The final piece of free Witcher 3 DLC is a New Game Plus mode

Witcher 3 New Game Plus DLC

Think you're done with Geralt and his witchy gang? Think again. CD Projekt's final free DLC release for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be a New Game Plus mode, a boon for players who have finished the game and want to take another spin without all of the attendant hassles.

New Game Plus, as defined by the oracle that is Wikipedia, "is an unlockable videogame mode available in some videogames that allows the player to start again a new game after they finish it at least once, where certain features in NG+ not normally available in a first playthrough are added, and where certain aspects of the finished game affect the newly started game, such as keeping in the new game items or experience gained in the first playthrough." This is relevant because CD Projekt hasn't specified what exactly The Witcher 3 New Game Plus will include.

"New Game+, the final DLC, is on the way and, of course, it’s completely FREE!" the studio wrote on The Witcher Facebook page. "Stay tuned for more info regarding the release. It won’t happen this week though—we need a little bit more time to finish it."

The image accompanying the post features a pile of weapons, armor, and other Witchering paraphernalia, suggesting that the NG+ will allow players to keep at least some of their hard-earned stuff. We've contacted CD Projekt to see if we can get a steer on what it's got planned, and we'll let you know what we find out.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.