We checked out the mods that people are talking about and give you a report on the ones you need most. Improve your gaming experience with the best Witcher 3 mods.
Top 10 Best Witcher 3 Mods
Widely considered to be one of the best RPGs ever released, Witcher 3 has plenty of mods to spice up your gameplay. With over 1,500 mods to choose from, you might wonder which ones are worth your time and which ones you should skip. We'll cut through the clutter and help you discover mods you should be using if you aren't already, mods that maybe you've heard about but haven't tried, and great mods that are consistently underrated and overlooked.
WITCHER 3 MODS FAQS
WHAT IS A WITCHER 3 MOD?
Mods are modifications made to PC games that enhance gameplay in some fashion. Basic mods typically add characters, new weapons, or other world details such as texture, and fix bugs. Advanced mods can significantly alter the world or gameplay that it virtually becomes a new game. A Witcher 3 mod is a modification made to Witcher 3: Wild Hunt that allows for different elements to be introduced into the gameplay.
WHO CREATES THE WITCHER 3 MODS?
Mods are made by fans of the game, usually. Some PC games are actually released with modding tools, encouraging the players to create their own mods. Occasionally, professional game designers will release mods they made for a game they built in the past.
HOW DO I GET A WITCHER 3 MOD?
Mods are found on the internet. Just use a good search engine and look for Witcher 3 mods, then download to your computer. It's important to note that you can only play mods on your computer. If you are playing Witcher 3 on a gaming console, you will not be able to mod it. As always, be aware of downloading anything to your computer from a questionable source.
WHAT DO MODS COST?
Many mods are free. The PC gaming community is a friendly one and most “modders” are happy to share. If you find a mod you really want and it costs money, keep searching for a similar free version. It's probably out there.
CAN WITCHER 3 MODS DAMAGE MY COMPUTER?
Witcher 3 mods are generally safe for your computer. However, as with any internet download, there can be a virus or malware attached to your mod. It is important to check out the website that is offering the mod and read online gaming forums to learn which sites are reputable and safe.
IS THERE A LIMIT TO HOW MANY WITCHER 3 MODS I CAN INSTALL?
The short answer is yes. That's why it's important to carefully choose the mods that you want and that will best improve your gaming experience. There is also a program you can install that will let you increase the number of mods.
HOW WE REVIEWED
To create this list for you, we carefully researched all the latest and hottest mods. We compared gamers' comments and reviews and looked at what the pros had to say. The result is the 10 best Witcher 3 mods that can improve your game.
THE BEST WITCHER 3 MODS
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Before you start downloading mods like crazy, you should install three utilities on your computer that will make your modding go much more smoothly. The first is the Nexus Mod Manager. This program helps you download and manage all your mods. It will warn you about conflicts between mods and load order. The second is the Debug Console Enabler. It unlocks the console so you can use console commands to fix broken things, change settings, spawn enemies, and other similar tasks. Third, you will want the Mod Merger. Witcher 3 has a mod limit. The Mod Merger combines compatible mods into one so you can load more than the limit allows.
- In the past he has raised and overthrown monarchs, battled legendary monsters and saved the lives of many. Now Geralt...
- The story is drawn based on player decisions. Each action will have consequences which change the story and the game...
- The Witcher 3 is standalone adventure, easily entered into by new players. Witcher fans will find subtle references to...
If you're tired of hunting down a signpost every time you want to travel, this mod will allow you to teleport to any signpost from anywhere. This can be quite useful if you're being chased through the wilderness in the middle of the night. One caveat, you still have to discover the signposts to travel there, but that's the fun of the game, right? This mod is no longer being updated, so it may have some issues with the newer mods. Mod Merger may be able to help you resolve the conflicts, if any.
Keep forgetting where your objectives are? This mod puts objectives and nearby merchants on the map, literally, so you can quickly see where you left that herbalist. If the map becomes too cluttered, you can hide icons you don't want to see. You can choose from lite, standard, and full versions to select how many icons are shown. As a nice extra feature, you can change the objective you are currently tracking without accessing the Quests menu.
- Become the Inquisitor: Wield the power of the Inquisition over the course of an epic character-driven story, and lead a...
- Bond with Legends: A cast of unique, memorable characters will develop dynamic relationships both with you and with each...
- Discover the Dragon Age: Freely explore a diverse, visually stunning, and immersive living world.
This mod allows you to choose different cameras for a variety of situations and activities. In the in-game menu or with hot keys, you can set your camera configurations for exploration, swimming, horse riding, combat, and meditation, to name just a few. There are 17 camera options, giving you a fantastic view of a beautiful open world. This mod may not help Geralt on his mission, but it will definitely make the scenery unforgettable.
