The Witcher 3: Performance on Consoles Improved Thanks to Patch 4.01

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Patch 4.01
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Patch 4.01 CD Projekt

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s latest patch is finally live and it brings good news for console and PC players. The patch improves overall performance on next-gen consoles and also squashes several quest- and gameplay-related bugs.

The performance of RT Mode is increased, thanks to the optimization made to ray-traced global illumination. Screen space reflections quality on newer consoles saw notable improvements as well.

PC players received performance mode for ray-traced global illumination, assuming they got the hardware for it. SSR on PC now works as intended, but the performance hit will be higher than before.

  • Fixed an issue where the Screen Space Reflections setting wasn't working on PC despite being turned on. Players who had previously set their SSR setting to high may notice a performance impact.
  • Added a new performance mode for ray-traced global illumination, which can be toggled by players with compatible hardware. It improves frame rate by prioritizing performance over range and precision.
  • Fixed an issue where consoles could create a higher amount of saves than their set limit, resulting in various issues with saving the game or user settings being reset.
  • Improved Screen Space Reflections quality on next-gen consoles.
  • Optimized ray-traced global illumination on next-gen consoles to improve the performance of Ray Tracing Mode.
QUESTS & GAMEPLAY - Available on all platforms
  • Battle Preparations - Fixed an issue where it could be impossible to interact with Avallac'h during the objective "Let Avallac'h know everything's ready."
  • Family Matters - Fixed an issue that could cause the game to crash during the transition to Ciri's Story: Out of the Shadows when speaking to the Bloody Baron.
  • King's Gambit - Fixed an issue where it could be impossible to participate in the fistfight with the second Vildkaarl due to an invisible obstacle.
  • Wine Wars: Belgaard - Added a retrofix for the issue we fixed in 4.00, where the quest couldn't be completed if the player destroyed one of the required monster nests during exploration.
  • A Dangerous Game - The armor in Caesar's room should now change its appearance when the Alternate Nilfgaardian Armor is turned on.
  • Axii Puppet - Increased the health and damage dealt by the puppet.
  • Adrenaline Rush mutation should now work according to its description.
  • Various small fixes to quests and cutscenes.
LOCALIZATION - Available on all platforms
  • Fixed various issues with Arabic localization.
  • Added the localized versions of Orianna's song "Lullaby of Woe" in Korean and Simplified Chinese.
  • Adjusted Priscilla's lip-sync animation to match her voice-over in Simplified Chinese during the song "The Wolven Storm."

You can read the complete patch notes of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Patch 4.01 on the official site.

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