Witcher 3 Blood and Wine Expansion Release Date Reportedly Revealed

RPG's 20-hour expansion might come out right before E3.

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The release date for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's upcoming Blood and Wine expansion may have been revealed. Wccftech noticed that Polish gaming website GRYOnline recently listed the upcoming expansion as launching on June 7. CD Projekt Red has yet to make an official announcement, so this is not confirmed.

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Though it's possible this is a placeholder date, a June 7 release date does match up with the content's previously announced first half of 2016 release window.

The content was originally expected out in Q1 (January-March), but later shifted to the first half of 2016 (January-June). A CD Projekt Red representative told GameSpot, "No official date had been announced."

CD Projekt Red recently announced some Witcher-related events for PAX East next week, prompting someone on Twitter to ask if the release date for Blood and Wine would be divulged during the event. Community manager Marcin Momot replied, "The panel & some fun activities for people attending the show are our main focus," suggesting that, no, a release date won't be confirmed at the show.

CD Projekt Red previously said The Witcher 3's two expansions, combined, amount to "almost the size of The Witcher 2." Blood and Wine is expected to offer around 20 hours of gameplay, which is double what October's Hearts of Stone had for players.

Blood and Wine's first images (above) were released in December, showcasing the colorful all-new region of Toussaint. CD Projekt Red isn't yet talking specifics, saying only that the expansion will "take Geralt to a land untainted by war, where an atmosphere of carefree indulgence and knightly ritual masks an ancient, bloody secret." It will also include new gear and enemies, as well as characters who are "both new and dearly missed."

Are you planning to come back to The Witcher 3 to play Blood and Wine? Let us know in the comments below!

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Waiting this one out Witcher 3 is pretty damn good (Gameplay ok, Writing and world out of this world). So i'm waiting this one out till every expansion / patch is out.

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I haven't played Witcher 3 for like 5 months now. As soon as they release Blood & Wine. Ill be back on it.

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Looking forward to the Blood and Wine Playing through it again currently and will play through it under New Game + when I download Blood and Wine. Great game with some great WTF moments.

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If this expansion stays true to the main Witcher 3 game and not the Hearts of Stone expansion with that ridiculous Olgierd 's "entertain my brother" first wish quest, I might be interested.If not, I may waste my money.

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Good things take time. I can wait.

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Hey guys,

I work at GRYOnline.pl, the website that supposedly "leaked" the date. Unfortunately, I have some bad news for you. The date that we set indeed was a placeholder date, because all the official information point to Q2. The 7th of June was just an estimated date. The way our date system is constructed, we have no option to set a more general date like Q2.

There is no confirmation yet as to when The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine will be released. We're really sorry for the misunderstanding, the date is now completely hidden on the game's Encyclopedic entry.

The first moment someone found the date on our website, we corrected it (meaning, we set it as hidden) and we posted the info online in many places (altogether with the Witcher reddit where it all started) that this was just a placeholder date. Unfortunately, nobody contacted us to confirm that info before writing about this any further, so it's sometimes out of our reach to stop the spread of that supposed leak that is NOT in any way confirmed.

Just like all the fans of the Witcher around the world, we are eagerly waiting for any confirmed release date.

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Am I going to come back? Don't make me laugh.

I never left.

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Hell Yeah I'm coming back for the next expansion! The game is 1 of my all time fav's at this point. Ithrough a baby in a f$^%ing oven in the first game! I'm not really proud of it and I partially did it to see whether it was REALLY an option and figured there had to be a twist. But still, holy s%&*, Geralt chucked a baby in a f***ing oven in front of it's father and locked that S.O.B. I mean, I caused it to happen, but even as it did I kept thinking: "How the F*** is this even an option", and I damn-well appreciate them not pulling punches where others might have. And the 1st expansion was pretty f'n awesome too. I can't wait for this to come out and blow me away. I want even more "Holy ****!" moments (+awesome characters, dialog, environments, etc.). Its just a damn good RPG

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Expansion of the Year!

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I'm still crossing my fingers that the other rumoured release date leak from a few weeks ago about releasing later this April is true.

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Time for more! Can't wait!

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ONE DLC FROM CDPR = TWICE THE AMOUNT OF GAME PLAY YOU GET FROM QUANTUM BREAK HAHAHAHHA

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I can't wait for this expansion! 20 additional hours to an already great game, should be an amazing experience.

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cant wait for this love tw3

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i had not played 1st exp waiting for both and i'l start new game +

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@wexorian: Same here. Only beaten the game once and got a bad ending I think. Waiting until this expansion releases before diving in again.

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It's only an expansion but still 20 hrs? By today's sorry standards, that's the equivalent of 2 to 3 AAA titles.

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I should mention that this is the 5th time the alleged website reported a different release date... :D

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This is old news for anyone on the WItcher 3 forums. Guess it takes a while for gamespot to catch up lol.

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Cant' wait! Damn it!

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The rich get richer :D

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Yayyyyyy!

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YES YES YES YES YES YES YEEEESSSSS!

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Literally cant wait this and uncharted 4

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@thageorgian: I'm in that same boat. I finished the witcher at level 69 I hope that they level the quest appropriately for people who have played the new game +

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but will it have alcohest? i need more alcohest. there just isn't enough in the base game.

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@FartSlash: lol easy to find mostly for me just loott loads of crates and bails and you will find some

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@FartSlash: Really? I have like 150 of the things. Do you loot everything? I find it all over the place in bandit camps and the lootable containers.

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@dexda: Not serious haha. I probably have 300 at this point. I just think it's funny how much of the stuff is in the game.

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@FartSlash: Ah right I didn't hear the sarcasm lol

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I cant wait to play it.

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This is going to be really good I think. The first expansion was really good imo. One of the better game expansions I have played.

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I need to play the first expansion still.

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@Mogan: me too i am playing metal hear 5 at the moment but when the 2nd DLC drops im going to download them both and play them back to back

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@Mogan: missing out!

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@thageorgian: Well, after my 120 hour playthrough I was pretty Witchered out. : p

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@Mogan: me too. great game, but i don't know if i'll ever play it again. loved the story but the combat was mediocre in my humble opinion.

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@RaveNRolla: I agree. Combat was clunky and, for an open world game, didn't offer enough options. Great game, loved my time with it and I'll probably play the expansions at some point, but I'll probably never go back through the main campaign again.

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@Mogan: i think I spent twice that playtime but ill never get witchered out lol I did every quest, side mission and contract including expansion, on new game plus atm

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GryOnline.pl has posted update to their page changing the date from June to TBA (pl, jeszcze nie ogłoszona)

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Nice, a month and a half to start a fresh new playthrough

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I think I will finish New Game Plus in the meantime then.

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Doh, of course I'm planning on coming back to play it :D

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I think B&W will be released during or right after E3. There's only one much hyped game scheduled for June and that is No Man's Sky (June 21st).

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I still need to finish the regular game, but it's daunting. So much stuff in that game.

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@o311rocks: oh my God, yes!! Same here. I was overwhelmed by how much content there is. Still have a long way to go apparently. Only level 16 still.

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