Huge upcoming Witcher 3 patch improves inventory management, horse behavior

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Most reviewers struggled to find issues with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. However, inventory management and horse-handling made up a few minor grievances. CD Projekt RED look set to address these complaints in an upcoming hefty patch.

When Patch 1.07 lands, alchemy ingredients will no longer count towards your maximum inventory weight, books pick up their own tab and inform you when they're still unread and an auto-sort option will put an end to messy inventories.

CD Projekt RED detailed the changes on their official forum, noting that work on upcoming free DLC quests had been temporarily halted to speed up the patch release. Further patch notes will be added later this week.

  • A new, alternative (optional) movement response mode for Geralt.
  • A player stash for storing items, available in various locations throughout the game. Stash locations are marked on the player's map.
  • Crafting and Alchemy components no longer add to the overall inventory weight.
  • Books are now placed in a dedicated tab in the Inventory and books that have already been read are properly grayed out.
  • Multiple sorting options are now available in the Inventory.
  • Alchemy formulas and crafting diagrams can be "pinned", meaning all components and ingredients required to make them will be conveniently marked in the Shop panel.
  • Dozens of fixes for quest related issues, both major and minor.
  • A few performance enhancements, including the optimization of FX, scenes, and general gameplay.
  • Various improvements to horse behavior.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt remains the game of the year for many, selling 1.7 million copies in its first week. For those who have trudged through the game's beefy 100+ hour plot, the long wait for its paid content expansions has begun. The first of these is the 20+ hour adventure Hearts of Stone, targeting an October 2015 release.

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  • I have enough steam backlog to resist buying Witcher 3 at full price but it certainly is hard to resist. Plus I still need to finish 2.
  • Inventory needs help bad.  I hope they fix the quests so you can more easily see what is available near you on the map.  How about some indication on the map??  Only showing the active quest in an area is annoying.  
  • I should probably start the game. Been spending far too much time on Neverwinter
  • Hope they have added southpaw controls. I'd enjoy the game a lot more
  • This is an amazing game that has earned by complete love, support and admiration. That said, this patch includes things that should be there on release. I suffered too much from being overburdened.
  • The game freezes on Thin ice mission for me, so I've not been able to finish it. Up until then its been amazing.
  • Have they addressed the fact that you can not have it idling (ie instant on) without the save function glitching. Luckily I discovered this early
  • Jez looks like a slimmer cooler version of Zach Galfianakis
  • I'm okay with this.
  • Why Books in their own tab instead of usable potions/decoctions/oils? I sell all the books after reading them because they're useless afterwards. It would have been a much better move to separate afforementioned usable alchemy brews from the food and other unrelated usable items.
  • Love the game and glad they're continuing to improve it. Superb!
  • I love the game!! As much as i love the skyrim!! Cant wait to play Skyrim also on Xbox One soon™
  • Aww yes, inventory is my biggest gripe with this game. And hopefully roach won't walk in the middle of my fights and get in the way.
  • I still haven't completed the story, been playing elder scrolls and the crew. Damn fine game though and I should finish it soon before any expansion packs
  • Nice. Good stuff. Will keep this in mind for my inevitable second run through.
  • Been through the game story twice now and second time was even better than the first! I like that you can alter the story depending on things you do and how many side quests you complete. Really makes it more compelling. One gripe I would have, other than inventory management is it seems the area/gear doesn't stick around your level very well. At level 3 I crafted a sword that required level 16. Also, you go to a village and gather quests and sometimes the quests are way out of your level -- makes you continue the story I guess to level up a bit. Overall, very enjoyable game and I highly reccomend to anyone considering it to give it a try!
  • Awesome game. Currently about 10 hours in. Love it. Xbox one.
  • I have played 58hrs and just arrived to novagrad. Having too much fun exploring and playing Gwent