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Bugs and crashes souring many Witcher 3 experiences

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The Witcher 3 is out, and for many, that means you’ve spent most of yesterday exploring the game’s vast landscapes, getting sucked up in to the game’s side quests and generally witchering. That’s been the experience for most. However, some aren’t quite as lucky – and there have been reports of game-breaking bugs and glitches, freezes and crashes, making the Witcher experience somewhat less bewitching.

Users have reported some rather unpleasant bugs – one of witch we’ve encountered ourselves. Some PlayStation 4 players aren’t able to progress past the opening cinematic, sitting instead watching a loading bar that never ends. It’s something we experienced, though for us, the Day One patch fixed it all. It seems to be system dependant, as it happened for Alessandro, but when we tested it – pre-patch – on my system, the game started just fine. If that’s your experience, and it’s the same after the patch, you might have to delete the game from your PS4, and reinstall it.

There’s even a report of a tutorial bug on the PlayStation 4 version that prevents players from progressing beyond the game’s opening moments. The Xbox One has weird audio issues and frequently falters in the frame rate department. Others say that the game’s teeny tiny text is too small to comfortably read.

According to Reddit, there are numerous complaints about random crashes, freezes, and bits of the game refusing to cooperate. Many report that trying to pass in Gwent, the game’s in-game card game, the game crashes out. As expected, the majority of complaints seem to be about the PC version crashing to desktop, but that’s to be expected given the wide array of different PC configurations available. Many suggest rolling back NVidia’s drivers to the GTA V ones as a temporary solution for the green team.

For most, it’s been smooth sailing – but it must be rather disappointing for those who’ve waited for years for this game, only to have a sub-par experience.

You tell us! Did you spend all night Witchering? How’s your experience of the game been?

Last Updated: May 20, 2015

288 Comments

  1. Greylingad[CNFRMD]

    May 20, 2015 at 10:03

    That header!!! I’m cringing….Even though they’re lady bugs…

    Reply

    • Pariah

      May 20, 2015 at 10:07

      Awwww shamepies. Do ladies scare you?

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief's Adventure

        May 20, 2015 at 10:09

        xD
        Well played

        Reply

      • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

        May 20, 2015 at 11:33

        Not ladies, swarms of ladies though….

        Reply

      • iBall Announces

        May 20, 2015 at 16:37

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        Reply

        • Majik

          May 20, 2015 at 16:42

          Insightful. Is that a new cheat code or something?

          Reply

          • z1n

            May 20, 2015 at 17:11

            Konami code for life. I want one.

    • Admiral Chief's Adventure

      May 20, 2015 at 10:11

      Gogga maak vir baba bang?

      Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      May 20, 2015 at 10:13

      Says the guy with Zoidberg as an avatar 😛

      Reply

    • Captain JJ Browman

      May 20, 2015 at 10:38

      Sexist!

      Reply

    • Gr8_Balls_o_KFM_Fire

      May 21, 2015 at 07:39

      Ladybugs are poisonous!

      Reply

  2. Pariah

    May 20, 2015 at 10:05

    “the game’s in-game card game, the game crashes out”

    So I heard you like games.

    Reply

    • Dutch-Trevor Matrix

      May 20, 2015 at 10:09

      Pays R800.00 for adventure game. Spends hours playing cards.
      Gamers.

      Reply

      • Ottokie

        May 20, 2015 at 10:21

        FF8 Triple Triad…so so many hours.

        Reply

      • Ranting Raptor

        May 20, 2015 at 10:21

        (refresh)

        Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        May 20, 2015 at 10:21

        Paid R266.00… Do people seriously pay R800.00???? Who’s that stupid?

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief's Adventure

          May 20, 2015 at 10:22

          I paid R266 less than you

          Reply

          • Dutch-Trevor Matrix

            May 20, 2015 at 10:22

            That is called Piracy…

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 20, 2015 at 10:24

            If I pirated it, yes, but I got a legit copy linked to my GoG account

          • Nikola

            May 20, 2015 at 10:41

            don’t lie to these honest hardworking people on this webiste we all know you pirated it;))

          • Pariah

            May 20, 2015 at 10:42

            Wait, there are hardworking people here? WHERE?!

          • Captain JJ Browman

            May 20, 2015 at 10:45

            I actually think Rince might be one of them lately. He’s been quite rare.

          • Pariah

            May 20, 2015 at 10:46

            Really? I was under the impression that he is completely cooked. 😀

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 20, 2015 at 10:46

            Oh you!

          • Captain JJ Browman

            May 20, 2015 at 10:47

            Haha
            Medium-to-rare then.

          • Ranting Raptor

            May 20, 2015 at 10:48

            I was thinking the same thing. How do hard working people have time for comments of this magnitude?

          • Captain JJ Browman

            May 20, 2015 at 10:51

            I’m very busy. Very very busy.
            So busy
            Too busy to type a bunch of nonsense.
            Way too busy for that.
            So busy

          • Nikola

            May 20, 2015 at 13:00

            I am just trying to be nice:)) Don’t want to call everybody lazy bums you know;)

          • Dutch-Trevor Matrix

            May 20, 2015 at 10:43

            What is a webiste precious???

