CD Projekt will continue its roll-out of DLC for The Witcher 3 this week. Players can expect two new add-ons for the game for no additional charge.
The first add-on is a quest called "Missing Miners." A Skellige village's workers are vanishing without a trace and it falls to Geralt to track them down.
The other DLC's a bit smaller. It's an alternate look for Yennefer, the sorceress that Geralt is tracking at the outset of the game.
CD Projekt released two DLC packs last week to celebrate the game's launch. The Temerian Armor Set is an assortment of low-level gear for Geralt and his horse that can be purchased in the first town. The Beard and Hairstyle Set gives players several options for their character's appearance.
There will be 16 pieces of free DLC released for The Witcher 3 in total. They'll be released two at a time over the coming weeks. CD Projekt hasn't announced what these other add-ons will entail yet but they should be similarly small.
In order to get these add-ons, all you need to do is own a copy of the game on PS4, Xbox One or PC. Pre-orders and Special Editions aren't necessary. CD Projekt planned this free DLC as a response to the piles of paid DLC offered for other games.
"As gamers, we nowadays have to hold on tight to our wallets, as surprisingly right after release, lots of tiny pieces of tempting content materialize with a steep price tag attached," said CD Projekt RED co-founder Marcin Iwi?ski this fall. "Haven’t we just paid a lot of cash for a brand new game?"
That's not to say that The Witcher 3 won't be getting premium DLC. However, CD Projekt says that they'll only charge for significant additions to the game. Thus far, they have two paid expansions planned. To get access, players will need to buy the $25 Expansion Pass.
"Hearts of Stone will take Geralt on an all-new, 10-hour-plus adventure into the wilds of No Man’s Land and the nooks and alleys of Oxenfurt, where he’ll try to complete a contract from the mysterious Man of Glass," CD Projekt said a couple months ago. "Caught in a thick tangle of deceit, Geralt will need all his cunning and strength to solve the mystery and emerge unscathed."
The second expansion, Blood and Wine, is said to be twice as long. It's set in the brand-new region of Toussaint. Geralt will travel to this "carefree" and unspoiled land to uncover a dark secret.
Hearts of Stone will debut in October on all platforms. Blood and Wine is expected in the first quarter of 2016.