CD Projekt has said it’s currently investigating four main issues with The Witcher 3’s next-gen update: PC crashes, low ray-tracing performance, Origin update problems, and missing PS5 expansions.
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“We are aware of the issues PC players have been reporting since last night’s release of the update,” the studio said on Wednesday.
“We are actively investigating all of the reports and will be providing an update on particular issues as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience!”
CD Projekt Red global community director Marcin Momot added: “While the team is working on fixing the issues PC players have been reporting, please make sure to have the latest NVIDIA drivers installed as it may help with some of the problems you’re experiencing.”
Following several delays and a change of developer, the next-gen update is now available 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.
In terms of visual updates, CD Projekt has said it includes ray traced global illumination and ambient occlusion, improved screen space reflections and foliage, better textures, plus FSR 2.1 and DLSS 3 support.
It also introduces “an alternative camera option that’ll bring you closer to the action”, a photo mode, quest fixes, and DLC inspired by the Netflix series.
The addition of cross-progression also enables players to carry over their latest save between platforms.
A trailer for the update is viewable above, while the full patch notes can be read here.