The Witcher 3 DLC Can Now Be Bought Separately on the Nintendo eShop

The Witcher 3 DLC Can Now Be Bought Separately on the Nintendo eShop

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Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red has been making headlines ever since the unfortunate and rocky launch of the game. Now they’re making headlines for something other than Cyberpunk: The Witcher 3 DLC is changing on the Nintendo eShop.

When the Switch port of the game initially launched in 2019, it was only able to be purchased as The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition. This version of the game includes the base game as well as all free DLC’s and the two expansions. Now, the classification for The Witcher DLC on the eShop is changing.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt can still be purchased as the Complete Edition, but now the base version of the game can be bought separately from the game’s expansions. Essentially, if someone didn’t have interest in any of the DLC, they don’t have to pay for an edition of the game that includes them. They can also buy each expansion individually if they so choose.

The official website for The Witcher answers some questions that people might have about the change. Here’s the short FAQ:

Q: Will cross saves between Switch and PC still work?
A: Yes, cross saves will continue to work. Keep in mind that you need to have the same content both on the Switch and PC version for your saves to work.
For example, if you have the Game of the Year edition on PC you’ll need to have the base game, expansions, and all free DLCs on Switch to fully use the cross saving feature. Likewise, you won’t be able to use saves from the Game of the Year edition for PC if you only have the base game on Switch.
Q: What will happen to my physical version?
A: Players who purchased the Complete Edition game card will be able to play their version of the game just like before.
Q: If I delete the Complete Edition, will I still be able to download it again after it leaves the store?
A: Yes, if you already own the Complete Edition and decide to delete it, you’ll be able to re-download the game even after it’s removed from the Nintendo eShop.
Q: Will my save files from the Complete Edition work on the base game and expansions?
A: Not directly, but you can make them work by first transferring them from Switch to PC and then back to Nintendo Switch.