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Five essential Witcher 3 mods to have in 2020

Published: 12:42, 08 January 2020
Updated: 12:45, 08 January 2020
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The Witcher 3 can look even better with few mods

The Witcher 3 is a fantastic title but it can look and feel even better with a couple of mods. Here's some of the best ones you can download right now.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was one of the most influential games of the last decade and five years after the official release, CD Projekt Red's gem is once again in TOP 5 most played games on Steam. This is, of course, thanks to Netflix's TV series but make no mistake, The Witcher 3 is absolutely fantastic title, and you should play it right now, even if you have never watched the show. It's also worth replaying if you finished it years ago, it's truly one of those games that just can't bore you no matter how many times you play it.

As you may know, The Witcher 3 supports mods, so you can install a couple of them to make the game even more enjoyable. From visual enhancements, gameplay features and complete overhauls, The Witcher 3 has a ton of mods to choose from and we're going to take a look at some of the best ones to have in 2020. 

HD REWORKED PROJECT 

Nexus Mods screenshot showing the original witcher 3 textures compared to HD Reworked texures The original textures compared to HD Reworked texures

First on the list is an absolute must-have. HD Reworked Project changes almost every texture in the game with very high quality and detailed textures. Every puddle, road, bucket, wall, roof and a ton of other object have been completely reworked with almost no performance loss. It's easy to install and we're yet to encounter a single bug with this mod. You can download it .

SUPER TURBO LIGHTNING MOD

Nexus Mods the witcher 3 screenshot showing Super Turbo Lightning mod Super Turbo Lightning mod

Another visual mod that mimics the original art direction of the 2014 build which you can see in E3 trailers. The mode doesn't add or remove anything and is specifically made for those who preferred the original look of the game. Just like HD Reworked Project, this one is also pretty simple to install with a minimal performance loss of 1-2 FPS. Check it out on .

DEBUG CONSOLE ENABLER

Nexus Mods screenshot showing Debug console enabler for The Witcher 3 Debug console enabler for The Witcher 3

One of the most popular Witcher 3 mods allows you to use the debug console and enter hundreds of different console commands. For example, you can change settings, spawn monsters and characters, change weather and set up you perfect scene for a cool screenshot. Find it .

AUTO APPLY OILS

nexus mods screenshot from the witcher 3 showing inventory screen Tired of opening your inventory every time you fight a monster? Auto Apply Oils is your mod.

A true lifesaver! This quality of life mod automatically applies the most effective oil at the start of combat. For example, if you're entering combat with a Leshen, this mod will apply Relict Oil, which is effective against Leshens. It's one of our favourite mods and you can find it .

THE WITCHER 3 ENHANCED EDITION

nexus Mods artwork showing the witcher 3 enhanced edition logo Enhanced Edition mod completely reworks the game's mechanics

A complete and comprehensive rework of The Witcher 3 with complex and challenging gameplay. This mod reworks most of the game's mechanics by such as combat, alchemy and crafting while adding new mechanics like injuries, distilling and a ton of other features. Skills, potions and signs have also been tweaked and you can check out the full list of changes .

BONUS MODS:

  • -  Changes chimney smoke to be more prominent.
  • -  Shows all objectives for all player's active quests on the map. Like tracking multiple quests at the same time. 
  • -   Allows you to fast travel without using a signpost.
  • -  Retextures the blood effect when in combat to have a more spray appearance.
  • - Makes the effects more intense with a lot more particles.

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