The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Next-Gen Update Now Lets You Pet Roach

The new update gives players the ability to (finally) pet Roach.
The new update gives players the ability to (finally) pet Roach. CD Projekt Red

Just recently, the developers behind the critically acclaimed title Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have released the much-awaited next-gen update. It brought tons of new features, visual improvements, and new quests, among others, to give long-time and returning fans a new reason to play the game. Luckily for fans and players alike, CD Projekt Red has a surprise for them.

Yes, that is right – the studio did it again, surprising the community with a small yet proven to be a favorite feature for its best-selling video game. Well, it is none other than the ability to – finally – pet Roach!

Fans of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have been begging CD Projekt Red to release new features and improvements they want to see in the game. While not all of them were present, the next-gen update brought a lot to the table, and lo and behold, one allows players to pet Geralt’s horse named Roach.

It is worth noting that ever since The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was released, fans have always clamored for the idea of letting Geralt pet Roach. This desire from the community even blossomed when the studio first announced that it would release the so-called next-gen update. Well, it took two expansions (Heart of Stone and Blood and Wine) and the next-gen update before the studio finally decided to give in. There is without a doubt a huge fan service to the community.

Of course, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt devs had no reason to backtrack things and add the feature. It just simply makes sense to include it in the recently released update.

It is unclear, however, if the newly-added feature would also be added to platforms the next-gen update has yet to be released on. For sure, CD Projekt Red would do the same but no confirmation yet as of this writing.

The next-gen update for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt brings a deluge of quality-of-life improvements to the game’s visuals and performance. It also introduces new in-game content such as quests, outfits (inspired by The Witcher Netflix series), and swords, just to name a few. The update is free for players who purchased the base game.

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