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The Witcher 3 next gen on PC gets hotfix to fix teething issues

With update now available on Origin.

Geralt of Rivia, glowering at the camera, hand on the hilt of a sword. It's the game's cover art.
Image credit: CD Projekt Red

The Witcher 3's next-gen update on PC has received a hotfix to address a number of the issues that accompanied the launch.

According to the patch notes, the hotfix should "improve overall stability and performance of the game, and fix GOG & Steam overlays."

Stability and performance improvements is of course the catch-all phrase used by developers to group a large number of small fixes, but we do know from reports of PC users that problems included framerate drops and slow texture loading.

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CD Projekt Red's global community director Marcin Momot reports that the update is 3GB on Steam and 1.9GB on GOG.

The next-gen update has also finally arrived for owners of the game on EA's Origin platform, having been missing when the update released on other platforms last week. However, a support thread on CD Projekt Red's forums suggests some players on Origin may still have trouble updating their games.

If you've yet to check out the next-gen update, have a look at Bertie's interview with CD Projekt Red on all the new features and improvements. Digital Foundry's Tom Morgan also had an extensive hands-on with the update for your technical analysis.