CD Projekt Red drops 15GB patch for The Witcher 3 ahead of expansion launch

CD Projekt Red have released a new patch for their open-world RPG, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt over night taking the game to version 1.10. The patch brings a staggering amount of changes, tweaks, performance fixes and bug squashes to the game, so much so that CD Projekt’s patch notes clock in at an astonishing 13 pages.

The patch itself also carries a hefty download size, clocking in at 15GB on consoles and between 6 and 15GB on PC, depending on the platform you downloaded it from.

To give you an idea of just how comprehensive the change list is, here’s some of the updates listed under the Performance Improvements heading:

  • Decreases chance of unwarranted screen blur occurring during play.
  • Fixes rare infinite loading screen appearing upon loading of save made during Broken Flowers quest.
  • Fixes performance issues near the Cave of Dreams in Skellige.
  • Improves game performance during quest titled Practicum in Advanced Alchemy.
  • Improves general game performance in location Whoreson’s Arena in Novigrad during quest titled Get Junior.
  • Improves game performance throughout Swamps location in Velen.
  • Improves game performance when bombs are used, especially with Cluster Bomb skill active.
  • Improves game performance in areas with toxic clouds and when said clouds are ignited.
  • Improves game performance in Novigrad Bathouse, especially during quest titled Blindingly Obvious.
  • Improves overall game performance in Bald Mountain location.
  • Improves game performance during quest titled The Battle of Kaer Morhen.
  • Improves game performance in Kaer Trolde during quest titled King’s Gambit.
  • Improves game [performance] during quest titled Family Matters.
  • Improves game performance during burial and feast scenes in the quest titled The King is Dead – Long Live the King.
  • Improves game performance in Keira’s hut during quest titled Wandering in the Dark.
  • Improves game performance during ritual forming part of the quest titled Family Matters.
  • Improves game performance during quest titled Pyres of Novigrad.
  • Improves game performance during quest titled A Towerful of Mice.
  • Improves game performance during quest titled A Favor for a Friend.
  • Improves game performance during quest titled For the Advancement of Learning.
  • Improves game performance and stability on Fyke Island.
  • Improves game performance in scene featuring gwent croupier during quest titled A Matter of Life and Death.
  • Improves game performance on close-ups in conversation between Geralt and Whoreson Junior during quest titled Get Junior.
  • Improves game performance during combat in Ermion’s laboratory during quest titled The King is Dead – Long Live the King.
  • Improves game performance at site of cataclysm on Skellige during quest titled Echoes of the Past.
  • Improves game performance during necromancy ritual in quest titled Nameless.
  • Improves game performance during quest titled The Calm Before the Storm.
  • Improves game performance in Crookback Bog location.
  • Improves game [performance] on lifting of curses in quests titled Soldier Statuette and Nobleman Statuette.
  • Improves game performance in mountains surrounding Kaer Morhen.
  • Improves game performance during fight against Fugas in quest titled Bald Mountain.
  • Improves game performance for concert scene at Kingfisher Inn during quest titled Broken Flowers.
  • Improves game performance on Temple Isle in Novigrad at night and in rain.
  • Improves game performance in Dark Valley in quest titled Through Time and Space.
  • Improves game performance when using torch near bodies of water.
  • Improves game performance during conversation with Yennefer at Kaer Morhen.
  • Improves game performance during conversation with Eskel (katakan dissection sequence).
  • Improves game performance during quest titled Va Fail, Elaine.
  • Improves game performance upon ignition of explosive toxic clouds.
  • Improves game performance when using Northern Wind bomb with Cluster Bomb skill active.
  • Improves game performance when using Devils Puffball bomb with Cluster Bomb skill active.
  • Improves game performance when using Dragon’s Dream bomb with Cluster Bomb skill active.
  • Improves game performance following scene with Josta on Skellige.
  • Improves game performance in sauna pool during quest titled The Calm Before the Storm.
  • Improves game performance in selected Velen locations.
  • Improves game performance during quest titled Ciri’s Story: The King of the Wolves.

The Witcher 3‘s first major expansion, Hearts of Stone, launches next week. Keep an eye out for our full review after launch!