Witcher 3 Update Allows You To Transfer PC Saves To Switch

Witcher 3 Update Allows You To Transfer PC Saves To Switch
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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on Switch got an update today. It adds new graphical options, touch control for Gwent, and the ability to port your save between Switch and PC.

Rumours of the patch first spread on Reddit, but developer CD Projekt Red has since confirmed it. According to CDPR, update 3.6 includes:

  • 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.

When I load up The Witcher 3 on Switch now, there’s a menu option for “Cloud Saves” that gives me the option to upload a file from Steam or GOG. To upload from Steam, I entered my Steam login; my many, many PC saves promptly appeared on my Switch. Save transfer appears to go both ways: The menu has an “upload” function that, in the case of my Steam save, will “upload your local save to Steam cloud.” CDPR’s post notes that “Mod-related bugs and blockers might get transferred from a modded PC game save file,” as well as the fact that the system might have trouble finding your save if you renamed it.

In terms of graphics tweaks, the once-simple options of “motion blur” and “blur” have been expanded to include bloom, depth of the field, light shafts, foliage visibility, anti-aliasing, and more. The Switcher can’t really compare to the game on a PC or standard console, but it’s nice to have more options.

CDPR confirmed to Kotaku that sharing your saves is only possible between PC and Switch, so Xbox and PS4 players who want to transfer their saves between platforms are out of luck. But for me, who enjoys The Witcher 3 in its PC glory, I’m excited to bring my overpowered Geralt and his great haircut to my Switch. 


  • Tried it today, worked flawlessly.

    While on Switch everything is manual, having to upload your save and download the PC save. On PC (at least for GOG), its automatic and uses its default cloud save system, so most would already be using it.

    And even then, it takes seconds to do, just select your last Save on PC (or Switch) and hit ‘Load’ (or Upload) and your ready to play.

    Also a great way to backup your Witcher save if you don’t have Nintendo Online (or want an extra local copy).

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