Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alice O'Connor)

This picture explains nothing.

As The Witcher 3 [official site] nears the last of its sixteen planned free ‘DLC’ releases, developers CD Projekt RED are dragging things out, the awful teases. This Wednesday brings only one new pack, rather than the usual two, in the form of a new quest titled ‘Where the Cat and Wolf Play…’. Sounds like another Witcher might be involved in this one, aye?

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PC Gamer

There's just the one piece of free Witcher 3 DLC this week, but CD Projekt Red says it's a big one. "One of the biggest pieces of DLC yet," in fact. It's a new quest, called Where The Cat and Wolf Play.

Here's the description:

"You'll 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.

"The Cat and the Wolf have clashed once before. Any guesses where this might be going?"

Dance party? I hope it's a dance party.

The DLC is available now, and can be grabbed from SteamGOG, or through GOG Galaxy, by following the instructions on this page.

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alice O'Connor)

Blending in nicely, Geralt. No one will know you're a tourist, I'm sure.

Do you ever worry Geralt seems a bit too into the fashion of the places he visits? He cottons onto a local look and adopts it himself, which I’d say is worse than a tourist wearing an ‘I Skellige’ t-shirt. He wants everyone to know he totally gets the culture, yeah? The sort of arse who’d swan around Paris wearing black and smoking Marlboros, nodding at passers-by in the market like “Yeah, we Parisians get this.”

This time, he’s dressing up as one of Skellige’s own sons in the latest round of free little add-ons for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt [official site] as he undertakes a new Skelligen quest.

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PC Gamer

We've had alternative outfits, Gwent skins and a quest involving a village of pigs. This week, though, The Witcher 3 free DLC program heads to Skellige for a new mission and a new armour set.

Here are the full details, courtesy of CD Projekt Red:

  • New Quest - 'Contract: Skellige's Most Wanted': A monster hunt like no other -- Can you survive it?
  • Skellige Armor Set: Enhanced for the frigid climate of the Skellige Archipelago, this set includes a jacket, gloves, pants, boots and horse tack.

To get the DLCs, subscribe to this package on GOG and download them from your account page, or add them from Steam's DLC list when they appear.

There are four pieces of DLC left, at which point The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will hold steady until the planned expansions release. Whatever the final free add-ons are, one thing is for sure: we have a hell of a lot more armour sets than we did six weeks ago.

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alice O'Connor)

I’m doing it again and you can’t stop me: I’m posting about a released game during E3 week. Come at me, you nerks; I’ll fight you all.

This time it’s The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt [official site], which deposited its customary weekly drop of new free pellets of content on our gamedoorstep yesterday. Sorry I’m late; I was busy doing video games. Breaking the pellets open, we discover Geralt has a new scavenger hunt quest leading to Wolf School Witcher gear, and Triss gets a glam alternative outfit that I’m sure I’ve seen before on Rick Wakeman.

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PC Gamer

The Witcher 3 gets another new quest this week. I'm sorry to say that—unlike last week's free DLC drop—it doesn't feature a village of pigs. Instead, it's a scavenger hunt for new gear. Also this week, and alternate look for Triss.

Here are the official descriptions from CD Project Red:

  • Triss alternative costume - Love to play dress up? Now you can with this exclusive new look for Triss Merigold.
  • New Quest - Scavenger Hunt: Wolf School Gear - Adventure awaits! Embark on an epic treasure hunt and get your hands on a long-lost elite set of Wolf School witcher gear!

As always, you can grab the DLC, for free, from Steam, or via the GOG DLC program pass. There are still six chunks of DLC to go, due out over the next few weeks.

Community Announcements - Goldgust
Hotfix 1.06 has just been released for PC. Please check the list of changes below.
  • Fixes the endless loading screen when fighting the Ice Giant during the quest 'Lord of Undvik'
  • Geralt's clothes will no longer be wet after leaving the menu
  • The gate in the crypt now works correctly during the quest 'Scavenger Hunt: Viper School Gear'
  • Fixes the lack of interaction with Roche on Oxenfurt Bridge in the quest 'Get Junior'
  • Fixes an issue that prevented players from creating more than one item via Crafting/Alchemy
Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Cassandra Khaw)

One of the best things about The Witcher 3 is its awareness that fetch quests are absolutely silly. The other fantastic thing is Gwent. I like Gwent. A lot. In case you don’t know what it is, it’s this in-game collectible card game that has two players take control of different armies and duke it out to see who is the better general-leader-hypothetical-head-of-army. While not the deepest mini-game I’ve encountered, it’s certainly fun and has, to date, consumed a worrying amount of my time in the Witcher 3. And now it is available as a mod for Tabletop Simulator [official site], which is similarly awesome.

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PC Gamer

Gwent is a collectible card game playable within The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The odds are good that you've heard of it; it's enormously popular as these things go, and in fact a couple of Witcher 3 developers released a brief Gwent tutorial video earlier this week. At the end of that post, I suggested that it would be awfully nice if CD Projekt released a standalone version of Gwent, so we could keep on Gwenting after the Witchering was over. And it hasn't—but someone else has.

Back in May we drew your attention the looming launch of Tabletop Simulator, a simulator of a table atop which you can play "real" games: card games, dice games, chess, or whatever floats your boat. It came out of Early Access earlier this month, and now, thanks to the efforts of Steam user [MeoW] Mr.RiZZaH , you can get your Gwent on as well, by way of his unofficial T-Sim mod.

It's a two-player mod, so you can't pass a few idle minutes playing against the computer, and as it's unofficial, there will likely be some technical issues that pop up now and then. The creator also had to come up with his own rules for deck building, since it's not possible to import them from the game or collect them from the bodies of people you kill in the real world. On the other hand, the comments, while few in number, are very positive.

And it's free! So why not, right? Especially if you already own Tabletop Simulator. Otherwise, it's currently marked down to $13/ 10 as part of the Steam Summer Sale, which is now underway.

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alice O'Connor)

“Geralt and a village idiot team up to learn the secret of an abandoned village inhabited entirely by pigs.” I’ll give you a second to read that again. Sounds fun, doesn’t it? What larks will surely ensue!

See for yourself, as it’s a new quest released today for The Witcher 3 [official site] as part of its weekly free ‘DLC’ drops. Witching Wednesday, developers CD Projekt RED could call it. This week’s other pack is pretty alternative art for a few Gwent cards. All this arrives after the announcement that – gosh! – it sold four million copies in its first two weeks across all platforms.

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