But following the update’s launch players have encountered a number of technical issues, some of which CD Projekt officially acknowledged earlier this week.
CD Projekt Red has released a Witcher 3 update designed to fix some of the performance and stability issues PC players have been experiencing.
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In a follow-up on Thursday, the studio listed four of the most commonly reported issues it’s currently investigating and called on fans to keep providing feedback.
It said it’s currently working to address game crashes on PC and low ray tracing performance on Intel GPUs.
It advised PC players to ensure that they’ve installed the latest available drivers for their graphics card and system, including motherboard chipset drivers.
Following the update’s release, PC players can access two versions of The Witcher 3. They are the DirectX 12 version, which includes all graphical improvements and ray tracing features, and the DirectX 11 version, which lacks ray tracing support and some general graphical improvements.
“Players with less powerful hardware who experience performance issues might want to consider playing the game using the DirectX 11 Version,” CD Projekt said.
Following several delays and a change of developer, Witcher 3’s next-gen update was released as a standalone purchase for PC, Xbox Series X/S and PS5, and as a free patch for players who already own the game on PC and last-gen consoles.
VGC’s The Witcher 3 review for PS5 called the game the “definitive version of one of the best RPGs ever”.