Many users were disappointed that Witcher 3 lacked Witcher 2's stylings. This mod addresses that complaint when meditating. Instead of looking at the menu and watching the clock hands turn during meditation, the HUD disappears and you get to see the beautiful view, including the stars rotating and a sunrise. It's not rocket science, but it is a nice moment to stop and breathe.
If you've been in the Witcher 3 world for a long time, your Geralt has probably leveled up to a point where the adversaries are no longer a real threat. This mod will give you a combat challenge and revive your waning interest. It improves NPC and monster stamina management, blocking mechanics, and aggression to create more natural and challenging fights. If you are accustomed to fighting the old-fashioned way, this mod should keep you on your toes and in lean, mean, fighting-machine form.
The Witcher 3 HUD, or heads-up display, can feel cluttered and confining. Do you really need to see your health bar and minimap on every screen? If the answer is no, try the Friendly HUD mod and toggle HUD elements on and off without opening the menu. Clear the whole screen out, if you wish. This mod offers a couple of additional features that are often useful, 3D markers for quest and NPC tracking. You can turn these features on and off as well.
- A Lush Post-Apocalyptic World – How have machines dominated this world, and what is their purpose? What happened to...
- Nature and Machines Collide – Horizon Zero Dawn juxtaposes two contrasting elements, taking a vibrant world rich with...
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As much as we love our Witcher, it can become a real pain constantly applying specific weapon oils. You have to take time out to enter the menu and choose the right oil to match the foe, time you could have spent in combat. This mod does just what the name says by scanning the enemy for you, and automatically putting the appropriate oil on your weapon. It's more fun to stay in the fight and let the mod handle the nitty-gritty details.
You will absolutely have to install the Debug Console Enabler to use this mod. Does your Geralt want a selfie? This mod allows you to take stunning photos of the open world and the characters in it. You can choose the time of day or night as well as the weather conditions to create the perfect mood. Rotate the camera 360 degrees to get the best angle and nail dramatic landscape shots. This mod will have you posting new profile photos all over social media.
The open world of Witcher is already justifiably famous for its beauty. Get ready to appreciate it all over again with this mod from Halk Hogan PL. It performs an HD graphics overhaul that just makes the world visually pop. The current version has modified the look of rocks, grain, wood logs, toadstools, sacks, water puddles, spruces, book stacks, and so on. You've got to try this one and see for yourself what it can do for your game enjoyment.
Gamers are collectors by nature. We have to get all the loot, am I right? But alas, too often our hoards are heavy and we are forced to choose what to carry and what to leave behind. This will no longer be your problem with this useful mod. It increases Geralt's weight limit to 9,000, making it possible to haul just about everything but the kitchen sink. Go ahead and pick up that extra sword. You never know when you might need it.
We found it impossible to limit our favorite Witcher 3 mods to just 10, so here a few honorable mentions that just missed the cut.
How many times have you heard the storybook narration? If the answer is too many, this mod turns them off. You never have to listen again if you don't want to. We promise you won't hurt Dandelion's feelings by installing this mod.
- Several years after his last adventure, retired fortune hunter, Nathan Drake, is forced back into the world of thieves.
- With the stakes much more personal, Drake embarks on a globe-trotting journey in pursuit of a historical conspiracy...
- His greatest adventure will test his physical limits, his resolve, and ultimately what he’s willing to sacrifice to...
THE FINAL VERDICT
Choosing the best Witcher 3 mod is nearly impossible as each has different goals and aims to accomplish. The best mod will be the one that accomplishes what you need it to do. However, we can make a few recommendations for mods that you really should install.
To increase your quest success, All Quest Objectives on Map is probably your best choice. It enables you to see how close you are to all the objectives all the time without having to switch quests. This makes the gameplay faster as well, leaving more time for epic battles. A close second is Fast Travel From Anywhere, which also significantly speeds up gameplay.
If you want to improve the look of the game and have a more aesthetic experience, download The Witcher 3 HD Reworked Project. The definition and depth this mod gives to the images on your screen has to be seen to be believed. Since one of the reasons Witcher 3 is so popular is because the open world is stunning, you might as well make it look as nice as possible. Second place goes to Friendly Meditation. It's so nice to get rid of the HUD for a pretty sunrise.
The best mod for simplifying your gameplay is Auto Apply Oils. The first time, or two, or three, you play Witcher 3, choosing the right oil for the enemy is part of the fun. After that, it can become a tedious step that gets in the way of the fight. This mod performs that step for you, freeing you up to concentrate on how to best take down the enemy. The runner-up in this category is Over 9,000 Weight. This one is great for all your hoarders out there who simply can't pass up a good looting.