The Witcher 3 Switch patch is out in some regions and man is it noticeable

3.6 is coming today

[Update: The update is now live worldwide. Check out the full patch notes below!]

The Witcher 3‘s Switch port is basically a miracle.

Sure there are some rough parts (most notably crashes in big hub areas and long load times), but the fact that the powers that be were able to fit it onto one cart without forcing a gigantic download is fantastic. Shoutout to the Switch for still allowing folks to play physical media without installing the entire game.

For some time now though there’s been a patch in the works to make The Witcher 3 on Switch even better, and it’s been rolling out in some regions in Europe and in Asia this morning. Patch 3.6 adds in display options, improves visuals, adds touch controls (including for Gwent) and extends the ability to share cloud saves across GOG and Steam.

Yep! That last bit is pretty crucial, and it joins some good “PC-to-Switch-save-transfer” company.

Update for The Witcher III on Nintendo Switch [Reddit]

Update 3.6 — list of changes: 

  • Added touch control support.
  • Added save file integration with GOG, Steam and versions of the game for Switch from different regions.
  • Added more text languages (in selected regions).
  • Added more graphical options.
  • Added multiple performance optimizations.
  • Fixed various visual and functional bugs.
  • Various gameplay and crash fixes.

While transferring saves from PC, please keep in mind:

  • Mod-related bugs and blockers might get transferred from a modded PC game save file.
  • If the save file name has been changed on PC, the Switch’s Cloud Save feature won’t be able to recognize it.

Additional voice-over languages, added as free DLCs in selected regions, will follow later.  

Chris Carter
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