The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s Incoming Patch Brings A Ton Of Improvements And Fixes
Full Patch 1.20 Changelog Details Released

CD Projekt Red has today revealed a massive changelog for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s upcoming Patch 1.20, which will add a ton of improvements and fixes to the game. A full list of the incoming changes to The Witcher 3 can be seen below.

Improvements

  • Adds book titled ‘A Miraculous Guide to Gwent’ which displays number of gwent
    cards missing from player’s base-game collection and information on where to find
    them, thus facilitating completion of achievement titled Collect ‘Em All. Tome in
    question can be obtained either from gwent playing scholar in Prologue or from
    merchant near St. Gregory’s Bridge in Gildorf district of Novigrad.
  • Adds option to display herb names above available interactions.
  • Adds option in Options/Gameplay to enable enemy level upscaling. If foes are too
    easy to defeat due to level difference, upscaling will render them a challenge. Change
    will not affect experience point gain, loot, or quest rewards. Option can be enabled
    or disabled at any time, even during combat (however, Vitality/Essence of foes is
    then fully restored).
  • Adds option in Options/Gameplay to disable automatic drawing and sheathing of
    sword.
  • Increases incidence of, and thus chances of finding, several monster-based
    ingredients required for crafting high level alchemy formulae.
  • Improves Player Statistics panel, adding maneuverable Geralt model. Improves
    visuals in panel for better readability.
  • Adds new functionality to books and scrolls. When first collected, they can be read
    immediately using single button without need of navigating to Inventory panel. All
    found but not yet read books and scrolls are stored in Quest Items and Other
    categories. Once read, books and scrolls can be sold as their content is saved in
    Books section of Glossary.
  • Improves overall visuals in Character Development panel.
  • Improves Inventory whereby items are divided into additional subcategories within
    their grids: weapons and armor; oils, potions and bombs; quest items and others;
    food and equestrian gear; crafting and alchemy. Additionally, introduces redesign of
    tooltips enabling their resizing with single button. Also, item comparison is easier
    than ever given addition of summary of changes in stats.
  • Improves Inventory navigation when using gamepad. Slots are divided into sections
    and right stick can be used to jump between them.
  • Improves Crafting panel in merchant shops. Adds option to purchase missing diagram
    components directly from Crafting panel when talking to merchant, as well as clearer
    descriptions and option to resize item descriptions.
  • Introduces redesign of Repair panel in merchant shops. Adds single button enabling
    players to repair all equipped items.
  • Improves Remove Upgrade panel in merchant shops.
  • Improves Quick Access Menu whereby it can be accessed in one of two modes, with
    action either paused or slowed depending on button used.
  • Adds functionality whereby crossbow bolts can be switched via Quick Access Menu
    rather than being equipped from Inventory.
  • Adds counter for bombs and crossbow bolts to Quick Access Menu.
  • Improves region maps by adding pin filtering, more intuitive quest tracking, and a
    region overview for faster navigation.
  • Adds three new custom pins allowing players to mark areas for future reference.
  • Improves Adrenaline Bar which better displays number of stored Adrenaline Points
    and their status.
  • Improves display and behavior of Buffs, displayed in more intuitive manner showing
    time left, strength percentage, stacks, charges, or permanence where applicable. Buff
    icons now blink for approx. 10 seconds before expiration. For improved visibility,
    names and exact expiration times for all effects are only visible when Quick Access
    menu is active.
  • Changes icons for decoctions, rendering them recognizable at first glance.
  • Changes icons for oils, rendering them recognizable at first glance.
  • Changes gwent card icons in shops, rendering factions recognizable at first glance.
  • Changes icons for mutagens.
  • Adds feature whereby equipment exceeding player character level can be previewed
    on character.
  • Improves sorting in Journal whereby active quest tab is always open and tracked
    quest is at top of quest list.
  • Improves quest item visuals so that Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine quest items
    are now tagged with blue and red exclamation points, respectively.

Gwent

  • Quest titled Collect ‘Em All is now marked as failed if player does not succeed in
    collecting Milva, Vampire Bruxa and Dandelion gwent cards during gwent
    tournament in quest titled A Matter of Life and Death.

Visual

  • Fixes PC-specific issue whereby there was no change in appearance between Nvidia
    Hairworks 3-day beard (stage 2) and full beard (stage 4).
  • Fixes issue whereby Geralt’s clothing was not properly restored after sex scenes.
  • Fixes visual issue whereby guards holding torches would have inverse kinematics
    when animated.
  • Fixes PS4-specific visual issue whereby texture of water puddles would not fade
    properly.

