The Witcher 3 Update 1.04 Now Live On PS4 & Xbox One, is Over 500MB (Update)

June 5, 2015 Written by Jason Dunning

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Update (June 9):

In addition to confirming that update 1.04 is now live on Xbox One, CD Projekt Red posted full patch notes for 1.04 on both PS4 and Xbox:

  • Fixes a possible exploit by preventing certain drowners from respawning infinitely.
  • Improves the distribution of experience points gained by completing quests with recommended levels lower than the player character level.
  • Fixes an exploit whereby players could buy sea shells and sell the pearls inside them at a higher price.
  • Deploys the Bovine Defense Force Initiative.
  • Rebalances the prices of maps that can be purchased from merchants.
  • Improves camera behavior when the player executes finishing blows.
  • Fixes an issue where the player could loot mutagens from Nightwraith clones.
  • Fixes an issue whereby interaction with Fiend decoction was incorrect when Geralt was overburdened.
  • Fixes a rare issue whereby Geralt could not mount Roach after fast travelling between points.
  • Introduces a number of fixes in in-game communities.
  • Introduces a number of fixes related to combat.
  • Fixes an issue where the player could not deflect arrows/bolts at longer distances.
  • Fixes a crash that could occur on the transition to the Isle of Mists location during the quest of the same title.
  • Fixes a number of issues related to horseback riding.
  • Improves Geralt’s movement, especially when he swims.
  • Improves the smoothness of camera movement.
  • The player can no longer target foes positioned on different building floors than Geralt.
  • Fixes a number of issues related to Vitality regeneration.
  • Fixes an issue whereby certain actions could be randomly blocked during gameplay.
  • Autosaves will no longer be created when Geralt dies.
  • Unequipping saddle bags now correctly affects Geralt’s capacity.
  • Fixes an issue whereby Geralt could be attached to a sinking boat while aiming his crossbow.
  • Vitality begins to drop if Toxicity exceeds 80%, as originally intended.
  • Roach no longer levitates after being summoned while Geralt is on a slope.
  • Fixes a rare issue where Geralt could become invincible after executing some finishing blows.
  • Introduces a number of general stability and performance improvements.
  • Introduces a fix for occasional game freezes or infinite loading screens that occurred upon exiting the Main Menu.
  • Improves performance in selected scenes and cutscenes.
  • Adds a series of color-blind friendly features. Improves visibility of tracks, marks, footprints and scent clues. Color-blind friendly features can be enabled in the Options\Gameplay submenu.
  • Ciri can no longer unlock fast travel points.
  • Fixes incorrectly named female travelers in some localized versions.
  • Fixes an issue where Geralt could pass through walls in the fish market in Novigrad.
  • Fixes an issue where in certain situations the game could crash while a save was being loaded.
  • Adds a collision near Kaer Gelen that could cause the player to be blocked inside the building.
  • Improves the scale of selected elements of the GUI and HUD.
  • Reward messages are no longer displayed over black screens.
  • Disables “Input device changed” messages and adds options to disable on-screen combat feedback and floating tags above NPCs.
  • Introduces a number of improvements in the tutorial messages for gwent.
  • Introduces a number of bug fixes and user experience improvements in the GUI panels.
  • Adds an information prompt and Journal entries related to new DLC packages.
  • Fixes an issue where the player could not talk or otherwise interact with certain NPCs.
  • The player can no longer venture beyond the game world boundaries during the Through Time and Space quest.
  • Fixes an issue where some players could not make Geralt run after the Wandering in the Dark quest.
  • Fixes an issue where Keira could sometimes fall beneath the terrain during the Wandering in the Dark quest.
  • Fixes an issue where players could not talk to Octo after the Lord of Undvik quest.
  • Reduces the number of Wild Hunt minions spawned during the Ciri’s Story: Fleeing the Bog quest.
  • Fixes an issue where certain actions were blocked during the Blindingly Obvious quest.
  • The bookmaker at the races held at the Vegelbud Estate now spawns correctly.
  • The Forefathers’ Eve quest can no longer interrupt the quest titled A Favor for a Friend.
  • Fixes an infinite black screen that could occur during the Now or Never quest.
  • Fixes an issue whereby some witch hunters would disappear during the Now or Never quest.
  • Fixes a number of errors in dialogue during the Of Dairy and Darkness quest.
  • The monster in the Contract: Dragon quest now spawns correctly, and the relevant Journal entries update properly.
  • Fixes an issue where player character inebriation and the related effect could become permanent when invoked during the No Place Like Home quest.
  • Fixes an issue where the player could get trapped in the ruins of Tuirseach Castle.
  • Geralt can now always play gwent with Madame Serenity.
  • Fixes an issue where Vernon Roche would not appear at the Hanged Man’s Tree during the Eye for an Eye quest.
  • Fixes an issue where the player could not activate a portal during the Wandering in the Dark quest.
  • Fixes an issue where the sirens in the Lord of Undvik quest could be invincible.
  • Fixes an issue where the player could not perform certain actions after the Carnal Sins quest.
  • Fixes an infinite loading screen that could occur during the King’s Gambit quest.
  • Fixes an issue where Ermion could not leave Lugos’ area during the Sunstone quest.
  • Fixes an issue whereby Triss could get stuck on a set of stairs after a scene during the Now or Never quest.
  • Fixes an issue that prevented a character spawning for a random encounter.
  • The player can now always leave the crypt during the Scavenger Hunt: Viper School Gear quest.
  • Fixes an issue where Simun did not spawn properly during the Unpaid Debt quest.
  • Fixes an issue where the player could experience a progression break after choosing a certain dialogue option when talking to Dijkstra in the Count Reuven’s Treasure quest.
  • Fixes an issue where some players could not interact with an object during the Pyres of Novigrad quest.
  • Fixes an issue in the Contract: The Oxenfurt Drunk quest where the katakan was not hostile after being lured.
  • Fixes an issue where certain actions were blocked during the Blindingly Obvious quest.
  • Fixes an issue in the Contract: Shrieker quest where the shrieker was not hostile in certain situations.
  • Fixes an issue where the player could not perform certain actions in the Master of the Arena quest.
  • Fixes an issue where the player could not interact with Hattori during the Swords and Dumplings quest.
  • Fixes an issue where the player could not fast travel under certain rare circumstances.
  • Fixes an issue where the player could not perform certain actions after the Carnal Sins quest.
  • The player can no longer take on the Apiarian Phantom contract multiple times.
  • Fixes an issue where some players could not progress during the Broken Flowers quest.
  • Fixes an issue whereby the “Novigrad, Closed City” entry might have remained in the Journal indefinitely.
  • The player can now use the activator received from Triss during the quest titled The Battle of Kaer Morhen.
  • Players can no longer prematurely obtain a key from a halfling, thus blocking the Contract: The Apiarian Phantom quest.
  • Fixes an issue in the Return to Crookback Bog quest where monsters were spawned inside a building.
  • Fixes an issue in the Greedy God quest where the player could kill a monster twice.
  • Adds fail-safes for players being unable to obtain gwent cards after Dijkstra or Lambert can no longer be found in the game.
  • Fixes an issue where Vernon Roche failed to proceed to Oxenfurt Bridge after a scene during the Get Junior quest.
  • Fixes an issue where Geralt could not interact with a torch in the Get Junior quest.

