The Witcher 3 Switch Update Lets You Take Your PC Adventures on the Road

The 3.6 patch also introduces new graphics settings and touchscreen controls.

After rumors swirled on Reddit of a potential update to The Witcher 3 on Nintendo Switch, CD Projekt RED has confirmed that a new patch is, indeed, available worldwide. 

The Witcher 3 Update 3.6 lets players integrate their PC saves from Steam and GOG on the Switch. It's a nice addition that lets players step away from exploring Velen on PC and pick their adventures back up on the go. 

The update also implements touchscreen control for the menu and in-game card game Gwent. It also adds new language support options to the acclaimed WRPG.

Equally important, Update 3.6 lets players tinker with graphics settings and customize how the game looks and performs. While The Witcher 3 on Switch didn't make us want to barf, it was a noticeable visual downgrade, so this change is much appreciated.

Finally, multiple bug and crash problems have been fixed, though CDPR wasn't forthcoming on what those entail. 

The full patch notes lay out all of the changes players can expect. If you're still on the fence about The Witcher 3 on Switch, check out our in-depth review that calls it "a profound promise for the future of gaming and a worthwhile port in its own right."


Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Feb. 18th 2020

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