Iron Judgment adds over 80 cards across all of Gwent’s playable factions, as well as a number of new gameplay mechanics. These include Armor, granting units protection from damage, Defender units, which allow players to further fortify their ranks, as well as Barricade and Exposed — keywords producing different tactical scenarios depending on a unit’s Armor status. You will also be able to use the appearance of King Radovid V, an iconic character from The Witcher series of games, as your leader of the Northern Realms faction.
Accompanying the launch of the expansion is a special Arena Mode event, where the only cards available for drafting are the ones newly added to the game. If you log into Gwent before October 8th, 11:59 CEST you can claim a free Iron Judgment Keg, which will grant you 5 cards from the new expansion. A limited-time offer in the form of the Game of Kings Pack is also available via the in-game shop.