There are hundreds of amazing games out there, but there is one that many consider to be a masterpiece. I am talking about the famous Witcher 3 that gives players the chance to live out Geralt of Rivia’s adventures alongside iconic characters like Yennefer and Dandelion. Seven years after its release, a HD upgrade is coming to Witcher 3.
CD Projekt RED announced that Witcher will receive a HD upgrade in 2022. While the game looks amazing, it features seven-year-old graphics. The upgrade will introduce next-gen graphics for PC, PS5, and Xbox. If you already own a version of the game on any platform, the HD upgrade will be available to download for free. To make things even better, the update will include performance boosts and a much-anticipated DLC. Players will get Geralt’s costume that Henry Cavill wears in the Netflix show as a cosmetic skin. In addition, the update is expected to release in mid-2022. With hints that it might arrive in May.
If you want to get a full rundown of the features that the Witcher 3 HD upgrade introduces, you have arrived at the right place. Today I will go over everything there is to know about the next-gen update.
Witcher 3 HD Upgrade: When Will It Release?
The Witcher 3 HD update was initially scheduled to release in late 2021. In true CD Projekt Red fashion, the update was postponed. On the bright side of things, we can be sure that Witcher 3 HD will arrive on PC and consoles in 2022. Here is what the developers have to say about the upcoming update:
“We are hard at work on the next-gen version of Cyberpunk, scheduled for release in the first quarter of 2022, alongside another major update for all platforms. There is also ongoing work on the next-gen version of The Witcher 3 and the Cyberpunk expansion” – CD Projekt RED.
As previously mentioned, the update is expected to arrive mid-year. Rumor has it that the developers are looking to release the update in May. The official CD Projekt Red twitter account even mentioned at some point that “they MAY have a surprise for us”. Leading people to believe that the highly anticipated update is arriving this Spring.
Is Witcher 3 Next-Gen Update Free?
If you already own a version of Witcher (PC, Xbox, Nintendo Switch or PlayStation), the next-gen update will be available to download for free. The developers will announce how everyone can claim the HD Witcher 3 upgrade. It’s probably going to be a different system for every platform, specially since on PC there are so many.
Does Witcher 3 Have 4K Textures?
The original version of Witcher 3 does not have 4K textures. However, there are modded versions of the game that feature a full 4K texture pack that take the game’s graphics to the next level. The most popular mod being called the “Witcher 3 HD Reworked Project NextGen” that you can find out more about by clicking here.
Below you can check out a YouTube that showcases what Witcher 3 can look like with a HD mod. Imagine how amazing it’s going to be when the official update releases.