Witcher 3 PC Patch 1.03 Fixes Performance Issues, NVIDIA Hairworks
If you've been having trouble with Geralt in the Witcher 3 and in-game performance not living up to your stringent expectations, have no fear. CD PROJEKT RED has released a new patch to help clear up some of the performance issues gamers have been fixating on in the last week.
[Related: Still having issues with other performance problems? Be sure to check out our quick guide to Witcher 3 PC Performance Issues.]
The big news is that patch 1.03 will help fix some of the issues with NVIDIA Hairworks. Previously, several users had reported issues with Hairworks, including a lot of mid-line and high-range PC users suggesting that you turn off the service entirely.
The patch seems to clear up most of the performance issues users were having, with one Redditor writing:
I can now run the game with everything on ultra, .ini cascade shadow tweaks up to 4, and hairworks on at 1080p with an avg FPS of 50-52, never dropping below ~42.
The patch will also fix some of the stability in both gameplay and UI, as well as some bugs; there are still some consistent crashes in the PC version of the game.
If you are having any issues: be sure to quit the game and install the update as soon as possible. A similar patch is reportedly incoming for PS4 and Xbox One users.