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New Faction Challenge begins!

It’s time to take up a new challenge! Who will you support this time — ruthless Monsters, or loyal soldiers of Northern Realms? Choose your side, compete for battlefield dominance and earn faction rewards!

The Challenge starts on Tuesday, March 13, 12 PM (noon) CET, and ends on Thursday, March 22, 12 PM (noon) CET.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

  1. Go into the Faction Challenge tile located in the in-game News section.
  2. Choose one of the two warring factions you wish to support: Monsters or Northern Realms. 
  3. Play and win games with your faction across Casual, Ranked and Pro Ladder modes to unlock faction rewards. 
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  • Games won before committing to a specific faction will not count toward your challenge progress.
  • Your challenge progress is determined by wins against all factions: those participating (Monsters, Northern Realms) and not participating (Nilfgaard, Scoia’tael, Skellige) in the challenge.
  • Playing games via friend challenge or in the Arena will not count toward your challenge progress.
  • After reaching a milestone, you will immediately receive a corresponding reward.
  • Information about your completed milestones can be found in the in-game Notifications tab (Social Panel).
REWARDS

And there is more — the winning faction will get guaranteed first 3 draft slots of Arena runs from Friday, March 23rd to Monday, March 26th!

See also

The Evolution of GWENT’s Factions

Imagine for a moment that you are the Lady of Time and Space herself, Ciri, and you’ve just travelled back to November 2016. Would you recognise the GWENT you’ve devoted hundreds of hours to? While it’s enjoyed a loyal following, there are many popular players that weren’t around during the very early days of Closed Beta. This was back when there wasn’t even a ranked mode and a “pro ladder” was the stuff of a Dragons Dream. The archetypes that made up the various factions have been through months of evolution – something which we recently covered in “5 Gwent cards that defined the past” – but with everyone gearing up for Homecoming, let’s take a more in-depth look at how the factions have changed.

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Junior Member Posts: 213 Joined: 2017-05-24
Ok. I m in for NR.
Moderator Posts: 7176 Joined: 2016-11-17
- After reaching a milestone, you will immediately receive a corresponding reward.
- Information about your completed milestones can be found in the in-game Notifications tab (Social Panel).
Thanks for these awesome improvements.

EDIT:

And there is more — the winning faction will get guaranteed first 3 draft slots of Arena runs from Friday, March 23rd to Monday, March 26th!
I am confused about this. "guaranteed first 3 draft slots of Arena" What do you mean?
Junior Member Posts: 213 Joined: 2017-05-24
I think they give us mirtor shards for free entry. I am confused too but this is the logical explanation
Junior Member Posts: 250 Joined: 2017-07-08
[*]After reaching a milestone, you will immediately receive a corresponding reward.[*]Information about your completed milestones can be found in the in-game Notifications tab (Social Panel).

And there is more — the winning faction will get guaranteed first 3 draft slots of Arena runs from Friday, March 23rd to Monday, March 26th!
First part is awesome it will improve the experience greatly.

As for the last part, I like it how faction is rewarded and everyone are impacted by the result of the Challenge.
Posts: 249 Joined: 2014-02-11
We have to choose a faction at the beginning of the challange?
Moderator Posts: 2197 Joined: 2015-06-06

I am confused about this. "guaranteed first 3 draft slots of Arena" What do you mean?
Me too !
CD PROJEKT RED Posts: 267 Joined: 2017-04-11
I am confused about this. "guaranteed first 3 draft slots of Arena" What do you mean?
First three cards that you will be able to add to your Arena decks during that weekend will all belong to the winning faction.
Junior Member Posts: 3 Joined: 2017-06-13
Im also confused about the last part. But being "the winning faction will get guaranteed first 3 draft slots of Arena runs from Friday, March 23rd to Monday, March 26th!"
It's impossible that we get 3 shards, because if it was the shards, they wouldn't say from 23rd to 26th, right?
I'm pretty sure that, if for example NR wins, the first 3 cards(all 4 choices, so 12 in total), in all arenas we play, will be from NR for these 3 days.
Junior Member Posts: 289 Joined: 2017-01-17
I am confused about this. "guaranteed first 3 draft slots of Arena" What do you mean?
I think that means the first 3 cards you get while drafting in the Arena mode will be of NR faction.

Sadly, this is not the first time CDPR has been obscure with the wording. This includes card abilities as well as PR communications.
Junior Member Posts: 1163 Joined: 2017-06-01
Time to get me the MS border!




PS: Screw Henselt.
Junior Member Posts: 161 Joined: 2016-11-05
How exactly does Faction Challenge work? I'm asking this because last time at ST vs SK i won 12 SK matches and 10 ST thinking that i will get both titles since that was the requirement for the title and i ended up getting none.
This time around i have the monster boarder so i want the NR one now but i also want the monster title.If i win 10 monster games and 30 with NR,will i be getting both titles plus boarder or nothing...again?
Junior Member Posts: 36 Joined: 2018-02-28
[*]Information about your completed milestones can be found in the in-game Notifications tab (Social Panel).
In case you are wondering where the "Social Panel" is in the PS4 version, it is the section where the daily quests are listed (which from an UI point of view is not a tab at all making it a bit confusing).
CD PROJEKT RED Posts: 267 Joined: 2017-04-11
We have to choose a faction at the beginning of the challange?
Yes, you can do it in the in-game news section. And remember that only the games won after picking a faction will count in the Challenge!
Junior Member Posts: 660 Joined: 2018-01-15
another choice between a title and a border... I think I'll go with the border this time
Junior Member Posts: 104 Joined: 2017-05-17
I am confused about this. "guaranteed first 3 draft slots of Arena" What do you mean?
That means in the Arena when you start to draft your deck, first 3 drafts (4 cards) will be Monsters or NR only. Depends on which faction wins.
Junior Member Posts: 10 Joined: 2017-12-11
Well done CDPR ! Good changes, and fun challenge, I will go for NR the border is nice and it fits good with Vernor Roche avatar.
Cheers !
Moderator Posts: 7176 Joined: 2016-11-17
How exactly does Faction Challenge work?
You can only select one faction and cannot gain rewards from the other faction. Once you've done the following:
  1. Go into the Faction Challenge tile located in the in-game News section.
  2. Choose one of the two warring factions you wish to support: Monsters or Northern Realms.
You are locked to that faction. So, in your case, you'll have to choose between the Monster title and the NR border.
Junior Member Posts: 2 Joined: 2018-02-28
I'm excited. I need that Northern Realms border!
Junior Member Posts: 186 Joined: 2017-12-21
My bet goes to Monster faction. Even though I'm mainly Mo player, this time I will fight for the NR, which is the second in the slot of my preferences. Moreover, I already own the MO borders, sorry to my fellow MO players :P

Foltest on Duty! Close Ranks!

We will strike swiftly, and precisely!
Junior Member Posts: 36 Joined: 2018-02-28

Yes, you can do it in the in-game news section. And remember that only the games won after picking a faction will count in the Challenge!
Okay, picked a faction (Monster). Played two games with Monster faction, lost the first one against NR, but won the second one against another Monster Deck. My win counter in my Profile changed from 71 to 72 wins for Monster (from past challenges I learned to write my starting value down), so the win registered correctly. However, the challenge counter in the "Social Panel" DID NOT update and continues to show 0.

Several questions therefore:
- Is the counter not working?
- If it is supposed to work, does it worked with a delay, say it only updates at the end of the day?
- If it is supposed to work and to update immediately, can you please fix it, because in that case it seems broken?

This is on a PS4 and I would be interested whether others have a similar experience, and if yes, whether that is limited to PS4 only (meanwhile reported as a bug).