Next-gen update for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – cross-saves and cross-progression explained

Beginning December 14th, every player who owns The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will receive a free next-gen update. This update gives players access to improved graphics, as well as new quests, cosmetics, and more, all for free if you already own the game. Those who don’t own the game can purchase The Witcher 3: Complete Edition, which includes the next-gen update as well as the game’s two narrative expansions, Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine. In addition to all this content, developer CD Projekt RED has also implemented a new online feature in The Witcher 3. This feature gives players access to it Cross progression and cross saves. Essentially, this means players will be able to access their Witcher 3 saves on platforms other than the one they originally played on. Below you can see exactly how to take advantage of the new cross-save system in The Witcher 3.

Cross saves in The Witcher 3

CD Projekt RED essentially ported Cyberpunk 2077’s cross-save system to The Witcher 3. Players can save their autosaves, recent manual saves, and quicksaves to the cloud, which can then be accessed across platforms. The caveat is that players can only have one cross-save active on each platform, so you can’t transport different saves across platforms with save-scrubbing plans. Of course, this new feature also only applies to the current-gen consoles, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S, and PC, since those are the platforms that will receive the next-gen update.