          • Hammersteyn

            May 20, 2015 at 10:43

            It’s Serbian for website?

          • Captain JJ Browman

            May 20, 2015 at 10:45

            It’s an online wrestler.

          • Nikola

            May 20, 2015 at 13:02

            It’s this thing that is almost a website but it’s just not there yet;) Also I may have miss spelled webiste:)

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 20, 2015 at 10:46

            Nope, a very friendly fellow Lagz person gifted me last year, he won the code, but ordered the collectors edition already, so I tooks his precious

          • da guest

            May 20, 2015 at 10:38

            your mother is called piracy

          • Dutch-Trevor Matrix

            May 20, 2015 at 10:41

            Oh Loved playing Pirate with your mother.
            The way she would yell “Plunder and pillage me!” when we got it on was so cute.
            It got weird when she had an orgasm and called out your name though…

          • Captain JJ Browman

            May 20, 2015 at 10:41

            Now I know why you have Trevor as your avatar

          • Dutch-Trevor Matrix

            May 20, 2015 at 10:42

            🙂

          • Skoobaz

            May 20, 2015 at 10:59

            Sh shouted out “da guest”??? Woa…

          • Deceased

            May 20, 2015 at 11:14

            Now I’ve seen the darker side of the Lagz comment section I guess :O

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 20, 2015 at 11:15

            Nee dude, nee

          • Dutch-Trevor Matrix

            May 20, 2015 at 11:25

            He started it. Just saying.

          • Hammersteyn

            May 20, 2015 at 10:46

            Of all the people here you troll him????

          • Hammersteyn

            May 20, 2015 at 10:23

            Torrent finished then?

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 20, 2015 at 10:23

            Nope, GoG copy

      • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

        May 20, 2015 at 10:29

        First time I played gwent I was like “Magic:The Gathering …. is that you hiding in the Witcher?”

        A few seconds later it answered back “Just Untap Upkeep … we forgot to add draw and actual battles”

        Reply

        • Blood Emperor Trevor

          May 20, 2015 at 10:31

          Gwent looks like it could be a lot of fun. Just played the one quick game in the tavern, but it’s got potential.

          Reply

          • Dutch-Trevor Matrix

            May 20, 2015 at 10:32

            Gwent sounds like the name of a girl I once dated. Or was that Ethel. No. Her name was Ethel.

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            May 20, 2015 at 10:32

            Give your love for ME I’m surprised you haven’t dated a Geth-el.

          • Pariah

            May 20, 2015 at 10:33

            hahahaha

          • Dutch-Trevor Matrix

            May 20, 2015 at 10:35

            Sweet Lords Above! That would have been amazing. “Honey, if you love me you would…”
            “Have sex with you Dutch-Trevor? Of course!”
            “No. Change your name to Geth-el…”

          • Lord Chaos

            May 20, 2015 at 10:33

            Was she from the South?

          • Dutch-Trevor Matrix

            May 20, 2015 at 10:35

            I think she was from the Free State yes…

          • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

            May 20, 2015 at 10:32

            No it doesn’t. It is basically drop your cards and see who has the highest number. I would rather play that poker dice game.

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            May 20, 2015 at 10:35

            That’s MtG in a nutshell too 😉

          • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

            May 20, 2015 at 10:37

            At least I can attack you with my creatures. In this game they just stand on the battle field and wave their dangly parts at the other side till someone backs down.

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            May 20, 2015 at 10:39

            Think the strategy will come from using the weather cards & special abilities at the right time. Plus holding cards back when possible.

          • Dutch-Trevor Matrix

            May 20, 2015 at 10:43

            That sounds like a true dick measuring contest there. Or a One Direction after party.

          • Captain JJ Browman

            May 20, 2015 at 10:46

            One Direction after party?
            Isn’t that just bed-time?

          • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

            May 20, 2015 at 10:49

            YEp. Then again the bieber crew has nap time in the afternoons sooo.

    • gab4moi

      May 20, 2015 at 15:47

      Well at least that’s not a green v red card issue!

      Reply

  3. Guild

    May 20, 2015 at 10:10

    Lol so much for being the perfect game

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief's Adventure

      May 20, 2015 at 10:10

      I shall find out tonight

      Reply

      • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

        May 20, 2015 at 10:30

        Be careful … Eskom is monitoring this site and load sheds anyone who plays witcher for more than an hour.

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief's Adventure

          May 20, 2015 at 10:32

          My schedule changed!

          Reply

    • Dutch-Trevor Matrix

      May 20, 2015 at 10:11

      When I heard the scope of this game, my first thought was Skyrim. No game this big is not going to have glitches.

      Reply

      • Guild

        May 20, 2015 at 10:15

        I agree. I just laugh at the way Ryanza went on and on about this for months and how perfect the game will be when released. Now it looks like it will require more patches and updates.

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief's Adventure

          May 20, 2015 at 10:16

          You mean #9 ?

          Reply

          • Guild

            May 20, 2015 at 10:16

            XD

        • Ranting Raptor

          May 20, 2015 at 10:16

          Well in all fairness, the glitches seem to be far less than Skyrim was at launch. Or many other games for that matter. In fact, the game was playable by most people on day1… Unheard of really.

