CD Projekt Red has released Patch 1.03 for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt today on PC, with claims it makes the game look even better than it does now. The patch also aims to fix rampant stability issues that have plagued PC players since the game’s release a few days ago.
The Witcher 3 site has actually gone down due to the volume of people flocking to view the patch notes this morning, but thankfully the Inquisitr was able to grab the notes before it completely crashed.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Patch 1.03
- Improves stability in gameplay and the UI
- Improves performance especially in cutscenes and gameplay
- Fixes grass and foliage popping that could occur after density parameters were changed
- Improves Nvidia Hairworks performance
- Boosted texture anisotropy sampling to 16x on Ultra preset
- Sharpen Post-process settings extended from Off/On to Off/Low/High
- Blood particles will now properly appear after killing enemies on the water
- Corrects a bug where player was able to shoot bolts at friendly NPCs
- Improves menu handling
- Corrects an issue with Stamina regeneration while sprinting
- Fixes a cursor lock issue that sometimes occured when scrolling the map
- Generally improves world map focus
- Improves input responsiveness when using keyboard
- Corrects some missing translations in the UI
- Correxts and issue in dialogue selections
- Rostan Muggs is back
- Minor SFX Improvements
While currently, this patch is only available on the PC version of The Witcher 3, the Xbox One and PS4 will be coming very soon. The patch also, as detailed above, adds new graphics sliders to The Witcher 3, giving players more control over the visual look of their game. Some players are already sharing screenshots of the new Sharpen Post-process slider, giving players a look at the tool in action.
A lot of controversy has swirled over the visual look of The Witcher 3 now versus its reveal back in 2013. There’s no denying that the game definitely looks different than the VGX presentation everyone saw, and even CD Projekt Red has acknowledged as such. In an interview with Eurogamer, CDPR addressed the issue of The Witcher 3 being downgraded head-on, admitting that they did have to make decisions that changed the look of the game, but in the end made for a more enjoyable Witcher 3 experience.
In that same interview, Marcin Iwinksi states that a big patch with over 600 changes was incoming so many players assumed the patch to The Witcher 3 today was the patch in question. However, it was revealed on Twitter today that the patch was The Witcher 3’s Day 1 patch.
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