The Witcher 3’s free next-gen patch is out now, and it brings an terrible lot to the game in the best way of dramatically enhanced graphics, improved gameplay, further content material, and bug fixes. A very powerful change, although, does not seem within the patch notes. Now you can pet Roach.

I first heard about this very important change from Witcher fan Neon Knight, who posted an “essential Witcher 3 PSA” on Twitter. To make certain I wasn’t falling sufferer to a prankster with animation software program and an abundance of free time, I reached out to CD Projekt, who confirmed that, sure certainly, this can be a new and official addition within the update.

CD Projekt world PR director Radek Grabowski even shared his personal clip of Geralt’s new affection in motion, noting how Roach raises her leg in appreciation.

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The brand new move comes as a shock not simply because it isn’t listed within the patch notes, however as a result of there is not any in-game immediate for it both. To make it occur, it’s important to press and hold the leap button when you method Roach. I anticipate we’ll all be making it occur fairly a bit over the subsequent few days. It is a good contact.

Petting Roach is clearly the large new factor to do in The Witcher 3, however we’ve useful steering on different fronts too: unlock the Nilfaardian ballsack armor and Henry Cavill’s armor from The Witcher on Netflix, how you can allow cross-platform development, and how you can get the nice ending within the enormous and tough Household Issues quest. And for those who’re having efficiency points with the update, which some gamers have reported, take coronary heart: CD Projekt informed us earlier at the moment that it’s “conscious of the problems,” and “can be offering an update on explicit points as quickly as potential.”