CD Projekt RED have a reputation for massaging their games into even better shape after launch. There’ll be a break in the run of free Witcher 3 DLC this week, but that’s because they’re finishing up work on a big patch for their biggest game. Expect altered inventory tetris, optional movement changes for Geralt, and better-behaved horses.
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“It’s been all hands on deck,” said CD Projekt community lead Marcin Momot. “We’ve gathered so much feedback from you over the past couple of weeks and we want to implement as much of it as possible.”
That feedback has led the studio to develop a new, alternative movement response mode for Geralt. But they won’t prevent players from pottering around as they have been doing, or riding a horse instead – and benefitting from “various improvements” to equine behaviour.
The inventory has grown a number of new sorting options. Books are now placed in a dedicated tabs, and the read ones greyed out. Perhaps most tangibly, crafting and alchemy components no longer add to overall inventory weight. You’ll also notice that formulas and diagrams can be ‘pinned’, marking the ingredients required to make them in the Shop panel.
If you still can’t get on top of your belongings, there’s a new player stash for storing items – found in a number of locations noted on the map.
Beyond that, there are dozens of quest fixes coming, and a few performance optimisations. The full changelog will arrive this week, and a release sometime after that. Are you still charging about in the guise of Geralt? What’ve you got left to do in The Witcher 3?