Monumental 15GB Patch Comes to PC Version of The Witcher 3



/ 3 years ago

the witcher 3

CD Projekt Red’s post-release schedule and commitment to providing the best service possible is admirable. Some of you might remember the mammoth update to The Witcher 2 via the Enhanced Edition patch. This was provided for free and dramatically enhanced the gameplay, performance and visual quality. Not to be outdone by last time, The Witcher 3 has just received an astonishing 15GB patch which features one of the most in-depth changelogs I’ve ever seen. While the list is extremely long, I’ve included every update in full to outline any key tweaks, you might find interesting or important:

QUEST

  • Adds new romance-related segments in conversations with Triss and Yen in quest titled The Sunstone.
  • Fixes infinite loading screen occuring after thrid gwent victory at Vegelbud Manor during quest titled A Matter of Life and Death.
  • Fixes issue whereby wraiths failed to spawn as intended during fight against botchling in quest titled Family Matters if Axii Sign was attempted and failed.
  • Fixes issue whereby messenger sent by witch hunters would be revived briefly after being killed during quest titled Count Reuven’s Treasure.
  • Fixes issue where messenger sent by witch hunters would stand idle instead of lying on floor as intended after scene during quest titled Count Reuven’s Treasure.
  • Fixes issue whereby quest titled Payback could not be completed if player first visited stable and found related key.
  • Fixes issue whereby Keira Metz failed encase herself in magic shield when attacked by rats in quest titled Wandering in the Dark.
  • Fixes issue whereby Ciri failed to follow Yennefer into laboratory during quest titled Child of the Elder Blood.
  • Fixes infinite loading screen occurring after horse race scene in quest titled Ciri’s Story: The Race.
  • Fixes issue whereby Keira Metz’s wraith during quest titled Wandering in the Dark dealt damage not commensurate with level classification.
  • Fixes issue whereby player could abandon designated game area of Tir na Lia in quest titled Through Time and Space.
  • Fixes prolonged loading screen occuring after cut scene in quest titled The Calm Before the Storm.
  • Fixes issue whereby door in quest titled Scavenger Hunt: Bear School Gear could be permanently locked if chest was looted before lever in throne room was pulled.
  • Fixes issue whereby Cleaver’s thugs could appear on second floor of Whoreson’s Casino during quest titled Get Junior though said thugs were not encountered outside as intended.
  • Fixes issue where, on higher diffculty settings, katakan monster in quest titled Now or Never healed too quickly.
  • Fixes issue whereby Geralt and Yennefer were teleported to different room in cut scene during quest titled Redania’s Most Wanted.
  • Fixes issue in New Game + mode whereby Dandelion dealt excessive damage during quest titled Cabaret.
  • Fixes issue whereby Sofus took 280 crowns instead of 140 if player agreed to fight during quest titled The Play’s the Thing.
  • Fixes issue whereby Geralt and Triss were teleported to different part of room after cut scene in quest titled Redania’s Most Wanted.
  • Fixes infinite loading screen occuring when catching Abbe Faria past tunnel and before ladder in quest titled The Great Escape.

PERFORMANCE

  • Decreases chance of unwarranted screen blur occurring during play.
  • Fixes rare infinite loading screen appearing upon loading of save made during Broken Flowers quest.
  • Fixes performance issues near the Cave of Dreams in Skellige.
  • Improves game performance during quest titled Practicum in Advanced Alchemy.
  • Improves general game performance in location Whoreson’s Arena in Novigrad during quest titled Get Junior.
  • Improves game performance throughout Swamps location in Velen.
  • Improves game performance when bombs are used, especially with Cluster Bomb skill active.
  • Improves game performance in areas with toxic clouds and when said clouds are ignited.
  • Improves game performance in Novigrad Bathouse, especially during quest titled Blindingly Obvious.
  • Improves overall game performance in Bald Mountain location.
  • Improves game performance during quest titled The Battle of Kaer Morhen.
  • Improves game performance in Kaer Trolde during quest titled King’s Gambit.
  • Improves game perfromance during quest titled Family Matters.
  • Improves game performance during burial and feast scenes in the quest titled The King is Dead – Long Live the King.
  • Improves game performance in Keira’s hut during quest titled Wandering in the Dark.
  • Improves game performance during ritual forming part of the quest titled Family Matters.
  • Improves game performance during quest titled Pyres of Novigrad.
  • Improves game performance during quest titled A Towerful of Mice.
  • Improves game performance during quest titled A Favor for a Friend.
  • Improves game performance during quest titled For the Advancement of Learning.
  • Improves game performance and stability on Fyke Island.
  • Improves game performance in scene featuring gwent croupier during quest titled A Matter of Life and Death.
  • Improves game performance on close-ups in conversation between Geralt and Whoreson Junior during quest titled Get Junior.
  • Improves game performance during combat in Ermion’s laboratory during quest titled The King is Dead – Long Live the King.
  • Improves game performance at site of cataclysm on Skellige during quest titled Echoes of the Past.
  • Improves game performance during necromancy ritual in quest titled Nameless.
  • Improves game performance during quest titled The Calm Before the Storm.
  • Improves game performance in Crookback Bog location.
  • Improves game perfromance on lifting of curses in quests titled Soldier Statuette and Nobleman Statuette.
  • Improves game performance in mountains surrounding Kaer Morhen.
  • Improves game performance during fight against Fugas in quest titled Bald Mountain.
  • Improves game performance for concert scene at Kingfisher Inn during quest titled Broken Flowers.
  • Improves game performance on Temple Isle in Novigrad at night and in rain.
  • Improves game performance in Dark Valley in quest titled Through Time and Space.
  • Improves game performance when using torch near bodies of water.
  • Improves game performance during conversation with Yennefer at Kaer Morhen.
  • Improves game performance during conversation with Eskel (katakan dissection sequence).
  • Improves game performance during quest titled Va Fail, Elaine.
  • Improves game performance upon ignition of explosive toxic clouds.
  • Improves game performance when using Northern Wind bomb with Cluster Bomb skill active.
  • Improves game performance when using Devils Puffball bomb with Cluster Bomb skill active.
  • Improves game performance when using Dragon’s Dream bomb with Cluster Bomb skill active.
  • Improves game performance following scene with Josta on Skellige.
  • Improves game performance in sauna pool during quest titled The Calm Before the Storm.
  • Improves game performance in selected Velen locations.
  • Improves game performance during quest titled Ciri’s Story: The King of the Wolves.

Once again I’m absolutely mesmerized by CD Projekt Red’s attention-to-detail and tireless work to improve an incredibly polished experience. The Witcher 3 is such a beautifully constructed, and well-optimized game yet receives better support than completely broken ports like Batman: Arkham Knight. If only other publishers acknowledged CD Projekt’s professional way to behave and started to prioritize post-release support over DLC or microtransactions.

Thank you TweakTown for providing us with this information.

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