The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt may have only went on sale this past Tuesday, but it’s already picking up another round of free downloadable extras. At the same time as it’s delivering that free downloadable content The Witcher 3: Wild Hunts’ developer is also releasing a fresh round of feature fixes and changes for those who ran into problems after last week’s launch.
CD Projekt Red, the game’s developer announced the free Witcher 3: Wild Hunt content this morning on its Facebook page. The new Contract: Missing Miners quest and an a new look for character Yennefer are just the latest two pieces of free DLC to be given away by the developer. The game launched last week with two other free pieces of downloadable content.
Contract: Missing Miners is a quest and side-mission that focuses on the hunt for miners in the village of Skellige. Suddenly, people who work in the village’s mines are disappearing and it’s Geralt’s job to dive into the situation and find out exactly what’s happening to them. That new look for Yennefer the sorceress isn’t likely to excite a lot of people, but it’s still free content nonetheless. CD Projekt Red’s post on the free Witcher 3: Wild Hunt content only indicates that the downloads will be ready sometime this week. Exactly what day remains unclear.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt isn’t just getting free content. It’s also receiving an update to address some of the issues players on Windows PCs ran into over the last few days. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for PC 1.04 is available now, according to CD Projekt Red, and fixes some key issues for games. Dialogue in the PC version of the game would sometimes loop thanks to a small bug. This update fixes that. Players can now rebind every key on their keyboard to make the game more suited too their control schemes. Gas clouds that suddenly explode are addressed in the update as well as another issue that prevented users from setting their resolution to 1280 x 720p.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is this month’s must have new video game. Why that is can be distilled into three main points. First, its incredibly detailed. Second, it’s incredibly large. Third CD Projekt Red is doing a pretty decent job of taking care of fans.
The game takes place in a vast open world filled with tons, treasures and places to explore. Small towns and city centers dot the game’s landscape, but interspersed between them are cave systems, oceans and large habitats that dangerous creatures make their home. The character controlled player in the game, Geralt travels the different regions, hunting and assisting inhabitants whenever he can. At some point he finds himself standing between the Wild Hunt, a ruthless destructive force, and his native lands.
CD Projekt Red spared no detail in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Tons of different systems keep the world feeling alive and teeming with possibility. Every animal in the game is part of a larger ecosystem, meaning killing a predator could result in huge changes in wild life for a specific area. There’s a day and night system that simulates the passing of time. A dynamic beard growing system also helps drive the point about time being a valuable commodity home for players.
CD Projekt Red is committed to providing downloadable content free to all players, but large game expansions aren’t included in that commitment.
Unfortunately for gamers with older systems, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt isn’t something they can get for their Xbox 360 or PS3. There are only two versions of the game available on consoles and they are for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. A new disc-based or digital copy of the The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt costs $59.99 from the Xbox Store, PlayStation Store and GameStop.