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Witcher 3 Owners To Get 16 DLCs For Free

CD Projekt Red’s flagship series, The Witcher, gets its third installment this February. While the Polish company has always been very kind to its fans, recent news comes at a surprise to even me. According to today’s announcement, they will be giving out 16 DLCs for the upcoming RPG, all for free—no strings, no tricks, no pre-ordering requirement—all you have to do is purchase the game at some point, which will then entitle you to the new content.

While it may just be a nice way to combat piracy, it’s still welcome. Knowing there are plans for such a large amount of post-release content, and that legal purchasers of the game will get it all for free, is encouraging.

Four of the planned 16 DLCs have been detailed so far. You can read about them in the image above. It’s a good bit of news to Witcher fans, who may have been soured a bit by the news that the Xbox One is getting exclusive physical memorabilia.

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Carl is both a JRPG fan and a CRPG'er who especially loves European PC games. Even with more than three decades of gaming under his belt, he feels the best of the hobby is yet to come.



8 comments
  1. sanic
    sanic
    November 6, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    I was already going to buy it but this is a nice added incentive.

  2. landlock
    landlock
    November 6, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Ragnarok Odyssey Ace also had something like 20 free DLC packages for it. Anyway yeah it’s always nice to see. :)

  3. Fenrir007
    Fenrir007
    November 6, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    Slightly bummed that the PC, the very place that made these guys famous, is excluded from the swag.

    Still, this is better than Gamestop exclusive DLC or time locked console exclusive DLC. Will still buy. I really wanted the cloth map, though…

  4. sanic
    sanic
    November 6, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    Where did you read that?

  5. Fenrir007
    Fenrir007
    November 6, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    On the last link provided here. Did I misread it? I’d love to be wrong.

  6. Noctah
    Noctah
    November 6, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    Once again, CD PROJEKT RED proves itself to be an awesome dev. Absolutely no DRM, and The Witcher 2 still sold 2.2 million units.

  7. Phelan
    Phelan
    November 7, 2014 at 5:25 am

    Is it really that suprising?

    CD Projekt was always giving out things for free.
    -free graphic upgrade for Witcher 1, those patches were changing many things, adding new quest.
    -digital DRM free copy of a game if you bought either retail or steam version.

    This DLC stuff is nothing new really… its rather mean to be a flik on the nose of other companies. I mean take a look… this horse armor is meant to make you remember first infamous DLC for Oblivion.

    It is rather message to other companies, because CDP would be fine giving all this stuff as a part of free patches (just like they always did)