Original Story:

Arriving a little ahead of schedule, The Witcher 3 update 1.04 on PlayStation 4 is now live, taking up 505MB.

According to CD Projekt Red’s Marcin Momot, “Patch 1.05 LIVE for PC. 1.04 for PS4 out now in Europe/US. Rest of the world & XBOX next week.”

Here’s the full list of patch notes found in the Update History section on PS4, which includes a fix to the Pyres of Novigrad quest and improved XP distribution:

  • Introduces a number of general stability and performance improvements
  • Improves the scale of selected elements of the GUI and HUD
  • Adds a series of color-blind friendly features. Improves visibility of tracks, marks, footprints and scent clues. Color-blind friendly features can be enabled in the Options/Gamplay submenu
  • Adds an information prompt and Journal entries related to new DLC packages
  • Improves the distribution of experience points gained by completing quests with recommended levels lower than the player character level
  • Fixes a rare issue whereby Geralt could not mount Roach after fast travelling between points
  • Fixes an issue where some players could not interact with an object during the Pyres of Novigrad quest
  • Introduces a number of fixes in in-game communities
  • Introduces a number of fixes related to combat
  • Fixes a number of issues related to horseback riding
  • Disables “Input device changed” messages and adds options to disable on-screen combat feedback and floating tags above NPCs
  • Improves Geralt’s movement, especially when he swims.
  • Rebalances the prices of maps that can be purchased from merchants
  • Improves the smoothness of camera movement
  • Fixes an issue where in certain situations the game could crash while a save was being loaded
  • Introduces a number of bug fixes and user experience improvements in the GUI panels

Have you noticed any other changes after installing today’s update? Did you download this week’s free DLC yet?

[Source: Reddit, NeoGAF, Erroneous (Twitter), Marcin Momot (Twitter)]

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