The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt Patch 4.01 Has Been Rolled Out

Fixes and stabilization are finally here!

CD Projekt has now rolled out The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt patch 4.01 on all platforms.

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt Patch 4.01 Finaly Stabilizes Next-Gen Upgrades

The new The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt patch 4.01 is now available on PC, PlayStation and Xbox. This is the update that everyone has been waiting for, which finally fixes the issues of the previous next-gen update. It finally improves the overall stability and performance of the game on next-gen consoles and PC with various fixes.

Full Patch Notes

Here is the full list of changes for this update:


  • Fixed an issue where the Screen Space Reflections setting wasn’t working on PC despite being turned on. Players who had previously set their SSR setting to high may notice a performance impact.
  • Added a new performance mode for ray-traced global illumination, which can be toggled by players with compatible hardware. It improves frame rate by prioritizing performance over range and precision.


  • Fixed an issue where consoles could create a higher amount of saves than their set limit, resulting in various issues with saving the game or user settings being reset.  
  • Improved Screen Space Reflections quality on next-gen consoles.
  • Optimized ray-traced global illumination on next-gen consoles to improve the performance of Ray Tracing Mode.

QUESTS & GAMEPLAY – Available on all platforms

  • Battle Preparations – Fixed an issue where it could be impossible to interact with Avallac’h during the objective “Let Avallac’h know everything’s ready.”
  • Family Matters – Fixed an issue that could cause the game to crash during the transition to Ciri’s Story: Out of the Shadows when speaking to the Bloody Baron.
  • King’s Gambit – Fixed an issue where it could be impossible to participate in the fistfight with the second Vildkaarl due to an invisible obstacle.
  • Wine Wars: Belgaard – Added a retrofix for the issue we fixed in 4.00, where the quest couldn’t be completed if the player destroyed one of the required monster nests during exploration.
  • A Dangerous Game – The armor in Caesar’s room should now change its appearance when the Alternate Nilfgaardian Armor is turned on.
  • Axii Puppet – Increased the health and damage dealt by the puppet. 
  • Adrenaline Rush mutation should now work according to its description. 
  • Various small fixes to quests and cutscenes.

LOCALIZATION – Available on all platforms

  • Fixed various issues with Arabic localization.
  • Added the localized versions of Orianna’s song “Lullaby of Woe” in Korean and Simplified Chinese.
  • Adjusted Priscilla’s lip-sync animation to match her voice-over in Simplified Chinese during the song “The Wolven Storm”.

CDPR noted that these are the notable changes from the patch. There are other minor fixes but they did not make it into the list.

the witcher 3 wild hunt patch 4.01
A patch is coming…

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt is out now on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Nintendo Switch.