All The Witcher 2 DLC will be free

All of The Witcher 2's downloadable will be free for registered users, starting with a side-quest out today named 'Troll Trouble.'

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With The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings launching today, developer CD Projekt RED has announced that all downloadable content created for the RPG will be free for all registered users. This'll kick off with a new side-quest available today.

"Let me announce that all our DLCs will be FREE. All of them," RED revealed in a Facebook Q&A session yesterday. "If anything will be for purchase, those will be expansion packs."

The first free piece of Witcher 2 DLC is available today, in the form of a new side-quest said to offer "as much as 90 minutes of additional gameplay," named 'Troll Trouble.' RED explains that in the quest, "Geralt encounters a sentient but flawed beast and must decide its fate while dealing with pressures from perhaps more sentient but also more flawed humans."

"With The Witcher 2 now released, we're eager to see what people will say after playing it. At the same time, we're not ready to rest, take a long vacation or just count our sales. We're continuing to work just as hard!" game director Adam Badowski said in an announcement today. "An example is the DLC we've made available today. It's only the first in our DLC 4 FREE series for registered users, and we're also planning various other goodies to help encourage everyone to register."

However, registering is easier said than done at this precise moment. Perhaps due to the launch day rush, registration seems to be slightly wonky, and it might take you a fair few attempts to get through. Still, once you're in, hey, free DLC for life. That's not too shabby, now is it?

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    May 17, 2011 6:00 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, All The Witcher 2 DLC will be free.

    All of The Witcher 2's downloadable will be free for registered users, starting with a side-quest out today named 'Troll Trouble.'

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      May 17, 2011 6:03 AM

      Best developer ever?

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        May 17, 2011 6:04 AM

        in before valve fanboys ruin your life

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          May 17, 2011 6:07 AM

          Or just mention that CDPR isn't the only company that does this.

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            May 17, 2011 1:14 PM

            Their support of the original Witcher was pretty fucking excellent by ANY standard.

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        May 17, 2011 6:04 AM

        wurd .

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        May 17, 2011 6:11 AM

        It's sad, but part of the reason I buy their games is because of how they conduct their business.

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          May 17, 2011 6:15 AM

          There's nothing wrong with that. I definitely avoid games from some companies because I know they'll fuck me with DLC and microtransactions and stuff I don't want or like.

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            May 17, 2011 6:22 AM

            Yup, support the good devs and call out the crappy ones.

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        May 17, 2011 6:22 AM

        Dunno about best ever, but they're definitely friggin' awesome. CD Projeckt RED rules!

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        May 17, 2011 7:33 AM

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        May 17, 2011 11:05 AM

        Ion Storm, obvi.

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          May 17, 2011 12:53 PM

          only two out of five games they released were good (deus ex and anachronox, out of DE2, Thief 3, and Daikatana) and you claim they were the best?

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          May 17, 2011 1:01 PM

          Specify studio. Dallas or Austin?

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            May 17, 2011 2:45 PM

            I think Austin was the one that got things done (Anachranox anyhow) and Dallas was the one blowing all their venture capital on highrise office suites.

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              May 17, 2011 2:47 PM

              austin did deus ex. they get a free pass as far as i'm concerned.

              dallas was everything else. i think austin also did thief: deadly shadows.

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              May 17, 2011 2:59 PM

              Anachronox was Dallas oddly enough.

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      May 17, 2011 6:07 AM

      CDPR business strategy: make everyone else look like a mook

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      May 17, 2011 6:08 AM

      Oh Snap!!!

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      May 17, 2011 6:15 AM

      where exactly do you register?

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      May 17, 2011 6:28 AM

      Hell yeah! Good job CDPR!

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      May 17, 2011 6:43 AM

      Safe to assume all this DLC will be an automatic download on Steam?

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      May 17, 2011 7:57 AM

      Awesome. That's what DLC should be: incentive to purchase a game. Not how most companies use it: to nickel and dime you. I know, it's optional, but to me it's more a question of motivation.

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      May 17, 2011 10:41 AM

      Troll Trouble. You hunt down and attempt to vanquish the little bastard troll as he sits at his keyboard looking at your favorite message board.

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      May 17, 2011 10:53 AM

      This is the best kind of DRM, reward players with 'free' content for buying your game while the pirates just have to sit on the sidelines and cry.

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      May 17, 2011 11:03 AM

      Yeah, this is why CD Projekt got my money as soon as the Witcher 2 was fucking announced.

      They're the new Bioware.

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        May 17, 2011 2:49 PM

        ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

      • Ebu legacy 10 years
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        May 17, 2011 4:07 PM

        Except The Witcher's combat engine kind of sucks, and The Witcher was nowhere near as good as Bioware's prime.

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          May 17, 2011 4:50 PM

          Obviously you haven't played The Witcher 2 yet.

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      May 17, 2011 11:14 AM

      Man, I didn't even like Witcher 1, but between this and lack of DRM, I am thinking of buying the second one.

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      May 17, 2011 12:44 PM

      I may have a new favorite developer.

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      May 17, 2011 4:03 PM

      Great idea.

      This is what DLC was supposed to be. Extra content keeping you interested enough until expansion packs or sequels came out.

      Good Job Guys^^

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      May 17, 2011 4:04 PM

      WIZAAAAAARD WITCHEERRRRRRR

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      May 17, 2011 4:06 PM

      CDPR is rapidly replacing Bioware as my favourite RPG company.

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      May 17, 2011 4:45 PM

      Nice

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      May 17, 2011 5:29 PM

      Picked the game yesterday, very good. This news is just icing on cake.

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