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  • Windows 11 Home

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  • 16GB DDR4-3600

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  • 512GB NVMe SSD (Up to 3,500 MB/S)

  • 750W 80+ Gold Power Supply (EVGA, Corsair, Apex)

  • Windows 11 Home

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  • AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 8-Core 3.8 GHz

  • 16GB DDR4-3600

  • NVidia GeForce RTX™ 3070

  • 512GB NVMe SSD (Up to 3,500 MB/S)

  • 750W 80+ Gold Power Supply (EVGA, Corsair, Apex)

  • Windows 11 Home

Witcher 3 Mod List – v2.0

ESO and Ultimate Immersion presenting the new Witcher 3 mod list for version 1.31/1.32.
Most essential mods to make your game look incredibly beautiful and renewed.



NEED HELP WITH INSTALLATION?

If you need help with installation or you have mod suggestions for our future mod list updates, please join Ultimate Immersion’s Discord below.

Patch Notes

This Mod List Will be updated with new mods constantly. This tab exists so you can easily see if there have been any mods added or incompatible ones taken out.


V2.0:
Complete rework of the list.


For more information please see our F.A.Q.

GudMods Discord Server

Many great mods are hosted on GudMods that are also linked in the mod list, to access them you will have to join their Discord server.

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(RESHADE) Ultimate Immersion W3 Reshade

A reshade for Vanilla Lighting and Weathers 2.0 by Ultimate Immersion, to tweak the colors a little and create slightly better visuals.

Download: Ultimate Immersion W3 Reshade (manual installation – see tutorial in the video above)

Note: Performance Friendly

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mods.settings file

Our Script Merger settings solving dependencies for this mod list.

Follow the installation video above if you don’t know how to install.

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000. Mod Limit Fix

Fixes the mod limit for The Witcher 3 and lets you install as many mods as you like.

Follow the installation video above if you don’t know how to install.

Download: modlimitpatcher.exe

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001. Community Patch – Base

This patch aims at creating a common base for modmakers and modusers to build and install their mods on with minimal amount of conflicts.

Follow the installation video above if you don’t know how to install.

Download: CommunityPatch-Base

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002. Community Patch – Besserwisser’s Fix

Biggest patch created for The Witcher 3 to fix a lot of issues.

Follow the installation video above if you don’t know how to install.

Download: Community Patch – Besserwisser and Nitpicker

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003. Tweaks

Allows you to customize the graphics settings even further in-game.

Follow the installation video above if you don’t know how to install.

Download: Tweaks (all presets)

Performance varies depending on what settings you use, if you turn everything on max even high end systems will struggle. So beneath are the settings you should use for better visuals and slight performance decrease. However if you do struggle with performance, feel free to leave it at default. Also if you feel like you can set the settings higher, feel free to change them to your liking.

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003a. Tweaks In-Game Settings (Optional)

These settings are our optimal in-game settings and should serve as a reference depending on your system performance.

View our settings

004. Vanilla Lighting and Weather 2.0

Vanilla Lighting and Weather 2.0 reworks weathers and lighting and textures throughout.

Download: Vanilla Lighting and Weather 2.0

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005. Filterless Toussaint

Removes the vanilla filter in Toussaint for a better looking sky.

Download: Filterless Toussaint

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006. The Witcher 3 HD Reworked Project

This project aims to improve the graphics by reworking models and textures to better quality preserving the original art style.

Download: The Witcher 3 HD Reworked Project Ultimate

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007. HDMR – HD Monsters Reworked mod

Reworks the monsters to be higher quality.

Download:
● HD Monsters Reworked 3.0 – 4K – Part 1
● HD Monsters Reworked 3.0 – 4K – Part 2
● HDMReworked Trophies

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008. HDAR – HD Animals Reworked

Reworks animal textures to be higher quality.

Download: HD Animals Reworked

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009. Ultra High Definition Project

This mod is a collection of mods which makes the textures of the Witcher 3 not even just better, it also tries to make every texture 4K resolution, more realistic and adds some exclusive custom textures.

Download: modUHDP0.3b

Priority: Set last

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010. Better Torches

Climb, block, parry, cast, sail, and ride horses without putting your torch away.

Download: Better Torches for 1.31

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011. No More Rolling Down Stairs

Fixes the known and very annoying bug where Geralt rolls down instead of walking when going downstairs.

Download: No More Rolling Down Stairs

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012. Meadows – An Efflorescent Grass Mod

Reworks the grass for White Orchard, Velen, Skellige, and Kaer Mohren.

Download: Meadows

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013. Better FX

Improves several effects throughout the game.

Download: Better FX No Signs

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014. New Lightning Effect

Better and higher quality lightning.

Download: New Lightning Effect

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015. New Clouds

Improves cloud textures and adds new clouds.

