The Witcher 3 getting 'very large update' across PC, Xbox One, and PS4 this week

CD Projekt Red has revealed its 1.07 patch is nearly ready and detailed what we can expect from it when it launches this week.

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CD Projekt Red has announced The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s upcoming patch 1.07 will be releasing later this week and it’s being described as a “very large update.”

Patch 1.07 will introduce some key changes, including a new, alternative movement response mode for Geralt that’s completely optional to implement, a player stash for storing items that’s marked on the player’s map, and performance enhancements that improve FX optimization, scenes, and general gameplay.

Here’s the list of key changes CD Projekt Red has revealed for The Witcher 3:

  • A new, alternative (optional) movement response mode for Geralt.
  • A player stash for storing items, available in various locations throughout the game. Stash locations are marked on the player's map.
  • Crafting and alchemy components no longer add to the overall inventory weight.
  • Books are now placed in a dedicated tab in the Inventory and books that have already been read are properly grayed out.
  • Multiple sorting options are now available in the Inventory.
  • Alchemy formulas and crafting diagrams can be "pinned", meaning all components and ingredients required to make them will be conveniently marked in the Shop panel.
  • Dozens of fixes for quest related issues, both major and minor.
  • A few performance enhancements, including the optimization of FX, scenes and general gameplay.
  • Various improvements to horse behavior.

The full change list for patch 1.07 will be coming later this week, which we assume will be released very close to when the patch becomes available. Best of all, this week’s patch is coming to all platforms, although we hope they all release at the same time as the Xbox One version has been lagging compared to the PlayStation 4 and PC versions.

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      July 6, 2015 10:09 AM

      Player stash!!!!!!!!11!111

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      July 6, 2015 10:16 AM

      Man, I was just about to sit down and start playing this for real. Should I wait a few more days for this junk?

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        July 6, 2015 10:20 AM

        I would, yes. It's not like the game is unplayable without those bulletpoints, but damn would it make things a HELL of a lot more convenient.

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          July 6, 2015 10:26 AM

          Argh! Thanks. I do appreciate some convenience and they sound like good changes even though I haven't touched the game for more than a few minutes.

          My aggravation is from waiting for more than two weeks for some real free time (had relatives visiting and they just left yesterday), and now that I have all the opportunity to dive into The Wild Hunt, I have to force myself not to for this neato update.

          And part of me feels like if I wait any longer I'll never play it.

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            July 6, 2015 10:29 AM

            Seriously, even if it was only a player stash being added I would still recommend waiting. I wanted one the very second I started playing the game. I mean, I guess you could always start it now and by the time the patch is out will be right around when you're really hurting for a player stash, but at this point it just seems better to wait.

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              July 6, 2015 11:30 AM

              I can finally stash my fancy lad clothes!

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            July 6, 2015 12:04 PM

            It was one of the best games of all time even before this update, so I don't see any reason to wait.

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              July 6, 2015 3:31 PM

              Yeah I wouldn't wait for the patch to start either.

              The inventory management changes are very welcome.

              Heh, I tried to stash stuff on my own by dropping a bunch of weapons at a spot. But alas when I returned later to retrieve them they were no longer there.

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            July 6, 2015 4:44 PM

            Nah, you really don't need to wait. The player stash and separate book tabs are incredibly useful but you won't really be wanting them until you're several hours into the game and your inventory gets filled up.

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      July 6, 2015 10:27 AM

      Man, I'm glad I've taken my time with this. There are some awesome improvements.

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      July 6, 2015 10:29 AM

      Hopefully this fixes the permanently locked door in the White Orchard cemetery that's preventing me from finishing a few quests.

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        July 6, 2015 2:35 PM

        That gate is supposed to open after you take the wraith up top down to half health, it retreats there and you are supposed to go in and finish it off. Did the wraith ever appear when you approached the place of power because that's what happened for me.

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      July 6, 2015 10:31 AM

      that sounds amazing Im going to stop playing until this comes out

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      July 6, 2015 10:33 AM

      Great to see this. Now if only I hadn't just finished it this weekend (epically awesome game). So many times I was overburdened because of my hording problem. Considering all the monster body parts he is carrying around.. Geralt must reek.

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      July 6, 2015 10:34 AM

      Just finished my playthrough at almost 100 hours. Great game.

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      July 6, 2015 10:36 AM

      Wow, they are making a lot of really nice changes. Awesome.

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      July 6, 2015 10:40 AM

      Good stuff, hope it includes the small-text UI fixes, that would really make playing on my TV a lot nicer.

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        July 6, 2015 10:48 AM

        It's not just me? I thought my eye sight was getting bad quickly. The inventory screen is so packed full of information and I can barely read any of it

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          July 6, 2015 11:29 AM

          They've known about the demand for it since the first week. They've officially stated that there will be a fix, it's just insanely complicated to implement, much more so than you would think (font-size = double). As someone who uses CSS on a daily basis, I can sympathize haha.

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      July 6, 2015 10:42 AM

      Excellent. CDPR continues to amaze

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      July 6, 2015 10:43 AM

      Various improvements to horse behavior.

