Your game library may be hiding the most stunning Geralt you’ve ever seen, but you need give him a little time to settle in first. All players can now download The Witcher 3 next-gen update which includes graphics upgrades, gameplay changes, and support for the game’s most popular modifications. However, some gamers have complained about freezes and framerate drops, which they attribute to the game’s use of ray tracing and DX12.
What’s the issue on The Witcher 3 Next-Gen Update?
The Witcher 3 has gotten almost 2000 reviews on Steam in the previous day, with 418 of them being unfavorable. Most of the criticism is on the game’s performance, with reviewers wondering why their powerful graphics cards struggle so much with the game’s ray-tracing effects, even at 1080p (opens in new tab). Besides ray tracing problems, several users on Reddit report crashes and DX12 issues.
If you’ve been anticipating it, you should still give it a go. Other Reddit users seem to be enjoying the update, and the other 1600 reviews the game has received today on Steam are all favorable. Additionally, the patch doesn’t need anything else than bandwidth. If you run into problems, though, you should be ready to disable raytracing.
Are the issues currently getting fixed?
Yes, a tweet from the company says that they are actively investigating the cause of the particular problem. So, we might want to sit back at this point and wait for further announcements.
Others didn’t find any problems with The Witcher 3 next-gen update
If you haven’t heard about the patch since it was announced back in September 2020, it’s a free update for all owners of The Witcher 3 that includes ray tracing, DLSS, higher-res textures, and other visual enhancements. You may now gather herbs without opening the loot menu, and it also consists of a few graphical and bugfix tweaks in addition to the armor from the Netflix series.
Those of us who don’t encounter any problems will enjoy this return to one of the finest role-playing games ever made. In any case, I hope a fix is on the way for the rest of them as soon as possible. If there are still those in the world who can’t appreciate a well ray-traced tub Geralt, I don’t believe I’ll be able to have a merry Christmas.
In the meantime, we’re still waiting for announcements from The Witcher 3 next-gen update.