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Geralt Learns To Get Dressed After Getting Busy In Upcoming Witcher 3 Update

by Jeff Cork on May 27, 2016 at 06:01 AM

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The latest Witcher 3: Wild Hunt expansion, Blood and Wine, is available next week, and with it comes update 1.20. The download addresses some technical issues, and adds several quality-of-life improvements that fans are sure to appreciate.

Here are a few of the highlights:

  • Adds book titled 'A Miraculous Guide to Gwent' which displays number of gwent cards missing from player's base-game collection and information on where to find them, thus facilitating completion of achievement titled Collect 'Em All. Tome in question can be obtained either from gwent playing scholar in Prologue or from merchant near St. Gregory's Bridge in Gildorf district of Novigrad.
  • Adds option in Options/Gameplay to disable automatic drawing and sheathing of sword.
  • Improves display and behavior of Buffs, displayed in more intuitive manner showing time left, strength percentage, stacks, charges, or permanence where applicable. Buff icons now blink for approx. 10 seconds before expiration. For improved visibility, names and exact expiration times for all effects are only visible when Quick Access menu is active.
  • Adds new functionality to books and scrolls. When first collected, they can be read immediately using single button without need of navigating to Inventory panel. All found but not yet read books and scrolls are stored in Quest Items and Other categories. Once read, books and scrolls can be sold as their content is saved in Books section of Glossary.

And, of course:

  • Fixes issue whereby Geralt's clothing was not properly restored after sex scenes.

Go here for the complete patch notes.


Our Take
One of my favorite things about The Witcher 3 is how well CD Projekt Red has supported the game post-release. The Gwent-collecting tweak and the changes to the way unread books are displayed are the most recent examples of how the studio incorporates feedback to make the game as user friendly as possible.