Gwent is probably one of the most popular fictional card games ever created. The game, which appears throughout The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, is such a hit with fans that one modder decided to make The Witcher 3 all about Gwent by creating a mod that switches out combat for the card game.
So instead of Geralt picking up his sword and slicing through beasts, this mod, created by DickDangerJustice, lets Geralt do battle just by playing cards.
When the mod is active, anytime a player comes across an enemy, Geralt lifts his sword, but then the game switches to the Gwent gameplay screen. All Geralt needs to do after that is defeat his opponents in the card game, which results in them going down.
Of course, those who find Gwent a little challenging might prefer fighting the old-fashioned way with sword in hand. It's a little more complicated to take down enemies with a card game, but for those who love Gwent, it's certainly more entertaining.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt released in May, but remains popular, thanks to its long gameplay time, plus the recently released "Hearts of Stone" DLC, which adds a lot of new elements to the game's story, new areas to explore and new gameplay features.
An additional expansion pack releases next year, and combined with "Hearts of Stone," those two pieces of DLC will have as much content as the entirety of The Witcher 2 video game.
"The expansion packs will be whole new storylines with all the elements you've got in the main story (like cutscenes, new characters, new items, new Gwent cards) and many, many more," said The Witcher 3 director Konrad Tomaszkiewicz to Game Reactor. "They will be quite long. The first expansion will be around 10 hours and the second expansion will be around 20 hours ... and I think it's possible that they will be bigger, because it's always like this (that when we plan some time or hours, it's twice or something like this), but I'm not promising anything right now."
The Witcher 3 became such a hit that rumors began surfacing earlier this year that CD Projekt Red, the game's developer, would soon get acquired by Electronic Arts. Fortunately, for gamers, those rumors proved unfounded, as confirmed by an employee of the company.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, along with "Hearts of Stone," is available now for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.