Digital Foundry - The Witcher 3 Switch Patch 3.6

Taking an in-depth graphical look at the latest Witcher 3 update

CD Projekt RED and Saber Interactive deliver a comprehensive upgrade that transforms The Witcher 3 on Switch from a great port into a superb companion experience for the PC version - and there are a wealth of new options to explore. Tom has the complete breakdown.

Checking The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition's Version 3.6 update

Getting graphic with Geralt

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition was updated to Version 3.6 today, and it includes a slew of different graphical options for you to tweak. Want to see how much of a difference can be made? Check out the videos above, which run through the different options available.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition officially updated to Version 3.6, full patch notes shared

Go check it out now!

Looks like the rumors from this morning were true. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition has indeed been updated to Version 3.6. Check out the full patch notes for this update below.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt — Complete Edition for Nintendo Switch has just received a brand new update!

Among the features introduced by Update 3.6 is save file integration with Steam and GOG, allowing gamers to continue their PC adventure on the go, as well as HUD, menu and Gwent touch control support.

Additionally, the update expands the range of available text language options for selected regions. More graphical settings can also be found in the options following the update, making it possible to customize visual fidelity.

Added touch control support.
Added save file integration with GOG, Steam and versions of the game for Switch from different regions.
Added more text languages (in selected regions).
Added more graphical options.
Added multiple performance optimizations.
Fixed various visual and functional bugs.
Various gameplay and crash fixes.

While transferring saves from PC, please keep in mind:

Mod-related bugs and blockers might get transferred from a modded PC game save file.
If the save file name has been changed on PC, the Switch’s Cloud Save feature won't be able to recognize it.

Additional voice-over languages, added as free DLCs in selected regions, will follow later.

Thanks to Dondom95 for the heads up!

RUMOR: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition updated to Version 3.6 in Korea, numerous visual tweaks introduced, cross-save with Steam/GoG

Let's hope it's the real deal

UPDATE: Turns out the rumor was true! Check out the official patch notes here.

Just a few hours back, we posted up about Saber Interactive removing all references to the next update for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition from their Facebook page. The team had been saying the update would be worth the wait, and then decided those comments had to vanish for some unknown reason. Now things get even more confusing, because rumor has it a new update has dropped in Korea.

As you can see in the image above, this update does include some graphical tweaks that make a notable difference. The game's options now include a list of 8 new features to mess around with. You can see the list below.

* Bloom
* Sharpen
* Depth of Field
* Depth of Field for Cut-scenes
* Chromatic Aberration
* Water Quality
* Foliage Visibility Range
* Anti-Aliasing

Along with that, the update supposedly allows you to share your save file across the Steam and GoG versions of the game as well, allowing you to play on-the-go on Switch, and then at your PC when home.

The only problem is, we can't seem to verify that this update is live in any other region. We have the supposed evidence from the screenshots and alongside a Ruliweb post, but that's about it. Hopefully we can get a straight answer on this situation as the day rolls on.

Saber Interactive removes comments hyping up Witcher 3's next patch

Trouble brewing?

Back in Jan. 2020, Saber Interactive was getting people excited about the next patch for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition. The company took to social media to say "The Witcher’s patch is definitely worth the wait." That news certainly spread far and wide, but now it looks like Saber Interactive is trying to walk back those comments.

All discussion of the next patch has been scrubbed from Saber Interactive's Facebook page. We don't know the reason why the discussion was moved, but some are worried this means bad things for the patch. Perhaps they just wanted to stop people from expecting insanely amazing things, to be subsequently let down by a standard patch.

Hopefully we get some new details on the patch soon. We'll keep tabs on the situation and will certainly keep you up to speed.

Filming for season 2 of The Witcher officially underway

Time to witch it up

Netflix has a bonafide hit on their hands with The Witcher. Just today, we were talking about how the series is still topping the streaming charts worldwide, beating out literally every other show. While fans are still working their way through season one, Netflix is already working on the next.

While we heard discussions of work starting on season 2 of The Witcher, we now know that filming is officially underway. There's no doubt the show is going to get bigger and better for the second season, and a few months of work will be put into principle filming. Unfortunately, there's no word on a release date at this time.

The Witcher continues to be the biggest streaming show worldwide

Viewers haven't switched from the Witcher

The Witcher may have come out in December, but people around the world are still showing it a lot of love in mid February. Data firm Parrot Analytics has shared data from Jan. 14th to Feb. 12th, 2020, and it shows that Witcher is atop all other streaming shows on all services.

According to the report, Witcher is still the most in-demand TV series globally across all platforms. It took that top spot from The Mandalorian when it launched, and hasn't given it up since. The show has seen a bit of a slip in the US specifically, dropping to third overall, but it still heads the pack when you look at the global perspective.

The Witcher 3 sales see a 554% boost in Dec. 2019, fueled by Netflix's Witcher series

Geralt helps Geralt

Netflix's Witcher series has been a hit in a number of ways, and that success has boosted all things Witcher. According to NPD analyst Sartori Bernbeck, Netflix's series manage to cause quite a bump in Witcher 3 game sales in Dec. 2019.

“The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was ported to the Nintendo Switch console in October 2019, just before the Netflix series premiered. These combined factors caused the game to have a strong surge in sales during Q4 2019. U.S. December physical sales for the game were 554% higher than December 2018. [And it was] still 63% higher even when excluding the Nintendo Switch platform.”

In other words, the Switch release of Witcher 3 certainly did its fair share to lift those numbers, but the influence from Netflix's series helped sales for Witcher 3 rise in general.

Swordsmith selling custom Witcher swords

Perfect for frisking at the airport

The gang at Kaer Morhen Forge are obviously big fans of the Witcher series, which is why they're crafting some amazing pieces from the book/show/game series. You can get yourself some custom Witcher swords, as well as other accessories from the series, so long as you're willing to pay a commission. Depending on what model sword you want, you could be spending anywhere from $440 to $1,000. You can check out the catalog of swords here.

Digital Foundry - The Witcher 3 Modded on Switch For Enhanced Settings & More

Unlocking the game's full potential

With a modified Switch in hand, the doors blow wide open when it comes to squeezing more from its games library. The Witcher 3 benefits in many ways - solving many of the gripes we experienced in the base game. Now we can overclock the system to hit higher frame-rates, and even apply user-made mods to boost image quality and visuals. But at what cost?


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