The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Patch 1.12 Is Live, Patch Notes Inside

CD Project Red has released the latest update for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. As promised by CD Project Red’s Community Lead Marcin Momot, the latest patch for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is now available on PC and should be available on PS4 and Xbox One sometime today.

This new patch for The Witcher 3 contains the following fixes and changes for PC. We will update with full PS4 and Xbox One patch notes once it is made available.

Hearts of Stone

  • Fixes issue whereby achievement titled Wild Rose Dethorned could not be completed.
  • Fixes interaction on pickaxe in quest titled Enchanting: Quality Has Its Price.
  • Fixes issue (in majority of contexts) whereby not all diagrams could be collected in quest titled From Ofier’s Distant Shores.
  • Fixes rare issue whereby some players were prevented from spreading smoke throughout all rooms in crypt during quest titled Dead Man’s Party.
  • Fixes issue whereby book merchant named Marcus T.K. Hodgson failed to appear in market square in Novigrad.
  • Fixes rare issue whereby some Knights of the Flaming Rose in quest titled Open Sesame! in Hearts of Stone expansion could not be killed.
  • Introduces a number of improvements to general game performance.
  • Fixes issue whereby treasure hunt titled The Drakenborg Redemption remained in Journal despite completion of all objectives.
  • Fixes issue whereby swapping of enchanted gear within Inventory granted permanent bonuses to statistics.
  • Fixes issue whereby treasure hunt titled The Royal Air Force remained in Journal despite completion of all objectives.
  • Fixes issue whereby players could not eavesdrop on guards during quest titled Witcher Seasonings in Hearts of Stone expansion.
  • Fixes issue whereby some players could not talk to Shani at certain juncture of quest titled Dead Man’s Party in Hearts of Stone expansion.
  • Introduces a series of minor difficulty balance tweaks at all difficulty levels in Hearts of Stone expansion.
  • Fixes rare issue whereby inebriation effect would persist on screen after quest titled Dead Man’s Party in Hearts of Stone expansion.
  • Fixes issue whereby phase titled Enchanting: Start-up Costs would remain in Journal after Enchanter was paid relevant amount.
  • Fixes incorrect Stamina bonus granted for Caparison of Lament in New Game + mode.
  • Fixes incorrect mesh appearing on Viper School swords in New Game + mode.


  • Fixes previously unlootable container within Kaer Morhen watchtower during quest titled Scavenger Hunt: Wolf School Gear.
  • Fixes rare issue whereby a doll could not be picked up in quest titled Where the Cat and Wolf Play.
  • Fixes specific user’s issue with werewolf in quest titled Contract: Skellige’s Most Wanted.

Main Game (Gameplay)

  • Fixes issue whereby some toxic gas clouds failed to poison or deal damage to player character.
  • Fixes issue whereby scabbard meshes were missing from witchers other than Geralt.
  • Fixes rare issue whereby attacks performed near friendly NPCs resulted in unintended regeneration of Stamina.
  • Fixes exploit involving Alchemy skill titled Tissue Transmutation.
  • Fixes issue whereby quickslots could disappear if game difficulty level was changed during combat.
  • Fixes exploit involving Superior White Raffard’s Decoction and skill named Delayed Recovery.
  • Fixes rare issue whereby skill named Flood of Anger incorrectly enabled Signs Tree and enhanced Sign Intensity permanently.
  • Introduces fix whereby special bonus granted by Superior Blizzard will take effect only when slow-motion is triggered.
  • Fixes a number of issues affecting potion called Chort decoction. Fixes rare issue whereby some mini-bosses could become immortal under certain circumstances.
  • Fixes misleading message displayed when players attempted to cast Signs in combat, while enveloped by a cloud resulting from the detonation of a Dimeritium Bomb.

Main Game (GUI)

  • Fixes issue whereby items in merchants’ stores could not be compared to currently equipped items.
  • Fixes exploit whereby some items (runes, glyphs) could be upgraded infinitely.
  • Introduces UI enhancement whereby herb name is now displayed above available interaction.
  • Fixes issue whereby keys/controls (mouse and keyboard) were not unbound from current setting when attempted.
  • Fixes issue whereby Toggle HUD button would not always work correctly during set scenes.
  • Introduces enhancement whereby ingredients required for a pinned formula and in possession of a merchant are now highlighted in said merchant’s Shop screen.
  • Improves quest tracking by enabling tracking of objectives across different game regions.
  • Fixes issue whereby Witcher Medallion and statistics bar could disappear if game difficulty level was changed during combat.
  • Introduces enhancement on PC systems whereby weapon and armor repair kits can now be applied via drag and drop.
  • Fixes issue on PC systems whereby toggling HUD did not work correctly on QWERTZ and AZERTY keyboard configurations.

