The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Getting 16 Pieces of Free DLC, Regardless of Platform or Whether You Pre-Ordered

November 6, 2014 Written by Jason Dunning

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Saying how there’s “no hoops or tricks or weird tie-ins with shaving cream,” CD Projekt RED announced today that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will include 16 pieces of free DLC.

As Co-Founder Marcin Iwiński explained, “You don’t have to pre-order, you don’t have to buy any special edition to get them – if you own a copy of Wild Hunt, they’re yours. This is our way of saying thank you for buying our game.”

With The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt launching on February 24, 2015 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, the first two pieces of DLC will be released on February 25, which include the Temerian Armor Set (horse armor included) and a Beard and Hairstyle Set for Geralt, the game’s protagonist. Following this, two pieces of DLC will be given away every week for free until all 16 are available. Full instructions on how to obtain the DLC will be given at a later date.

CD Projekt RED provided a few answers to questions you may have:

  • The only thing you need to do to receive the 16 DLCs is purchase The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. All of the DLCs will be available for free on every platform (i.e. Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4).
  • Each piece of content will be available for download regardless of you buying the game before or after launch on February 24, 2015.
  • You get the 16 DLCs regardless of the version of the game you bought (i.e. standard or Collector’s, digital or physical).
  • The plan is to release a new DLC bundle (each bundle contains two DLCs) on a weekly basis, following the game’s launch February 24, 2015. The first DLC bundle will be released the next day on February 25. The next bundle will be available for download a week after that, on March 4, the next on March 11, and so on. The first bundle will contain the Temerian Armor Set and a Beard and Hairstyle Set for Geralt. The second bundle will contain an additional quest and an alternative look for one of the game’s main characters — Yennefer of Vengerberg.

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Here’s the rest of Iwiński’s open letter about the free content:

We love games. We love collecting them, playing them, and everything connected to that experience. Every time we reach out for a new release, we expect to be taken care of. We expect support if we encounter any problems, we love updates constantly improving the experience, and we feel really special when we receive free content that gives us more than we initially paid for. It doesn’t have to be huge, it can be an awesome skin for a character, or an extra sword, or armor.

Unfortunately this treatment is quite rare these days. As gamers, we nowadays have to hold on tight to our wallets, as surprisingly right after release, lots of tiny pieces of tempting content materialize with a steep price tag attached. Haven’t we just paid a lot of cash for a brand new game?

How excited are you for that horse armor?

[Source: TheWitcher.com]