Next Witcher 3 Patch Will Address Game's Inventory Problems

Next Witcher 3 Patch Will Address Game's Inventory Problems

CD Projekt RED has a reputation for continuing to tweak and improve their games in major ways, weeks and months after release, and The Witcher 3 is no exception. The upcoming patch 1.07 has a slew of much needed tweaks, including changes to the inventory system.

The full patch notes are coming later in the week, but what the company has shared so far is making me wish I'd waited a little bit longer to play The Witcher 3:

  • A new, alternative (optional) movement response mode for Geralt.

  • A player stash for storing items, available in various locations throughout the game. Stash locations are marked on the player's map.

  • Crafting and alchemy components no longer add to the overall inventory weight.

  • Books are now placed in a dedicated tab in the Inventory and books that have already been read are properly grayed out.

  • Multiple sorting options are now available in the Inventory.

  • Alchemy formulas and crafting diagrams can be "pinned", meaning all components and ingredients required to make them will be conveniently marked in the Shop panel.

  • Dozens of fixes for quest related issues, both major and minor.

  • A few performance enhancements, including the optimization of FX, scenes and general gameplay.

  • Various improvements to horse behaviour.

I wonder if the last fix means we're about to see the end of moments like this?

It's unclear when exactly the patch will launch, but it's supposedly coming "soon" to all platforms. In the past, patches have arrived on the PC first, with Xbox and PlayStation to follow soon after. (On PC, CD Projekt RED can distribute patches immediately, not so on consoles.)

"Since it's been all hands on deck working to finish and release this patch on time, we won't be publishing a free DLC this week (don't worry - free content comes back next week). We hope you understand our decision. We've gathered so much feedback from you over the past couple of weeks and we want to implement as much of it as possible. The full change list for the patch 1.07 will be coming later this week. Stay tuned for info about the release of the update itself.

Really, it's the inventory stuff that's so exciting. Navigating and organising items in The Witcher 3 is a total pain in the butt right now, so the ability to stash things you'd like to hold onto until later and sort objects are welcomed. My kingdom for a way to organise my items by weight!


Comments

    I approve of all of these changes.

      I approve of your approval.

      A player stash for storing items

      Noice. Glad they listened.

    This update looks really good especially being able to stash stuff now.

    The frustrating part is this is probably the biggest oversight from CDPR.

    Witcher 1 had a stash (I honestly can't remember and can't find information if it was there at release or if it was patched in later)

    Witcher 2 was released with no stash which was then patched in

    Witcher 3 was released with no stash which was then patched in

    I'm happy they're adding it but c'mon... You would think on your third release you'd realise people would want a stash.

      Hot off the press: Witcher 4 announced. No stash available.

        The only stash will be the real-time growth stash under his nose.... *hi-five's himself*

          maybe it was a misunderstanding.... dam it Bob you had one freaking job to do add a stash!

          Last edited 07/07/15 3:05 pm

        Hotter off the press : Witcher 5 announced. Only a stash, no actual game.

          Game included as DLC with the season pass.

          (Nah, CDPR are probably the last company on earth to do something like that).

    YAY! But where is the option to climb down ledges safely and use Aard to speed boost my boat.

      ...use Aard to speed boost my boat
      I can't believe I never thought of this, but now I desperately need it in my life.

        I never leveled Aard so not sure what its alternative casting is but if you could shoot it like igni into the sails in a stream would be cool.

          I think it was a weaker 360 burst?

          Let's just cut to the chase and demand Geralt learn to fly via Aard and a parachute made of monster parts.

      I'm pretty sure Aard is what makes the boat move in the first place, i mean the wind can't always be moving the same way as you. Although an upgrade to Aard to move the boat faster sounds pretty good.

    I'm most excited about the movement response. I'm hoping it means Geralt doesn't run so wierdly. It's the only thing stopping me from putting some serious hours into the game.

    "general gameplay" Does that mean we won't be controlling a tank anymore? The handling of 'whatever his name is' made me quit :s

    I'm starting to jump on the "not on release" schedule for games and gotta say, never regretted it once.
    Upgrades, fixes, mods, DLC - wait a month or a few and the game is significantly better than it was in day one, and cheaper too.
    Multi-player games are a different beast but SP? Worth the wait.

    Damn, I just finished the game. I have no treasure hunts or contracts left and only a few minor side quests. Might be time for replay?
    Without a doubt the best game I've played.

      In your situation kind of as well, finished the game, thoroughly, the first time through on the difficulty below the hardest setting and have nothing left to do. These changes are quite amazing and will no doubt make the game far more playable but after an excess of 100 hours spent doing all of the things, I have little to no reason until something substantial as far as content comes along.

    Darn it! I don't think new game plus mode will make the cut for 1.07....

    Glad to see the books fix - but what is with the potions that you've used up, then have to discard before you can make new ones, that's a pain in the arse.

    Sounds great, I really hope the movement response includes fixing the horse stutter problem.

    Would be nice to have a 'homestead' (ala skyrim) with mounting stands and wall brackets for the green witcher armour and swords that you are not currently using (or any other of course, but witcher gear you tend to hang on to, so would be nice to display it when not in use)
    Also a lush fireplace room with mountings on the wall to store all those monster trophies would be good :)

    I was going to do a second playthrough soon.. but think I will wait a few months and finish off some older games like Dying Light.. by the time I do, this game is going to be so much better with patches like this.

    Recently played through 1 to 3. 3 was fantastic but needs work. I am really looking forward to the expansions but hope they continue to patch and even hold of on releasing them in a bid to make the game tidier would defiantly play again if a few more patches like this come out.

    One of my biggest gripes I would love to see addressed is adding more models, the amount of townsfolk that look the same is amazing and really immersion breaking, its just as bad as the Witcher 1 which was 2007. CDPR have done a fantastic job overall on 3 but they really need to lift their game in that respect, an update with 10 new models with each having various beards and clothing would have a profound impact as the amount of NPC models now is insanely low.

    Last edited 07/07/15 3:01 pm

    I'd really like to see them implement a 'Point of Interest' marker like in gta v.

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