A brand new Witcher 3 replace ‘improves general stability and efficiency’

CD Projekt has rolled out a brand new replace for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

The studio mentioned patch 4.01 “improves the general stability and efficiency of the sport on next-gen consoles and PC, and brings numerous fixes to all platforms”.

On PC, the replace fixes a problem the place the display area reflections setting wasn’t working regardless of being turned on, and provides a brand new efficiency mode for ray-traced international illumination.

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On consoles, the patch resolves points some gamers have had saving the sport, and consists of enhancements to display area reflections and ray tracing mode.

The file sizes for the replace are 4GB on Steam and GOG, 4-5GB on PS5, and 10-20GB on Xbox Sequence X/S relying on the console.

Witcher 3 patch 4.01 notes


  • Mounted a problem the place the Display screen House Reflections setting wasn’t engaged on PC regardless of being turned on. Gamers who had beforehand set their SSR setting to excessive could discover a efficiency impression.
  • Added a brand new efficiency mode for ray-traced international illumination, which will be toggled by gamers with appropriate {hardware}. It improves body fee by prioritizing efficiency over vary and precision.


  • Mounted a problem the place consoles may create the next quantity of saves than their set restrict, leading to numerous points with saving the sport or person settings being reset.
  • Improved Display screen House Reflections high quality on next-gen consoles.
  • Optimized ray-traced international illumination on next-gen consoles to enhance the efficiency of Ray Tracing Mode.

QUESTS & GAMEPLAY – Obtainable on all platforms

  • Battle Preparations – Mounted a problem the place it could possibly be unattainable to work together with Avallac’h through the goal “Let Avallac’h know all the pieces’s prepared.”
  • Household Issues – Mounted a problem that might trigger the sport to crash through the transition to Ciri’s Story: Out of the Shadows when talking to the Bloody Baron.
  • King’s Gambit – Mounted a problem the place it could possibly be unattainable to take part within the fistfight with the second Vildkaarl as a consequence of an invisible impediment.
  • Wine Wars: Belgaard – Added a retrofix for the difficulty we mounted in 4.00, the place the hunt couldn’t be accomplished if the participant destroyed one of many required monster nests throughout exploration.
  • A Harmful Sport – The armor in Caesar’s room ought to now change its look when the Alternate Nilfgaardian Armor is turned on.
  • Axii Puppet – Elevated the well being and injury dealt by the puppet.
  • Adrenaline Rush mutation ought to now work in keeping with its description.
  • Numerous small fixes to quests and cutscenes.

LOCALIZATION – Obtainable on all platforms

  • Mounted numerous points with Arabic localization.
  • Added the localized variations of Orianna’s track “Lullaby of Woe” in Korean and Simplified Chinese language.
  • Adjusted Priscilla’s lip-sync animation to match her voice-over in Simplified Chinese language through the track “The Wolven Storm”.

After a number of delays and a change of developer, Witcher 3’s next-gen replace was launched in December as a standalone buy for PC, Xbox Sequence X/S and PS5, and as a free patch for gamers who owned the sport on PC and last-gen consoles.

A boxed version of The Witcher 3 was launched for PS5 and Xbox Sequence X/S on January 26.