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Witcher 3 ‘best it’s ever been’ with latest PS5 update



The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition is “the best yet” on PS5, according to those eggheads at Digital Foundry. The team’s latest video goes in-depth on update 4.02, which launched last month. This patch promises to improve performance across the board, and based on Digital Foundry’s findings, that’s exactly what happened.

And that’s good news for developer CD Projekt Red, as the previous update, version 4.01, actually managed to have a negative impact on the RPG’s frame rate – even in its 60fps performance mode.

Again, the bugs have been ignored, but as this analysis points out, the most recent patch goes beyond mere fixes, offering the smoothest frame rate to date. Putting various combat encounters and cutscenes to the test, Digital Foundry found that the aforementioned performance mode locked in at a silky 60fps more often than not.

However, there are still areas where the PS5 title drops a few frames. Most notably, the bustling city of Novigrad seems to be the main enemy of the frame rate, stopping at a rock solid 60fps almost every time.

It’s a similar story with the game’s 30fps ray tracing mode, which has seen some major improvements since the Complete Edition was released in December last year. More often than not, it’s hitting the 30fps cap, but again, there are some instances where the frames are ever so slightly skewed. Hopefully CDPR will continue to improve things.

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