There’s a new Witcher 3 bug that’s ruining the experience

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Man, it seems like that Witcher 3, despite being an undeniably great game, is filled with problems, doesn’t it? CD Projekt RED has been pretty damned pro-active in fixing the myriad bugs that still affect the various platforms – but their last patch may have inadvertently added a new one. Users are reporting that many main quests are no longer dishing out experience points. Which. Obviously, detracts from the enjoyment a little.

Says one affected user:

“Finished the Get junior quest and found it a bit strange that such a big quest did not give any XP. Checked my XP before entering his estate (624) and after the number is the (726) which I got for killing his henchmen. Did the last part and got Quest complete and still no XP. Watched some youtube playthroughs of the quest and they all receive 500 XP for finishing the quest.

Finished the Family matters quest and found it a bit strange that such a big quest did not give any XP. Checked my XP before finishing the quest and after and the number is the same. Watched some youtube playthroughs of the quest and they all receive 200 XP for finishing the quest.”

It’s worth noting that in The Witcher 3, if your 5 levels above the recommended level for a mission, you won’t earn experience anyway – but this isn’t that. People are within the requisite levels and still being stiffed on XP.

Here’s another user’s experience:

“Sooner or later in game, i dont get any exp by solving mainquests. I tried it two times from the last valid safe file on but it happend in both attempts. I still get exp by solving side quests but sooner or later in the game there is this point from wich on i dont get any exp for the mainquests. Can somebody help me please?! I waited for years to have the game and now the experiance is messed up by such a stupid bug.”

Both players are playing the game on PS4.. CDPR is aware of the issue, and has its top men working to fix it. Expect another patch soon. Yes, another one.

Last Updated: May 28, 2015

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