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The Witcher 3 new-gen version is finally fixing the game's biggest flaw

The Witcher 3 new-gen version is finally fixing the game's biggest flaw

They don't call his Geralt "Glass Ankles" of Rivia for nothing.

The revamped version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will be bringing a number of changes to the game, and one that is sorely required is a fix for its shameful fall damage.

If you're ever wondering where Ewan is, he's likely to be in White Orchard. Our editor is enamored with the acclaimed RPG, as well as a few others on the team, and for very valid reasons. Breathtaking visuals in a world brimming with things to do and secrets to see, moral quandaries that test your powers of foresight, formidable characters and memorable enemies and a story that sticks with you after you've set down the controller. I imagine that, when the new-gen version of the game arrives in two weeks time, we will lose him to the undeniable allure of The Witcher 3 once again. Godspeed, soldier.

Check out those super sparkly graphics in the new-gen trailer below:

Among the improvements are ray tracing, better screen space reflections, foliage and textures, dynamic resolution scaling, FSR 2.1 support and options for 30 frames per second and 60 frames per second modes. There is also a new camera that's reminiscent of God of War, a photo mode, quick Sign casting, slow walk mode, and fortunately, a fix for that quirky fall damage feature.

If Geralt stumbled down two steps on a rickety staircase, he would take a frankly unfeasible level of damage. The same would occur if a player mistimed their jumps and rolls down the streets of Beauclair. This drew the ire of players, firstly due to the fact that this beastly monster hunter rolls his ankle and he's done for, and secondly that the books themselves state that Witchers are able to sustain falls that would harm a human.

CD Projekt Red's acting narrative director and lead quest designer took to Twitter last week to let everyone know that the newest version of The Witcher 3 won't be so unforgiving. "And yeah, we also tweaked fall damage," he added to a quote-Retweet of a few gorgeous screenshots of the game. Friendly reminder that this update is free for those who already own the game so feel free to test your Internet speed now ahead of this hefty download.

Featured Image Credit: CD Projekt Red, Disney-ABC Domestic Television

Topics: The Witcher 3, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X