The Witcher 3 has dynamic beard growth

Watch that fuzz grow in real time

The Witcher 3 is a sprawling fantasy epic that sees a gruff manly man travel across the world doing all sorts of manly things in a semi realistic world. Perhaps most interesting about The Witcher 3‘s quest for virtual realism, the lengths developers have gone to when it comes to virtual facial hair growth.

Noted by The Verge, beards in The Witcher 3 grow a tiny amount each time an in game day passes. Starting from clean shaven you develop stubble, then a beard, then eventually something a wizard would be proud to sport.

You apparently have the option to shave your facial hair at various towns, but to me that feels like a disservice. Leave your hair unshaven. Become the most beard covered manly man the world has ever seen.

Laura Dale