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Random: The Witcher 3’s next-gen pigeon is suddenly a star



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Who is your favorite character in The Witcher 3? Is it Geralt? Siri? Yennefer? Maybe dandelions? Perhaps you’ve got a soft spot for Dijkstra, or Gunter O’Dim? There are many to choose from, but one lesser-known cast member is currently taking the gaming community by storm. We are, of course, talking about the humble Novigrad pigeon.

The pigeon was first introduced when the original game was released in 2015, but it’s taken almost eight full years for the creature to become a full-on meme. From what we can tell, it all started (again) with a post on Reddit ben0074, which now has a screenshot of the cute bird. “The graphics in the next-gen update are truly a sight to behold!” It reads

It goes without saying that the pigeon hardly looks like a pigeon, hence its popularity. Its only features are textures that slap on a very crude shape kind of Looks like a bird’s body, complete with wings that are actually two dimensional.

Witcher 3 pigeons
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It’s a sorry looking animal, but it’s an environmental asset that never was as a matter of fact To be seen in detail. You should see these things from a distance to give the impression of pigeons flying around the city. But with the arrival of a dedicated photo mode in the game’s next-gen update, the graphically challenged pigeon is now the center of attention.

The dove actually took off on r/witcher — Reddit’s most popular Witcher community — and at the time of writing this article, the front page is plastered with dove-related content, including a painting of a dove, and a dove gift card. is You may have seen the winged celebrity passing around Twitter and other social media platforms in the past few days.

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