As one of the best-looking games of the last few years, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has topped many wish lists when it comes to games Xbox One X owners hoped to see get enhancements on the console. Now the wait is over, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt owners can finally download the game’s long-awaited Xbox One X update.
The Xbox One X update for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is similar to the PS4 Pro update that released a few months ago, giving players the choice between 4K Mode and Performance Mode. In 4K Mode, the game will run at 4K resolution and 30 frames per second. In Performance Mode, The Witcher 3 will use dynamic resolution scaling from 1080p to 4K and will target 60 frames per second. To switch between the two graphics modes, players need to go to Options in the main menu, and then select Advanced Options.
The Xbox One X update for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt also adds HDR support, enhanced shadows, ambient occlusion, and texture filtering. Players will also notice higher resolution textures when playing the game after they download today’s update. Overall, this puts the Xbox One X version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt ahead of the PS4 Pro version of the game, as the latter is still waiting on HDR support.
Xbox One X owners that want to get the most out of their new console will likely appreciate The Witcher 3‘s Xbox One X update. Even though the game is over two years old at this point, it’s still one of the most popular games of the current-generation, earning widespread critical acclaim at launch and standing as the best-selling game in the series to date.
Plus, it could give lapsed players a reason to jump back into the game. The Witcher 3 is massive, and it’s unlikely that many players have seen all there is to see in Geralt’s adventure. Besides that, the Xbox One X update offers the perfect time for those that haven’t played through the game’s huge DLC expansions to see what they’re all about as well.