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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt: news and videos


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CD Projekt isn't planning a PS4 Pro patch for The Witcher 3

I'm not expecting every big PlayStation 4 release to end up with a patch enabling it to take advantage of the PS4 Pro's more powerful hardware, but it is surprising to hear that a hugely successful game like The Witcher 3 -- a title that ha...   read

 
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Poland is getting a Witcher stamp with Geralt's handsome face

Much like Finland is very proud of Angry Birds, Poland (home of developer CD Projekt Red) is proud of The Witcher. So much so, in fact, that Damien Monnier, lead designer of the upcoming Gwent game, has reported that there is going to ...   read

 
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The Witcher 3 is getting a new patch in time for the Game of the Year Edition

Tomorrow marks the release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Game of the Year Edition, but even if you aren't picking up the meaty action-RPG bundle of goodness, CD Projekt RED has something for you, too: a patch! Yes, the studio is still pump...   read

 
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Witcher 3 saves not compatible with GOTY edition

It looks as if save files from the vanilla version of The Witcher 3 will not be compatible with the upcoming Witcher 3: Game of the Year Edition. That is likely to come as a bummer to anyone who held out on grabbing any of the DLC for ...   read

 
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The Witcher 3's game of the year edition drops August 30

As previously promised, CD Projekt RED is putting together a game of the year edition for The Witcher 3 -- a title that, for many people, genuinely was the best of the best last year -- and it's coming soon. Starting on August 30, you'll b...   read

 
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The Witcher 3: Game of the Year Edition confirmed by CD Projekt Red

Confirmed by Eurogamer, CD Projekt Red is going ahead with a Witcher 3 Game of the Year edition. It will include all of the free DLC that has been given out, as well as both the Hearts of Stone and Blood & Wine expansions...   read

 
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Man, Geralt really knows how to kick it

Ben Schamma, also known as "Maul Cosplay," looks so much like The Witcher's Geralt that CD Projekt Red even hired him to be their model at E3. He not only sports the rocking beard and hair style, but has the look for it, all the way down to...   read

 
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The Witcher 3's popular card game Gwent is getting its own full release

Over the last year, CD Projekt has "been secretly working on a real passion project," a digital, multiplayer version of the card game from The Witcher 3 that keeps the core elements and adds a few new twists. Gwent: The Witcher Card Game fe...   read

 
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Blood and Wine will be The Witcher 3's final expansion

All good things must come to end, and that includes the long line of The Witcher 3's DLC and expansions. This gravy train stops on the May 31 when Blood and Wine is released. Talking to Eurogamer, The Witcher 3's game director Konrad Tomasz...   read

 
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Three weeks to go until The Witcher 3's Blood and Wine expansion drops

Blood and Wine, the "final expansion" for The Witcher 3, is dropping on May 31, 2016. I can't get over how gosh-darn gorgeous the setting of Toussaint is (never mind that man brutally sliced up into little pieces). According to game direct...   read

 
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Pulled Steam listing confirms Witcher 3: Blood and Wine DLC is out this month

Looks like someone jumped the gun on an announcement somewhere. The Witcher 3 still has one more add-on for us, and today, we likely know when it's coming out. A Steam listing that was only up for a short while notes a May 30 date, which in...   read

 
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The Witcher 3's Blood & Wine DLC looks dreamy

I know people who are anticipating the next Witcher 3 expansion, Blood & Wine, more than just about anything else on the docket for this year (which is exactly how I am with Souls add-ons, so, I get it). Sometimes, it's easy to forget h...   read

 
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This Witcher 3 Yennefer cosplay makes me want to play it again

Maria “Hannuki” Hanna really knows her cosplay, and this photo shoot of The Witcher 3's Yennefer is no exception. My favorite part is probably the set design -- it makes me feel like the Witcher academy actually exists. Now I ju...   read

 
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The next Witcher 3 DLC might be coming out right before E3

It's been a while since I've played The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, but a new DLC just might change that. Following up Hearts of Stone, the second add-on, Blood & Wine, supposedly has a June 7 release date. The info comes from Polis...   read

 
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And the award for the GDC's Game of the Year goes to...