Main Game (Living World)

  • Fixes issue whereby treasure hunt titled Shortcut would not complete correctly.
  • Fixes issue whereby destroyed monster nests would respawn after a time.
  • Fixes rare issue whereby Shop screen would not open correctly for traveling merchants.

Main Game (Quests)

  • Fixes issue whereby some human foes could have empty Vitality bars and thus could not be killed.
  • Fixes rare issue whereby some players could not talk to Fergus during quest titled Master Armorers.
  • Fixes rare issue whereby a monster disappeared incorrectly during quest titled Contract: Phantom of the Trade Route.
  • Restores notice regarding quest titled Races: Crow’s Perch to notice board at said ingame location.
  • Fixes premature display of objective involving placement of a book on a pedestal in quest titled The Witchers’ Forge.
  • Fixes rare issue whereby relevant reward was not granted for completion of Contract: The Creature from the Oxenfurt Forest.
  • Fixes issue whereby encounter with caged wyvern near Oxenfurt was inactive.
  • Fixes a number of rare issues with blacksmith in Mulbrydale in quest titled Person in Distress.
  • Fixes issue whereby quest titled Novigrad, Closed City II would incorrectly be tagged as failed if completed prior to installation of patch 1.10.
  • Introduces balance improvement whereby prices of goods throughout Skellige drop by 10% after Geralt kills the giant and agrees to take all the credit for it in quest titled The Lord of Undvik.
  • Fixes issue whereby quests titled The Nobleman Statuette and The Soldier Statuette were incorrectly and prematurely deactivated and could not be completed.
  • Fixes incorrect map-pin in treasure hunt titled Freya Be Praised!
  • Fixes rarely occurring technical glitch whereby older patch fixes failed to work correctly.
  • Fixes rare issue whereby players could not talk to Hattori after completing quest titled Of Swords and Dumplings.
  • Fixes rare issue whereby Nidas would fail to appear in Novigrad during quest titled Black Pearl.
  • Fixes issue whereby treasure hunt titled Temerian Valuables would not complete correctly.
  • Fixes rare issue whereby quest titled Get Junior would remain active in Journal after game was completed.
  • Fixes issues whereby some Character glossary entries were displayed incorrectly in game.
  • Fixes issue whereby quest titled Free Spirit could not be completed.


  • Fixes appearance on screen of unwanted visual artifacts after Geralt was teleported to new locations.
  • Improves transitions between distinct scenes and gameplay sequences.


  • Fixes issue whereby launching The Witcher 3 on systems running the Windows OS discarded sRGB settings in users’ ICC profiles.


  • Fixes rare issue whereby NPC animations would playback at reduced speed after quest titled On Thin Ice.
  • Fixes issue whereby quest titled Faithful Friend would incorrectly remain tagged as failed after quest titled Something Ends, Something Begins was completed.


The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is an award winning game that has won over 160 game of the year awards so far. It is available on PS4, Xbox One and PC. CD Project Red released an expansion for the game called Hearts of Stone last year and will released the last expansion for Season Pass owners in the first half of 2016. This new expansion is called Blood and Wine and will feature more than 20 hours of content.

Let us know what you think about this new patch in the comments below.

Khurram Imtiaz

Editor-in-Chief at GearNuke. I am a hardcore Final Fantasy fan and lover of JRPGs. When I am not posting news, I can be seen sharing my thoughts over at Twitter.

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  • Sasha Pogodin

    У меня после обновления провалено задание стало по сбору полной коллекции гвинта.

  • Alien

    wow, what a moron we have here…

  • Wayne Wastier

    If you don’t post a link to the patch, why bother posting? Sheesh

  • Wayne Wastier

    Where is a link to the patch? I am still running Witcher 3 1.01

  • Paul

    This sure is a lot of fixes but at least they’re bothering to put everything right with it unlike other devs.