Download: Mixed More New Clouds

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016. Volumetric clouds over Skellige

Puts the volumetric clouds from Kaer Morhen in Skellige for better visuals.

Download: modVolumetricClouds1_31

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017. Bob Clouds

Replaces clouds with volumetric ones.

Download: BobCloudsEverywhere.rar

IMPORTANT: You have to join GudMods Discord server, link is on the top of the list. If you have issues then try using discord on browser and click the links. If the link still does not work, look for it in the #downloads section on the GudMods server.

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018. More Shadows for Toussaint

Enables shadow casting for the majority of the lightsources (braziers, candles, lamps and torches) in Toussaint.

Download: More Shadows for Toussaint

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019. Next Gen Novigrad Reloaded 2

Changes many of Novigrad’s street assets and increases lod on many objects

Download: Next_Gen_Novigrad_Reloaded_1_and_2_Full_Package

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020. Rustic Pines

Retextures the pines to be a little more natural and improves the quality,

Download: Rustic Pines

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021. HD Tree LOD Billboards

Increases the resolution, adds shading through new normal maps and perforates (where appropriate) the tree LOD billboards so they appear more detailed and less like cardboard cutouts.

Download:
● HD Tree LOD Billboards
● HD Tree LOD Billboards for Blood and Wine

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022. Next Generation LOD

Improves the LOD of distant buildings, you can also see HDRP textures.

Download: Next Generation Level of Detail mod 0.8
● Next Generation Level of Detail mod 0.8
● Removed bugged meshes

Note: Performance intense, and can be buggy.

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023. Lightsource Yrden And Igni

Adds lightsources for Yrden and Igni to create better visuals.

Download: Alt Igni and Yrden lightsource

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024. E3 Quen Reworked

E3 Quen Reworked but tweaked to be better.

Download: E3QuenReworkedFixedNoShadows

IMPORTANT: You have to join GudMods Discord server, link is on the top of the list. If you have issues then try using discord on browser and click the links.

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025. The Aard

Recolors the Aard effect based on E3 and others.

Download: The Aard

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026. All NPC Scabbards

NPCs do not have scabbards in the original game so this mod makes them have scabbards.

Download: All NPC Scabbards

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027. Next Gen Candles

Increases mesh quality of all candles in.

Download: Next_Gen_Candles

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028. Natural Complexions

Improves all the faces in the game

Download: Natural Complexions All In One

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029. Combo Blood

Combines three blood mods into one for better blood textures and effects.

Download: Combo Blood

Note: If you think there’s too much blood when playing with this mod you can install another one.

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029a. Remove Low Health Effect

Combo blood’s low health effect is bugged and low quality, this mod fixes it.

Download: No Low health Effect

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030. Lore Friendly Silver Sword

This mod enhances the optical appearance of silver swords.

Download: Lore-friendly Silver Swords

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031. The Wolf Medallion

Enhances the appearance of the Wolf Medallion to Geralt and All the other Witchers.

Download: Wolf Medallion Thin Streak

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032. Custom Localization Fix

Fixes issues that the Missing Localization String Fix mod created.

Download: Custom Localization Fix

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033. True Fires

This mod is a complete overhaul of fires, lights & shadows of the game. It drastically increases draw distances of fires, lights and related meshes and significantly improves shadows.

Download:
● True Fires – Part 1
● True Fires Compatibility Patch – HD Reworked Project

Note: Performance intense

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034a. New Fires (True Fires Part 2)

Part 2 of True Fires.

Download: True Fires – Part 2

Note: Performance intense, get New Fires if your pc can’t handle it.

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035. No Dirty Lens Effect

Removes the dirty lens effect.

Download: NoDirtyLensEffect

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036. Beautiful Rocks Mod

Changes the rocks in Velen, Skellige, White Orchard, and Kaer Morhen.

Download: Beautiful Rocks Light

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037. E3 HD Birds Reworked Project

Birds are HD like they were expected to be.

Download: HD Birds

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038. Geralt Enhanced Wind Effect HairWorks

Makes hair react to wind on Geralt and animals

Download:
● Geralt enhanced wind effect HairWorks
● Animals and Monsters Wind enhancement Hairworks

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039. Geralt HairWorks Colors and Styles

Tweaks the colors for Geralt’s hair if using HairWorks.

Download: Geralt HW white Beard_mixed

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040. Hairworks Physics 60fps Fix and LOD Increase

Fixes physics of Geralt’s hair when HairWorks is enabled at 60 FPS.

Download: HairworksHairPhysics60fpsFIX

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041. NPC Physics 60fps Fix

Fixes physics of NPCs that were only working at 30 fps, now it works with 60.

Download: PhysicsForAll

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042. E3 2014 Geralt

Geralt will look like in the E3 trailer, where he had better textures.

Download: E3 2014 for Lighting mods

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043. Witchers Eyes Lore Friendly

Witchers eyes are cat like and as they are described.

