Witcher 3 is already an amazing game, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make it even better with player-created modifications. And with the release of the Blood & Wine expansion, it’s a good time to update the list of the best mods for enhancing your Witcher experience. I’ve compiled a list of most popular and useful mods below: [Read more…] about Best Witcher 3 Mods v2.0
For today’s post, I’ve compiled a list of the most popular Witcher 3 mods at the moment, to add on to my previous list:
This is currently the most comprehensive Witcher HUD mod available. It has lots of useful features that not only enhance the HUD but also other elements gameplay. Here is a list of the most notable features:
- 3D markers for tracked quests – makes it easier to follow quests without having to open the map constantly
- Real-Time Meditation – very cool feature since you can see the world around you change as you meditate
- Turn Entire HUD off/on (Great for taking screenshots)
- Using Potions/Bombs/Oils through radial Sign menu for easier access in combat
Check out the official mod page for a list of all the features. If you’re going to use this mod, make sure to follow the installation instructions very carefully and watch the installation video, as this mod requires additional files to be changed aside from installing the main mod file.
You may have noticed how Geralt is always called a “mutant”, “ugly”, “freak” and so on throughout the game, yet his handsome appearance doesn’t really reinforce this. This mod adds subtle changes to the appearance of Geralt and other witchers, to make them look closer to how they are portrayed in the books. For example, it makes their skin paler, their cat-like eyes more pronounced, and making Geralt’s beard more white. This is a great mod to add to the game’s immersion.
This mod adds names to the icons of bombs, oils, potions, and decoctions, to make it easy to find the right one. This is a very simple and effective improvement to the game’s UI.
This mod makes drastic changes to the game’s lighting, making it more realistic and less saturated, increasing view distance, and removing the strong orange and blue hues. This mod certainly isn’t for everyone, but I enjoyed it more than the normal lighting of the game in most situations. Give it a try and see if you like it.
This mod greatly boosts the stats of Relic (unique, brown-colored) weapons to make them a viable alternative to the Witcher Gear swords. Although the idea is good, I think this mod goes a little too far in boosting stats, making Relic weapons too powerful.
Check out the comparison below for the Moonblade relic sword, before and after the mod; I think the stats need to be toned down, as in this case a level 32 relic is much better than my level 34 mastercrafted witcher sword. Nonetheless, a cool mod if you want to put the excitement back into finding new shiny weapons!
That’s all for now. Stay tuned for more mods in the near future!
With the Witcher 3 Modkit release last week, there have been a lot more mods being released. Here are the top mods to enhance your Witcher 3 experience, especially for NG+!
1. Auto Loot by JupitertheGod:
This is a straightforward mod that does exactly what it says. It loots some things automatically (as soon as you are in range to loot), and for others it eliminates the loot popup so you loot everything at once.
Very handy mod to cut down on the time it takes to loot. This addon also has some customization filters for specifying how you want to loot things.
2. Main Map Zoom by Tweaks:
This mod does 2 things: first, it allows you to zoom out your map to the absolute maximum extent, and second, you can fast travel to posts from anywhere in the world. This is my favorite mod right now along with auto loot.
This mod has been replaced by a much better one by wghost81. Check out my new post on mods for more information.
Another practical mod – it raises your weight limit by 9000. This means you don’t really need to worry about weight anymore and can loot everything you want. If you see weight/bag slot limits in RPGs as a crutch, this is certainly a great mod to enhance your gaming experience.
This is currently the most popular Witcher 3 graphical mod – it changes the shading of the game to resemble a more dark, gritty look reminiscent of the 2013 Witcher trailer. I did not include it in the above list for 2 reasons:
First, it changes the game’s look significantly in a way that some people may not like, rather than improving the graphics. Second, it’s kind of a pain to install, especially if you use video game capture programs like me. Check out the mod page to see if you like it.
This mod allows you to access the Witcher 3 Console, where you can input hundreds of commands allowing you to do things like spawn characters, enemies, loot, and more. I wouldn’t recommend this mod for your normal game playthrough since it gives you so many ways to “cheat” the game, but if you want to have fun and learn more about code and stuff, then try it out.
That’s all for now. I’m just at the beginning of my NG+ playthrough so I will be looking to discuss more mods in the coming weeks. If you find cool mods please share in the comments!