The Witcher 3 update 4.03 will be available for consoles and PC. The patch notes for this update are available to view here.
CD Projekt Red is set to release a new update for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt today, as confirmed by the game developer. The patch, which will be available for PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, will be around 2GB on PC and between 10-20GB on consoles, depending on the SKU and platform. The update will come with a detailed list of patch notes.
The Witcher 3 Update 4.03 Patch Notes
- Improved CPU core utilization in the DX 12 version.
- Restored horizon-based ambient occlusion. Players who had previously turned Ambient Occlusion off will need to do so again. You can find it in Options → Video → Graphics.
- Fixed an issue where the “My Rewards” section was not localized in REDlauncher.
- Fixed an issue with a flickering landscape in Toussaint that occurred when NVIDIA HairWorks was disabled.
- Fixed an issue related to particle optimization which could result in temporary stuttering.
- Improved Performance Mode on next-gen consoles.
- Fixed an issue where characters could become slightly blurry during dialogues and cutscenes on PlayStation 5.
- Fixed an issue related to memory usage in Ray Tracing Mode which could result in crashes on Xbox Series X.
- Whatsoever a Man Soweth… – The game will no longer crash if Geralt runs away from Shani after starting the conversation on next-gen consoles.
- Fixed an issue where quicksaves couldn’t be loaded when using cross progression on Xbox One.
- Added two missing “Top notch swords!” on previous-gen consoles.
- Fixed an issue with overwriting manual saves where in some circumstances the oldest gamesave was deleted on PlayStation 5.
- Addressed performance issues in Beauclair and Novigrad that occurred after loading a gamesave.
VISUAL – PC and Next-Gen Exclusive
- Improved immersion of water appearance by adding refraction to SSR and ray-traced reflections.
- Fixed a visual issue with brick textures where black artifacts covered stone arches.
- Added a Motion Blur slider. It can be found in Options → Video → Graphics.
QUESTS & GAMEPLAY – Available on all platforms
- Battle Preparations – Fixed the lack of a dialogue option that would progress the quest during the objective “Let Avallac’h know everything’s ready.”
- Reason of State – Fixed an issue where the door to the warehouse could become permanently locked if the player knocked, entered and then immediately left the building.
- Scavenger Hunt: Cat School Gear Upgrade Diagrams Part 1 – Fixed an issue where the quest could stay active even after the diagrams were looted.
- Fixed an issue where trying to start a New Game+ on an incompatible save would block the player from starting the expansions in standalone mode until the game was restarted.
LOCALIZATION – Available on all platforms
- Fixed an issue with the Korean localization of Ciri’s and Geralt’s Gwent card descriptions.
- Fixed punctuation issues in Arabic localization.
- Updated Traditional Chinese font.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is an open-world action role-playing game released in 2015. Players control the protagonist Geralt of Rivia, a monster slayer, as he searches for his adopted daughter who is being pursued by the otherworldly Wild Hunt. The game is set in a fictional world based on Slavic mythology and features third-person gameplay where players use weapons and magic to battle various enemies.
The game was developed using the REDengine 3 and features complex storytelling without sacrificing the game’s open-world nature. The music was primarily composed by Marcin Przybyłowicz and performed by the Brandenburg State Orchestra. The game received critical acclaim for its gameplay, narrative, world design, combat, and visuals, and has won more than 200 games of the year awards. The game shipped over 40 million copies, making it one of the best-selling video games of all time.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt received a re-release in December 2022 for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S titled The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition. CD Projekt Red announced that the game would include content from mods produced by fans, prompting discussion about why the company sought out community assistance. The game was released to critical acclaim, with praise for its gameplay, narrative, world design, combat, and visuals.