The Witcher 3 Patch on PS4/Xbox One Includes Larger Fonts, 30FPS Lock for Xbox One Version

Multiple fixes are coming our way soon.

Posted By | On 27th, May. 2015 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a great game, but as is to be expected with a title this sprawling and large, it did launch with a fair few issues. These issues ranged from frame stuttering as well as small font sizes, making it very hard to read any of the text on screen. A lot of the issues with the game have been addressed by a patch for the PC version, and now, CD Projekt RED have promised that the upcoming console version will feature a similar list of fixes too.

The patch will include larger fonts, so players should no longer have to squint or bend closer to the screen to read what’s going on; the Xbox One version of the game is also confirmed to be getting a frame rate lock option, so you can lock it to 30FPS, and keep it steady. Finally, though it will not be a part of this patch, CD Projekt RED also confirmed that they are aware of the infinite loading screen glitch in the King’s Gambit quest, and they should have a fix for it coming in the near future.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt launched on Xbox One, PS4, and PC on May 19. Stay tuned to GamingBolt for more coverage.

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  • d0x360

    God this dev oa amazing. Game launches and people ask for 30fps lock and larhee fonts and in under a week what do they get? Exactly what they asked for.

    Any other dev would dance around the subject and hope it goes away. If the game was a huge success and people made a huge stink for weeks on end MAYBE they would patch this stuff in. Not CDPR. A week after launch and here you go. amazing.

    • Psionicinversion

      well it was kind of stupid to not lock the xbox framerate in the first place tbh.

    • GoodSamaritan

      yeah same opinion here. I think CD Projekt just wanted to outline once more the superiority of the PC master race;) JK of course, but i’ve never heard of a game that screwed up so badly on consoles, i guess the game was really to heavy for them.

    • d0x360

      Maybe but for whatever reason they didn’t but they are giving the option to now which most devs dont ever do.

      Me…I’m playing on PC with a 290x. Hairworks enabled as well as hbao+ with everything on ultra at @1080p 60fps locked. Glorious. I did crash once but I overclocked the GPU a bit too much…ok a lot too much.

    • Psionicinversion

      hahah nice ive only got a 280x waiting for the 300 series to look at my options for an upgrade

    • d0x360

      I can’t wait for the 390x. I’ve got some money set aside for it and I’m already running windows 10 so I’m ready to make it my primary with the 290x for a little extra punch.

    • Psionicinversion

      i want a 390x but it depends on its price. some people may think itll cost $850 so probably about £750 that would be to high for me as it might be poised as a card like the Titan is. So will have to wait and see. oh yeah 390x might be the 290x rebrand, then a new name for Fiji like the Titan is

      Might have to get the 290x rebrand pends what the performance is like

    • d0x360

      Yea I know they 390x isn’t the official name for the top end cars with HBM anymore…I wish they would just tell us the damn name I mean Jesus we know it exists lol.

      I’m thinking if it launches around $750-900 I’ll wait a couple months or check daily for deals. If I dont find it lower by end of august I’ll probably just go for it.

      You can’t go wrong with the 290x. It’s a god price especially now and its the first graphics card ive ever bought where I wasn’t totally underwhelmed by its performance. I know eventually it won’t run games at 1080/60 but aside from project cars it handles everything I throw at it. Best performance ive gotten is probably alien isolation. I used a custom config to make the graphics better than possible from the options then cranked the resolution up to 4k. I can run 60 locked or average about 90 unlocked with some tearing. Fantastic performance.

      It also runs every nvidia exclusive visual feature without issue. I turned them all on in far cry 4, witcher and other games and never had major issues with frame rate. Best thing is when the new series launches the price will drop further so if the new cards benchmark close to the 290 definitely buy a 290 then once win10 supports master and slave GPUs you can combine your 280 with the 90 and you will be all set for quite a while.

    • Psionicinversion

      i need a GPU powerful enough for Star Citizen and a 290x probably wont cut it at 1080p thats why im aiming for something high end just not super high end

    • d0x360

      Well if current builds are any indication of performance you will be fine. Ive yet to load a module of star citizen that I can’t run at max settings 1080p/60 locked and the current ones are all unoptimized and dx11. Final release should support dx12 so in theory it should run even better.

