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Patch 4.02 improves performance on PC and consoles

Patch 4.02 improves performance on PC and consoles

The latest patch 4.02 for The Witcher 3 from CD Projekt is here and it should greatly improve performance on all platforms.

for the next generation version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Patch 4.02 has now been released. You can find the most important changes to CD Projekt’s fantasy adventures here.

on the computer


  • Improved CPU core utilization in DX 12.
  • Horizon-based peripheral occlusion restoration. Players who have “Ambient Occlusion” disabled will need to disable it again. You can find this under Options → Video → Graphics.
  • Fixed an issue where the “My Rewards” section in REDLauncher would not translate.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Tucson landscape to flicker when NVIDIA HairWorks was enabled.
  • Fixed a particle optimization bug that could temporarily crash the game.

on consoles


  • Performance mode has been improved on next generation consoles.
  • Fixed an issue where characters were a bit blurry during dialogue and stories on PlayStation 5.
  • Fixed an issue where memory usage in ray tracing mode could cause Xbox Series X to crash.
  • What a grown man… – The game will no longer crash on next generation consoles if Geralt runs away from Shani after starting the conversation.
  • Fixed an issue where Quicksaves would not load when using cross-platform progression on Xbox One.
  • Added two “First Class Swords!” lost on older consoles.
  • Fixed an issue where replacing a manual save on PlayStation 5 could delete the oldest save.
  • Fixed performance issues in Beauclair and Novigrad after loading saves.
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Graphics – exclusive changes for PC and next-gen consoles


  • Improved the appearance of being submerged in water by adding SSR and ray tracing for reflections.
  • Fixed a visual bug with brick textures where stone arches were covered in black artifacts.
  • Motion blur slider added. You can find it under Options → Video → Graphics.

QUESTS & GAMEPLAY – Available on all platforms


  • Preparing for Battle – Added a missing dialogue option without which the objective “Let Avallac’h know everything is ready” cannot advance.
  • Status Cause – Fixed a bug where the warehouse door could be permanently locked if the player knocked, entered the building, and then immediately exited.
  • Treasure Hunt: Blueprints for Upgrading Cat School Equipment – Part 1 – Fixed a bug where sometimes the quest would remain active even though blueprints were found.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented players attempting to start a new game in New Game+ mode with an incompatible save from playing expansions in “Standalone” mode until restarting the game.

Localization – available on all platforms


  • Fixed an error in the Korean translation of the descriptions for Ciri and Gwent cards.
  • Fix punctuation error in Arabic translation.
  • Traditional Chinese calligraphy has been improved.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is for PS5And Xbox Xbox X And personal computer available.