The Witcher 3 Next-Gen Update – All Known Issues and Fixes
CD Projekt Red has shared a complete list of all the known issues and fixes for The Witcher 3 Next-Gen update on PC.
We have already covered the update extensively including the patch notes, and the best settings guide if you are planning to get smoother performance for the PC version. If you are thinking about which platform to get it on, there is a handy guide here covering the difference between the PS5 and Xbox Series versions as well.
If you want to get official known issues and fixes list from CD Projekt Red, the developers have shared one as seen below.
All Known Issues and Fixes For The Witcher 3 Next-Gen Update
Here is the list of reported problems that we’re currently investigating:
Game crashes on PC – Make sure to update your drivers:
When playing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on PC, please make sure to install and use the newest available drivers for your graphics card and system (this includes motherboard chipset drivers). https://support.cdprojektred.com/en/witcher-3/pc/sp-technical/issue/2345/update-gpu-drivers
If the problem persists, please send us a report using a form available under this article:
My game crashes — The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt | Technical Support — CD PROJEKT RED
Players who own the game on Origin are unable to update the game
Low Ray Tracing performance on Intel GPUs.
PlayStation 5 version of the expansions are unavailable in some regions
Aside from the above, here are some general tips that might improve your experience / understanding of how the update works:
Following the release of Patch 4.0, players have access to two versions of the game:
- The DirectX 12 Version
This version includes all graphical improvements and Ray Tracing features.
- The DirectX 11 Version
This version has no Ray Tracing support and lacks some of the general graphical improvements introduced in the free Next-Gen Update, therefore the performance here may differ even if comparing with the same preset run on DirectX 12 Version.
Players with less powerful hardware who experience performance issues might want to consider playing the game using the DirectX 11 Version.
An alternative temporary solution for issues with Ray Tracing for PC players on GOG and Steam is rolling back to an earlier version of the game. This will also allow running the game with mods that are no longer compatible with the game, but please bear in mind that only the latest version of the game is officially supported. Should you encounter any issues on an older version of the game, make sure to update it first. Here’s how to do it:
I want to revert to an earlier version of the game — The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt | Technical Support — CD PROJEKT RED
Finally, if you used some gameplay mods on the previous version of the game and want to experience the latest update it is recommended to start a new game.
The Witcher 3 is available now for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, PC, and Nintendo Switch.