As suspected, the final piece of free DLC for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a New Game+ mode. It was announced today.
NG+, the final FREE DLC, is on the way! Stay tuned. Won’t happen this week – we need a bit more time to finish it. pic.twitter.com/jheuPi94wc
— The Witcher (@witchergame) July 27, 2015
As you can see from the Tweet, it won’t be happening this week. It’s likely the New Game+ mode will be released with a new patch sometime next week, or even the week after that. We’ll just have to wait and see.
What Is New Game+ Mode?
Just in case you’re new to RPGs and you have no idea what this means, I’ll break it down for you. New Game+ mode can be handled many ways, so it will ultimately depend on what the developers decide to offer.
Generally, it allows you to start a fresh playthrough of the game after completing the first, while carrying over your current level and stats, character build, and equipped gear. In addition, any quests or monsters you encounter in the second playthrough — called New Game+ — will be scaled up to meet your current level. So, if you’re level 35 when you start New Game+ everything will start at that level. That means by the end of the game the monsters and encounters will be a much higher level than you and so will the gear you collect.
In Witcher 3 this is great because there’s a lot of high-level gear you find near the end of the game that’s pretty much useless against low-level enemies.
If you have any questions feel free to ask, but this is definitely awesome news!