Gwent is a Card Collecting Game from developers CD Projekt developers of The Witcher series of single player RPGs. The game was originally a detailed mini-game in The Witcher III: Wild Hunt, but has been converted into a stand along MMO. The developers claim that the game is free to play, so by asking a list of questions and losing points from less than adequate answers, let’s find out how free to play it actually is.
No. The game can be downloaded for free.
No. There are currently no subscription options.
No. At present there are no DLC or expansions.
Yes – -5%. The primary business model focuses on providing a free game with players able to purchase “Kegs” that provide a random selection of cards that could be used in their decks.
Yes – -10%. Players are able to gain access to rarer and more powerful cards far quicker than those players simply playing the game, however, there is no guarantee of pulling the exact cards you want from purchasing a Keg.
No. The UI cannot be customized at all.
Yes. The primary factions/decks within the game can be accessed by all players, as can all the released cards.
No. The shop (purchasing Kegs) and Mill (used to craft new cards) can all be accessed for free.
No. Players are not limited to the number of cards available in their collection.
Yes. The PVE Challenge modes are available to players for free.
No. There are no paid limitations on the game modes available in Gwent, there are level restrictions to access certain game modes.
Yes – +10%. There are enough ways to earn new cards through Challenges, crafting, or earning currency needed to buy Kegs. Whilst purchasing Kegs with real cash provides new cards faster, if players are committed to playing the game frequently then they should be able to keep up against all but the biggest spenders.