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What’s New in the Surprise 500MB Update for The Witcher 3

A small update for PC version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt landed last night. At the time, no patch notes for the update were shared, which made fans wonder what exactly was added or changed. After a confused fan posted about the 500MB update on Reddit, a CD Projekt Red representative responded to clear up the air.

“We had to add Simplified Chinese strings file, update the executable and one of patch.bundle files for that,” explains Łukasz Babiel from CD Projekt Red. “If you had mods installed it may happen that this update resulted in game not starting. It’s due to the fact that if Steam sees an update, it compares the files you have with the files on servers and overrides them if there’s a difference. So your mod scripts could be overridden.”

Players who had mods installed might encounter issues, but CDPR says that a simple reinstall of the mods should fix the game as scripts were not changed.

Two years after update 1.31, which was considered the final patch for PC, the most recent patch has updated the game to 1.32. Apart from the addition of Simplified Chinese, there’s no new content or major changes made to The Witcher 3.

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