The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt received an Xbox One X patch around the time the system launched. The patch introduced higher resolution textures but maintained the standard 30fps of the original. Interestingly enough, the game ran at 60fps on Xbox One X without the patch. Today, players can now play the latest version of the game at 60fps thanks to a new patch that better utilizes the power of Xbox One X.
“The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has just received an upgrade patch for Xbox One X enhancing the game to take advantage of the additional power offered by the console,” website. “The Xbox One X upgrade patch for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt introduces a number of graphical features and tweaks to the game across two visual fidelity options — 4K Mode and Performance Mode. In 4K Mode the game will run in 4K resolution (or supersampled on a non-4K display) with stable 30fps gameplay, whereas Performance Mode enables dynamic resolution scaling (from 1080p up to 4K) while targeting 60 fps during gameplay. Both modes support HDR.”
4K mode sees the game running with the best possible texture quality at 30 frames per second. On top of enhanced shadows, ambient occlusion, texture filtering and higher resolution textures, the update also adds HDR support. This mode is for those who want the game to look its prettiest on their 4K TVs.
Performance mode doesn’t have as many visual effects as 4K mode. What it lacks in visual prowess it makes up for with a smooth 60 frames per second. It achieves this by having dynamic resolution scaling, which slides between 1080p and 4K in order to maintain a higher frame rate. If you don’t own a 4K TV or just prefer smoother gameplay over shiny graphics then this mode is your best bet.
This patch for The Witcher 3 is available to download now on Xbox One X. HDR support for PlayStation 4 Pro will arrive at a later date. Happy hunting!