The Witcher 3: Here’s How New Game Plus Works

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As most gaming fans would contend, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is one of the strongest and most popular titles of 2015. In fact, the action-RPG became a massive triumph soon after its release, selling 4 million copies in two weeks. Bearing this in mind, The Witcher 3 wouldn’t be as successful as it is without the persistent support from the brilliant developers over at CD Projekt Red.

To tell the truth, CD Projekt Red’s commitment to their fan base is practically unrivaled in the industry. For instance, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘s post-launch has been bolstered by a smorgasbord of content that most video games don’t even have when it comes to their day one releases. To be specific, with CD Projekt Red’s inclusion of 16 free DLC packages and constant updates to smooth out the open world title’s bugs and errors, it’s no wonder that The Witcher 3‘s sales continue to skyrocket.

Moreover, the Poland-based game developer saved the best add-on for last, by revealing the addition of  the much-requested New Game Plus mode as the final piece of free DLC. While CD Projekt Red hasn’t confirmed the exact release date of the latest game component  as they need more time to properly develop it the studio has now fleshed out some of the details involving the upgrade.

According to CD Projekt Red’s Community Lead and Website Coordinator Marcin Momot, players who begin New Game Plus with a level of 30 or higher will retain that level, and gamers below that mark will be boosted up to level 30 once they start the mode. Additionally, fans who jump into New Game Plus are given a Clearing Potion at the outset of the game, so as to reset previously selected skills at one’s discretion.

Witcher 3 Geralt Slaying Griffin

Additionally, any experience, money, alchemy recipes, as well as some stipulated items that Witcher 3 players have will all transfer into New Game Plus. However, certain things won’t carry over, such as quest items, Gwent cards, books, letters, trophies, and useable objects.

Of course, not allowing fans to start New Game Plus with the aforementioned exclusions is meant to turn The Witcher 3 into an even bigger challenge for them. Not to mention, Momot makes it clear that the enemies are going to be even stronger than before. But with that said, CD Projekt Red‘s Community Lead also says players can select any difficulty level once they begin the mode.

Are you excited about The Witcher 3‘s New Game Plus? Are there any features or additions you think the game developers could have included or forgone in order to make the update better?

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Source: CD Projekt Red (via IGN)