CD Projekt Red, the developers behind The Witcher 3, have released a patch for the PC version of the game, which is set to fix most, if not all, of the issues currently affecting most PC players. Most of the problems that Patch 1.04 is set to fix, however, seem to be mainly graphics and cinematics related. You can read the full patch notes below.
However, there has currently been no patches related to the recent rounds of problems that have been affecting Xbox One players, although CD Projekt Red have said that they are taking the problems “very seriously.” According to reports, many Xbox One players have been unable to save their game, and have found that the Auto-Save function is disabled, leading to a loss of many hours of game-time.
Writing in regards to forum posts on the Witcher 3 website, CD Projekt Red quest designer Philipp Weber confirmed the studio is “aware of the issue and treat it very seriously,” adding that it hopes to “put the fix in a patch as soon as possible.”
While The Witcher 3 on most platforms has had issues, the game itself had an impressive opening week; as The Nerd Stash has previously covered, The Witcher 3 topped the UK sales chart in its first week, outselling its predecessor by 608%.
The patch notes for Patch 1.04 on PC are:
- Rebinding of all keys is now available after switching on the ‘Unlock Bindings’ option in the Options\Key Bindings submenu.
- Corrects an issue in the dialogue system that might have caused dialogue looping in certain scenes.
- Fixes an issue with incorrect behavior of Wild Hunt warriors after they were affected by the Axii Sign.
- Corrects a bug that caused spontaneous combustion of gas clouds.
- 1280 x 720 resolution is now properly displayed as a valid resolution option.
- Fixes boat stuttering in cutscenes.
- Texture rendering quality for the high and ultra presets has been improved.
- Further improvements made in NVIDIA Hairworks performance.
- A few additional gwent cards are now available in the Prologue area.
- Fixes an issue where users with usernames incorporating non-
- Latin characters were unable to import saves from The Witcher 2.
- Includes a series of overall stability and performance improvements.
- Fixes issues related to alt + tabbing and minimizing the game window.
- Updates the game icon.
- Enlarges the loot pop-up window in the UI.
- Fixes an issue where, in certain circumstances, the comparison window could extend beyond the game borders in the UI.
- Upgrading items included in gear sets no longer destroys rune sockets on said items.
- Introduces small tweaks in the UI for gwent.
- Corrects some missing translations in localized versions.
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