Gameplay

  • Updates description of Superior Blizzard potion. Potion now slows time for a short
    period whenever an enemy is slain. Additionally, during this period actions do not
    deplete Stamina if 3 Adrenaline Points are available.
  • Fixes issue whereby indicator for Oil charges would appear incorrectly in New Game
    Plus mode.
  • Fixes issue whereby Flood of Anger skill could endlessly increase Sign intensity.
  • Fixes issue whereby Ciri could be missing her scabbard in certain situations.
  • Fixes issues whereby damage from Northern Wind bombs could be calculated
    incorrectly.
  • Fixes issue whereby pool of experience points would invert to negative value when
    player reached level 70 cap or used Potion of Clearance.
  • Fixes PC platform-specific issue whereby only the ‘E’ key would open Stash chest
    despite user manually changing relevant key binding.Hearts of Stone
  • Fixes issue whereby Rotation Runestone effect would not appear correctly in Hearts
    of Stone expansion.
  • Fixes rare issue whereby foliage in Velen and Novigrad would disappear upon
    completion of Hearts of Stone expansion.
  • Fixes rare issue whereby a chest in quest titled From Ofier’s Distant Shores in the
    Hearts of Stone expansion would not contain relevant diagrams.
  • Modifies Vitality cost of Olgierd’s Saber to 15% in Hearts of Stone expansion.
  • Fixes issue whereby trap door in herbalist’s hut in Hearts of Stone expansion could
    not be opened.
  • Fixes issue whereby bandit camp north of Zuetzer Castle in Hearts of Stone expansion
    would not gray out correctly.
  • Fixes issue whereby question mark would not disappear upon exploring Kilkerinn
    Ruins in Hearts of Stone expansion.
  • Fixes issue whereby treasure hunt titled Sword, Famine and Perfidy could not be
    completed.
  • Fixes rare issue whereby an infinite loading screen could occur after speaking with
    Olgierd subsequent to completing all tasks requested by him in Hearts of Stone
    expansion.
  • Fixes visual issue involving reflection on river’s surface in new location added for
    Hearts of Stone expansion.

Other

  • Fixes issue whereby Vivaldi could fail to appear in Novigrad.
  • Fixes issue whereby interaction could be missing from chests containing loot in quest
    titled Scavenger Hunt: Wolf School Gear.
  • Fixes rare issue whereby Triss could be rendered immobile in quest titled Now or
    Never.
  • Fixes issue whereby treasure hunt titled Shortcut could not be completed.
  • Fixes issue whereby treasure hunt titled Freya Be Praised! could not be completed.
  • Fixes issue whereby treasure hunt titled Unlucky’s Treasure could not be completed.
  • Fixes issue whereby treasure hunt titled ‘The Things Men Do For Coin… could not be
    completed.
  • Fixes issue whereby treasure hunt titled Temerian Valuables could not be completed.
  • Fixes issue whereby quest givers for contract quests titled Deadly Delights, Jenny o’
    the Woods, and Phantom of the Trade Route could occasionally fail to appear.
  • Fixes issue whereby players could not speak with an NPC in quest titled Novigrad,
    Closed City.
  • Fixes issue whereby an ifrit in quest titled Redania’s Most Wanted could not be
    reached.
  • Fixes issue whereby quest titled Hey, You Wanna Look at My Stuff? could not be
    completed through interaction with relevant merchant.
  • Fixes rare issue whereby interaction was inactive on treasure chest in quest titled
    Take What You Want.
  • Fixes rare issue whereby, under certain conditions, the Francesca Findabair the
    Beautiful gwent leader card was not awarded as intended.
  • Fixes issue whereby a witch hunter in quest titled Novigrad, Closed City could prove
    immortal.
  • Fixes issue whereby certain bandits appearing in quest titled Get Junior would have
    empty health bars.
  • Fixes rare issue whereby, under certain circumstances, objective titled Gather Allies
    would fail incorrectly in quest titled The Isle of Mists.
  • Fixes issue whereby players could not start a New Game Plus despite having
    completed the game.
  • Fixes rare issue whereby services provided by master armorers were not unlocked
    properly.
  • Fixes issue whereby Sukrus would fail to appear by van Hoorn’s warehouse in quest
    titled Of Swords and Dumplings.
  • Fixes issue whereby players could not talk with Fergus and complete quest titled
    Master Armorers.
  • Fixes issue whereby door to bathhouse could be locked during quest titled Get
    Junior.
  • Fixes rare issue whereby forktail in quest titled To Bait a Forktail… could prove
    immortal.
  • Fixes issue preventing completion of minor quests titled The Soldier Statuette and
    The Nobleman Statuette.
  • Fixes issue whereby two Zoltan gwent cards would appear beneath the Hanged
    Man’s Tree.
  • Fixes issue whereby players could not complete quest titled Contract: The Griffin
    from the Highlands if attempted to do so after completing quest titled Master
    Armorers.
  • Fixes issue whereby interaction with Roche was impossible in quest titled An Eye for
    an Eye.
  • Fixes issue whereby Sigismund Dijkstra gwent card could not be acquired from the
    Bloody Baron under certain conditions.
  • Fixes rare issue whereby werewolf could disappear during quest titled Wild At Heart.
  • Fixes rare issue whereby infinite loading screen could occur during quest titled King’s
    Gambit.
  • Fixes issue whereby quest giver would fail to appear in quest titled Contract: The
    Creature from the Oxenfurt Forest.
  • Fixes issue whereby Kurisu would fail to appear in Freya’s Temple during quest titled
    Taken as a Lass.
  • Fixes issue whereby interactions were blocked during exploration upon completion of
    quest titled Disturbance.
  • Fixes issue whereby cockatrice would appear underground in quest titled Contract:
    Shrieker.
  • Fixes rare issue whereby an infinite loading screen cold occur after talking to
    Avallac’h in quest titled On Thin Ice.
  • Fixes issue whereby Sven would respawn despite having been killed in quest titled In
    the Heart of the Woods

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