The Witcher 3 Offered Free on GOG GALAXY for Existing Owners
Owners of The Witcher 3 on non-GOG platforms can grab their free copy of this venerable 100+ hour action-RPG from the GOG GALAXY 2.0 client until June 23.
If you’re looking for yet another reason to dive back into The Witcher 3 and don Geralt’s monster-hunting boots once more, you’ve officially got one. CD Projekt has announced via Twitter that it is currently offering a freebie deal for the legendary RPG, allowing owners of The Witcher 3 on non-GOG platforms including Steam, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and others to finally download and play the game directly off of GOG at no extra charge.
All you need to do to get your shiny new copy of The Witcher 3 from GOG is hop over to gogalaxy.com, download the GOG GALAXY 2.0 client, then set up your account.
Once in, navigate to the top left part of the client and click on the gear, then ‘Add games and friends’, and ‘Connect platforms’ in the submenus. There, you can connect to Xbox Live, Epic Games Store, Origin, PlayStation Network, Steam, and Uplay. The GOG client will detect which version(s) of The Witcher 3 you already own, and then you can claim your copy directly from your library.
Owners of the recent Nintendo Switch port that released last fall are sorely out of luck, however, as GOG does not currently include integration for Nintendo Switch accounts, making it impossible for you to import your library into the service anyhow.
Something important to note about this deal is that it does not include DLC for owners of the original game who purchased the DLC or Season Pass separately. Owners of the GOTY edition, however, will receive an equivalent GOTY edition of The Witcher 3 on GOG which includes all of the DLC, including Hearts of Stone and Blood & Wine.
If this is your first time signing up with a GOG account, you will also be granted a 48-hour window to purchase the GOTY edition for 70% off, or $14.99.
Existing owners can claim their free copy of The Witcher 3 on GOG until June 23rd.
Meanwhile, longtime fans of The Witcher 3 may be surprised to learn that the game celebrated its 5-year anniversary just last month.