I’m finally properly stuck in to The Witcher 3 after many week of having to play other stuff, and it’s a rather glorious thing, keeping me busy during my free, waking hours. I’ve finally hit level 30 after being stuck at level 2 for weeks and my quest progress – and progress in all the periphery – is coming along rather nicely. Anyone who’s still playing the game this many weeks after launch is probably enjoying it immensely, though one must admit that the game still has a number of weird and wonky issues. Issues that are hopefully fixed by the game’s next great big patch.
Numbered 1.07 (for the PC…it’ll be 1.06 on consoles) this latest post-release patch is a large one that brings with it a few rather welcome changes related to inventory management – like a separate tab for books, and the ability to pin alchemy ingredients to make finding the ones you need easier. Crafting components will no longer add to weight, so you’ll be able to stash more loot for selling. There are no details on exactly what it entails, but there’s also a new “movement response mode” for the grey-haired slayer of man of beast. Importantly, there are number of fixes to some of the game’s still broken quests, so it should hopefully get many players unstuck.
- A new, alternative (optional) movement response mode for Geralt.
- A player stash for storing items, available in various locations throughout the game. Stash locations are marked on the player’s map.
- Crafting and alchemy components no longer add to the overall inventory weight.
- Books are now placed in a dedicated tab in the Inventory and books that have already been read are properly grayed out.
- Multiple sorting options are now available in the Inventory.
- Alchemy formulas and crafting diagrams can be “pinned”, meaning all components and ingredients required to make them will be conveniently marked in the Shop panel.
- Dozens of fixes for quest related issues, both major and minor.
- A few performance enhancements, including the optimization of FX, scenes and general gameplay.
- Various improvements to horse behavior.
It’ll be out this week, and because it’s a drain on the team, there’ll be no free DLC this week. Some of that fee DLC is pretty good. While stuff like alternate costumes and beards is superfluous, quests like “Where the Cat and Wolf Play” are very much worth playing.
Last Updated: July 7, 2015