The Witcher 3 developer CD Projekt Red is hosting a “Kill the Servers” stress test event for its upcoming Gwent game, and the goal is to “blow out some fuses in the server rooms” and “see how everything reacts to a lot of gamers banging at the doors.”
The PC-only event will take place on two different days. The first will happen on Friday, September 23, from 8 AM to 12 PM PT, while the second is on September 27 from 11 AM to 3 PM PT. The event’s premise may sound like everyone can get a shot at the game, but codes will be limited. They become available tomorrow on a first-come, first-served basis through the Gwent game’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
To gain access to the event, you’ll need to have signed up for October 25’s closed beta, which you can register for on the official website. However, you’ll need separate codes for both events and getting into one does not necessarily mean you’ll get into the other.
CD Projekt Red notes in the event’s FAQ that the “Kill the Servers” build won’t feature deck-building functionality and, therefore, won’t keep any progress for use in the closed beta or final game.
Gwent is confirmed for release on PS4 and Xbox One, in addition to PC. GameSpot got the opportunity to try the game out at E3 2016 and found that it has a lot more in common with The Witcher 3 than you think. It features a 10-plus hour campaign with branching storylines, player choice, and what CD Projekt Red claims is an open world.