After 15 free downloadable content packs, developer CD Projekt Red has made its final DLC pack for “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt” a special one. The free 16th DLC will contain the fan-requested New Game Plus mode. Unlike previous DLC packs, this one won’t be released for a while since the developer is still working on the new mode.
The mode was announced on the official Facebook page of the “The Witcher,” where CD Projekt Red explained that the content would not be available this week. The team still needs more time to finish working on the mode.
While New Game Plus isn’t really a new feature for experienced gamers, Eurogamer did list a number of surprising features it will include. Players will start out at level 30 if they reached that level in the main game or finished it in a lower level, though players who reached higher will remain in that level. “The Witcher 3” hero Geralt will also have access to a clearing potion that resets his skills if players want to try leveling him up in a different way or give him a different skill set.
Enemies will also be much tougher in New Game Plus, but the player’s experience, items and alchemy recipes will carry over from the previous save, giving players an advantage as well. The only items that won’t be carried over are quest-related ones like letters, books and keys to important areas in the game, though players may be disappointed that their powerful Gwent cards won’t be making the transition.
Though this is the last of the free “The Witcher 3” DLC, there are two lengthy story expansions planned for the game called “Hearts of Stone” and “Blood and Wine.” Both expansions will reportedly add 30 hours to the already lengthy role-playing game.
No release date has been confirmed yet, but CD Projekt Red has always been vigilant about providing fans with updates on the development’s progress. “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt” is currently available for the PS4, Xbox One and PC.