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Witcher 3 PC saves loadable on Switch port, new graphics options added

Witcher 3's Switch port gets cross-save with PC, opening a new dimension of cross-platform integration.

Published Tue, Feb 18 2020 12:13 PM CST   |   Updated Mon, Oct 19 2020 8:19 PM CDT

The Witcher 3 on Switch now has cross-save with PC, allowing gamers to freely import their master files from GoG or Steam and play them on-the-go.

Witcher 3 PC saves loadable on Switch port, new graphics options added |

Today CD Projekt RED brought one of the most important features to the Switcher: cross-save. The new v3.6 game update lets Switcher gamers link up their GoG or Steam account and import their saves and continue Geralt's epic adventure. This was one of the biggest points of frustration for gamers who double-dipped and had to restart completely from scratch. Now that's not the case, now you can bring your hundreds-hours long game with you wherever you go (Switcher is perfect for long flights and commutes).

There's some potential issues, though. If you use a save file with mods, any issues, glitches, or bugs will transfer over to the Switch version. Also don't rename your master PC file or else the Switch Online cloud save can't access it--assuming you have an active Switch Online membership.

The update also adds a bunch of new graphical options to help improve visuals like:

  • Bloom
  • Sharpen
  • Depth of Field
  • Depth of Field for Cut-scenes
  • Chromatic Aberration
  • Water Quality
  • Foliage Visibility Range
  • Anti-Aliasing

Check below for full patch notes:

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.
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Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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