          Reply

          • Dutch-Trevor Matrix

            May 20, 2015 at 10:17

            So was Skyrim. on Xbox 360 at least…

          • Ranting Raptor

            May 20, 2015 at 10:18

            That is true

          • Guild

            May 20, 2015 at 10:18

            Except for those that can’t get passed the loading screen on the PS4. The guy who has to completely uninstall, reinstall and if he has the same issue do the process again and then update again. Sounds like fun

          • Pariah

            May 20, 2015 at 10:19

            Best way to spend an evening! Oh boy!

          • Dutch-Trevor Matrix

            May 20, 2015 at 10:20

            Hey! I got the Witcher 3 working! Oh wait! It’s 5 am. Got to go to work.

          • Ranting Raptor

            May 20, 2015 at 10:19

            Yeah look, I’m not saying it doesn’t exist. Just saying it sounds (Note the word sounds, as I can only go on what I read on the net) that there are far less that can’t play compared to other game launches

          • Guild

            May 20, 2015 at 10:22

            Personally I wouldn’t say anything about this cause I agree. Shit happens and it was going to have bugs. It’s just the way Ryanza went on for months knocking pretty much every other game and how terrible it was.

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 20, 2015 at 10:24

            Well I guess he suspected, he rather lost the plot before he disappeared.

          • Hammersteyn

            May 20, 2015 at 10:24

            Cyberpunk is coming?

          • Ranting Raptor

            May 20, 2015 at 10:25

            lol. This is also true. It is funny that he was so sure that the game would launch bug-free (Gamebreaking bug anyway).

            But I guess a small part of all of us was hoping for that

          • Dutch-Trevor Matrix

            May 20, 2015 at 10:25

            We all do. We were just not being assholes over it.

          • Ranting Raptor

            May 20, 2015 at 10:26

            We aren’t? I thought the whole point of the comments section was to be just that 😛

          • Dutch-Trevor Matrix

            May 20, 2015 at 10:27

            No. That would be the news24 comments section!

          • Ranting Raptor

            May 20, 2015 at 10:27

            Riiiiiight! Yes, sorry. Forgot about that shadowy place

          • Hammersteyn

            May 20, 2015 at 10:28

            The rugby section is more toxic than peak hour traffic……or DOTA

          • Dutch-Trevor Matrix

            May 20, 2015 at 10:29

            Honestly I cannot blame you. A psychiatrist recommended to me I should stay away from that. For real now. Not joking.

        • Dutch-Trevor Matrix

          May 20, 2015 at 10:18

          I kind of want to see what his reaction would have been if he got the version that hung on load.

          Reply

          • Guild

            May 20, 2015 at 10:19

            Same XD

          • Ranting Raptor

            May 20, 2015 at 10:20

            That would be something to experience I bet

          • Dutch-Trevor Matrix

            May 20, 2015 at 10:23

            I would have paid good money for tickets!

          • Ranting Raptor

            May 20, 2015 at 10:24

            Hahahaha. The only twitch stream I’d ever pay to watch live

        • Mossel

          May 20, 2015 at 10:24

          I would pay to see his reaction now.
          Don’t support DRM. The Witcher came…

          Reply

  4. Ranting Raptor

    May 20, 2015 at 10:10

    Pfff. Whatever. It’s not like I care I don’t have the game. Not at all.

    Whatever. Bah I say. BAH!!!! Tis just a game…… tis… just….a….game….

    Reply

    • Ottokie

      May 20, 2015 at 10:28

      I feel your pain. Here have a high 5. (refresh fo pic)

      Reply

      • Ranting Raptor

        May 20, 2015 at 10:34

        My brain…..

        Reply

        • Pariah

          May 20, 2015 at 10:38

          Is it still able to count though?

          Reply

          • Ranting Raptor

            May 20, 2015 at 10:41

            Yes…. wait… *counts*

            OH COME ON!!!!!

  5. Hammersteyn

    May 20, 2015 at 10:12

    When the map zooms out it turns black and the bestiary had funny checkered blocks instead of faces. Fortunately that’s the only bugs I saw.

    Reply

    • Ranting Raptor

      May 20, 2015 at 10:13

      That sounds more like your GFX card frying trying to keep up…. Just saying… Artifacts like that are generally not a good sign….

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        May 20, 2015 at 10:15

        on PS4?

        Reply

        • Pariah

          May 20, 2015 at 10:15

          Yep.

          Reply

        • Admiral Chief's Adventure

          May 20, 2015 at 10:15

          Better keep the fire extinguisher at the ready

          Reply

        • Ranting Raptor

          May 20, 2015 at 10:17

          OOooooh. Overheatiiiiiiing. I’d put your PS4 behind a blast shield just in case.

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 20, 2015 at 10:21

            Hahaha blast shield!

  6. Sageville

    May 20, 2015 at 10:12

    Unfortunate for those poor buggers.

    Meanwhile on my PS4 – “Weeeee motherfuckers! Weeeeee!”

    Reply

    • Sageville

      May 20, 2015 at 10:15

      I was just saying on twitter, last night I needed to get a jersey cause the ambient sounds in the dark forests are too damn perfect.

      Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      May 20, 2015 at 10:21

      XD

      Reply

  7. WitWolfy

    May 20, 2015 at 10:13

    Dont tell me this now, I just got my wife to buy me the darn thing….

    Reply

  8. Hammersteyn

    May 20, 2015 at 10:14

    The Xbox One faltering in the frame rate department is quite normal. No need for concern

    Reply

    • Ranting Raptor

      May 20, 2015 at 10:27

      This comment needs more upvotes (Pretends to put random upvotge gif picture here)

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        May 20, 2015 at 10:28

        LOL, google broken?

        Reply

        • Ranting Raptor

          May 20, 2015 at 10:28

          Nope. Lazyness actuator was fixed

          Reply

  9. Admiral Chief's Adventure

    May 20, 2015 at 10:15

    Look, I can understand PC bugs, but seriously, surely the TWO consoles should be fine, since they both run a standard set of inferior hardware?

    Reply

    • Mistake Not...

      May 20, 2015 at 10:16

      *Stares angrily at Admiral. Hugs PS4.

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        May 20, 2015 at 10:17

        Don’t mind him

        Reply

    • Sageville

      May 20, 2015 at 10:17

      Troll level: Common

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        May 20, 2015 at 10:19

        inferior hardware requires inferior trolls?

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief's Adventure

          May 20, 2015 at 10:22

          So consolers are inferior trolls by that analogy?

          Reply

          • Hammersteyn

            May 20, 2015 at 10:22

            Not if we’re trolling PC

          • Ranting Raptor

            May 20, 2015 at 10:27

            No then you’re just sad and lost 😉

          • Hammersteyn

            May 20, 2015 at 10:27

            I’m taking you with me!

          • Ranting Raptor

            May 20, 2015 at 10:28

            Sorry. Can’t hear you from my high horse

          • Pariah

            May 20, 2015 at 10:29

          • Hammersteyn

            May 20, 2015 at 10:31

            I bet he rides a pony

          • Pariah

            May 20, 2015 at 10:32

            I loved this so much when I saw it a little while ago. XD

          • Ranting Raptor

            May 20, 2015 at 10:42

            lol

          • Ranting Raptor

            May 20, 2015 at 10:42

            eish

      • Admiral Chief's Adventure

        May 20, 2015 at 10:22

        Actually not trolling, since a standard set of hardware means they can do better QA

        Reply

        • Sageville

          May 20, 2015 at 10:34

          You totally ignore the “inferior” gibe, are you a politician?

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 20, 2015 at 10:45

            It has a line through, it is the truth as well, :p

          • Sageville

            May 20, 2015 at 14:18

            Hence my “common” evaluation – it is truth as well.

  10. The Sten

    May 20, 2015 at 10:15

    “one of witch we’ve encountered ourselves”

    Reply

  11. BacchusZA

    May 20, 2015 at 10:19

    Smooth sailing for me so far, just one CTD when I tried to alt-tab out – which is always an iffy proposition – and one other random CTD that just happened out of the blue.
    I will say I’m not getting the FPS I was hoping for though, getting around 35-45 on a GTX 970 on “High” settings. Still perfectly playable, and it really is a very pretty game, but 60fps would have been nice.

    Reply

  12. Mossel

    May 20, 2015 at 10:20

    Mine worked fine. Even on my old 560Ti. The game is really well optimized from what I can tell.
    Also, I plakked my sticker on my car. I regret nothing.

    Reply

  13. Hammersteyn

    May 20, 2015 at 10:20

    cd projekt red be like…
    http://i.imgur.com/7OolpxV.gif

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief's Adventure

      May 20, 2015 at 10:26

      xD
      Oh you!

      Reply

    • Ranting Raptor

      May 20, 2015 at 10:40

      LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

      Reply

    • z1n

      May 20, 2015 at 17:14

      Maybe this is why Ryanza disappeared.

      Reply

  14. Johann

    May 20, 2015 at 10:20

    Haven’t had any game breaking issues on Xbox One… yet. Did have some graphics glitches in one area, but couldn’t recreate it again.

    The cinematics are a bit laggy but it didn’t bother me too much.

    Reply

    • Mossel

      May 20, 2015 at 10:22

      Yeah on PC the cinematic felt like it had to build up momentum. But I just assumed it’s my gpu not being able to keep up.

      Reply

      • Knowles2

        May 20, 2015 at 15:07

        Shouldn’t they really just be a normal video through, rendering it all in real time would be a waste of resources

        Reply

  15. schitsophrenic-toothbrush

    May 20, 2015 at 10:21

    Not really surprised actually.. Luckily i still have DA: Inquisition, Shadows of Mordor and Bloodborne to play before The Witcher. The bugs should be ironed out by that time.

    Reply

  16. Namtrash

    May 20, 2015 at 10:21

    My Poor Brother can’t even play it. He bought it yesterday for Xbox one. But, it doesn’t seem to work due to his Xbox not being updated (He is currently waiting for ADSL to be installed after moving).

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief's Adventure

      May 20, 2015 at 10:25

      That sucks!

      Reply

  17. Blood Emperor Trevor

    May 20, 2015 at 10:23

    I haven’t experienced any bugs or crashes, and that includes alt-tabbing a few times, but I’ve only spent about an hour on the game.

