Today, Poland-based developer CD Projekt Red released a new update for GWENT: The Witcher Card Game, overhauling matchmaking and leaderboards.
For those that don’t know: GWENT‘s gameplay is based on the mechanics of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘s in-game dueling deck constructor. Essentially, it is that mechanic turned into a full game, with an obvious higher level of depth, polish, etc. The game is notably free-to-play and is scheduled to release sometime later this year on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. It recently launched into an Open Beta.
That being said, according to CD Projekt Red, this new update arrives after the past couple of weeks of exploring the difficulties a number of top-ranking players have had with the game’s matchmaking. Thus, some adjustments have been made.
Searching for opponents is now faster and more precise, and the number of ranking points after each match better reflect the matchup. The update also realigns the ranking for the top of the leaderboard, while retaining the relative order in the ladder.
This update largely will affect top-ranking players, but CD Projekt Red has said it believes it will go a long way in reinforcing the stability of the rankings “and make GWENT an even better game for everyone moving forward.”