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The Witcher 3 Switch update adds PC cross-save, new graphics options

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Screenshot of a swordfight from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Image: CD Projekt Red
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CD Projekt Red is rolling out an update for the Nintendo Switch version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt that adds some major new features, including new graphical options and support for save files from the Windows PC version of the game.

The update was first spotted by players of the Korean version of The Witcher 3’s Switch port on the Nintendo Switch subreddit. Reached for comment, a representative for CD Projekt Red confirmed to Polygon confirmed that Tuesday’s update adds “touch control support, save file integration with GOG/Steam, more text languages in selected regions and more graphical options. On top of that there are performance optimizations and bugfixes.”

The new graphical options for the Switch port of The Witcher 3 include the ability to adjust features such as depth of field, anti-aliasing, motion blur, and chromatic aberration effects.

The Witcher 3 was released on Nintendo Switch in October 2019. The game’s journey from more powerful platforms to the Switch meant some big visual sacrifices, but getting The Witcher 3 to run on Nintendo’s portable console was worth the compromise for many. Modders wound up finding a way to unofficially tweak the Switch game’s graphics settings, in some cases hitting a 60 frames per second refresh rate.

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