    What I am pissed off about though is your inability to remap your movement controls. Seriously, WTF? You can remap almost everything else, but movement is fixed to WASD or arrow keys. NO! NO NO NO NO! That is seriously poor form & I expected better from them.

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief's Adventure

      May 20, 2015 at 10:25

      Nothing wrong with WASD

      Reply

      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        May 20, 2015 at 10:28

        There is when you’re left-handed.

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief's Adventure

          May 20, 2015 at 10:33

          You mean wrong-clawed?

          Reply

        • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

          May 20, 2015 at 10:35

          Lefties should learn to be right handed or GTFO. 😛

          Reply

          • Ranting Raptor

            May 20, 2015 at 10:37

            #shotsfired

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            May 20, 2015 at 10:38

            Technically yes, but we’re so high above them the shots can’t reach.

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 20, 2015 at 10:44

            Bwhahahaha

        • RinceTriss

          May 20, 2015 at 10:44

          Reply

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            May 20, 2015 at 10:46

            Suddenly I don’t feel bad about the comment I made on Jack Reacher. tee hee.

          • RinceTriss

            May 20, 2015 at 10:47

            Firstly what comment? And secondly, you didn’t feel bad to begin with, did you!?

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            May 20, 2015 at 10:48

            Oh, you’ll see. 😀

          • RinceTriss

            May 20, 2015 at 10:51

            Keep your eye out for the competition then sweetheart 😉

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 20, 2015 at 10:52

            What comp?

          • RinceTriss

            May 20, 2015 at 10:53

            Hopefully going live later today. Depends if the Asian can get the comp site up and running. He’s unusually grumpy today.

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 20, 2015 at 10:55

            That is becoz he has no Witcher 3

          • RinceTriss

            May 20, 2015 at 10:55

            So he’s become a Bitcher? Tehehe

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 20, 2015 at 11:01

            xD
            Nice one

          • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

            May 20, 2015 at 10:47

            Just off topic. Since when are you a girl Rince or should I call you ms. Merigold? 😛

    • Ranting Raptor

      May 20, 2015 at 10:33

      Wait… Wasn’t there an article that said the keys would be completely mappable?

      Reply

      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        May 20, 2015 at 10:34

        Don’t know. But I’m actually really surprised I’ve never seen this issue mentioned anywhere after all the hands-on play testing it got.

        Reply

        • Ranting Raptor

          May 20, 2015 at 10:35

          I guess most people are just used to WASD and never bothered looking…

          Reply

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            May 20, 2015 at 10:37

            Or just used the xbox controller. Meh. It’s fucking irritating, and this is coming from someone who happily plays Dark Souls with a kb&m.

          • Ranting Raptor

            May 20, 2015 at 10:38

            You play DS with a kb&m??????

            You are a brave, brave man

  18. Marius Nell

    May 20, 2015 at 10:23

    Im unable to play the card game 🙁 it crashes on my ps4

    Reply

  19. Kromas,powered by windows 10.

    May 20, 2015 at 10:27

    Hahahahaha and AMD just keeps running smoothly.

    Nvidia- The way it is meant to be crashed. 😛

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      May 20, 2015 at 10:27

      rofl

      Reply

    • Blood Emperor Trevor

      May 20, 2015 at 10:29

      Must’ve got some of that fancy hair caught in their cooling fans.

      Reply

      • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

        May 20, 2015 at 10:31

        Hahahaha. I actually turned the hair off. Not because of FPS drops but because it clips like a bastard.

        Reply

      • Admiral Chief's Adventure

        May 20, 2015 at 10:33

        xDxD

        Reply

    • Pariah

      May 20, 2015 at 10:31

      “The Xbox One has weird audio issues and frequently falters in the frame rate department”

      Powered by AMD

      Reply

      • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

        May 20, 2015 at 10:32

        Powered by AMD. Designed by MS.

        Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        May 20, 2015 at 10:35

        PS4 aslo uses AMD, but mine overheats apparently

        Reply

        • Ranting Raptor

          May 20, 2015 at 10:35

          Blast….shield…. Trust me.

          Reply

          • Hammersteyn

            May 20, 2015 at 10:37

            I’ll take the Kenny Loggins route

          • Ranting Raptor

            May 20, 2015 at 10:39

            Foot loose? It will be when your PS4 explodes…..

            #Runs

          • Hammersteyn

            May 20, 2015 at 10:41

            Thought you had a horse?

          • Ranting Raptor

            May 20, 2015 at 10:42

            Oh right
            #GallopsAway

          • Hammersteyn

            May 20, 2015 at 10:43

            I imagined you running behind your horse for a second XD

          • Ranting Raptor

            May 20, 2015 at 10:43

            hahahaha!

            *Waaaait! Horsey!!! waaaaaait!!!!!!*

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 20, 2015 at 10:44

            I can hear him already at the racetrack

            “AAAAAAAND its ranting raptor #7 on the left, coming from the side aaaaaand comes seventh”

          • Ranting Raptor

            May 20, 2015 at 10:46

            #cries

          • Dutch-Trevor Matrix

            May 20, 2015 at 10:50

            Half way to the Danger Zone?

          • Skoobaz

            May 20, 2015 at 11:14

            That’s not the right words!

