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Witcher 3 Xbox One 30FPS Patch Coming Today, Fix for XP Bug Hits Next Week

30fps lock coming to Xbox One edition today, while a fix for the experience bug is slated to arrive on all platforms starting Monday.


CD Projekt Red on Friday made a pair of announcements about patches for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

First, the Xbox One's long-awaited first patch will arrive today, community lead Marcin Momot said on Twitter. "Sorry for the wait!" he wrote. This patch, 1.03, will lock the game's frame rate at 30fps. This should clear up the somewhat annoying stuttering issues some players (including myself) have experienced.

This 30fps lock is not optional. "It's locked. Can't turn it off," Momot told GameSpot.

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Presumably, the patch will make further tweaks, though CD Projekt Red has not published a changelog. Last week, the developer released an update for the PlayStation 4 edition that included a range of visual tweaks and bug fixes. We would imagine these would also be rolled into the Xbox One patch.

In addition, CD Projekt Red has announced plans to fix the XP bug that came to light earlier this week. A new patch to clear up this issue, 1.04, will arrive on Monday, June 1 for PC. The update will be deployed for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 "in the following days," Momot explained in the game's forums.

He also offered some additional insight on the issue, adding on to what we heard yesterday.

"First of all, it doesn't impact the game balance in any significant way," Momot said. "Also, you will be able to finish the game with your character achieving a level within the threshold we had in mind when we designed the game."

CD Projekt Red previously explained that if you're completing quests and not being rewarded with XP, it might simply be that you're undertaking ones that are too low-level for you.

Finally, Momot promised that CD Projekt Red "won't stop working" on making further improvements and tweaks for The Witcher 3. Additional patches are planned for the "near future."

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