This week's free Witcher 3 DLC adds more Gwent cards


Gwent! It's the card game that took the Witcher's world by storm, and that spawned more real-world op-eds than a fictional game-within-a-game has any right to. Now, it's also been expanded, thanks to this week's double-helping of free Witcher 3 DLC.

Here are the descriptions for this week's chunk 'o content:

  • New Quest – 'Fool's Gold': Geralt and a village idiot team up to learn the secret of an abandoned village inhabited entirely by pigs.
  • Ballad Heroes' Neutral Gwent Card Set: Make your Gwent Deck legendary! The 'Ballad Heroes' neutral Gwent card set will provide alternative cards capturing characters from Dandelion's ballads in all their glory.

It's a good set of stuff this week. I'm particularly looking forwarded to palling around pig village with a village idiot.

To get the DLC, either wait for Steam to download it, or, if you've got a retail or GOG version, add the free DLC subscription to your account, and then download through the GOG account page.

We're now half-way through the 16 planned pieces of free DLC. What's on your wishlist for the remaining eight?

Update: Alas, it appears that the Gwent set is just alternate skins for existing cards.

Phil Savage

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.