  20. SEGA Neptune

    May 20, 2015 at 10:27

    Nep Nep loves the new Titan GFX 🙂

    http://www.paradiger.com/polish-prime-minister-visits-the-witcher-3s-cd-projekt-red/

    new Titan GFX
    new Titan GFX
    new Titan GFX

    Reply

  21. th3SiCn3ss

    May 20, 2015 at 10:34

    mmmmm, was playing the entire evening. Only had issues with GoG Galaxy crying about HDD space even though I had 100GB left. Managed to sort that out though & could continue witching after my b1tching….. The game is insanely awesome….

    Reply

    • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

      May 20, 2015 at 10:36

      Idd … you were pissing about for a while with Galaxy till my power cut out.

      Reply

      • th3SiCn3ss

        May 20, 2015 at 10:39

        lol yeah Galaxy, some bugs CDPR needs to iron out there, witcher was working though….
        At least you had some posters & a statue to stare at by Candle light…. 🙂

        Reply

        • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

          May 20, 2015 at 10:40

          Idd. And also Galaxy is already better than Uplay so there is that. 😛

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 20, 2015 at 10:43

            You raise a very valid point!

          • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

            May 20, 2015 at 10:46

            Unless I am in full AMD/ME Fanboi mode I always raise valid points. 🙂

        • Admiral Chief's Adventure

          May 20, 2015 at 10:43

          Yeah, the friend adding needs some work

          Reply

          • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

            May 20, 2015 at 10:46

            It has friend adding??!!

          • th3SiCn3ss

            May 20, 2015 at 10:47

            yeah but it’s crappy you need to do it through the store or forums O_o

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 20, 2015 at 10:48

            Indeed

          • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

            May 20, 2015 at 10:51

            Still not an issue as I have no friends. 🙂

          • th3SiCn3ss

            May 20, 2015 at 10:52

            LIES!!!! I’ve seen the one locked up in your basement….

          • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

            May 20, 2015 at 10:53

            They are my lotion testers unless they don’t wanna then they are my hose testers.

          • th3SiCn3ss

            May 20, 2015 at 10:55

            aaaaa Krolice you crack me up….. see what I did there?

          • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

            May 20, 2015 at 10:57

            lol

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 20, 2015 at 10:52

            Your issue, not mine :p

          • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

            May 20, 2015 at 10:54

            Not an issue cause #ForeverSP. 🙂

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 20, 2015 at 10:48

            It has, see comment below

          • Mossel

            May 20, 2015 at 10:51

            Have you guys all added each other? And how?

          • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

            May 20, 2015 at 10:51

            Close Galaxy …. open steam. Add steam friend. 😛

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 20, 2015 at 10:51

            You have to comment on the forums, I’ve created a post under Witcher 3 for Lazygamer, you can add there

          • Mossel

            May 20, 2015 at 10:52

            Ok cool will check it out. xD

    • Admiral Chief's Adventure

      May 20, 2015 at 10:43

      System specs?

      Reply

      • th3SiCn3ss

        May 20, 2015 at 10:46

        haswell refresh i7 with msi gaming 9 ac mb 16GB mem & running crossfire R9 290x. Nothing out of this world oh & 2 250GB ssd’s.

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief's Adventure

          May 20, 2015 at 10:48

          NOTHING OUT OF THIS WORLD he says

          Reply

          • Ranting Raptor

            May 20, 2015 at 10:49

            Nope. AMD isn’t very spectacular so he is completely right

          • th3SiCn3ss

            May 20, 2015 at 10:50

            hehehe, oh you…….

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            May 20, 2015 at 10:50

            That’s a big word for a Nvidia user. Spelled it wrong too. *run*

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 20, 2015 at 10:50

            BWHAHAHAHA

          • Ranting Raptor

            May 20, 2015 at 10:58

            Yeah I kind of fluffed that one up cc @Admiral_Chief:disqus

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 20, 2015 at 11:02

            That is putting it mildly…

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 20, 2015 at 10:51

            Using NVidia makes you spell like a ‘sepctacular’ twit

  22. Captain JJ Browman

    May 20, 2015 at 10:38

    I haven’t had an issue yet, apart from a loading screen getting stuck for a moment.
    That said. I’ve never updated my Win7 and it seems to have been the best decision I ever made.

    Reply

  23. Witcher Bob

    May 20, 2015 at 10:50

    Spent many hours playing last night. Absolutely epic. Combat takes some getting used to. Luckily no bugs for me.

    The game is stunningly beautiful. Even if it’s graphics have been “downgraded” I think it’s one of the best on the market at the moment.

    Reply

    • Captain JJ Browman

      May 20, 2015 at 10:52

      Agreed

      Reply

    • Matthew Holliday

      May 20, 2015 at 11:23

      combat is actually alot faster than expected, they built it up to be this slow paced, thinking mans fight, im like “whatever, come at me you 12 pack of wolves, roll hit hit, roll hit hit, roll hit hit”

      Reply

  24. Peter Pan

    May 20, 2015 at 10:52

    I personally don’t think there is an excuse for the problems on the console version, but the PC version. Well, with a game this size it is to be expected, albeit not necessarily acceptable.

