The Witcher 3 Patch 1.10 Causes DLC NG+ Bug, CD Projekt Red Has Revealed Why

While patches are released to fix problems, sometimes they can create some too. With Patch 1.10 being released for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt it looks like items and schematics may be disappearing.

With players reporting the issues, CD Projekt Red have taken to The Witcher 3 forums to let them know that they are aware of the problem:

“Some of you have reported items and schematics disappearing after 1.10. The issue will apply to DLC items in New Game +. We are working on a fix and will roll it out as soon as possible. In the meantime please hold on to your saves from before the patch.”

So if you have any saved games that have not been saved onto after the patch, leave them alone for now until CDPR have fixed the problem. The affected DLCs are:

  • Temerian Armor Set
  • Beard and Hairstyle Set
  • Nilfgaardian Armor Set
  • New Quest – “Scavenger Hunt: Wolf School Gear”
  • New Quest – “Contract: Skellige’s Most Wanted”
  • Elite Crossbow Set
  • Skellige Armor Set
  • New Quest – “Where the Cat and Wolf Play…”

Giving a more technical explanation for the problems, they revealed:

“For those interested in a more technical explanation the issue is related to re-balancing of items and their stats in NG+. The changes were applied in 1.10 to game files referring to the items. However, DLCs could not yet be patched in 1.10 (this is due to the game’s builds’ structure, which requires a new DLC patching system on which we are currently working).”

So there you have it, a little slip up between New Game+ and the downloadable content is to blame. Once this has been fixed the items should be back to normal. If you don’t have a saved game from before the update though, this may lead to some issues.

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