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Maybe now that The Witcher 3 PC patch has been released, my laptop will stop beeping at me

After a rocky start with the next-gen update, The Witcher 3 developers have patched the game for PC users to fix some of the game’s performance issues. If you’re one of those distraught Witcher fans whose PCs have completely broken under the pressure of the next-gen update, you’re not alone. I launched his seven-year-old game expecting buttery-smooth, overhauled graphics.

This is a huge relief, since the game has been virtually unplayable for me since the update launched. All I wanted was some juicy fixed fall damage – yes, even as a trade-off for the broken mods – and that dream might become a reality with this patch. Whether you’re the proud owner of one of the best gaming laptops on the market or are an ardent believer that your 2018-era graphics card works perfectly fine, thanks very much,

But all I got was a computerized version of the aggressive middle finger. Yes, that means my laptop has it fully decked out. Developer CD Projekt RED (CDPR) saw our pains and released a patch for Steam and EA Play copies of the popular fantasy RPG. Announced via the game’s official Twitter(opens in new tab), CDPR’s PC hotfix “should improve the overall stability and performance, and fix GOG & Steam overlays.”

The Witcher 3’s next-gen update saw the rise of many issues across all platforms. It seems that PC players have shouldered the brunt of the performance issues, with gamers finding the frames-per-second to be subpar, even for those high-end laptop owners, and with lags aplenty despite the lowered graphics resolution and ray-tracing turned off, the gameplay still felt sluggish at best.

Thankfully, we PC users may not have to make that sacrifice after all. The graphics overhaul and ray tracing offered by the next-gen update are really just the tip of the iceberg. Aleksha McLoughlin, his editor at TRG Hardware, even commented that it’s a bit of a hassle on the PS5. Anyway, I’ve never cared about ray tracing in games. Pet Roach and tell him what a good boy he is before you throw the HP Pavilion out the window.

Anyone facing problems was originally advised(opens in new tab) to update their drivers and, failing that, revert to an earlier version of the game. This will bring the game back to the latest updated version from 2016. It did not implement any of the next-gen update changes and existed as an unsupported version of The Witcher 3.

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