The witcher-3

Not a fan of that beard or that hair? Don’t worry: one day after the game launches, you’ll be able to change it.

DLC is inescapable these days, but CD Projekt Red are at least making the DLC for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt free.

Basically, if you own The Witcher 3, you will get 16 free sets of DLC. The releases will start with two packs on 25 February, with bundles of two more DLC sets released every single week thereafter. And, hilariously, the first set released includes horse armour, because we’ve apparently gone back to Oblivion.

The first release offers the Temerian Armor Set (including horse armour) and the Beard and Hairstyle Set offering some new customisation for Geralt. The second bundle will contain a new look for Yennefer of Vengerburg and a brand new quest, so it’s not all going to be cosmetic fluff.

CD Projekt Red also issued a Q&A about this DLC programme with CD Projekt Red co-founder Marcin Iwi?ski, who basically reiterated that yes, you get all of the DLC for free. I’m not going to include it here because it’s very silly, but it essentially says that you get 16 free packs of DLC if you buy the game on any platform, and you get them even if you don’t pre-order, and you get them even if you don’t get the Collector’s Edition. If you buy any version of the game, on any platform, at any time, you get the DLC. For free.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is due out on 24 February 2015. The first two sets of DLC will be released on 25 February, and the remaining sets will be released in pairs every week afterwards.

Tim McDonald
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he's willing to admit. He's written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion - in all its various incarnations - for over a decade. When not writing about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He's also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man's only professional games journalist.

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