CD Projekt RED has announced that a Gwent iOS port is coming on October 29, allowing players to take the stupidly popular card on the road with them both on their iPhones and their iPads. The game first came to the Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC in 2018, nearly a year ago.
Gwent: The Witcher Card Game as its full title calls it, is a brought-to-life version of the Gwent card game that took the Witcher fanbase by storm when The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt came out. Players would fight battles against opponents by collecting various cards featuring heroes and characters from across the series.
The game was so popular in the base Witcher 3 game that CD Projekt RED eventually announced a standalone game. From that standalone came another standalone, the Thronebreaker game that used Gwent to tell the story of the Second Northern War, where Geralt of Rivia was knighted and given his moniker.
The arrival of the Gwent iOS port can draw equivalents to Hearthstone, Blizzard’s own collectible online card game that makes use of characters and enemies from the Warcraft games for its own cards, along with the addition of spells.
WHile Gwent may not be as popular as Hearthstone, changing it to an easier-to-access medium like a mobile game might be what it needs to get some juice, especially among Witcher fans who would find it easier to play on a phone than on a PC.
Regardless, hopefully Gwent can find a lot of success on the iPhone and iPad, especially since there are so many other card games that are already available on it like Hearthstone, Yu-Gi-Oh: Duel Links, and more.
Once again you’ll be able to play the Gwent iOS port on October 29 when it comes out, so there’s not much longer for you to wait if you want to get back into Gwent.