  • knowingisgrowing

    Awesome. Play through number #2, here I come.

  • Emzx19

    About time. As for the “fixes other patches” portion of the patch. HIGHLY skeptical. I guess I’ll find out when I go for my last Gwent card. And I suppose the horse races too. A couple more quests can be finished as well, that’ll be nice. Didn’t notice a fix for the bear armor, but hey, at least I could wall clip out. Thanks CD. Far too many bugs to call this game GOTY. Saddens me to see everyone collectively drop the standards just because this industry can’t crank out games like it used to.

    • TGiddy

      Maybe you’re a special case where you experience every single bug in this game but I haven’t experienced many bugs at all. The only one I can remember is a wraith would refuse to die but I found a way around it.

      • Emzx19

        You see what you want to see. Hence why your opinion is useless.

        • TGiddy

          No game is perfect. You’re a fool who will never be satisfied with any product or game so may as well look for another hobby.

          • Emzx19

            Plenty of games are better. Early Elder Scrolls is a thousand times better.

          • TGiddy

            Wow! It’s almost like people have different opinions on which games they prefer. Who’da thunk it!?

          • Osasu Elaiho

            Dude what’s your problem? Do you have shot for brains? Must everyone have the same experience as you? Must everyone agree with your opinion? Is that reason to insult anyone’s intelligence just because they have different preferences? What is wrong with you? I personally didn’t experience any glitch during my time with the game and I still haven’t come across any even now and this is without the patch. Are you going to insult me now too? I’ll actually look forward to your predictable outburst.

  • bigshynepo

    2015 GOTY for a reason…if you haven’t played it, you’re missing out.

    • Emzx19

      For being a glitch riddled, plagiarized, turd? Good game. Highly overrated. I guess you all have shot memories because the game didn’t FUNCTION when it was released, and likely shouldn’t have come out until now with all of the crap they’re fixing.

      • knowingisgrowing

        Based on your attitude, It’s no wonder you didn’t like the game. It’s a wonder you like any games at all Emz. I’ll bet COD is you’re favorite!

        • Emzx19

          What a wonderful argument “Hahahhaaaaha he likes cod look everyone I argue good” – You in a nutshell.

          The game has no end of performance issues and JUST started to work good yesterday with the latest patch. Take a hike. I can hate Call of Duty as much as I want, you saying I like it doesn’t make the Witcher a less buggy turd. Fuck off.

          • knowingisgrowing

            Do you even hear yourself? A game as big as the Witcher 3, and you’re demands for it being bug free are highly unrealistic. It’s clear you’ve got no clue how software development works, but you’re very skilled in profanity. Bravo.

          • Emzx19

            The pre Internet age of games did it. My standards are fine. Yours on the other hand suck ass through a straw.

          • slap

            nope, it doesn’t The issue here is YOU and probably your crap PC

      • TGiddy

        The game functioned just fine when it was released. I don’t recall any reviewer mentioning any game breaking bugs or anything like that. You sound like a cynical asshat.

        • Emzx19

          Probably because those “reviewers” have their paychecks made out from the people they’re reviewing! Gamer gate, gaming journalists are corrupt…unless it’s a Bethesda game, the Witcher, or an exclusive for any platform. I like it. Hypocrite.

          • TGiddy

            You’re pathetic.

      • Alex Iulian

        I encountered just 2 bugs when I played the game at release, for 130 hours or so. One of the bugs was that I couldn’t get a quest (minor sidequest) from a guy that died, and the exclamation mark is still there.

        You’re just a bit butthurt for some reason…

        • Emzx19

          Couldn’t lie harder if I wanted to. 2 bugs? No performance problems? Really? Shut up you lying cunt.

          • GA

            compare what you say about witcher 3, to skyrim or whatever else rpg game of last 10 years. if witcher 3 “didn’t FUNCTION” – as you said – then skyrim or oblivion, or gothic 3 or whatever else rpg game was even 10000% worse at it’s release version 1.0. witcher 3 was the nice surprise after all other rpg games of last years, that was playable and was able to finish to its end without any major bugs. Please try to say the same about skyrim for example. and then you will be the biggest liar on this planet.

