The Witcher 3 screenshot showing off Ciri in Skellige

[Update]: Nearly a decade later, The Witcher 3 is getting official modding tools.

If you've somehow managed to avoid giving The Witcher 3 a try all of these years, yet you're still open to the idea, this would be the perfect time to finally take the plunge. I say this because The Witcher 3's free next-gen update has now arrived with a whole host of improvements, bug fixes, as well as new content inspired by the Netflix show.

You can expect to see enhanced visuals across the board, better camera controls and an improved UI, a variety of fan-favorite mods integrated into the base game, a ton of fixes for previously broken or messy quests, and even a photo mode for those of you more artistically inclined. What all of this looks like in action, however, that you can check out through the trailer below:

Before you get too excited about the new content, it's important to mention that the DLC is a small nod to the TV show and not a fully fledged expansion. The whole thing will likely take you an hour or two to complete, though this is by no means a complaint as I found the questline to be rather charming, especially when it was playing around with the differences between the two universes.

As for the quality of the update itself, I'm happy to say that outside of a couple of technical issues I've had an absolute blast revisiting The Witcher 3's world. That said, some of the player reviews talk about a variety of annoying technical troubles, so unless you're willing to roll the dice it might be a wise idea to give CD Projekt Red a week or two to sort everything out before commiting to a full playthrough.

Whatever your plans might be, you can learn more about The Witcher 3 and its next-gen update over at Steam. Enjoy!