The Witcher card game Gwent free this weekend

Justin Mahboubian-Jones
Photo credit: CD Projekt

From Digital Spy

Haven't played Gwent yet? Now's your chance. This weekend CD Projekt is holding a public test of its Witcher spin-off for PlayStation 4 players.

Gwent is a card battling game that featured in The Witcher 3. Clearly it proved popular enough for CD Projekt to believe a standalone game would be a success.

From 6pm BST on Friday, March 31 till 8am BST on Monday, April 3, players will be able to download and play the game from the PlayStation Store. It's an open test which doesn't require membership of PlayStation Plus.

During the test, players will be able to create decks, run the tutorial, and test their skills against other players in casual matches. In-game purchases will be disabled for the test's duration, and accounts will not carry over into the game's full release later this year.

The technical test is for CD Projekt to assess the game's stability with large numbers of players, and as the game is still in beta, don't be surprised to find some bugs.

It's unclear when Gwent will receive a full release, but a date some time later this year is expected.

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