    • Psionicinversion

      thats because AC has nothing in it. the FPS module is supposed to be alot heavier on the graphics than AC and thats releasing in beta so will have alot more optimisation done to it. Also AC isnt hitting anywhere close to the 50-80 player limit per instance so is very lightweight atm even though i only get 40fps on very high

    • d0x360

      True but I’m 100% stable at 60 and not getting full GPU utilization so there is plenty of headroom for them to add more and still not cause any issues. I’m also running it with 8xMSAA and 8xSMAA which isnt exactly needed.

    • Psionicinversion

      AA isnt properly implemented so whatever you think your running you arent tbh either way ill just have see what happens. Wish theyd hurry up and drop this FPS module

    • d0x360

      I’m running exactly what I think I am through driver cp. Using resource monitors to check frame rate, GPU core and memory utilization as well as cpu and system memory plus temps and I capture everything I play at 1080p 60/fps 60mbps CBR so I can compare settings differences to get the best possible image AMD frame rate. AA isnt something they need to implement anyways, the engine isnt exactly new they just took the crysis 3 crytek toolset and started using it then later implemented updates from ryse. Its all solid as a rock engine wise and likely won’t change at all before release.

    • Psionicinversion

      yeah probably. i just want something beast to make sure im up there. dont want no slowdown. Whatever the game looks like now i can guarantee it will get upgraded again by the end of next year to release hahah Like SQ42 because it uses the same assets as the PU i can imagine that getting better looking through next year as well 😀

      I think they should add DX12 themselves to it rather than waiting for Crytek, soon as the 64bit conversion is fully complete that team in Frankfurt should start on the dx12 implentation

    • d0x360

      I dont blame you for a second. Did you end up building a whole new system or did you just get a new GPU?

    • Psionicinversion

      no im just going get a new GPU for the mean time then hopefully will build a new system end of 2016 start of 2017 because thats when all the new juicy tech will be out. Im trying get my CC down so i can put it on that. Pends if i go on holiday and all that stuff to which will slow it down. I could work over time but i hate where i work so ill have to dig deep if i go down that road :d

    • d0x360

      I considered waiting but Intel’s roadmap for this year was basically same amount of horsepower at lower wattage and temps. I just finished my build about a month ago. I really couldn’t wait because I was using a 5ish year old gaming laptop and it just didn’t cut it anymore. It had a geforce 555m with 5 gigs of memory but its such an old GPU I’d get low frame rates at basically any settings.

    • Psionicinversion

      yeah that is a good reason to upgrade hahah. ive got an i7 950 so first gen but its still going good and with DX12 the lower IPC count over newer chips wont matter as much any more so will breathe new life into it.

      Can buy a 290x for £240 which is pretty cheap Asus one. Cant see that price getting any lower really with the 290x rebrand coming because its supposed to have 8GB standard so that will keep the price higher.

      Im thinking either Zen or Cannonlake next year. Zen is supposed to have the performance around that of a haswell chip but with DX12 i dont think it will matter that much unless games rely more on single threads still.

      I want to go 4K but depends how heavy SC is on your rig at its highest load point but by that time we’ll know what we need 😀 if i cant go 4K ill buy a really good 1440p IPS panel with high hz rate. Ive read the colour reproduction on IPS is alot better than a TN panel??

    • d0x360

      I dont really pay much attention to display tech. I dont own a monitor. I have the PC in my living room hooked up to a 70inch 240hz samsung LCD and at my “desk” I hook it up to a 32 inch Sony LCD.

      I went with a i7 5820k. Thats a 6 core 3.3ghz cpu. I currently run it at 4.4ghz with load temps around 35 degrees C at the top end and it idles at about 23C. I paired it with 16 gigs of DDR4 and the 290x and a 250 gig PCIE SSD (loads witcher 3 in 15 seconds) and a 3TB WD Black platter drive on a 1000w PSU for future GPU additions.

