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‘The Witcher III’ on Nintendo Switch Gets New Update

  • Adjust graphics options.
  • New touch controls for Gwent.
  • Move your saves back and forth from PC to Switch.


Ever since The Witcher III: Wild Hunt Complete Edition released on Nintendo Switch, it’s continued to impress consumers and developers with how such a massive title could fit on a tiny handheld. Not only that, but it runs so well. The fact that CD Projekt Red was able to fit everything, the entire game and post-launch downloadable content, on the cartridge was beyond impressive. This is especially true since there are developers who are more than able to do the same, but don’t for whatever reason they come up with.

Shortly after releasing, The Witcher III had an optional patch that further improved frame rate and visuals. A lot of us assumed that would be it, in terms of patches and updates, but Saber Interactive continued to tease another potential update. Shortly after, it was discovered on Reddit that there were hidden, PC-like, menus in the game that would allow players to make some visual changes to The Witcher III. Now, the update has released, and it offers more than we could have ever imagined.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt update 3.6 does more than simply offer graphical adjustments. The biggest feature of this update, is that it allows you to move your saves back and forth from Nintendo Switch to Steam and GOG. This is perfect for those who want to continue their journey long after they’ve left their PC. Other features in this update are the touch controls for Gwent, the HUD, and menus. Some regions will also have more language options to choose from. The breakdown of the update is as follows:

Update 3.6 — list of changes: 

  • Added touch control support.
  • Added save file integration with GOG, Steam and versions of the game for Switch from different regions.
  • Added more text languages (in selected regions).
  • Added more graphical options.
  • Added multiple performance optimizations.
  • Fixed various visual and functional bugs.
  • Various gameplay and crash fixes.

While transferring saves from PC, please keep in mind:

  • Mod-related bugs and blockers might get transferred from a modded PC game save file.
  • If the save file name has been changed on PC, the Switch’s Cloud Save feature won’t be able to recognize it.

Additional voice-over languages, added as free DLCs in selected regions, will follow later. 

How do you feel about this update? Are you excited at being able to move your saves across? Is this something that will convince you to get the Switch version? I’m hopeful other titles will follow suit, because this seems like a fantastic option for PC players. To stay up to date on everything surrounding The Witcher, make sure to follow the developers on Twitter, Facebook, and their official website.