Is it worth buying kegs in Gwent Open Beta? Let’s find out!
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This Guide will tell you all you need to know about the InGame Currencies in Gwent with a specific focus on Kegs. At the time of writing this, it’s been a few months since the Closed Beta started and we are approaching Open Beta now. The pricing models and (many) other things may change. When/If that happens, I’ll do my best to update all the information with its new values.
UPDATE: The time has come! We are in OPEN BETA now and this article has been refreshed and updated with the recent changes.
Gwent’s InGame Currencies
I’ve explained those in my GWENT The Witcher Card Game Beginners Guide, but let’s mention them here just briefly once again.
InGame currency used to purchase Kegs. Earned as a random reward (5 Ore or 5 Scraps) after each game if your opponent gives you a “Good Game” (GG) or from completing dailies, ranked play and leveling up.
InGame currency used to craft new cards. Earned as a random reward (5 Ore or 5 Scraps) after each game if your opponent gives you a “Good Game” (GG) or from completing dailies, ranked play and leveling up.
This is the InGame currency used to convert normal cards into Premiums. Each and every card in the game has a premium version. Premium cards act exactly as the normal ones, but their design is animated and voiced over with the appropriate sound for the creature or effect they represent when previewing them.
The main source for new cards. You can earn new cards as a level-up reward, but those are few, far apart and in most cases nothing really of a great value to help turn the tides in your games. Kegs contain 5 cards in total. One of them is always a Rare, Epic or Legandary. First you have 4 cards that are randomly pulled out of all cards available. Then you have to pick your 5th card out of 3 other cards that appear on the screen. Premium cards (animated) are also available. CD Projekt Red’s has released Premium versions of all cards for the release of Open Beta.
Gwent Kegs Pricing Model
Purchasing Kegs can be done in 2 ways: With Ore (see description of Ore) or with Real Money. Here is a list of current pricing for all packs of Gwent Kegs in USD (because that’s how I see their prices). It’s possible that depending on local currency pricing may differ slightly.
Updated Pricing Model for Open Beta (slightly cheaper compared to Closed Beta):
- 1x Card Keg = 100 Ore
- 2x Cards Kegs = $2.89 ($1.45 per Keg)
- 7x Card Kegs = $9.53($1.36 per Keg)
- 15x Card Kegs = $19.05 ($1.27 per Keg)
- 40x Card Kegs = $47.65 ($1.19 per Keg)
- 60x Card Kegs = $66.69 ($1.11 per Keg)
Is it worth buying Kegs
The game is still in early development and in the future tons of new cards will be introduced. With that said, let’s take a look at what it is like to be a F2P vs buying kegs at the moment.
Is F2P in Gwent bad
That, of course is more of a personal question. My advice is to buy if and what you can afford. CD Projekt Red are, as usual, very generous and in my opinion the company deserves the support. If you feel fine with being stuck for quite some time to only one faction and a very limited deck, F2P is perfect for you. Progress and earning cards as F2P is quite slow, especially when you gain a few levels and start to get matched against “richer” opponents. But, as I said, if you stick to one faction and expand one type of a deck, you will be perfectly fine with the F2P model.
In fact, the new rewards CDPR introduced in GWENT Open Beta help minimize the struggle from early levels to the moment when you will have a well designed and working high tier deck. Griding through your dailies and participating in Ranked play, reward you with great resources and it wont be too long before you will be able to afford to expand you collection. All depends on how much you play and if you work on the daily rewards each day or once a week. :)
Don’t get me wrong. I myself was playing without paying money for over 3 months in the Closed Beta until I decided to purchase the $70 pack. In this time I managed to build several decent decks with 3 different factions.
One final thought on the “is F2P bad in Gwent”: NO! CD Projekt Red, as I’ve said many times in other posts and videos, are arguably the most generous company I have ever seen. While I am a nub in other Card Collecting Games – Gwent is my first of this kind, I am told that it’s like a heaven compared to other similar games. Players have plenty of ways to earn and progress without spending money. The system is not giving it all away for free, but is very kind to beginners. All of the Starter Decks have been redesigned to include 4 Golds and 6 Silvers with the release of Open Beta.
How many Kegs to buy
With the current amount of cards available it is not worth purchasing more than 60 Kegs. From 40-50 you will likely get (almost) all of the common and rare cards and with numbers to spare (read as “mill”) as well as some Legandaries. Milling what you don’t need will allow you to craft some of the big juicy Legendary Cards that are truly capable of turning the tides of a round or a whole match even.
Opening 111 Kegs (Video)
The video contains a short opening with description of what Kegs are, how they work and what is the purpose of purchasing them. The opening itself has minimal commentary by me as an attempt to speed up the process. I share some notes and tips on some of the most valuable cards for both beginners and more advanced players.
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