The Witcher 3 next-gen update, or “current-gen update” if you’re the extremely adaptable person who keeps screaming that PS6 hasn’t been announced yet every time someone says “next-gen,” has finally arrived after almost two years since its announcement (it feels that way because it is).
This is, as you all would naturally assume, a further refinement of something that was already beautiful. Any more drastic changes could compromise the art direction, as we have seen many times before when iconic games revamp their graphics. In fact, it would be hard to notice the difference without making an A/B comparison of the two, as we did with some of the scenes in the video above. There is basically more detail in the images: textures are of higher quality, foliage is denser, crowd simulation is more advanced, and the level of detail fades out further away from the camera.
In GOG, go to “Configure” and select “Manage Installations.” Then select Configure and select the Classic version you wish to roll back from the Beta branches drop-down.
In Steam, select Beta from Properties and select the same Classic branch from the drop-down menu. You should now be able to roll back the game to version 1.32.
This may sound like a long time ago, given today’s next-gen 4.0 patch, but 1.32 is the final patch for the PC version of The Witcher 3, so it should run fairly stable.
I launched the software I had in GOG, tried to bypass the update, and ran the game without any problems. Trying to roll back the game after installing the update is likely to be even trickier, so this seems to be the best option for now.
After installing the 4.0 update on the PC version, some players have experienced a significant drop in frame rate; one player on The Witcher subreddit described the game as “unplayable,” and yesterday, walking through Novograd in 4K He stated that he was getting 100-120 fps when After the update, he said, it had dropped to 45 fps, even after updating the driver.” RTX 3080″. Went to Novigrad with RT on. I think it was below 30 fps regardless of resolution,” a comment on the post said.” This is unbelievable.”