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief's Adventure

      May 20, 2015 at 10:53

      Aye, agreed

      Reply

    • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

      May 20, 2015 at 10:56

      Still fun to see all the Nvidia issue after the game was optimized for Nvidia. Brings joy to this old AMD fanboys heart. 😛

      Reply

      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        May 20, 2015 at 11:01

        It actually says in the manual something about should be played using Nvidia hardware. I’m not kidding.

        Reply

        • Captain JJ Browman

          May 20, 2015 at 11:05

          That’s because it’s “the way it’s meant to be played”
          Best way? Worst way?
          Not sure. ;P

          Reply

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            May 20, 2015 at 11:10

            No, it wasn’t the slogan. It was an actual line in the manual. Something about the game will play best on Nvidia hardware, can’t remember exactly. I just remember thinking wow, they’re actually punting a hardware brand in the damn manual.

          • Captain JJ Browman

            May 20, 2015 at 11:14

            Oh, I believe you.
            I’m actually going to check that up tonight.
            Sucks a bit that the physical copy can’t be added to my Steam library. Now I don’t have “hours played” stats

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            May 20, 2015 at 11:21

            You get that if you link it to gog galaxy.

          • Matthew Holliday

            May 20, 2015 at 11:22

            pleasantly surprised with galaxy tbh.
            already had a gog account, so the process was pretty painless.

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            May 20, 2015 at 11:25

            Yes, it’s basically just the store & your library in a client atm, but it runs just fine. Will only get better I think.

          • Matthew Holliday

            May 20, 2015 at 11:27

            aye, its still in alpha, so it needs alot of work
            simple things like a pause button for downloads etc

            my only gripe about it, is that its just ANOTHER thing i have to manage. origin, steam, battlenet etc

          • Captain JJ Browman

            May 20, 2015 at 11:26

            I must agree. It’s very nice to finally see my GOG games in a client.
            I have no issues with GOG Galaxy at all. It’s uncluttered and neat. Will definitely be enjoying my GOG games even more now.

          • Captain JJ Browman

            May 20, 2015 at 11:24

            The hours played doesn’t work lekker on GOG Galaxy yet. Doesn’t record anything most of the time.

          • Matthew Holliday

            May 20, 2015 at 11:28

            its pretty accurate on my witcher

          • Captain JJ Browman

            May 20, 2015 at 11:34

            I played for about an hour and a half last night. My game time clock now says 0min played

    • Captain JJ Browman

      May 20, 2015 at 10:56

      Bugs on a pc is unavoidable, but can certainly be lessened.
      Considering the size of this game, I really didn’t expect it to be problem free.

      Reply

  25. Lardus-Resident Perve

    May 20, 2015 at 10:57

    The last while I have managed to avoid getting games on release. I decided to skip that rule because I am on holiday. Big missed steak getting GalCiv3. Now I will get Witcher 1 rather!

    Reply

  26. FreddyBear

    May 20, 2015 at 11:07

    No bugs or issues for me yet, and I’m loving the fact that I don’t have to go collect 12 vials of monster blood for some random dude in town all the time! Pretty much a perfect RPG experience so far.

    Reply

  27. Tbone187

    May 20, 2015 at 11:07

    What’s this Witcher game about? Never heard of it…Can I play it on my phone?

    Reply

  28. Jonah Cash

    May 20, 2015 at 11:12

    Still at the tutorial, because real life is being a bitch with my time again. Have too much work to get through and it just keeps on coming… Played a bit of Destiny as well, but also not close to enough. This weekend I am shipping my wife and daughter of for a holiday so that I can be alone and just game!!

    Reply

  29. Matthew Holliday

    May 20, 2015 at 11:20

    had some pretty serious crash issues myself.
    game just froze for me something like 6 or 7 times throughout the night.
    did some searching and had to drop the settings to “maximum performance” with the nvidia control panel to make it better.
    on the plus side, getting 120fps isnt all that bad. game still looks hot on medium settings.

    seems to be a problem with the nvidia 970, which is weird, seeing as its pretty much nvidias most acclaimed card.

    Reply

    • Captain JJ Browman

      May 20, 2015 at 11:27

      The game does really look well overall it seems. I also had to play around with my graphics quite a bit to get it 100%

      Reply

      • Matthew Holliday

        May 20, 2015 at 11:30

        will put vsync on tonight, even though im loathe to do it, that performance knock….
        hopefully upping that doesnt cause more crashes… was pretty disappointed about that, was playing on high just fine, being forced to drop graphics doesnt exactly help justify my upgrade to the 970…

        Reply

        • Captain JJ Browman

          May 20, 2015 at 11:33

          I put my v-sync off and it seemed to actually make things better. Maybe it’s just me though.

          Reply

  30. Aries

    May 20, 2015 at 11:33

    Still dont have mine, still to sick to drive, so friday it is

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief's Adventure

      May 20, 2015 at 11:37

      *don’t,
      *too
      *Friday

      And what is wrong? You ok?

      Reply

      • Captain JJ Browman

        May 20, 2015 at 11:37

        *okay
        ;P

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief's Adventure

          May 20, 2015 at 11:38

          No, actually O.K.
          So shush you

          Reply

          • Captain JJ Browman

            May 20, 2015 at 11:39

            Actually OK is acceptable without the periods, as long as it’s all capital letters.

