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The Witcher 3 next-gen on PC gets much-needed hotfix

Published: 15:48, 19 December 2022
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The Witcher 3 PC Hotfix brings stability and performance improvemtns
The Witcher 3 PC Hotfix brings stability and performance improvemtns

CD Projekt Red have released a PC hotfix for The Witcher 3 next-gen, improving the stability of the game and overall performance. 

CD Projekt Red have confirmed that The Witcher 3 next-gen on PC has received a hotfix, aiming to improve the stability and performance of the game and fix some annoying bugs like Steam and GOG overlays not working.

The size of the update is 3 GB on Steam and 1.9 GB on GOG. CD Projekt Red said they are continuing to work on improving the game across all platforms so expect more patches soon. 

"We’ve just released a hotfix for The Witcher 3 on PC, which should improve the overall stability and performance, and fix GOG & Steam overlays," the developer confirmed on Twitter. "The game version won’t change. Our teams are working on further improving the experience on all platforms."

Since the next-gen update was released, PC players have started to report a wide variety of new issues and bugs that were not present in the 1.31 version of the game. 

Issues like stuttering and crashing were the most frequent. We've tested the game on PC and found that the DirectX 12 version is indeed suffering from these issues.

AltChar The Witcher 3 next-gen brings some major imrovements to the game but sadly, it's not as optimised as we'd like The Witcher 3 next-gen brings some major imrovements to the game but sadly, it's not as optimised as we'd like

Poor ray-tracing optimisation is another one and that doesn't seem to be fixed in this patch. We've tested the game after the hotfix and did not notice notable improvements with ray-tracing turned on.

In addition to Steam and GOG overlays, we can report that MSI Afterburner monitoring software now works too. 

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