The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s Free Next-Gen Update Launches for PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S on December 14, 2022

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CD PROJEKT RED has announced that its next-gen update for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be released for the PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S on December 14, 2022.

Available at no cost to those who already own any version of the critically acclaimed RPG, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s next-gen update features “dozens of visual, performance and technical enhancements, including ray tracing support, faster loading times on consoles, a variety of mods integrated into the experience,” and much more, including DLCs inspired by Netflix’s The Witcher series.

Those who don’t own The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt yet have the option of getting the new Complete Edition, which will be available for purchase digitally on PC and next-gen consoles, with a physical release at a later date.

The last-gen versions of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (i.e., PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch) are also getting an update with “numerous additions and improvements,” including the aforementioned Netflix Witcher-themed DLCs.

From the official Witcher page:

Enhanced with the power of next-gen consoles and modern PC hardware in mind, the upcoming update will feature dozens of visual, performance and technical enhancements, including ray tracing support, faster loading times on consoles, a variety of mods integrated into the experience, and much more! On top of that, we’re adding a set of DLCs inspired by Netflix’s The Witcher series, such as new weapons and armor for Geralt and alternative looks for select characters.

The next-gen update is free for everyone who already owns any version of the game. For those who don’t have the game yet, a dedicated next-gen version, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition, featuring all enhancements, free DLCs and story expansions: Hearts of Stone & Blood and Wine, will be available for purchase digitally on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC, with a physical release at a later date.

In addition to the next-gen release, the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch versions of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will also receive an update featuring numerous additions and improvements, as well as the Netflix Witcher-themed DLCs. Further details, including the release date, will be announced soon.

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