          • Emzx19

            Skyrim never deleted my saves. Oblivion actually let me role play. Gothic has real RPG. Witcher? Linear fetch quest story with trivial choices and some of the worst RPG features I’ve yet to see. Throw in endless bugs that JUST got patched and you have yourself one overrated game (one that gains praise due to a shit year, not it’s actual virtues). You morons blew CD the second the game was out and you couldn’t play 5 minutes without a dozen graphical bugs blowing their way in. You people lower your standards every year. Release this game in 2003. Watch as nobody fucking likes it as it doesn’t function near as well as most games released in that time. Apologist moron.

            Oh, and the game blows because it’s plagiarized. The gameplay can take a hike, plagiarism is unforgivable.

          • H3NR1QU3 S3UCU

            Don’t worry, butthurt haters are butthurt haters, and they won’t change their butthurt opinion about TW3 because they are butthurt, especially Bethesda or Bioware fans who can’t stand that TW3 took Skyrim’s position as best RPG of the last few years, and took “Fallout 4’s GOTY” (which Bloodborne would have took anyway), or took the love that DA:Inquisition had in it’s first 5 months of life. Oh, by the way, I love Bethesda games, and I played more then 400 hours of Skyrim easily, but it had half the map, not nearly as good sidequests (but they are great anyway, and it made the game), and a half-assed shit main story (I think that everyone agrees that Skyrim’s main story is shit), so “emzbutthurtx19”, take your “let me role-play” just because they let you customize your character’s appearance and go suck Bethesda’s dick, which is the only worthy competitor to TW3, and isn’t even close to it’s greatness, and I pretty much doubt Skyrim never deleted your saves because it deleted mine at least 3 times, buggy games, these open-world ones, if you learned a little about game development you would see that making those without leaving one error behind is impossible, even more massively-scaled games like TW3 and Skyrim, and that’s what updates are for, people report bugs, they fix, and that is it, like any other RPG game after updates came to life never used that, right? Dumbass

      • bigshynepo

        I had zero crash issues at all, some simple clipping ones but nothing that made it unplayable. That was on PS4 though so maybe our experiences were different.

        • Emzx19

          You just don’t know what to look for and see what you want to see. The evidence is all over YouTube. Telling me otherwise is proof you’re ignorant.

          • bigshynepo

            Or, it’s the truth. But yeah, put your tinfoil hat back on. Nice of you to confirm what system you are playing on to add some context, if it was buggy PC or Xbox, I wouldn’t be surprised. Thanks for the enlightened chat, champ.

          • Emzx19

            Go on YouTube shit lord. You’re seeing what you want. Not what’s real.

          • bigshynepo

            Your teen angst is hilarious.
            I’m not denying some people had problems, I may have played through slower, after the patches, than some people did.
            Maybe you should consider that maybe, just maybe, my game didn’t share the same in-game conditions required to cause the crash?

            No, that level of critical thinking would require way more brain cells than your Fetal Alcohol Syndrome left you with (“Thanks Mom”, amirite?)

            Have fun playing your X-box or PC, and when you want a more bug-free experience, check out a Playstation.

            Peace, hoe.

      • Jimmy Crowson

        Butthurt Fallout 4 fanboy here folks.

        • Emzx19

          Fallout 4 wasn’t even a good Fallout game. But sure. Circle around the fact based argument with a shit jab into the dark to see if you strike a nerve. 0/10

          • knowingisgrowing

            So, now fallout 4 sucked too? See? Your attitude is the problem, not the games. You’re a cynical child.

          • Emzx19

            Your taste fucking sucks. Fallout has LESS features than ever and even less content than previous games. Hell the dialogue is nowhere near the amount of previous titles! Your standards are pathetic. Jump off a bridge you moron. This industry plummeting into fiscal hell is proof of the regressive development of games. You not noticing is your stupidity.

          • knowingisgrowing

            The industry is more profitable then ever. That’s a statistical fact. Just like the fact that there is no point in discussing anything with you as your emotional state speaks far more about your opinions, then your opinions do, themselves.

      • Alien

        I played it on first day on GOG galaxy and it was very much playable, with minor graphics bugs like medallions on women would load a second too late on cutscenes and I have over 300+ hours ingame, what the hell are you talking about? Buy yourself a decent comp, butthurt mate

      • slap

        glitch riddled? Turd? Clearly you haven’t played it. You are a clueless little boy with anger issues I think. They game runs perfectly and is a masterpiece

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