Most of us have absurd backlogs. Beating Batman: Arkham Knight last week felt like an accomplishment for me. Most of the time, I play a game for a bit before moving on to a different one. And, that’s the case with The Witcher 3. But sometimes, having too many games to play can turn into a good thing.
CD Projekt RED revealed the latest set of tweaks and improvements coming to The Witcher 3. Those of you who haven’t quite finished the game, like me, will love the fixes. Those who beat it will probably play through it again.
Here’s what the developers are addressing:
– A new, alternative (optional) movement response mode for Geralt.
– A player stash for storing items, available in various locations throughout the game. Stash locations are marked on the player’s map.
– Crafting and alchemy components no longer add to the overall inventory weight.
– Books are now placed in a dedicated tab in the Inventory and books that have already been read are properly grayed out.
– Multiple sorting options are now available in the Inventory.
– Alchemy formulas and crafting diagrams can be “pinned”, meaning all components and ingredients required to make them will be conveniently marked in the Shop panel.
– Dozens of fixes for quest related issues, both major and minor.
– A few performance enhancements, including the optimization of FX, scenes and general gameplay.
– Various improvements to horse behavior.
The inventory management tweaks and horse behavior improvements are fantastic. Geralt might be a badass witcher, but Roach can be quite the stubborn beast when moving through tight areas.
The “new, alternative (optional) movement response mode for Geralt” sounds interesting, but CD Projekt RED didn’t go into detail about what this means.
This patch does come with a bit of bad news. There won’t be any free DLC this week.
Since it’s been all hands on deck working to finish and release this patch on time, we won’t be publishing a free DLC this week (don’t worry – free content comes back next week). We hope you understand our decision. We’ve gathered so much feedback from you over the past couple of weeks and we want to implement as much of it as possible. The full change list for the patch 1.07 will be coming later this week. Stay tuned for info about the release of the update itself.
If CD Projekt RED follows previous patch releases, expect PC players to get their hands on 1.07 first with Xbox and PlayStation shortly after.
Now that I have Batman: Arkham Knight out of the way, I think it’s time to jump back to The Witcher 3.