Some news that’s bound to delight and/or frustrate achievement hunters everywhere today. It turns out that the upcoming next-gen update for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will require players to unlock their in-game achievements all over again.
As confirmed in a recent tweet from CD Projekt RED Global Community Director Marcin Momot, achievements in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt are tied to the specific platforms players experience the game on. Although the next-gen update will enable cross-progression and cross-saving across different platforms, achievements will not be synchronized. This basically means that players will need to unlock their achievements from scratch even if they’re able to transfer their game’s save data from one platform to another.
This might come as a bit of a frustrating turn of events for those players who have already racked up an impressive score of achievements on their current console platform. For others though, it’s a chance to bag themself some trophies all over again. It really depends on which side of the fence you land on as far as achievement hunting goes. Either way, it’s clear that the excitement is really beginning to build for the long-awaited next-gen update.
Bringing in a number of engaging new features such as photo mode, updated graphics on PC and options for graphics modes on consoles, the update for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be ready in just a few short weeks. It’ll be rolling out for free on December 14 for all players who own the game already, bringing with it some new content inspired by The Witcher series on Netflix.
New options for the game’s camera will also be included in the update, bringing new viewpoints for when Geralt is riding, exploring or in combat. Additionally, those playing the game on PC will be able to try out the new Ultra+ setting, with performance and ray tracing modes coming to consoles. On the PS5, players will also see DualSense haptic feedback make an appearance as part of the update, alongside new 3D audio.
It seems then that even with the lack of synchronization between platforms when it comes to achievements, there’s still plenty to look forward to from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘s upcoming next-gen update. CD Projekt RED is also currently hard at work on both the new three-game Witcher 4 saga and the recently-revealed remake of the original The Witcher game. With today’s additional launch of a brand new website for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, it’s never been clearer that this franchise still has plenty of entertainment to bring to the table, even if you’ve got to earn those achievements all over again.
The next-gen update for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt rolls out on December 14.