[Update] The 3.6 patch for The Witcher 3 on the Switch is now available in Europe as well. In addition to adding cloud saving options and additional graphic settings, the update also adds touch controls for within the game's menus (and Gwent).
[Original story] The Witcher 3 Switch Patch 3.6 has reportedly been released in Korea, offering various new graphic options and support for cross-saving.
Back in January of this year, we reported on a new imminent patch for the game on Nintendo’s hybrid platform, and according to the game’s developer, this patch would be well worth the wait. As covered last week, however, Saber Interactive seemingly removed all references to this major update, suggesting that the update might not be released after all.
Luckily, it appears that a new update for the ‘Switcher 3’ has now been rolled out in Korea. As posted on Reddit, the new Witcher 3 Switch patch 3.6 comes with 8 additional graphic options and support for cross-saving with both Steam and GOG. Apparently, the following graphical options have been added to the game on the Switch:
- Depth of Field
- Depth of Field for Cut-scenes
- Chromatic Aberration
- Water Quality
- Foliage Visibility Range
Two comparison screenshots have also been included on the Korean forum were the new patch is being discussed. According to the poster, graphic quality has been greatly improved in both docked and portable mode.
We can’t confirm that this patch is the real deal, but the contents do line up with the earlier rumors about an update adding additional visual options after modders discovered enhanced graphic options back in October of last year.
As always, we’ll update once we learn more about this new update.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition is available now globally for the Nintendo Switch.
Winner of over 250 Game of the Year awards, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a story-driven, open world adventure set in a dark fantasy universe, where you play as Geralt of Rivia, mercenary monster slayer.
At your disposal is every tool of the trade: razor-sharp swords, lethal mixtures, stealthy crossbows, and powerful combat magic. Before you stands a war-torn, monster-infested continent you can explore at will. Your current contract? Tracking down the Child of Prophecy, a living weapon that can alter the shape of the world.
The Complete Edition contains every piece of downloadable content released for the game, including two massive story expansions: Hearts of Stone & Blood and Wine. It's the perfect opportunity to enter this world for the first time or relive the adventure – on the go!