Polish game developer CD Projekt Red has announced that their recently released video game The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt will receive a hotfix next week that will address some of the bugs and technical issues which players face for both PC and consoles. The patch will be automatically downloaded and installed when available depending on the platform on which you bought the game.
The patch is entitled patch 1.06 for PC and patch 1.05 for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the game, and is supposed to fix a couple of issues which haven’t been solved or brought by previous patches. One such issue makes the player unable to craft more than one of each type of items via the game’s crafting and alchemy system, while others rendered the game unplayable by causing an infinite loading screen during one of the game’s many sidequests.
The critically acclaimed role-playing game has dealt with technical issues and bugs since its launch. While the vast majority of them are not game breaking, Reddit users have identified bugs within the game’s systems which prevented user-selected abilities from working, experience gain from quests or even locked up the game on consoles. CD Projekt Red have responded promptly to the issues by putting out five patches on PC on four on consoles in the three weeks that have passed since the game launched.
One of the fixes saw an in-game exploit being dealt with in a creative way; prior to patch 1.05, users managed to exploit the in-game economy by repeatedly killing the game’s respawning cows. Having learned of this, the developers have patched in a system which spawns high level enemies whenever an attempt at the exploit was made post-patch.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt released in May to nearly universal critical acclaim, holding a 94 review score average from professional critics on Metacritic and a 9.2/10 user rating on the same site. The game has also performed well commercially, with figures released by the Polish studio showing that the game has sold over 4 million units in less than three weeks since its launch. This comes despite the fact that the game has no anti-piracy protection of any kind incorporated, being one of the first high budget games in recent years to do so.
The developers are also giving two free pieces of downloadable content each week to thank customers for their purchase. Until now, it has offered eight of the sixteen stated pieces of downloadable content, mostly consisting of new quests, armors and alternate looks for characters.
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