The Witcher 3: Next Gen Console Update comes with 5 hugely important PC mods
As CD Projekt RED debuted the Next Gen update for third witcher showed, the word “mods” was often mentioned. However, it was not entirely clear to what extent console players can make modifications. It is now certain that there will be no dedicated mod page or browser for fan content a la Fallout 4 and Skyrim.
Instead, 5 PC mods are included in the update by default, coming December 14th for Xbox Series X|S, PS5 and PC. The selection is really impressive, the team behind the role-playing game has selected and implemented some of the most popular fan creations. They eliminate annoying errors and give the title a graphic boost.
Here is the list you can jump to:
The five mods of the console version at a glance:
Mod #1 – The Witcher 3 HD Reworked Project
The complete graphical overhaul is on the popular portal with over 5 million downloads NexusMods the most popular Witcher 3 modification. As the name suggests, the HD revision contains high-resolution textures that make the game world of the now seven-year-old title appear far more realistic and bring the image sharpness to the maximum. The style is based on the original, which is why the mod is considered an essential part of every Witcher 3 installation on the PC.
In addition, the person behind the mod has upgraded the 3D models of many objects, so wooden buildings, rock formations or even ceramic pots no longer look as edgy. For example, take a look at the anchor in comparison:
Mod #2 – World Map Fixes
Maps of game worlds do not always correspond to exact facts. From time to time lakes and rivers are forgotten, sometimes sidewalks run a bit differently than in the game itself. The Witcher 3 was not spared from this either, the cartographer from CD Projekt RED was probably not able to use the latest versions of Velen, Skellige and Co. during development .see why little mistakes have crept in. Fortunately, the World Map Fixes mod eliminates these so that you can find your way around the fantasy world.
Mod #3 – Nitpicker’s Patch
The mod’s name is quite apt, as it’s meticulous about uncovering and fixing the tiniest of bugs. The focus is on visual adjustments to 3D models so that swords no longer clip through their scabbards, gloves clip into armor, or shields float off their posts.
One such bug is the in-game braziers, where the flames burn down through the steel in the original:
Mod #4 – FCR3
Behind the cryptically named mod is an experienced gameplay designer who worked on the RPG and its expansions Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine. While playing, he noticed some aspects that he changed for his own playthrough because they didn’t align with the lore of the series, were unrealistic, or just didn’t feel good.
As a result, he has modified character development to make new abilities feel more powerful, strengthened weak spells and mutations, and increased the combat skills of supporting characters, among other things. Also, Geralt can now see in the dark without using a potion – as written in the book template by Andrzej Sapkowski.
Mod #5 – HD Monsters Reworked
The second modification dealing with game textures. This time it’s the turn of the monsters, whose character models are much higher resolution. So scales on dragons are pretty rough, just like the leathery hides of werewolves and the steel armor of the eponymous Wild Hunt. As with all other mods, it ensures that the original look and feel of the original is preserved.
Here you can watch the Next Gen version of the RPG masterpiece with the mods enabled in motion:
All improvements of the next-gen update of Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in the video overview
The release is approaching
Only a few more days we have to wait for the update for the new generation of consoles. Not only are graphics and gameplay improvements included, but also new quests based on the hit Netflix series that lead actor Henry Cavill recently left. In the course of this, for example, a mysterious door in the game is opened for the first time.
What modification would you make to the console versions?