CD Projekt Red reveals an enticing holiday mod contest for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, with the winner’s prize a custom made, one-of-a-kind Witcher sword.

The huge and vibrant Northern Kingdoms of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt may not be a gamer’s first port of call for a feeling of festive cheer. However, developer CD Projekt Red is planning to give a reason for players to get into the holiday spirit. The developer has announced a holiday mod contest for those who fancy creating some fan-made content.

Revealing the contest over on The Witcher 3’s website, CD Projekt Red gave some pointers for would-be modders. Explaining that the developer is looking for fantastic festive content, and giving examples such as “epic armor for Geralt, a christmas hat for Johnny, or candy canes for Nekkers,” there is plenty of material for modders to work with. When the mod has been completed, the creator simply needs to upload it to Nexus Mods using the “Witcher Mod Contest” tag, and complete a contact form found on the website link above.

The competition has a rather unique prize for the winning modder, too. The victor will receive a unique, custom-made Witcher sword, with no prizes for second best. The contest started on 9 December, and will run until 5 January, 2016. Those interested in taking part should be sure to read through the full terms and conditions of the contest.

The Witcher 3 Sword Reward

Getting hold of the sword is not going to be an easy task, though. There is bound to be fierce competition to create the top festive content, as even though PC The Witcher 3 players are dwarfed by their console peers, there are still plenty of modders to go around. Not only that, but there is also the challenge of dealing with The Witcher 3’s limited modding kit.

CD Projekt Red, of course, has plenty of reasons to be cheerful. The title picked up Game of the Year at 2015’s The Game Awards, beating out tough opposition from the likes of Fallout 4 and Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain. Not only that, but the developer itself also picked up the prize of Developer of the Year, once more against industry juggernauts such as Nintendo.

The Witcher 3 players have not always had to rely on fan-made content, though, as CD Projekt Red released several free DLC packs for players, with the run of add-ons ending earlier this year. What’s more, the developer is also getting ready to release the title’s second expansion, Blood and Wine. In the meantime, fans can get cracking on making their own Witcher eggnog and Christmas cookies.

Source: The Witcher 3, CD Projekt Red