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been crowned Game of the Year at this year’s GDC Awards. The RPG also received recognition with a Best Technology Award. It wasn’t the biggest winner of the ceremony, however; Sam Barlow’s Her ...   read

 
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This Witcher 3 figure straight up looks like Christopher Lee

Online retailer Jinx is getting into the Witcher 3 toy race, and its first figure is based on Geralt. Except...this thing looks less like Geralt, and more like a Clone Wars cartoon scan of Christopher Lee's Count Dooku. I'm n...   read

 
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Please sign this petition for Destructoid to send me to Witcher School

There's a real-life LARP Witcher School where you can learn how to fight with swords and bows, make potions, and combat humans dressed in monster suits. It's held at Castle Moszna in Poland, and this March 17-20, they'll be accepting intern...   read

 
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Zack Furniss' favorite moments of 2015

I know, I know. The first month of 2016 is halfway done and I'm still writing about 2015. Well it was a damn good year for games, okay? Back off, Mom. Instead of talking about my top picks from last year, I'm going to tell you about my favo...   read

 
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The Witcher 3, Pillars of Eternity score Writers Guild Award nominations

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is an unstoppable, award-winning machine. While it failed to take home the industry's top prize, the Destructoid Game of the Year Award, it has secured victories from other, lesser organizations such as The Gam...   read

 
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The Witcher 3 patch 1.12 smashes Hearts of Stone bugs

There's a lot to peruse in this 1.12 patch-notes-filled The Witcher 3 PDF. Much of it has to do with the new-ish Hearts of Stone expansion and fixing bugs therein, but rest assured that this patch isn't 15gb (a much more reasonable 1.4gb) a...   read

 
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CD Projekt Red denies existence of The Witcher 3: Enhanced Edition

The Witcher 3 -- am I right, guys?That's basically all you need to say before a back-patting ceremony ensues, congratulating one another for playing Geralt's latest adventure. It's pretty damn good, and with all of the sales under CD Projek...   read

 
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The Witcher 3's second expansion looks lovely

There's no snow where I live, thank goodness, but it is cold and rainy. Gloomy vibes all around with no end in sight. I don't want to think about it, so excuse me for a moment while I get distracted by these warm screenshots from the next W...   read

 
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The Witcher 3's physical Gwent set has been delayed

The Witcher 3's Hearts of Stone DLC is set to drop on October 13, along with a physical version that came packed with Gwent cards. Now CD Projekt Red has noted that due to logistical problems, this edition has been delayed for "several days...   read

 
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The Witcher 3's next patch is 15GB on consoles

You know they mean business when you have to open a PDF to read patch notes. CD Projekt RED has detailed patch 1.10 for The Witcher 3, and it's freaking huge. The changelog is housed within a 13-page document that covers fixes for the gamep...   read

 
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Check out the main theme for The Witcher 3's Hearts of Stone DLC

The Witcher 3's Heart of Stone DLC is coming on October 13, and will have 10 hours of content in tow. But before it drops, you can listen to the main theme above from composer Marcin Przybyłowicz. Wild Hunt already...   read

 
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The Witcher 3's 1.09 patch will include PS4 performance fixes

If you're sick of hearing of The Witcher 3, you're going to have to deal with it for quite a while longer, as CD Projekt Red is in overdrive mode with this game, even months after launch. In addition to a ton of swift patches that have fixe...   read

 
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The Witcher 3 cost a cool $81 million to make

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt cost CD Projekt $81 million to develop. That's a decent amount of coin. But, the publisher is already seeing the fruits of its investment, as the company's latest financial report shows it's in the black by $6...   read

 
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The Witcher 3: Hearts of Stone special edition comes with real Gwent cards

The Witcher 3 has had a pretty phenomenal launch. It sold gangbusters, and it did so without pinching pennies and splitting up pre-order DLC like many other sleazy publishers. But now, the time has almost come for its Season Pass to start,...   read

 
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Witcher 3 dev wants free DLC to be an industry standard

CD Projekt Red released The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in May, but it didn't stop offering content there. Over the course of three months, the developer continually put out free add-ons -- 16 in all. That's a trend that it'd like to see beco...   read

 
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The Witcher 3's New Game Plus DLC is available now

If you're a gamer with a lot of time on your hands, you may have already finished playing The Witcher 3 and be itching to play more questing adventures. If you're already burning with a warrior-style bloodlust for more content in The Witche...   read

 
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ModKit is the only modding tool The Witcher 3 is getting

ModKit for The Witcher 3 was released last week, which allows more experienced people to create mods for the game by giving them access to game resources. It’s a fairly limited system compared to REDKit that was released later on in T...   read

 
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Latest Witcher 3 patch makes it so you can hoard severed heads

Look, not everyone's a lunatic with some sort of dark pit (un-amiibo) in their basement. Those people probably have a stockpile of severed heads already. The latest Witcher 3 patch is for those who don't possess a bunch of lopped-off d...   read

 
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Gwent cards won't carry over for The Witcher 3's New Game+

While New Game+ isn't an option for The Witcher 3 yet, it will be soon. But before you commit to another playthrough, you should know what will and won't transfer. CD Projekt RED has answers. New Game+ will bump you to level 30 (unless you'...   read