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        July 6, 2015 11:18 AM

        Horse armor confirmed!

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        July 6, 2015 11:26 AM

        My horse is amazing

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        July 6, 2015 11:29 AM

        Maybe it doesn't just materialize 30 feet away out of thin air anymore which breaks ~MY IMMERSION~

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          July 6, 2015 11:30 AM

          the problem I have is my horse seems to randomly want to make hard left turns

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            July 6, 2015 11:30 AM

            Sounds like you need to take it in to Jiffy Lube.

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            July 6, 2015 12:07 PM

            It's the awful pathing as it tries to aim for a road.

            It's the dead stops repeatedly for no apparent reason that drive me crazy. It's usually quicker to just run on foot than to deal with that piece of shit horse.

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          July 6, 2015 11:34 AM

          I mean, you dont have to whistle for him... You can leave him somewhere then come backz

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            July 6, 2015 12:12 PM

            Ain't nobody got time to run back to him at half the speed. He should gallop from his previous position to me.

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          July 6, 2015 12:03 PM

          he names every horse roach. he never says there's only one roach at a time!

          they just strategically place thousands of horses behind every bush in the Northern Kingdoms

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        July 6, 2015 12:44 PM

        Hopefully I can ride without geralt stopping him.

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      July 6, 2015 10:43 AM

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      July 6, 2015 10:52 AM

      I hope the new movement response mode makes it so I don't hate trying to control Geralt. I've only played a couple of hours so far and I really like the rest of the game, but movement feels so painfully awkward to me.

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      July 6, 2015 11:24 AM

      I feel like waiting 2-4 weeks after these huge games release is the best time to play.

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        July 6, 2015 11:30 AM

        Something to be said for the excitement at launch but yeah

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          July 6, 2015 11:34 AM

          Oh for sure; and W3 is my #1 most wanted game this gen. I ended up playing Bloodborne (my first Souls game) recently so I intentionally put off W3 bcs I was worried the combat could ruin the game for me.

          But even that's a good example: I didn't play Bloodborne until after that patch that cut the load times from 40+ seconds to 15 or 20 or whatever it is.

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        July 6, 2015 12:05 PM

        This is becoming more and more true these days.

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      July 6, 2015 11:25 AM

      CDPR for President.

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      July 6, 2015 11:33 AM

      "Crafting and alchemy components no longer add to the overall inventory weight." - I like!

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        July 6, 2015 12:12 PM

        With this and the stash, they should just remove encumbrance

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      July 6, 2015 11:52 AM

      Horse improvements and book handling; really happy for those two. Curious what the optional movement mechanic will entail.

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        July 6, 2015 11:53 AM

        Do wish I saw 'Repair all equipped' though.

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          July 6, 2015 2:37 PM

          Already there. It's square button on PS4, not sure on PC.

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            July 6, 2015 3:00 PM

            No, that's repair-all, including stuff in your inventory.

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      July 6, 2015 12:04 PM

      "New alternative movement response mode for Geralt"

      So, better controls?

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      July 6, 2015 12:07 PM

      Happy to hear about the book / inventory weight updates!

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      July 6, 2015 12:12 PM

      Finally a way to filter out those stupid books.

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      July 6, 2015 12:12 PM

      Nice lots of good fixes

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      July 6, 2015 2:35 PM

      Cool but when they make all the crafting shit weigh zero it negates the need for a stash. Weird way to fix it.

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        July 6, 2015 2:37 PM

        I have a bunch of witcher gear that I keep around in case I want to change my spec

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        July 6, 2015 3:17 PM

        Nah, because the heaviest things are gear. If you want to keep any item you're not currently wearing, it's a pain in the ass right now.

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      July 6, 2015 3:30 PM

      CDPR = Great dev :D

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      July 6, 2015 4:34 PM

      Witcher dev team is the best. I hope everyone buys their game.

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        July 6, 2015 6:14 PM

        Anyone who doesn't is a gottdam communist!

        Seriously game of 2015, and I *really* wanted it to be Kerbal Space Program.

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      July 6, 2015 4:44 PM

      Waiting to play this until I finished Wolfy. Looks like it worked out!

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      July 6, 2015 5:16 PM

      Fuck yes! I might have to do a third playthrough now.

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        July 6, 2015 6:03 PM

        How do you have the stamina?

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          July 6, 2015 6:18 PM

          The game isn't all that long. The first time through I fucked up some stuff, said hell with it, and just powered my way through the main quest.

          The second time through took longer but still way way less time than the majority of you guys seem to be taking, and that was with every side quest and all of the armorsmith/Weaponsmith quests done, and the best Witcher gear crafted and in use.

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            July 6, 2015 8:23 PM

            Holy shit. I mean Ive been playing most nights since release, Ive skipped a dozen or so side quests as they went grey. There are still heaps of question marks all over and I still haven't finished my first run through, Although I think I'm close.

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      July 6, 2015 6:33 PM

      Wrex.... Shepard.... Geralt.... Zoltan...

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kijGyIVWIL8

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      July 6, 2015 8:43 PM

      Sweet! Midway through my second play through, so this will allow me more inventory room to collect some of the cool stuff I ran across!

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