The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt gets cross-save support between PC and Nintendo Switch

Witcher 3 Wild Hunt Geralt Boat
Witcher 3 Wild Hunt Geralt Boat (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt first released on PC in 2015 and released on Nintendo Switch in October 2019.
  • A new update for the Nintendo Switch version has added cross-save support between PC and Nintendo Switch.
  • PC saves from both Steam and GOG can be used.

CD Projekt Red has released a new update for the Nintendo Switch version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, allowing players to take their PC saves on the go with cross-save support. Currently, cross-save support is not available for the other console versions of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

This update also added new graphical options for the game on Nintendo Switch, so while you'll likely be taking your save over to a different platform with worse technical specs, you'll still be able customize some of the graphics to your liking.

It's also worth noting that using a modded save file isn't recommended and will likely cause crashes or bugs. Since the release of The Witcher TV show in December 2019, the game has seen heavily renewed interest, with sales of the game in the U.S. last month up a staggering 554% year-over-year compared to December 2018.

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  • Every game should have cross save with every system. Every game should be cross platform multiplayer. Every game should be buy once across systems. If you think about it, being any other way is insanely artificial, a rip off and an obstacle.
  • The buy once across all systems will never happen, and I can even see an argument as to why it can't. Different marketplaces have different charges and deals along with rules of distribution. I mean, look at Play Anywhere, MS can bearly get people to do it on their own marketplace. I do agree that cross saves should be everywhere though. I'm currently playing Darksiders 3 and am limited to the same PC unless I move files to another, that's not even counting that I can't resume my play on my Xbox when I am home to play on that system.
  • I should also be able to stream Avengers Endgame on any streaming service I have (Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, etc)
  • I don't think its the same case, but it could happen.
  • I never understood why Microsoft and CD Projekt Red didn't release the Witcher 3 on the PC Microsoft Store after they demonstrated converting it to a containerized game on stage, it would have gone a long way to helping them enable cross save between PC and Xbox.
  • I would love this for PC and Xbox One also.
  • It's absolutely crazy that it doesn't work with PC and Xjox.