How to load your Witcher 3 save data

Geralt follows some soldiers on horseback to Velen.

picture: Projekt Red CD

The Witcher 3 Finally, the “Next Generation” update has been released. This is a mess on the computer at the momentbut it’s very cool On Xbox Series X and PS5. And if you’re one of the millions of players lured back into Geralt’s gruff but lovable cup with better lighting and a few dimples, you’ll need to know how to transfer your save data from previous versions of the game. Here’s everything you need to know The Witcher 3′s By saving the transfer Property.

The Witcher 3 Supports cross-platform cloud saving, sort of

Feature integrates Critically acclaimed open world game With CD Projekt Red’s servers meaning you can log into the game and have your save data follow you from version to version. However, there are some important caveats. Save data cannot be transferred between different patch versions, and only the most recently accessed file will follow you between platforms.

Here’s how CDPR is described in a 4.0 Patch Notes:

Added cross-progress feature between platforms. Your most recent saves will be automatically uploaded to the cloud so you can easily pick up where you left off on other platforms. Cross progression provides the most recent save for each save type. This feature becomes available after logging into your account.

Cloud saves are also available in the Switch version of the game, but since they won’t be updated to the new 4.0 until sometime in the future, they won’t work for now.

How to transfer your old save

While you may think that you can only download the latest version of The Witcher 3 And immediately jump into your old save, it’s not quite that simple (unless you’re playing on Xbox Series X/S where Smart Connect has you covered). Here are the detailed steps on how to enable cross-save and how to bring your old data, including any new game as well as files, especially from PS4 to PS5:

  • Download the latest update on the latest version of The Witcher 3
  • Start the game and go to the load save menu
  • Press the left trigger to enable cross save
  • Use the QR code that appears on the screen to log into your GOG account on your smartphone
  • Select “Claim” and you will get some new equipment for Geralt and start cross-save
  • Now load the save that you want to migrate
  • Manually save again to a new slot
  • Download and unlock the next generation version of The Witcher 3
  • Go to Load Save List
  • Enable cross save
  • Log in with your GOG account

Your save from the old version of the game should now appear in the list

It’s not perfect but it’s good enough

In an ideal world, you would be able to simply transfer All of your old save data in the new version of the game. While the cloud save feature is great for cross-save between different platforms, it’s not entirely easy or comprehensive As a solution to some other games that carried over from the last generation to the next, at least on the PlayStation front. For example, there is no easy way to bring in both a new game as well as a save file and a completed game save needed to create new game features in the future.

It’s a small problem but I nonetheless ran into it trying to sort everything out on my PS5. But on the bright side, this new feature finally addresses the long-standing problem of PlayStation players not being able to access their save data from the launch version of the game. The Witcher 3 While playing the inclusive full version.

And on that note, there are one final wrinkle you should be aware of: You cannot transfer save data from Complete or Game of the Year editions to vanilla versions. This is how it’s always been on PC and it makes sense, since the save data for the GOTY and Complete versions contain references to a bunch of things that aren’t in the base version of the game.

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