The Best Witcher 3 Mods That Deserve Your Attention
Having released just a couple of weeks ago, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is still very young when it comes to its hyped up modding capabilities. Nonetheless, the community has been hard at work, trying to make ends meet and posting various tweaks and mods online every day.
The REDKit for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has already been confirmed by CD Projekt RED for a release this year. A date, however, is still pending. We’ll probably be seeing a surge in the amount of different mods presenting themselves to us, once the modding kit is officially released.
Until then, here are a few that you might find entertaining and/or helpful.
Note: We will keep updating this article as we come across more The Witcher 3 mods that we think might be worth of a shot.
Over 9000 – Weight Limit Mod (by GiecuMan) [DOWNLOAD]
As with any role-playing game, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt also has its share of inventory capacity issues. At the start of your run, you might not see the point of having more space. However, saving up armor to upgrade later on, or picking up various alchemy and crafting ingredients, will easily push you towards that weight limit.
In the game, Geralt can find Saddlebags for Roach. These increase his total weight limit by a few notches. In fact, the best Zerrikanian Saddlebags (cost 350 gold) will increase it by 100.
With the Over 9000 – Weight Limit Mod, you can set your total inventory capacity to just that, 9999. This gives players the benefit of not taking a break from their questing and taking a detour to find vendors to pawn the junk off.
Additionally, the mod also allows players to decrease the limit, or set a manual value, in case someone is interested in the immersion factor.
Wealthy Vendors With Fair Sale (by GiecuMan) [DOWNLOAD]
Based on how frequently you visit vendors to sell off your extra wares, there will come a point where your actions will simply run the vendors dry.
Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has different vendors for different wares. While you can pretty much sell anything to anyone, selling specific items to their counterparts will yield more gold in return. For example it’s more beneficial to sell weapons to a weapon-smith and armors to an armor-smith.
In the long run, though, it can become a bit annoying to run about the map just to earn that extra bit of gold. To make that process easier, this mod greatly increases the amount of money vendors have. Additionally, if you want, you can also make it so that the vendors purchase your items for a greater worth.
W3HC – Witcher 3 Hunter’s Config (by MelekTaus) [DOWNLOAD]
Those wanting more control over their configuration files will find this mod most pleasing. The W3HC mod allows players to tweak every setting in the game, many of which are not included in the game’s options menu.
Rather than choosing between presets to set, for example, the depth of foliage, the Hunter’s Config gives you access to a whole slider. You can choose to soften the lighting, disable Rain and other weather elements, even disable the cutscenes.
Debug Console Enabler (by Skomski) [DOWNLOAD]
By default, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt does not give players access to the game’s console window. This mod does not allow enables the console window, but also allows players to input from a long list of commands for instant execution.
In-game, press “~” or “F2” to enable the debug console. Pick your desired command from here, and simply type it in.
You can type in coordinates to have Geralt teleport to the location immediately, add or remove Skill Points, add any recipe or item to your inventory, and more. It’s basically a cheat mod for you to use.
Additionally, the mod also enables free camera in the game which allows you to escape the third-person view and see the same scene from any angle you wish. It’s great to capture some amazing screenshots as well. Press “F1” to enable the free floating camera.
E3FX (by Drogean) [DOWNLOAD]
I presume, you’re one of the many who were disappointed to see the final version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt stray the path which was shown to us during the game’s first showcasing at E3 2013.
This mod is packed with custom tools that enhance the graphical capabilities of the game, aiming to bridge the gap between what is installed on your rigs, and what was originally shown to us.
The mod features SMAA, improved texture sharpening, plants shimmering in sunlight, bloom on bright lights, removal of yellow hue for a colder and more realistic feel, less saturated colors, and a better contrast to combat the default crushed blacks.