Download: Witchers Eyes Lore-Freindly Less Bright

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044. Lore Friendly Ciri

Changes Ciri to be how it is described in the books and makes her higher quality.

Download: Lore Friendly Ciri Full

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045. Yennefer Concept Hair

Hair like the concepts for the game.

Download: New Vanilla Curly Lore Hair

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046. Yennefer 4K Face Texture

Yennefer’s face is now higher quality and even more beautiful.

Download: 01 – Yennefer 4k – Legacy Version

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047. Lore Friendly Eyes for Yennefer

Beautifies Yen’s eyes to have lore friendly beautiful eyes.

Download: Eyes

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048. Rokenz Triss

Triss face in higher quality.

Download: Choose any of the five versions based on your preferences. (See screenshots on the mod page)

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049. Lip Movement and HiRes Shadows

Enables lip movement during gameplay and adds high res shadows during dialogues on humans.

Download: modEnableMimics_blinking

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050. Next Gen Hay Stacks

Improved mesh quality of all known haystacks.

Download: Next_Gen_Haystacks

Note: This mod may bug a quest, don’t use if you think vanilla is good enough.

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051. Kaer Morhen Armory Rubble Removed

Removes the rubble from Kaer Morhen armor if you chose to clear the armory before the battle.

Download: Kaer Morhen Armory Rubble Removed

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052. E3 Wall

Makes the wall of Novigrad like in the E3 demo, meaning it’s higher quality and more colorful.

Download: E3 Wall

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053. E3 Novigrad Roofs

Close look to the Novigrad Roofs from the E3 demo which are higher quality than vanilla.

Download: modE3NovigradRoofs.zip (The first mega link)

IMPORTANT: You have to join GudMods Discord server, link is on the top of the list. If you have issues then try using discord on browser and click the links. If the link still does not work, look for it in the #downloads section on the GudMods server.

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054. E3 Boat and Sail

Gives Geralt’s boat its pre-release appearance. Vanilla Boat or E3 Boat will randomly appear when playing, so not every boat is the same for more boat variety

Download: E3 Boat with Multiple Boats – Vanilla and E3 Boat

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055. HD Palace

Improves the LOD for the Toussaint Palace

Download:
● HD Toussaint Palace
● HDRP Patch

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056. HD Chainmail for Viper Armors

Makes chainmail on back and belly look like the chainmail on the shoulders for higher quality.

Download: HD Chainmail for Viper Armors

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057. Improved Leather Effect

Adds better effects to armor leather like reflections.

Download: Improved leather effect1_1

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058. Disable Fake Lights in All Quest

Disables fake lights in quests, required for Immersive Lighting.

Download: modQuestEditCamLight

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059. Sword FX

Adds effects to the swords when having runes in it,

Download: Sword FX

Installation: Drag into mods folder in Witcher 3 root folder then double click and copy the modswordfx.xml and paste in <path to game>\bin\config\r4game\user_config_matrix\pc

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060. Faction Appearance Project

Creates more diversity in the game by letting factions have more types of armor.

Download: Faction Appearance Project

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(OPTIONAL) UHD Oaks

Retextures the oak barks with high quality textures.

Download: UHD Oaks

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(OPTIONAL) UHD BaW Trees

Retextures the Blood and Wine tree bark with high quality textures,

Download: UHDBaWTrees

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(OPTIONAL) E3 Flares

Flames are now higher quality and will shoot pretty flares like in the E3 demo.

Download: E3 Flares 4k

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(OPTIONAL) E3 Flares Reduced Intensity

Reduces the intensity of the flares from E3 Flares.

Installation: Use the 0.7 version in the folder and overwrite the dlc file.

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(OPTIONAL) Triss’s combined hair

Replaces Triss’s vanilla hair with the one from the DLC without changing her clothes.

Download:
● 111removeelasticband111
● auburn4 or TrissVanillaColor

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(OPTIONAL) AMM – The Appearances Menu Mod

Let’s you use whatever armor you want without swapping armor. (Read the description of the mod)

Download: AMM 2.2(.1) Menu Inputs DLCs

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(OPTIONAL) Slow Mo Dismember

Dismembering is now in slow mo.

Download: Dismember.rar

Note: You have to join GudMods Discord server, link is on the top of the list.

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(OPTIONAL) E3 Combat Cam Shake

Camera shakes in combat like in the E3 Demo

Download: CCS

Note: Run Script Merger after installation

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(OPTIONAL) Swords On The Hip

This mod let’s you customize the location of where Geralt holds his weapons.

Download: Swords on the Hip

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(OPTIONAL) Fast Travel From Anywhere

You can fast travel without using a signpost.

Download: Fast Travel from Anywhere (optional mod)

Note: Be careful not to miss the cutscene before traveling, if you do your game will bug out.

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