 
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The Witcher 3 is adding New Game+

Even if I don't end up starting a New Game+, I love knowing it's always an option. I had expected the feature to be in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, which I still haven't even begun (I'm only now on inFamous: Second Son, as far as newer open-wo...   read

 
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Shani from the original Witcher will likely appear in Witcher 3's Hearts of Stone DLC

Fans of the original Witcher will remember Shani, a friend of Geralt who missed out on the adventures of the second game. Based on this newly minted DLC listing for the Witcher 3 expansions, it looks like she's back. The story for Hearts of...   read

 
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Latest The Witcher 3 free DLC brings new finishing animations

CD Projekt Red has revealed that this week's free The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt DLC will boast new finishing moves for leading man, Geralt. The announcement tweet gave little away other than a small, pictorial teaser of what's to come. This...   read

 
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Witcher 3 patch will organize your library, hurt your framerate

Won't somebody think about the frames? I swear it's like some of you own an Aaron Brothers. Regional high-five. I actually did go into one of those "Art and Framing" stores once to buy a picture frame, though I can't remember for what. It w...   read

 
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The Witcher 3 expansions will be 'almost same size' as The Witcher 2

If you've finished up The Witcher 3 but are still gaggin' for more, get ready: the expansions are coming, and when they do, they're gonna be huge.  Talking to Game Reactor, The Witcher 3's game director Konrad Tomaszkiewicz stated...   read

 
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Did you download the Ciri costume DLC for Witcher 3? Delete it

The developer for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been giving out free DLC bits since launch, mostly consisting of small outfits and short quests, but free nonetheless. This week no DLC is scheduled to arrive due to a rather large quality...   read

 
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The next Witcher patch makes inventory much, much better

When The Witcher 3's Patch 1.07 releases later this week on all platforms, players will find changes to inventory that make the process of hauling around tons of equipment far more manageable. That includes not only the literal inventory sc...   read

 
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The Witcher 3's free DLC run isn't over, a new quest debuts this week

Another week, another free content update for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. This time around it's a new quest, entitled "Where the Cat and the Wolf Play." For those who aren't aware, CD Projekt Red has been adding small bits of DLC to the game ...   read

 
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This week's free Witcher 3 DLCs are a quest and armor set

CD Projekt Red is making good on their promise to add in some free DLC post-launch for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, even a month after launch. This week sees the release of a new quest (Contract: Skellige's Most Wanted) and a Skellige armor se...   read

 
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The Witcher 3's already been played for ten millennia or so

CD Projekt Red's The Witcher 3 is the type of game that you can sink a whole lot of hours into. Open-world role-playing games tend to run on the long side. It took testers 25 hours to speedrun it, after all. Couple that with four milli...   read

 
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The newest batch of Witcher 3 DLC includes a quest and a Gwent set

CD Projekt Red has committed to delivering some free DLC updates post-launch for The Witcher 3 fans. While they aren't spectacular (mostly small quests and cosmetic items), this is the exact kind of content that would be sliced up and ...   read

 
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Witcher 3 sold 4 million in two weeks

Despite some hiccups with bugs and other nitpicks, The Witcher 3 has been a rousing success for developer CD Projekt Red. It has even, thus far, managed to largely avoid the several weeks later scathing takes that often pour in after the in...   read

 
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Witcher 3 patch ends Geralt's candle-lighting obsession

CD Projekt RED has pumped out yet another patch for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (unless you're an unfortunate soul who bought the game for Xbox One). Patch 1.05 is live for PC today. There's an extensive list of changes viewable below. Besides...   read

 
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Are you having problems playing The Witcher 3 on Xbox One?

Commenters on reddit and NeoGAF have reported issues with playing digital copies of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on Xbox One. The error -- coded "0x87de2726" -- was confirmed by Microsoft as a licensing issue, and plagued pl...   read

 
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A Witcher GIF that'll make you lose your mind

Geralt doesn't always kill with this much flair. But, it's a special occasion! You only turn (level) 20 once, and it's worth celebrating. If a stylish decapitation and a body careening far into the sea is what you want, go for it. Treat yo...   read

 
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CD Projekt Red provides huge patch note dump for Witcher 3

Have you been craving that huge patch for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt? The wait is nearly over, and although developer CD Projekt Red doesn't have an exact date yet, it has given us a lot of info.  Fixes range from font size adjustme...   read

 
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The Witcher 3's XP bug will be fixed next week

Players have encountered a glitch in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt that's preventing them from earning experience points from certain quests. CD Projekt RED says it will resolve the issue "as soon as possible across all platforms (Monday for PC ...   read

 

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