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The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt Guide & Walkthrough by gamepressure.com

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt Guide & Walkthrough

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The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt: System Requirements The Witcher 3 Guide

This page of the guide has information about the minimum and recommended system requirements for the PC version of The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt. We also write about the console versions and our impressions of the game.

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt: Minimum PC system requirements

  1. Processor: Intel Core i5-2500 3.3 GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 940
  2. RAM: 6 GB
  3. Graphics card: GeForce GTX 660 / Radeon HD 7870 or better
  4. Disk space: 35 GB
  5. Operating system: Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 64-bits

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt: Recommended PC system requirements

  1. Processor: Intel Core i7 3770 3.4 GHz / AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz
  2. RAM: 8 GB
  3. Graphics card: GeForce GTX 770 / Radeon R9 290 or better
  4. Disk space: 35 GB
  5. Operating system: Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 64-bits

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt: General PC information

  1. OS: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 - only 64-bit versions
  2. Windows XP: No, the game doesn't work on Windows XP and previous versions
  3. Internet connection when playing: not required
  4. Internet activation: Yes
  5. Controllers: Keyboard and mouse
  6. Achievements: Yes (Steam achievements on PC version)

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt: Game modes

Singleplayer: Yes

Offline cooperation (split screen/hot seat): No

Internet cooperation: No

Multiplayer: No

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt: Console versions

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is available on:

  1. PlayStation 4
  2. PlayStation 4 Pro
  3. PlayStation 5 (PS4 backwards compatibility mode)
  4. Xbox One
  5. Xbox One X
  6. Xbox Series S i Xbox Series X (XONE backwards compatibility mode)

Nintendo Switch - this is the only version that offers cross save option. With it, you can transfer saves between the PC and console

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt: Next gen patch - PS5 and Xbox Series X

In 2021, The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt will receive a next-gen patch for PS5 and Xbox Series X. It will be offered for free to people who own either the PS4 or Xbox One version. Also, the PS5 and Xbox Series versions of the game will be sold separately - a good option for those who are new to the series or haven't got the previous generation copy.

Besides the 4K resolution support, the next-gen patch will also add support for ray-tracing and faster loading times that use the full potential of SSD.

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt: Our impressions

Important! Our impressions are based on the 1.04 version of the PC game and 1.03 version of the PlayStation 4 edition. The game's performance should be improved with the next updates.

Witcher 3 is a game that has been released on few gaming platforms. The creators of this guide have played the PC and PS4 versions of the game. PC version requires a powerful hardware.

During the game glitches haven't happened frequently, only once in Novigrad not all textures has loaded completely. It might lead to some funny situations but it's not a bug that happens regularly and after loading the saved game, everything went back to normal. There were some troubles with the horse - after summoning it, the animal sometimes appeared at places where it couldn't move. The game sometimes stopped working after frequent minimizing, especially when the equipment window was opened. We haven't noticed any more serious bugs like disappearing textures or invisible objects.

PlayStation 4 version is sadly far from perfect. The game regularly suffers from frame drops. The number of frames per second drips below thirty during larger battles, in situations when there is much fire on the screen, when Geralt uses his witcher senses and while traveling through the largest cities in the game. The good news is we haven't experienced any bugs related to completing quests and the looks of the game world. Only after using the quick travel, the game sometimes needs more time to load all textures.

Our hardware

In case of PC version we used the following configuration:

  1. OS: Windows 8.1 64-bit
  2. Processor: Intel i5-3450S
  3. RAM: 8 GB
  4. GPU: Radeon HD7970

On the above configuration the game worked fluently at medium details with all post-processing effects and HBAO+ activated. 30 FPS was achieved with no drops. Using an SSD disc is recommended because long loading times occur when using quick travel to move between locations and when loading the game saves.

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