      The only problem with current AMD GPUs which hopefully is fixed with the new ones is over clocking. You can boost the memory by about 400mhz without issue but the core only goes about 100mhz before it starts to have issues.

      Funny thing is temp isnt the problem it’s just a core thats bad at over clocking. I have a sapphire tri-x and I get nowhere neat thermal limits. Fans never spun above 35% either. I dunno if the entire 2xx series is that way but the 90 definitely is. Did a lot of searching for any tips to push it further but nobody has had any luck.

      I even tried using a phase change cooler on it. I removed the top of the card and got the temp to around 10 degrees C and even then it just refused to work at higher clock speeds. Unfortunate because the card could definitely punch further above its weight if it could be made stable.

    • Psionicinversion

      nice, my TV doesnt look as good as my monitor, ive tried it on my PS4 and just cant seen to get the settings to match my monitor it just doesnt look as good or could be because monitor is 24inch and TV is 47inch so pixels arent as dense. Might play witcher 3 through my TV at the weekend see if its similar because it is hooked up to my TV as well.

      6 core nice, i was thinking of getting a 6 core as well but for Dx11 is probably better but for DX12 not so sure if there will be much difference but theres plenty of time between now and then to see how it performs. Also have you seen the first skylake motherboards? 3 M.2 ports, 6 sata 3 and 3 sata express (not sure if the sata express on them boards take up 2 stata 3 lanes to use it) Samsung will be making the first true to form and cheap NVMe M.2 SSD’s using there V-Nand tech. Should be quite cheap by the time end of next year roles around.

      Ive got my witcher 3 on my SSD loads pretty quick as well. Really funny how the console guys are moaning about long load times on witcher 3 which is normal for openworld game with no loading unless you fast travel. doesnt affect us SSD users though does it hahaha 😀

      I darent overclock anything i broke my last card doing it, i messed up the memory on it fortunately i just said it was defective and took it back the shop hahaha got a new one :d then just left it alone

      i think the new 290’s will overclock better well the 300 series version at least

    • d0x360

      Chances are your monitor has higher pixel density. It really depends how far away you sit. I’m probably 6 feet away so I dont notice anything but at the same time my tv is basically a giant monitor anyways. Its full rgb with 36 bit color depth and supports all color modes. A lot of TVs dont have full monitor reference lvl rgb and a lot top out at 24bit rgb which isnt a huge difference but it doesn’t effect darker shades of colors and black levels. I get really deep blacks for an LCD. Even up close the Samsung has better quality than the Sony but to be fair the Sony is older. The Samsung is about a year and a half old I think.

      I Bought the media hub for my Xbox one. Its the thing that snaps on the side and hides a 2.5inch HDD and adds 3 USB ports. I had to import it from Canada but I was thinking about testing it with an SSD. It won’t be that much faster because its still a SATA port but it might help. Now that I boot off a PCI express ssd I’ll never go back on PC. Cold boot into win 8.1 and 10 is about 6 seconds from UEFI post.

      No I haven’t seen the skylake boards. I personally went with a gigabyte x99 UD4 which has more than enough ports and pcie lanes for my needs.

    • Psionicinversion

      yeah wouldnt get 6 core skylake until late next year anyway so better togo with haswell one

      SSD’s are fast, same for me after its gone past POST its pretty damn quick and can start using the PC instantly.

      I think if you put in an SSD it will probably load up the system damn fast, its got to start up 3 OS’s really, windows, xbox, and the little one that bridges the 2 as virtual machines. An SSD might help that alot.

      Just cant wait for for Star Citizen to release SQ42. after that ill be waiting for GTA6 theres nothing else really that a care that much about. Cyberpunk 2077 looks good but you know how that will go with the consoles involved

    • Fweds

      But why was the ps4 and Xbox box one framerates not seen by beta testers and then fixed ?, it’s only take a couple of weeks “After” launch to fix them.

    • Psionicinversion

      they still arent fixed though. They can only spend so much time on it to get it good enough then they release it then try optimise it further after

    • d0x360



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