Witcher 3 will feature 16 FREE DLC installments.

Witcher 3 will feature 16 FREE DLC installments.

 

CD PROJEKT RED, creators of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, the next-generation, open world fantasy RPG hitting stores February 24th, 2015, is excited to unveil their FREE DLC program for the game.

The FREE DLC program for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt consists of 16 entirely free DLCs, that will be available for every gamer owning a copy of Wild Hunt, for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PC, and PlayStation®4, and is applicable to all versions (digital or physical, standard or Collector’s).

On February 25th, CD PROJEKT RED will release the first bundle of DLCs (2 of the planned 16) — the Temerian Armor Set (horse armor included) and a Beard and Hairstyle Set for Geralt, the game’s protagonist. After this date, a DLC bundle consisting of two DLCs will be published every week, entirely for free. Gamers are entitled to the free DLC regardless of obtaining the game via pre-order or after launch. Instructions on how to obtain DLCs on specific platforms will be provided at a later date.

There are Four known DLC packages as of now:

  1. Temerian Armor Set
  2. Beard and Hairstyle Set
  3. Alternative look for Yennefer
  4. Additional Quest! Contract: Missing Miners


For additional details about the 16 FREE DLC program, please refer to the below Q&A and CDP RED’s co-founder Marcin Iwiński’s Open Letter.

Q: What do I have to do to receive the 16 free DLCs?
A: The only thing you need to do to receive the 16 DLCs is purchase The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. All of the DLCs will be available for free on every platform (i.e. Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4).

Q: Do I have to pre-order to get the free DLCs?
A: No, each piece of content will be available for download regardless of you buying the game before or after launch on February 24th, 2015.

Q: I have the standard version of the game (i.e. not the Collector’s Edition). Do I still get the free DLCs?
A: Yes. You get the 16 DLCs regardless of the version of the game you bought (i.e. standard or Collector’s, digital or physical).

Q: What’s the plan? When can I expect the DLCs to be released?
A: The plan is to release a new DLC bundle (each bundle contains two DLCs) on a weekly basis, following the game’s launch February 24th, 2015. The first DLC bundle will be released the next day on February 25th. The next bundle will be available for download a week after that, on March 4th, the next on March 11th, and so on. The first bundle will contain the Temerian Armor Set and a Beard and Hairstyle Set for Geralt. The second bundle will contain an additional quest and an alternative look for one of the game’s main characters — Yennefer of Vengerberg.

Q: Where can I find out more?
A: You can find more details on www.thewitcher.com. At this moment, four DLCs (two bundles) are revealed. The remaining DLCs will be unveiled each week after launch.

 


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5 comments on “Witcher 3 will feature 16 FREE DLC installments.”

  1. Esquire says:

    CD Projekt Red is love, CD Projekt Red is life.

  2. Avatar Castielle says:

    Anyone else think this is a bit overkill? Is anyone going to actually play all 16 DLCs?? I think it would be rather annoying to have to keep revisiting a section of the game every week because something new appeared there that wasn’t there when you came through 3 days before…

    Can companies just give us a complete game already? Add an expansion a few months in if it is successful?

    Cas

  3. Avatar Forum_Pirate says:

    It could be in new areas, reached from a Hub.

    It’s probably intended to keep people playing and/or stuff they wanted to do but couldn’t meet publisher deadlines. Be glad it’s free, EA/Ubisoft/Capcom would charge you for it. (though, I actually agree. I like how TES and Fallout handle things better. Full blown expansions several months in. We all knew they were coming and are totally cool with spending $120 on a game we’re going to put thousands of hours into)

  4. Avatar Fexelea says:

    I think the free dlcs are likes features that were segmented from the main game to keep deadlines. It was originally a 2014 game and it didn’t make it, so I imagine they are quite behind schedule.

    Judging from the announced dlcs, I would think the vast majority are cosmetic choices.

  5. Avatar Grimgrin says:

    Good call, PR.