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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt gets an Xbox Series X|S makeover

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition Xbox

We have a general rule here at TheXboxHub when it comes to awarding our Game of the Year, and that is it cannot be considered if it is a simple next-gen patch. Which is a shame, because this next game would be in with a shout, even against Elden Ring. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition is out now on Xbox Series X|S, PC and PlayStation 5.

Of course, The Witcher 3 should need no introduction. Widely regarded as one of the best games of all time, it is hard to believe over seven years since it first released. This next-gen patch will also the definitive edition of The Witcher 3 for returning players and newcomers. Best of all, if you own the game already, this patch will be free to download!

The Witcher 3 centres around the iconic Geralt of Rivia and his search for a child of prophecy. Join him on an epic journey as a monster hunter for hire.

The Xbox Series X|S patch doesn’t just bring a nice graphical improvement to The Witcher 3, although that is definitely present, but a host of new features too. Community mods, 4K textures, new environmental and weather effects, new quests inspired by The Witcher TV series, cross-progression saves and hundreds of quality-of-life changes. All in all, far more than a simple touch up for current generation consoles.

Both versions of the game are receiving the same Xbox Series X|S upgrade. If you just own the base game for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – found on the Xbox Store here for £24.99 – then aside from the DLC you will still get the same shiny new visuals. For the complete experience, there is The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition, priced at £34.99. Whichever version you choose, you are sure to be in for one of the greatest gaming experiences ever. Let us know in the comments which one you will be choosing.

Game description

THE MOST AWARDED GAME OF A GENERATION NOW ENHANCED FOR THE NEXT ABOUT THE GAME You are Geralt of Rivia, mercenary monster slayer. Before you stands a war-torn, monster-infested continent you can explore at will. Your current contract? Tracking down Ciri — the Child of Prophecy, a living weapon that can alter the shape of the world. The Complete Edition contains the base game, offering a huge, over 100-hour long, open-world adventure, as well as both of its massive story expansions: Hearts of Stone & Blood and Wine worth an extra 50 hours of gameplay! It also comes with all additional content released for the game, alongside new items including swords, armor, and alternate outfits inspired by The Witcher Netflix series — and more! UPDATED FOR XBOX SERIES X|S Behold the dark fantasy world of the Continent like never before! The Xbox Series X|S version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been enhanced with numerous visual and technical improvements, including vastly improved level of detail, faster loading times, a range of community created and newly developed mods for the game, real-time ray tracing, and more — all implemented with the power of the new consoles in mind — as well as a built-in Photo Mode. PLAY AS A HIGHLY TRAINED MONSTER SLAYER FOR HIRE Trained from early childhood and mutated to gain superhuman skills, strength, and reflexes, witchers are a counterbalance to the monster-infested world in which they live. • Gruesomely destroy foes as a professional monster hunter armed with a range of upgradeable weapons, mutating potions, and combat magic. • Hunt down a wide variety of exotic monsters, from savage beasts prowling mountain passes to cunning supernatural predators lurking in the shadowy back alleys of densely populated cities. • Invest your rewards to upgrade your weaponry and buy custom armor, or spend them on horse races, card games, fist fighting, and other pleasures life brings. EXPLORE A MORALLY AMBIGUOUS FANTASY OPEN WORLD Built for endless adventure, the massive open world of The Witcher sets new standards in terms of size, depth, and complexity. • Traverse a fantastical open world: explore forgotten ruins, caves, and shipwrecks, trade with merchants and dwarven smiths in cities, and hunt across the open plains, mountains, and seas. • Deal with treasonous generals, devious witches, and corrupt royalty to provide dark and dangerous services. • Make choices that go beyond good & evil, and face their far-reaching consequences. TRACK DOWN THE CHILD OF PROPHECY Take on the most important contract of your life: to track down the child of prophecy, the key to saving or destroying this world. • In times of war, chase down the child of prophecy, a living weapon foretold by ancient elven legends. • Struggle against ferocious rulers, spirits of the wilds, and even a threat from beyond the veil – all hell-bent on controlling this world. • Define your destiny in a world that may not be worth saving.

Richard Dobson
Richard Dobson
Avid gamer since the days of Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Grew up with the PS1 and PS2 but changed allegiances in 2007 with the release of Halo 3.
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