developer: CD Projekt RED
publisher: CD Projekt RED
Game mode: multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet, players: 1-2
Gwent: Crimson Curse is an add-on to Gwent, a card game set in the universe of The Witcher series - a world inspired by the prose of the Polish fantasy writer Andrzej Sapkowski. The plot background of the game depicts a conflict with vampires. The expansion introduces more than 100 new cards. The devs of the base version (as well as the The Witcher series and Cyberpunk 2077), i.e. the well-known Polish studio CD Projekt RED, are responsible for its development.
Gwent: Crimson Curse focuses on the figure of Dettlaff van der Eretein, known from The Witcher 3's expansion titled Blood and Wine. When the title bloody moon appears in the sky as a result of a dark ritual, a deadly high vampire calls on his bretheren to fight mortals.
Crimson Curse introduces more than 100 new cards. Thirty-one of them are neutral, the others are assigned to individual fractions (equally - each received 14).
With the new cards, the game has been enriched with twelve keywords and related mechanics. These are: Bonded (can be activated when we control a copy of a card), Deathblow (activated when a unit has destroyed an enemy), Purify (removes all statuses), Bleeding (deals 1 damage point at the end of a turn), Berserk (strengthens the card, we can activate it when the unit reaches half life), Shield (blocks the next damage dealt to the unit), Poison (destroys the unit when it has accumulated two such statuses), Harmony (strengthens the card by 1 each time when a player play a Scoia'tael card from a unique base category), Assimilate (strengthens a unit by 1 when we play a card not belonging to our base deck), Dominance (we can activate this ability if we control the strongest unit on the battlefield), Vitality (strengthens a card by 1 at the end of a turn), and Formation (gives zeal to units fighting in close combat or strengthens a card in the second row by 1).
Gwent: Crimson Curse can be played only with others. The mainstay of the game is the online multiplayer mode.
Gwent: Crimson Curse does not introduce any significant changes in the visuals of the base version of the game - we are still dealing with two-dimensional graphics, based mainly on nicely illustrated cards, whose designs resemble the style of what we know from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
Just like the base version, the add-on was released in a free-to-play model.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Core i3-6100 3.7 GHz / AMD FX-6300 3.5 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 660 / Radeon R7 265 or better, Windows 7/8/8.1/10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Celeron G1820 2.7 GHz / AMD A4-7300 3.8 GHz, 2 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GT 710 / Radeon HD 4650 or better, Windows 7/8/8.1/10 64-bit