First Witcher 3 New Game Plus Details Revealed

Your items and experience will carry forward, while you should also expect stronger enemies.


Following yesterday's announcement of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's upcoming New Game Plus mode, developer CD Projekt Red has shared some more details about what players can expect from it.

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In response to a flood of questions in The Witcher 3's forums, community manager Marcin Momot shared some new insight.

Among other things, he confirms that enemies will be stronger (of course), and that player experience and items will carry over to your next playthrough.

Momot's full responses are below.

  • Enemies will be stronger obviously.
  • What carries over? Player experience (if you're below level 30 when finishing the vanilla game, you will be bumped to level 30 for the start of NG+), items (excluding: quest items, books & letters, Gwent cards, usable items, trophies) and alchemy recipes.
  • When starting New Game Plus you can select any difficulty level.
  • You can obtain the Death Match achievement when playing the NG+ mode.
  • What's the starting level of the character when beginning NG+? The same that you had when finishing the game, if above 30, otherwise you start at 30. You also get a free Clearing Potion at the start so you can reset your skills and try a different build.

New Game Plus is The Witcher 3's sixteenth free piece of DLC. Others have included things like alternate costumes and hairstyles for Geralt and Yennefer, along with new finishing moves and horse armor. A release date for New Game Plus has not been announced, but it won't be this week.

Looking ahead, The Witcher 3's first of two paid expansions--Hearts of Stone--will launch in October. This expansion may see the return of a character from The Witcher 1.

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