Patch notes for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s imminent next-gen update were released by developer CD Projekt RED in advance of the game’s December 14 release.
The patch notes provide a wealth of details regarding the game’s special features, which are reserved for console and PC releases.
Next-gen update gamers may look forward to ray-traced global lighting and ambient occlusion, as well as a wide variety of modifications and mod-inspired content designed to enhance the game’s aesthetics on PC. Some examples of user-generated additions are:
- HalkHogan’s The Witcher 3 HD Remastering Project
- Denroth’s HD Monster Revisions
- teiji25’s Live-Action Real-Time Cutscenes are Phenomenally Engaging
- This is Chuckcash’s Nitpicker’s Patch, and it’s for nitpickers.
- Terg500’s Updated World Map
All of the character textures, including Geralt, Yennefer, Triss, Ciri, Eredin, and more, have been upgraded to 4K resolution. In addition to the new picture mode, The Witcher 3 now also works with AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) 2.1.
The free next-gen update patch notes are here!
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The ULTRA+ visual mode is specific to PC gamers and includes features such as: “significantly increases the visual fidelity of the game.” But unless you have a good machine that can handle the visual output, don’t get your hopes up and give it a try. In addition, those with NVIDIA graphics cards may take use of DLSS 3 functionality.
The Witcher 3’s next-gen update will include a Ray Tracing and Performance mode for Xbox One X|S and PlayStation 5 players. Both will support dynamic resolution scaling, however, the former will aim for 30 FPS with ray-traced global lighting and ambient occlusion, while the latter will provide 60 FPS.
However, ray tracing won’t help Xbox Series S users in any way. Instead, a Quality setting with”increased resolution and better image fidelity” at 30 FPS. Additionally, the DualSense controllers for the PlayStation 5 will have adjustable triggers and haptic feedback, providing players with a more immersive gaming experience.
Check out the patch notes from CD Projekt RED to learn more about the additional content that will be included in the next-gen update for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.