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The Witcher 3 to offer owners free DLC

CD PROJEKT RED, creators of The Witcher 3, has today revealed a free DLC program for the game.

The Free DLC program for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt consists of 16 entirely free DLCs, that will be available for every gamer owning a copy of Wild Hunt, for Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4, and is applicable to all versions (digital or physical, standard or Collector’s).

On February 25th CD Projekt Red will release the first bundle of DLCs (2 of the planned 16) -- the Temerian Armor Set (horse armor included) and a Beard and Hairstyle Set for Geralt, the game’s protagonist. After this date, a DLC bundle consisting of two DLCs will be published every week, entirely for free. Gamers are entitled to the free DLC regardless of obtaining the game via pre-order or after launch. Instructions on how to obtain DLCs on specific platforms will be provided at a later date.

“We love games. We love collecting them, playing them, and everything connected to that experience. Every time we reach out for a new release, we expect to be taken care of. We expect support if we encounter any problems, we love updates constantly improving the experience, and we feel really special when we receive free content that gives us more than we initially paid for. It doesn’t have to be huge, it can be an awesome skin for a character, or an extra sword, or armor.

Unfortunately this treatment is quite rare these days. As gamers, we nowadays have to hold on tight to our wallets, as surprisingly right after release, lots of tiny pieces of tempting content materialize with a steep price tag attached. Haven’t we just paid a lot of cash for a brand new game?

As CD PROJEKT RED, we strongly believe this is not the way it should work and, with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, we have decided to do it differently. Cutting to the chase, everyone who buys Wild Hunt will receive 16 specially prepared DLCs absolutely for free, regardless of platform. You don’t have to pre-order, you don’t have to buy any special edition to get them -- if you own a copy of Wild Hunt, they’re yours. This is our way of saying thank you for buying our game.”

Free DLC Q&A

Q: What do I have to do to receive the 16 free DLCs?

A: The only thing you need to do to receive the 16 DLCs is purchase The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. All of the DLCs will be available for free on every platform (i.e. Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4).

Q: Do I have to pre-order to get the free DLCs?

A: No, each piece of content will be available for download regardless of you buying the game before or after launch on February 24th, 2015.

Q: I have the standard version of the game (i.e. not the Collector’s Edition). Do I still get the free DLCs?

A: Yes. You get the 16 DLCs regardless of the version of the game you bought (i.e. standard or Collector's, digital or physical).

Q: What’s the plan? When can I expect the DLCs to be released?

A: The plan is to release a new DLC bundle (each bundle contains two DLCs) on a weekly basis, following the game’s launch February 24th, 2015. The first DLC bundle will be released the next day on February 25th. The next bundle will be available for download a week after that, on March 4th, the next on March 11th, and so on. The first bundle will contain the Temerian Armor Set and a Beard and Hairstyle Set for Geralt. The second bundle will contain an additional quest and an alternative look for one of the game’s main characters -- Yennefer of Vengerberg.

Edited On 06 Nov, 2014

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listerdaleo 2 years ago
Really the best news i seen in ages, a company that gives you all! so many games/company need dlc this and that ... soon have to get the dlc to complete the game i bet... be 60-70£ in total. Top marks to witcher 3. games looks immense so i hope it succeeds
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Bindiana 2 years ago
This is very nice to see in this day in age especially considering the story above this one. Bad timing on the part of Ubisoft haha
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Danny_936 2 years ago
Wow this is really positive news, It's nice to see stuff like this within games now a days and the game looks like a really decent RPG too so i will definitely picking this up.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 2 years ago
CD Projekt have always giving out free DLC to their costumers. Their business practises are the reason they are beloved by many
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JoeToots 2 years ago
Deleted what i just put because i've just gone and read it over again.
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jay.hamilton 2 years ago
WOW, now thats a breath of fresh air, absolutely brilliant, ive already had this pre ordered anyway but thats how it should be done
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Neil 2 years ago
Pre-Order kept
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Artemisthemp 2 years ago
Good to see that some companies still offer Free DLC. Guess that means The Witcher 3 will be add to my list of games

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