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Witcher 3 - Day one patch, PC retail version info, latest gameplay video


The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt releases in less than 20 days and the Collector's Editions are already sold out. It's one of the most anticipated games of 2015, and possibly the best-looking game on PC. Developer CD Projekt Red made no secret about optimising Wild Hunt for PC, unlike Rockstar that kept that fact under wraps up to the release of GTAV on PC.

If you're buying the retailer version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for PC, then you need to take notice of the FAQ:

The boxed version will require an Internet connection

"The initial, pre-premiere retail PC batch of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt needs to download a file from our servers to allow play. This file will either be downloaded automatically during installation process or you can choose to download it manually from a dedicated website. Since we have no DRM in the game, this is a security measure we needed to incorporate so the game doesn’t leak during the production process. No worries, the file will not be big. Copies of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt produced after launch will not contain this security feature." game code replaces serial number

"The game does not require any serial code to install or play. However, each retail PC copy of Wild Hunt will contain an additional game code for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The game code grants you access to a digital backup copy of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on You will also receive full software support, i.e. future updates, as well as all the additional content like the 16 Free DLCs, the FLAC & MP3 soundtrack, comics, wallpapers, art book, all voice over packs and more.

You can install and play the game without the game code."

Free DLC's & updates dependent on registered game code

"We decided to offer software support, DLCs, and extra goodies only to gamers who confirm their purchase with the provided game code on This is the only way for us to differentiate between you, honest gamers who bought our game, and pirates who snatched it from the Internet. 

You can install and play the game without becoming a user."

Source: Witcher 3 FAQ


Image courtesy of Marcin Momot, Community & Website Coordinator CDPR

Day One Patch

Miles Tost, Level Designer at CDPR confirmed via Twitter that there will be a Day one patch for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, but it won't be the "monster" we've come to expect from AAA releases.

"We have one, but not because we need it, but because we want it to be the best it can be when it reaches your hands."

Toned down for Middle East


No mature sexy times for the Middle East with a "strumpet". Image courtesy Miles Toast

Marcin Momot, Community & Website Coordinator CDPR had a quick Q&A session via Twitter regarding the Middle East versions of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

Momot confirmed that CDPR had to "tone down" Middle East copies of the game by removing mature scenes and displaying "less gore when decapitating or slicing someone in half." 

Source: DualShockers

15 Minutes of Wild Hunt

In April Jesse Cox got to play 12 hours of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Take a look at the best 15 minutes of the 12 hour recording. Don't worry, it's spoiler free.


The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt launches on May 19 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. See here to pre-order Witcher 3 via Steam at 10% discount. PC gamers, make sure your rig can handle Wild Hunt, if not, see here for our graphics card guide. SA gamers, don't forget that you can win a branded Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Xbox One console, as well as a copy of the game on your platform of choice. Last but not least, make sure you check out this guide before you embark on Geralt's final journey.

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