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 20, 2015 at 11:41

            Yes, without the periods seem like a better thing…

          • Captain JJ Browman

            May 20, 2015 at 11:45

            Ha!

          • z1n

            May 20, 2015 at 17:16

            Oak, hey!

          • Captain JJ Browman

            May 21, 2015 at 07:11

            We need to make this a thing 😉

      • Hammersteyn

        May 20, 2015 at 12:00

        He’s sick

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief's Adventure

          May 20, 2015 at 12:08

          Thank you private obvious

          Reply

          • Hammersteyn

            May 20, 2015 at 12:44

            My pleasure

      • Aries

        May 20, 2015 at 13:15

        got really bad muscle strain, but I’m ok, I guess

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief's Adventure

          May 20, 2015 at 13:18

          You forgot to warm up before attempting the kama sutra moves??

          Reply

          • Aries

            May 20, 2015 at 13:23

            lol

    • Captain JJ Browman

      May 20, 2015 at 11:37

      Shame man. It’s worth the wait. So worth it.

      Reply

  31. GoodSamaritan

    May 20, 2015 at 11:39

    Apart from very low frame rate – nothing special. yes, texts may seem a little bit smaller than they should be, but it’s not that grave if you don’t use small tv screens. Not a single crash so far (~5 hours of game), overall experience is not obscured by bugs

    Reply

  32. Futureman

    May 20, 2015 at 11:54

    I had a bug where i could not get out of my “magic” menu thingy, listen i cant remember the name but its on the L1 button, could not press start or anything, so i had to quit and go back, also my horse roach got stuck between trees and even if i moved to another town he would still not come, damm tree hugger

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief's Adventure

      May 20, 2015 at 12:08

      LOL @ tree hugger

      Reply

  33. Galbedir

    May 20, 2015 at 14:55

    3 hours into PC version here, only issue I’ve noticed is Textures sometimes taking alittle longer to load during a cinematic…

    Reply

  34. Matthew Bunton

    May 20, 2015 at 15:53

    I have had a nightmare time with the PS4 version 1 complete crash whilst playing Gwent for the first time which would seem common. 3 Further freezes in the inventory which all required returning to the dash and closing the game. 2 cases of loading than never completed needless to say I just turned it off after that.

    Shame this thread is full of stupid nonsense rather than user experience or help.

    Reply

    • Majik

      May 20, 2015 at 16:08

      Maybe if you asked nicely someone would be willing to help you!

      Reply

      • Matthew Bunton

        May 20, 2015 at 16:11

        I don’t need help, I have read other websites that offer better help to people.

        I just thought that it was a shame that this thread was so bad. Especially as there will be a lot of others looking this topic up.

        Reply

        • Majik

          May 20, 2015 at 16:40

          It’s a news site. It’s not really a site that helps you solve your problems, Although sometimes they do. That’s why I said rather just ask someone if you need help, a lot of guys will go out of their way to help you here. Also I enjoy this “stupid nonsense” or friendly banter that’s why I come to this site.

          Reply

  35. dm2323

    May 20, 2015 at 16:15

    anybody running into that ‘ABANDONE SITE’ in white orchard that is apparently supposed to spawn ghouls for you to clear?

    I’m not seeing any to kill and thus unable to complete the white orchard map -_-

    Reply

  36. SmurFyZA

    May 20, 2015 at 16:43

    I was only able to play about 2 hours last night due to Eskom ruining my date with my PS4 and Geraldt – Yes a threesome! At some point I experienced a display bug that made all the edges extremely dark. Moved into a building and it loaded fine again.

    Reply

  37. Dazmundo

    May 20, 2015 at 22:29

    The PS4 version is a joke. They’ve obviously just thrown the PC version at it without considering that most console owners use a TV at a distance and not a monitor. There are numerous bugs that crash or freeze and the controller setup is utterly broken. The developers also don’t like using pronouns at the beginning of sentences. Amateur.

    Reply

  38. oomjan

    May 21, 2015 at 08:27

    lol a radeon r9 285 can beat a GTX 780. So you paying double maybe even triple the amount for 780 and get less performance. This is shocking.

    Reply

  39. Donald Rogers

    May 21, 2015 at 09:35

    Online Work With Yahoo Faceboo Google and lazygamer —– —–> Join Free

    Reply

  40. slim

    May 22, 2015 at 00:31

    Horse stutter BUG

    Hard to see in the video but i have the exact same issue you are on
    about its worse in game vid capture does not capture it as bad …it
    seems it could be the horse animation for sure …its extremely annoying
    and is a spoil for the game for me ..i have tried many many settings to no
    avail defiantly game based horse animation problem …lets hope they fix
    this as i also like to trot around slow admiring the
    environment….otherwise this really does spoil it …Please fix CD
    Project Pretty Please

    Reply

  41. Wraith

    May 22, 2015 at 15:20

    So patch required to enjoy the game? Sounds like a form of DRM to me. #DontTellRyanza

    Reply

  42. hjghjg

    May 27, 2015 at 03:01

    very angry…running high spec pc and crash to desktop every 5 mins.

    Reply

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