The next Gwent expansion will be Way of the Witcher

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This year's second expansion for Gwent (opens in new tab), following on from Gaunter O'Dimm vehicle The Mirror Master (opens in new tab), has been announced. It's called Way of the Witcher, and it releases on December 8.

This expansion will include 70 new cards (opens in new tab), 10 per faction plus 10 neutral cards, themed to connect each faction to a specific Witcher School with its own playstyle. Nilfgaard decks, for instance, will get the Viper School cards, which encourage "resource manipulation and sabotage". The Monster faction, being made of all those things witchers traditionally hunt, seems like it will be getting Way of the Mutant cards instead, which are all about "savagery and hunger".

Way of the Witcher ties in to the current Journey (Gwent's level-based progression systems), which has gone back to the days when the witcher mutation was first created and stars Alzur the Mage, who took most of the credit for it. Given that Gwent is The Witcher Card Game you'd think that witcher cards would already be featured heavily, but only a couple of them really see regular play—like Geralt of Rivia himself, who shows up in the Monsters deck that's currently at the top of the Gwent meta (opens in new tab).

You can pre-order Way of the Witcher (opens in new tab) now.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games (opens in new tab). He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun (opens in new tab), The Big Issue, GamesRadar (opens in new tab), Zam (opens in new tab), Glixel (opens in new tab), Five Out of Ten Magazine (opens in new tab), and (opens in new tab), whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.