The Witcher 2 update: 1.3 patch notes revealed – Includes free DLC

 

By Posted 18 Jul 2011, 20:45

It was only a few weeks ago that we informed our readers that the 1.2 patch for the hugely popular third-person role-playing game The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings would be arriving at some point that day, and we’re already hearing news that the developer CD Projekt RED has just revealed the patch notes for the upcoming version 1.3 update.

According to a recent article by Robert Purchese over at eurogamer.net, the forthcoming update – which unfortunately hasn’t been given a release date at this stage – will also provide gamers with a brand new free quest titled ‘A Sackful of Fluff,’ which takes place in Chapter 2 of the game. All players have to do to begin the quest is visit the eccentric Elthon.

The Witcher 2 game will now support 4:3, 5:4 and 16:10 aspect ratios. The upcoming 1.3 patch has also added item storage to the game, which will enable players to store items from their inventory at inns. In order to leave items in storage or collect items that they’ve previously stored, players simply have to talk to the innkeepers.

A new menu option has also been added to ‘Extras,’ which enables players to view in-game animated sequences outside of the game. The upcoming patch has also added the ability to hide the game’s HUD, so players can have HUD-free screenshots. The issue in which the game was not running at a 2560 x 1440 resolution has now been resolved.

The problems with NVIDIA 3D Vision technology have also been fixed, which means that players will no longer be required to uninstall the related drivers. Another issue that has now been resolved is the one relating to the game setting being reset to default upon patch installation. A number of corrections have also been made in Thorak’s store and in the mutagen drop rate.

Players will also find that the launcher will now close while the game is being patched, therefore eliminating the resulting game patching error. The patch has also made several optimization improvements in the tavern in Vergen, as well as fix an issue related to arm wrestling Bart Bargee. Players will no longer be able to endlessly win coins from this character.

The option to fist fight the woman praying at the statue in Vergen has been deactivated with the 1.3 patch. Other problems that have been resolved include the one involving Fenn’s sword in combat and the ones related to the herbalist’s gloves. Various issues with cameras in dialogue sequences have been fixed, and the guard pacing cycles have been corrected.

You can read more about the changes and improvements via the eurogamer.net website. Have you still been experiencing any issues with The Witcher 2 game?

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