following a lengthy discussion within the GWENT team, and taking into account the community’s feedback, we decided to make an adjustment to the schedule. The current Ranked Play season will now end Wednesday, January 10th, 12 PM CET, with the next season set to begin Thursday, January 11th.This adjustment will allow us to address a number of high-profile issues gamers are currently experiencing and reporting with an upcoming technical patch. The patch will be released prior to the start of the new Ranked Play season.
CD Projekt Red announced that the current Ranked Season in Gwent The Witcher Card Game will end on 8th January at 12:00 pm CET. There will be interesting changes that have been announced for the next season.
After the current season ends, the next one will begin on the very next day – 9th January 2018 at 12:pm CET. This season and all after it will last only a month instead of 2 as it was up until now. The End of the Season Rewards have also been adjusted.
Another change is that at the end of a season, ranking points of all players will be reduced by 50% (except for players who did not play a single ranked game in that season – their ranking points will not be reduced in such case). Meaning that instead of starting with ⅓ of the ranking points you earned last season, you will be starting with ½ of them.
Also at the start of a new season players will no longer automatically receive rank up rewards for the ranks they skipped.
The Pro Ladder season will end on 4th January 2018 and will be followed by a short break, while CD Projekt Red distributes the Crown Points to the top 200 highest ranked players. Players who haven’t participated in the current Pro Ladder season will need to reach Rank 21 in the regular Ranked Play season by January 4th, 12.00 PM CET in order to qualify to the upcoming Pro Ladder season. Players who will reach the rank 21 between January 4th and 8th will qualify to the following Pro Ladder season starting in March.