With its myriad main quests, sub-plots, and popular Gwent card game, fans of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt should already have more than enough content to keep their days stuffed with fun and monster hunting. However, the good folks over at CD Projekt Red seem intent on giving players even more bang for their buck by offering up yet another new adventure for Geralt free of charge with the latest in their free weekly DLC.
This week, CD Projekt Red is providing a fresh sidequest for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt entitled “Where the Cat and Wolf Play…”. So far, the inclusion of this free download for the action RPG is number 15 of 16 add-ons to be released.
In the new DLC, players will head to a town in dire straits in order to take on a mission with horror and pseudo-noir elements, as Geralt is expected to embody a sleuthing role in an effort to close the case of a murderous, supernatural whodunit. The official description of the quest makes the assignment sound even more appealing, saying, “Explore a forgotten village and discover its terrifying secret. Find out who or what slaughtered its inhabitants and use all your witcher skills to confront this mysterious force.”
Once gamers apply the latest update for Witcher 3, they’ll need to travel to Oreton village to come across the new witcher contract. After that, players will learn about the citizens of the nearby city of Honorton who are being plagued by a monster known as a “spook”, of which Geralt is expected to dispose of with lethal prejudice.
While “Where the Cat and Wolf Play…” is the most recent addition of free DLC to be included with Witcher 3, it certainly won’t be the last. Fans of the game will receive the final bit of gratis content next week. Plus, the first of two substantial paid add-ons called “Hearts of Stone” will be released this October. And in addition to these quests, CD Projekt Red is also putting out a second expansion entitled “Blood and Wine” in early 2016. Players will be able to buy both of the paid quests together for $25, but prices for each individual package has not been released as of writing.
Before gamers move on to this bevy of new material, they should definitely check out last week’s new quest and armor set, as well as the witcher contract that sends Geralt on a hunt for missing miners in Skellige. So, needless to say, in a game already chock-full of substance, fans of the open-world role playing game will soon have a great deal more into which they can sink their teeth. And with all of this in mind, it’s no wonder that Witcher 3 sold more than 4 million copies in two weeks.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.