The Witcher 3 – Dark Witcher Mod Adds Highest Quality Visuals with Less Performance Hit; Optimized for 4K

A new mod has been made available for 4K setups, called Dark Witcher Mod. The mod gives the highest possible visuals without having too much of a performance hit. Dark Witcher is specifically made for 4K, so the difference in lower resolutions will not be as apparent.

Dark Witcher Mod adds the following:

  • 1080p version have AA enabled
  • Disabled motion blur, vignette, dof (gameplay), c.a., in game AA
  • Enhanced smooth shadow (more realistic and better performance)
  • Locked control scheme to pad (can be changed)
  • Sweetfx profile for better dark colors
  • Enhanced view (better compromise in performance and quality)
  • Better grass (and performance)
  • Textures filtering optimized
  • Almost no pop in
  • Balanced npc
  • Better controller sensitivity
  • Performance hairwork only on Geralt

Installation Method

  1. Start the game and make sure there are no mods installed.
  2. Let the game pick up default settings.
  3. Calibrate the settings of the game.
  4. Make a backup copy of the configuration of your game, it is stored in “The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt/bin/” by the name of ‘Config’.
  5. Now copy the folder named ‘Config’ you downloaded and overwrite if prompted.
  6. After that, copy the folder named “x64″ to your “bin” folder.
  7. Lastly, copy “user.settings” in the folder ‘The Witcher 3′ that can be found in ‘Documents’ and overwrite.

To delete the mod simply delete the “user.config” so the game can regenerate it when launched.

You can download the mod by heading here.


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A set of beautiful 4K screenshots of the PC version and some 4K gameplay footage, demonstrates just how amazing The Witcher 3 can look.

The Witcher 3 is available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. We will bring you any new information on The Witcher 3 as soon as it becomes available.


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