Witcher 3 PS4 & Xbox One Update: 5 Things You Need to Know

The Witcher 3 developer CD Projekt Red promised bug fix updates for PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game and the company is delivering on that promise. Today, a short time after it pushed out bug fixes for the PS4 and PC versions of the game, the developer is pushing out a bug fix update for the The Witcher 3 Xbox One.

Earlier this month, after three years of development, CD Projekt Red released The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, an open world roleplaying game that follows in the footsteps of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. The game has received rave reviews from critics and fans alike though the game is not without its problems.

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Witcher 3 problems have been plaguing owners of the PC, PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game since launch. And while some of these bugs are small, others are much larger and require immediate attention. The developer recently released a new bug fix update for PC users and today, we’ve seen a number of details emerge for The Witcher 3 for Xbox One.

Witcher 3 PS4 Update Released

Earlier this week, CD Projekt Red released its first major Witcher 3 PS4 patch. The update takes the game to version 1.03 and it delivers numerous enhancements and bug fixes aimed at stabilizing the game. Here is a full list of countries where it’s available right now:

United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Poland, UK, Sweden, The Netherlands, Iceland, Ireland, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Portugal; Greece, Cyprus, Malta; Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan; Czech Rep + Slovakia; Hungary, India, Romenia, Bulgaria; Isreael; Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia, Romania, Croatia,Montenegro; Turkey, Austria, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Germany, France, Monaco, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, San Marino, Spain, Andorra, Australia, New Zealand; South Africa; Angola; Botswana; Ghana; Lesotho; Kenya; Malawi; Mauritius; Mozambique; Namibia; Nigeria; Tanzania; Swaziland; Zambia; Zimbabwe and Uganda.

The developer hasn’t provided a timeline for other major markets like the United States though it says that it’s working behind the scenes to get the update out to as many people as it can “ASAP.”

Witcher 3 PS4 Patch Fixes Tons of Issues

The Witcher 3 PS4 update comes with a number of fixes for Witcher 3 problems including minor fixes for graphics, missing translations, improved performance during cutscenes and during gameplay, and some enhancements to the game’s sound effects. It also makes the text in the loot popup bigger. Many players had complained about the small, sometimes unreadable text.

  • Corrects a bug where the player was able to shoot bolts at friendly NPCs.
  • Corrects an issue related to Stamina regeneration while sprinting.
  • Corrects a bug that could cause spontaneous combustion of gas clouds.
  • Reduces spawn times for certain groups of NPCs.
  • Blood particles will now properly appear on water surfaces after foes are killed.
  • Corrects a visual effect in the Wandering in the Dark quest.
  • Improves foliage behavior in scenes.
  • Reduces foliage shadow popping.
  • “Melltith” sword is visible again.
  • Fixes some minor graphics bugs in gwent.
  • Corrects some missing translations in localized versions.
  • Improves performance, especially in cutscenes and during gameplay.
  • Introduces a number of minor improvements in SFX.
  • Fixes an issue that could have caused an infinite loading screen in certain circumstances in Wandering in the Dark quest.
  • Corrects an issue in the dialogue system that might have caused rare instances of dialogue looping in certain scenes.
  • Improves stability in gameplay and the UI, especially during games of gwent.
  • Upgrading items included in gear sets no longer destroys rune sockets on said items.
  • Fixes an occasional bug in the Journal in the Fake Papers quest.
  • Enlarges the loot pop-up window in the UI.

This is a substantial update though it won’t be the last. The developer remains committed to ongoing support for the PC and console versions of the game and it plans to roll out new DLC content this week.

Witcher 3 Xbox One Update Coming Soon

 

The Witcher 3 Xbox One update will become available today and it brings a ton of fixes to the Xbox version of the game. The update is very similar to the one on the PS4 though it comes with a few unique fixes. Here is a full rundown of the Xbox One’s Witcher 3 update and its list of fixes:

  • Corrects a bug where the player was able to shoot bolts at friendly NPCs.
  • Corrects an issue related to Stamina regeneration while sprinting.
  • Corrects a bug that could cause spontaneous combustion of gas clouds.
  • Reduces spawn times for certain groups of NPCs.
  • Blood particles will now correctly appear on water surfaces after foes are killed.
  • Corrects a visual effect in the Wandering in the Dark quest.
  • Improves foliage behavior in scenes.
  • Reduces foliage shadow popping.
  • Introduces a series of improvements in water rendering.
  • “Melltith” sword is visible again.
  • Fixes some minor graphics bugs in gwent.
  • Corrects some missing translations in localized versions.
  • Improves performance, especially in cutscenes and during gameplay.
  • Caps the framerate at 30 fps.
  • Fixes an issue that caused the autosave function to break during longer game sessions.
  • Introduces a number of minor improvements in SFX.
  • Fixes an issue that could have caused an infinite loading screen in certain circumstances in the Wandering in the Dark quest.
  • Corrects an issue in the dialogue system that might have caused rare instances of dialogue looping in certain scenes.
  • Improves stability in gameplay and the UI, especially during games of gwent.
  • Upgrading items included in gear sets no longer destroys rune sockets on said items.
  • Fixes an occasional bug in the Journal in the Fake Papers quest.
  • Enlarges the loot pop-up window in the UI.
  • Button callouts are now correctly displayed in the Main and Pause menus in the Japanese version.

The update will take the game to version 1.0.3.

The Witcher 3 Xbox One Update Locks Frame Rate

The Witcher 3 Xbox One update’s change log includes a frame rate lock that keeps the game at a stable 30 frames per second. The developer says that it’s locked and that there is no way to change the FPS of the game at this point.

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The change to 30FPS mirrors what the developer did with the PS4 version of the game and it’s intended to fix the stuttering issues that have impacted users for several days now.

New Witcher 3 Update on the Way

The developer also says that it plans to release a fix for an XP bug that has caused some users to lose out on their rightful experience points.

The company says that a fix for this issue will be rolled out to PC users on June 1st while an 1.0.4 update for the PS4 and Xbox One will push out in the days ahead.

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It’s not clear if the update will come with any other fixes though the company says that “we won’t stop working on improving the game and there are more patches coming in the near future.”