Witcher 3 Next-Gen Update Will Add Armor That Might Make You Wrinkle Your Nose

Witcher 3 Next-Gen Update Will Add Armor That Might Make You Wrinkle Your Nose

CD Projekt Red will be rolling out its long-awaited next-gen update for The Witcher 3 on December 14, and with it will bring new performance and quality modes, a new photo mode, and other quality-of-life features to the game.

However, it will also bring something that may not be entirely welcome.

Why yes, Witcher fans, this next-gen update will also include Netflix’s take (at least for its first season) on Nilfgaardian army armour.

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For some background on this, in the first season of Netflix’s adaptation of The Witcher, the Nilfgaardian army wore armor that was quite controversial in its design. In fact, some have compared it to a bag of bullets.

You can see it (the Netflix armor, not a bullet bag) in the image below.

It’s definitely a choice.

In 2020, showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich told IGN that this armor was designed this way in an effort to keep the Nilfgaardian army away “from the army of Cintran”.

Apparently it was “not meant to look the same as standard armor” (which, to be fair, the Netflix team certainly achieved with this design).

However, this choice of the production team was widely derided, so much so that in later seasons it was changed to be less wrinkled and unattractive.

But while Netflix may have wanted to move on from the old wrinkled armor, Witcher developer CD Projekt Red clearly didn’t.

In the words of AniGaming Nation, “the thing you hated about The Witcher Netflix show is coming to the game.” Along with that proclamation, they also shared a nice close-up image of CDPR’s vision for the armor, which you can see below.

So, are you excited to see more of this armor with its shiny new current-gen graphics?

Last month, it was announced that Henry Cavill would not be reprising the role of Geralt of Rivia for the show’s fourth season.

He will now be replaced by Liam Hemsworth, who is best known for playing Gale Hawthorne in The Hunger Games film series.

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