developer: CD Projekt RED
publisher: CD Projekt RED
Game mode: multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet, players: 2
Gwent: Merchants of Ofir is another add-on to the 2018 card game set in the popular fantasy universe created by Andrzej Sapkowski - Gwent: The Witcher Card Game. The expansion introduces several dozen new cards. Developers from CD Projekt RED (authors of the The Witcher video game series and Cyberpunk 2077) are responsible for its development.
Mysterious merchants come from a distant land, where caravans hide countless riches and artifacts. Everything has its price and everyone can gain something by coming to the Ofiris, but remember that the currency is not always gold...
Merchants of Ofir add-on introduces 70 new cards related thematically to the eponymous land - most often they are treasures, animals, armies or monsters from Ofir. It is worth noting that among the novelties we will find proposals for each of the factions available in the game.
The expansion also introduces two new large mechanics. The first one is the combat stratagem, which increase the possibility of modifying our deck. The default stratagem is called Tactical Advantage, but players can choose from several other options, tailored to their own style of play.
The second novelty is Scenarios - artifacts assigned to a given faction. By playing specific cards in the right order, we create a specific story and can cause additional effects in the game.
Gwent: Merchants of Ofir does not introduce new game modes. The mainstay of the game is the online multiplayer mode.
Gwent: Merchants of Ofir does not make any major changes to the visuals. We receive dozens of new illustrations on cards, maintained in a similar artistic style as those from the base game and the previous DLCs. Creators have added some new death animations, which are displayed in case of destruction of units.
The add-on makes a lot of modifications to Gwent's sound - there are completely new sounds that enable us to personalize our game. Existing accompanying effects, such as barrel opening, have also been improved. It is also worth noting support for surround sound.
Just like the base Gwent: The Witcher Card Game, the add-on was released in a free-to-play model, which means we can download it completely free of charge.
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, 4.5 GB HDD, 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, 4.5 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/8.1/10 64-bit