The Witcher 3 Nintendo Switch 3.6 Update Adds Cross Save Support

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The Witcher 3 Nintendo Switch 3.6 Update Adds Cross Save Support

February 18, 2020

By: Robert N. Adams

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CD Projekt Red
CD Projekt
Release Date
May 18, 2015 (Calendar)
Open World, RPG
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The Witcher 3 Nintendo Switch 3.6 update has arrived and it adds in a really cool new feature: cross-save support.

One of the core features added in this new update is "cross-save support" according to the official patch notes. Simply put, this allows people to move their save games from either Steam or GOG to the Nintendo Switch. According to a submission on the /r/NintendoSwitch subreddit, this will also work in the reverse direction, allowing you to move your Nintendo Switch save back to PC.

Mind, this isn't an entirely seamless process. Players will have to manually download their save each time they want to move it over to another system. Still, it's nice to not have to start your epic adventure all over again just because you're playing on a new system. It's also not the only thing that's arrived in The Witcher 3 Nintendo Switch 3.6 update!

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What Else is There in The Witcher 3 Nintendo Switch 3.6 Update?

Also arriving in today's update is touch control support. This should make it much easier to play Gwent in-game, which we all know is one of the best parts of The Witcher 3.

Other additions include more text languages in selected regions and fixes to various other visual bugs. Furthermore, the patch notes highlight that there are now more graphical options and improvements to performance, but some users in the /r/NintendoSwitch submission mentioned above are noting that performance has actually gotten worse for them.

CDPR is sure to keep updating The Witcher 3 on Nintendo Switch; they plan on bringing more voice-over languages as free DLC to selected regions in the future. For now, you can grab The Witcher 3 on Nintendo Switch digitally via the Nintendo eShop or as a physical copy on Amazon for $49.99–$59.99 or your regional equivalent. If you don't yet own it on PC for some reason, you can pick it up on Steam, the Humble Store, or DRM-free on GOG for $39.99–$49.99.

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What do you think of this latest update to The Switcher? Have you seen a dip in performance? Let us know in the comments below!

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