The Witcher 3 developers reveal how well existing mods will work with the upcoming next-gen update. After all, it’s a big patch that will change a lot of the RPG’s data – but CD Projekt appreciates the value of mods.
It’s been more than seven years since The Witcher 3 was released – and the modding community is still busy and full of ideas. Accordingly, there are many Witcher fans who are now looking forward to the release of the The Witcher 3 next-gen update look forward to Finally they ask themselves: What about all the mods that have been created over the last few years? Will they all stop working? The developers understand these fears and have taken a stand and disclosed information.
The Witcher 3: Next Gen update – what happens to mods?
In the official forum of CD Projekt Red has Technical Support Manager Vinthir published a post, in which he responds to fan concerns. The bad news first: An update always means that files have to be changed, moved or deleted – so with such a big update there will definitely be mods that no longer work because of this. However, the people at CD Projekt are aware that six years have passed since the last Witcher 3 update. During this time, players had a lot of opportunities to get used to certain mods. Therefore, there are four measures in total to facilitate the transition:
- The developers have reviewed the most popular mods and checked if they still work after the update. There is also an extensive list of results. The list includes mod names, the corresponding folder in the installation directory, and comments on how the mod doesn’t work if it doesn’t.
- CD Projekt modding experts will advise modders after the release.
- The modkit will also get a new version, equipped with many bug fixes and adapted to the revised game.
- That Mod editor/creator program WolvenKit an update will also be received from the modding team at CD Projekt.
The mods, which by the way should also work directly in the next-gen version, include fan favorites such as Over 9000 – Weight limit mod, Fast Travel from Anywhere such as All Quest Objectives On Map. These mods add practical quality-of-life features to the game and make it more enjoyable if desired. Among the candidates that will no longer work with the next-gen update is the popular mod Always Full Exp (1.31)which ensures that there is no longer reduced XP when a quest no longer corresponds to your level range.