. But, no challenge is as daunting as that of Gwent. What is Gwent, you ask? Is it some savage beast that waits for a lone Witcher to pass by before brutally eviscerating him in the middle of the deserted woods? No, it’s actually a trading card game that will prove to be the toughest element of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Here’s our tips for how to play Gwent well in The Witcher 3.

This guide will help get you into the game and winning after a few minor tweaks to how you approach Gwent. Before getting into the nitty-gritty of strategies and other intricacies of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘s new card craze, the first tip is commitment.

Gwent is not an easy game, nor is it something that can be mastered passively. Players will have to put in time, and tons of hours in order to truly show and prove that they are a Gwent champion.

Commitment means completely foregoing the saving of lives and the search for Ciri. You must eat, breathe, and sleep Gwent. It’s a path that is definitely not for the faint-of-heart, and can only be walked by the most determined of card masters.

Play Every Single Person in the World

Gwent Tips & Tricks


Seriously, play everyone. When given the opportunity, every single conversation should end with Geralt challenging the person he’s speaking with to a game of Gwent.

You’d be surprised how many peasants, merchants, bar-goers, and nobles are just itching to try out their brand new decks on a scrub like Geralt. Might as well make their day and sit down for a quick match.

Not only is this excellent practice, but winning a match earns you another card that can be used to customize your deck. In fact, some cards can only be obtained by playing, and winning, matches. No matter how many cards you buy, you will stand absolutely no chance of progressing in the Gwent circuit without eliminating some of the players scattered around the world.

Don’t be afraid to constantly challenge the same individual until you win. It’s actually the best course of action when learning the game, and it will help you develop your strategies as you move onward.

Each game requires a bet of at least one Crown so keep the bet at only one. That way, you can play to your heart’s content. If you’re short on gold in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, you can also save before each match and just reload the game if you happen to be defeated (and don’t mind the load times).

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