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The mods and improvements that will be added to the improved version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have become known


The mods and improvements that will be added to the improved version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have become known

Next-generation versions of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will include a number of community-created mods and special enhancements from CD Projekt RED for PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S.

In addition to graphical and performance improvements, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will feature a selection of fan-made mods that are so popular and useful that the Polish studio saw fit to add them to the game.

  • World Map Fixes by Terg500: A mod that detects and fixes inconsistencies between the game's 3D and 2D map and the minimap.
  • Nitpicker's Patch - various visual fixes by chuckcash: a mod that fixes some visual bugs related to things like armor or elements in water, clipping on various surfaces, and so on.
  • The Witcher 3 HD Reworked Project by HalkHogan: A mod that modifies the original game models and textures, increasing their level of detail without sacrificing their art style.
  • FCR3 - Immersion and Gameplay Tweaks by Andrzej Kwiatkowski (Flash_in_the_flesh): A mod created by the developer of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and expansions to fix immersion-limiting elements, weaker skills and items, cosmetic changes, and some bug fixes. New elements have been added to the mod for the next generation version of The Witcher, while others have not been included.
  • HDMR - HD Monsters Reworked Mod by Denroth: This mod reworks the models of all monsters in the game, including expansions, to improve their texture quality and level of detail.
In addition to community-created mods, the developers at CD Projekt RED have rolled up their sleeves and made changes to fix some issues or improve some aspects of the original The Witcher 3 to make the game more modern.

  • Quick character overlay: Allows you to switch and use characters without opening the radial menu. This option can be enabled or disabled in the settings.
  • Alternate Camera: Now, if you wish, you can use a camera that is closer to the character and will react more dynamically to movements and fights. This option can be enabled or disabled in the settings.
  • Dynamic HUD Visibility: When this option is enabled in the settings, the minimap and HUD with quest objectives will only be visible in combat or when using Witcher Sense.
  • New Map: The game map has been "cleaned up" of icons such as question marks and boat-shaped symbols to make it less chaotic. You can optionally re-enable these icons (and therefore revert to the original map) from the settings.
  • Improved Character Models - A range of comprehensive improvements to the main characters. For example, now Geralt's shadow will be in high resolution even outside the cutscenes, and bugs have been fixed, such as cutting hair with armor. The monster models have also been improved in addition to the changes from the "HD Monsters Reworked Mod" mentioned above.
  • Improved Environments: A number of comprehensive changes and additions to enrich and improve the visual rendering of the game environment. For example, mountain ranges have been added in the distance, a new "Gray Sky" weather condition has been added with a gray sky, and vegetation has been improved.
  • Environment VFX and Technical Art: General improvements have been made to the visual effects of The Witcher 3 game world.
  • Bugs: Fixed various bugs related to missions, cutscenes, animations, and gameplay.

Gameplay Changes

  • Fall Damage: Players can now survive falls from greater heights.
  • Automatic Herb Harvest: Now when players harvest herbs and plants, the loot screen does not open and the harvest is instantaneous.
  • Slow Walk: Three different walking speeds are now available when using the controllers, depending on how far you tilt the analog stick. In the original, you could only walk or run.
  • Alternate Sprint: Players can now press the left analog stick to sprint.
  • Improved Radial Menu: It's now easier to select consumables and bombs, as you no longer need to open your inventory to change equipped items, but can do so directly from the Radial Menu.

As a reminder, the update for future versions of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be available for free from December 14, 2022 for PS5, Xbox Series X|S and PC.