The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been in the headlines recently, and for mostly all the right reasons. Whether it be a new round of free DLC offered by the Witcher 3 developer, or making sure that fans who pre-ordered the game based on early footage are taken care of, The Witcher 3 developers have been working hard to make sure their game remains at the top of players’ RPG lists for a while to come.
Adding to the list is the fact that The Witcher 3 has no level cap. Confirmed by Marcin Momot via Twitter, this detail may seem insignificant to most onlookers. For the completionists out there, this gives players the opportunity to max everything out, whether it be skills, abilities or simply be able to continue to play meaningful matches of Gwent.
While some fans are calling for a “New Game Plus” (NG+) mode to be added, others feel it may cheapen the already hard-mode experience in The Witcher 3. NG+ is typically a game mode that unlocks after the initial completion of a game. Not every game has this, but the idea is to provide a player another reason to play through the game, this time with harder enemies and retaining the skills and equipment left from the previous playthrough.
Some feel as though what The Witcher 3 currently offers — a huge map, tons of quests and opportunities to explore — is sufficient and the game doesn’t need an NG+ mode. On the official Witcher 3 reddit page, users are currently debating how well an NG+ mode would work alongside the lack of a level cap in The Witcher 3.
While at the moment Witcher 3 players can enjoy not having a level cap, The Witcher 3 is a game that CD Projekt Red has announced they will continue to update and support throughout the next year or so. It is also known that The Witcher 3 developers do in fact listen and read player feedback, so if enough of the fanbase is asking for an NG+ mode, who knows? It’s not out of the realm of possibility for The Witcher 3 to be updated with a new game mode before or alongside an expansion later in the year.
As of now CD Projekt Red is mum on the issue. Fans of The Witcher 3 will just have to continue leveling Geralt to their heart’s content until, and if, they decide to add the mode.
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