CD Projekt Red has announced that Gwent, the studio's Witcher-themed digital collectible card game, will be getting a new draft-based Arena mode soon.
Arena will be Gwent's second available play mode, and is designed as an alternative to the existing Casual Match games. It's themed around the infamous Gaunter O'Dimm - also known as the Man of Glass - the main antagonist in the Witcher 3's Hearts of Stone expansion. O'Dimm is known for creating pacts with people in exchange for their souls, and in Arena mode, you're nominally fighting to complete the terms of your contract and reclaim your soul.
In Arena mode, you always begin by building a deck drawn from Gwent's complete pool of cards - including premium card - with no restrictions on faction, card rarity, or duplicates. You'll build your deck one card at a time, picking from a selection of four randomly drawn cards of the same rarity until you're done. Once you've selected your leader at the end of the process, you can begin battling other players