Some users have expressed problems with leveling up in The Witcher 3: they aren't getting any experience for completing quests. This issue caused quite a bit of lamenting in forums and discussion boards across the internet. After hearing about the issues CD Projekt Red has decided to address the issue.
Over on the CD Projekt Red forums marketing manager Marcin Momot and another staff member came forward to ask the community about the problems and after receiving enough info it was mentioned that they are “looking into the issue”.
In the thread on the CD Projekt Red forums many users noted that they weren't receiving experience for quests within their level range. User Surrendertothevoid wrote in frustration...
I just completed the "of swords and dumplings" side quest. EXP was rewarded throughout, by at the end of the quest, NOTHING was rewarded. I've installed 1.03, is it normal to not receive EXP at the end of a side quest because I swear it used to.
This sentiment was echoed repeatedly throughout the multi-page topic on the forums. There were also multiple links to places like Gamefaqs where users have also been reporting the same problem playing The Witcher 3.
One user going by the handle Nathrel expressed great disappointment with the game after mentioning how many years they have been waiting to play the title, writing...
Sooner or later in game, i [don't] get any exp by solving [main quests]. I tried it two times from the last valid safe file on but it [happened] in both attempts. I still get exp by solving side quests but sooner or later in the game there is this point from [which] on i [don't] get any exp for the [main quests]. Can somebody help me please?! I waited for years to have the game and now the [experience] is messed up by such a stupid bug
The developers have it setup like most MMORPGs where if you're five levels too high for a l quest you won't receive experience for it in The Witcher 3. However, as the posts above mention the quests are supposed to be within the designated level range and they still aren't receiving experience for completing them.
CD Projekt Red isn't just addressing it, according to ilozen...
We have found the issue and started working on a fix. We're especially sorry about this bug!
So there you have it, they've already found the problem and are fixing it up right now. Most gamers on PC can expect a patch as soon as possible but console gamers will have to wait a while before a major patch drops for The Witcher 3. That's just how it goes in the world of console gaming and the whole process of having patches certified and approved before going live.
The Witcher 3 has been racking up a lot of positive press these days and has scored quite well when it comes to reviews and sales. The game is estimated to move several million copies before 2015 is out. And if you're worried about CD Projekt Red dropping the game and moving on to Cyberpunk 2077, don't. They won't be touching that game until 2017 and will be focused on ensuring The Witcher 3 gets all of the quality attention it deserves.