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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

How to Transfer Saves Between Platforms in The Witcher 3

By
Nathan Garvin

Patch 4.0 of The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt (the next-gen update) includes many noteworthy features, but one of the most welcome is perhaps the inclusion of cross-saves. This page will tell you how to register for this game’s new online features, including cloud saves, and once done how to transfer your saved games between platforms.

Link your account via the “My Rewards” option on the main menu to sign in.

How to Enable Cross-Progression Saves in The Witcher 3

After you’ve downloaded Patch 4.0 and/or the PlayStation 5 version of the game (depending on your platform), boot the game up and go to the main menu, where you’ll find the option “My Rewards”. Click on it and you’ll get a link to a page where you can claim some rewards if you link your platform/launcher account with CDProjekt - if you have a GOG account, there’s a good chance you’ve already done this, and you will eventually be prompted to just sign in using your GOG information. You can check out the rewards you’ll obtain by doing this on our The Witcher 3 Next Gen Rewards page.

(1 of 2) Enable cross-progression,

Enable cross-progression, (left), and the last manual save, checkpoint save and autosave will be automatically uploaded to the cloud. (right)

How to Transfer Witcher 3 Saves Between Platforms

Linking the account you’re playing The Witcher 3 on with CDProjekt’s service also allows you to make use of cloud saves, which you can then transfer to any registered device. This includes cross-platform saves (moving between PC, Xbox and PlayStation), cross-launcher saves (Steam, GOG) and also bridges the odd version gap on PlayStation - it’s the only way to move saves between vanilla The Witcher 3, The Witcher 3 Complete Edition / Game of the Year Edition, and the new PlayStation 5 version of the game.

To do this, make sure you’re signed in via the My Rewards scheme, then load up the game you want to upload to the cloud. Once it is loaded, go to save your game and in the save menu press the DualSense-L2 / Xbox-TriggerLeftbutton and you’ll get a prompt informing you that:

“Cross-platform saves are enabled. Your last autosave, checkpoint and manual save will be synced with the cloud and made available on other devices.”

That being the case, make sure to manually save the game you wish to upload to the cloud, as this will flag it as the save to be uploaded. Once done any other version of the game you’re signed into, on any other device/platform, should have that save available. You can tell if a game has been saved onto the cloud by the little cloud icon with a checkmark on the save file listing. Perhaps a little stingy only allowing you one manual save at a time, but if you’re just looking to pick up and play where you left off, it’s sufficient.

How to Transfer The Witcher 3 Saves Between PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5

So, say you want to get a PlayStation 4 saved game working on the PlayStation 5 version of the game. First you’d need to install, update and boot up The Witcher 3, sign in, load the game you want, then manually save the saved game you want to upload. Then install and launch the PlayStation 5 version of The Witcher 3, sign in, then load the saved game that was uploaded to the cloud.

Unfortunately trophies in The Witcher 3 do not autopop on PlayStation 5.

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Guide Information
  • Publisher
    CD Projekt
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS4, Switch, XB One
  • Genre
    RPG
  • Guide Release
    24 June 2015
  • Last Updated
    18 July 2024
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Nathan Garvin (Haeravon)

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You are Geralt of Rivia, a professional monster-hunter known as a Witcher. You’ve fully regained your memories since your miraculous revival and escape from the Wild Hunt, and have cleared your name of the false accusations of regicide. In the wake of the assassination of Foltest, king of Temeria, the north have been rent by warfare as Nilfgaard launches its third major invasion, and the northlands have been united under the insane king Radovid. Overshadowing these petty politics is the mysterious return of Ciri - Geralt’s adopted daughter, who is now being pursued by the Wild Hunt.

The guide offers the following:

  • A full walkthrough that’s more than just a listing of quests-it’s an “ideal chronological order” that will get you through the whole game and allow you to see and do everything the game has to offer.

  • Side quests, including monster contracts and treasure hunts for obtaining powerful Witcher sets.

  • Descriptions of decisions, quests, and events that influence the various endings of the game.

  • Crafting and Alchemy information.

  • General strategies on how to take down foes large and small, monstrous and humanoid, boss or mundane.

  • Information on how to complete all the Gwent quests and obtain all the Gwent cards, including detailed Gwent strategies.

  • Trophy/Achievement information.

MASSIVE UPDATE: 7th September 2016 ongoing

  • Added DLC quests “Fool’s Gold” and “Scavenger Hunt: Wolf School Gear”.
  • Organisational changes in the Velen section of the walkthrough to reflect the increased level of Griffin School Gear.
  • Organisational changes throughout the walkthrough to provide a “no skulls” path through the game.
  • Added Death March difficulty tips and commentary throughout the guide.
  • More XP reward numbers included.
  • Walkthrough now includes additional information based on patch changes.
  • Various typo and grammar fixes.
  • Added DLC pages for Blood & Wine, Heart of Stone
  • Lots more quality of life improvements

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