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Enter the Arena — GWENT’s new game mode!

Arena, a brand new game mode in GWENT, is now available to play!

Decks in Arena follow their own set of rules, separate from other game modes. When building your army, you can use cards from all playable factions, and as many copies of a single card as you wish. You are able to add a total of 26 cards to your deck (each chosen out of 4 random cards from GWENT’s entire collection), and a Leader.

Arena is all about thinking outside of the box and outsmarting your opponents. The game will end once you win nine games — or lose three. Try your best! The more opponents you defeat, the greater the reward is.

To enter Master Mirror’s realm and participate in Arena, you will need to spend Mirror Shards — a special kind of tickets accepted only by the nefarious Gaunter O’Dimm… Shards are attainable using either real or in-game currency ($1.99 or 150 Ore). If you don’t have any Ore saved up, don’t worry — we’ve got you covered! For the Arena launch, till March 7th, all players who log in to GWENT will receive 3 Mirror Shards!

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Junior Member Posts: 213 Joined: 2017-05-24
Yay
Moderator Posts: 7142 Joined: 2016-11-17
For the Arena launch, till March 7th, all players who log in to GWENT will receive 3 Mirror Shards!
Free loot!

Moderator Posts: 2938 Joined: 2016-05-31
Well, time to go waste spend the free Shards then. Thanks for the generosity, and the Arena itself of course. Can't wait to try it out!

Junior Member Posts: 2 Joined: 2018-02-28
Hey there,
is there gonna be a matchmaking, so I face opponents who are as skilled as me? As a beginner I'm not as firm with all the different cards and I assume that someone, who is playing Gwent longer than me will beat me very easy. Even with all the cards accessable.
Junior Member Posts: 213 Joined: 2017-05-24
@sherbenmeister i think if you have one or two loses you face oppobents with the same number. But i don t think mmr and rank and level has an influence here because is another mode. Though you must ask the devs for accurate information
Junior Member Posts: 250 Joined: 2017-07-08
Great news, CDPR never stops to warm the hearts of their players with unexpected gifts.

Junior Member Posts: 205 Joined: 2017-12-11
Yes! Thanks for the shards by the way but what exactly are they?

And lastly where do I sign Mr. O'dimm?
Junior Member Posts: 5 Joined: 2017-06-13
Well, so far I've been disconnected in 5 of 6 matches, counting as losses, so those free shards are probably best left alone for a few days, otherwise you might as well print them out on paper, burn them and toss the ashes into the wind.
Junior Member Posts: 3 Joined: 2016-12-27
I was able to play 4 matches. In first one my opponent draw a card from Shilard bringing out Roach on a board. I did not received my card. In second game enemy Vilgefortz burned TWO cards on his table and then played third one (he burned 4 point card and 9 point fake Ciri) then played another card (no, that was not scorch in the middle), I lost third game, then won 4th one, but I am still on 3rd packt. Names of defeated enemys are not staying on place, those are moving to the left with next win. Wth?

Why we are moving to Arena blind, dont knowing what we shall to achieve to get exact rewards? Where was UX specialist?

I am kinda afraid that you dont have enough testers or they have not enough time to do tests propertly. Quo Vadis, Gwent?

I am almost about to leave Lublin behind, move to Warsaw and risk everything with application for a QA job...
Junior Member Posts: 2 Joined: 2018-02-28
Well, I lost like 5 games but i can still play, the contracts showing only 2 losses. I'm finding games but they won't start. I guess there are more players than they expected so they cause connection issues. Oh well, still thankful for the new game mode and the three free shards. It can only get better!
Junior Member Posts: 282 Joined: 2017-01-17
Vilgefortz burned TWO cards on his table and then played third one (he burned 4 point card and 9 point fake Ciri)
That's not a bug, fake Ciri destroys the lowest unit on her row when killed.
Junior Member Posts: 570 Joined: 2017-05-29
I'll try Arena Mode now, i wasnt too excited for it, but then i remembered something - since the creation of decks is so random, NO NETDECKING IN ARENA!

I'll rather have the RNG and create stuff than facing the same decks over and over again anyday.
Junior Member Posts: 3 Joined: 2017-06-13
Same problem that seem to happen to a lot people ;
First game i was about to play the last card after the opponent passed, so 100% win, but in that moment I lost connection and game. Second game disconnected as soon as the mulligan phase finished. Third game won. Fourth one disconnected but didn't get the loss.
A lot of problems in arena tbh
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Junior Member Posts: 250 Joined: 2017-07-08
I won the Arena and got the Gold card but it wasn't Premium, was that a bug or you changed the rewards system so standard Golds can be won as well?
Junior Member Posts: 178 Joined: 2017-03-07
It's better to stop playing arena right now, not very stable. I got 8 wins and had 2 tries left but couldn't make it to 9 due to 2 continuous connection losses. REALLY ANNOYING!
Junior Member Posts: 33 Joined: 2017-11-11
I won the Arena and got the Gold card but it wasn't Premium, was that a bug or you changed the rewards system so standard Golds can be won as well?
I went 9-0 as well and didn't receive a premium. Must have been changed from PTR? Was my understanding that it was a guaranteed premium; guess not.
Junior Member Posts: 139 Joined: 2017-05-25
Amazing Arena - 3 games - 3 connection lost.
So big shame to release such a bad product... Even for beta stage.
Plus, no balance patch, so they think that broover meta is fine??
Just lost all hope.
Junior Member Posts: 10 Joined: 2017-12-11
Love the new game mode ! The possibilities and all the different cards is great ! I just have a question regarding the daily quest, when you play arena your rounds don't go to the daily quest will this be changed in the future?
Thank you !
Poser Posts: 1253 Joined: 2016-10-26
It's better to stop playing arena right now, not very stable. I got 8 wins and had 2 tries left but couldn't make it to 9 due to 2 continuous connection losses. REALLY ANNOYING!
Same thing happened to me. Should have been easy to get the ninth win but disconnects killed it.

It's amazing that arena had a PTR and still released like this.
Junior Member Posts: 570 Joined: 2017-05-29
And another victim here...

Played Arena, was defeated once, but because of connection losts, lost at the 9th match! Still received a Gold card, not premium. Are people who win the 9 matches really not getting a 100% sure Premium Gold? That sucks, but would make me feel less bad i lost for such a stupid reason.

What about the gold-silver-bronze ratio? I had 8 golds and 12 silvers on my 1st deck, is that normal? I feel like i got lucky. And reveal + Xarthisius is wonderful on Arena, since it's way harder to predict what your opponent may have.