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The Witcher 3 Game of the Year Edition Free Upgrade Now Available on GOG

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The good folks over at CD Projekt Red have just announced that anyone who owns a copy of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on GOG can now easily upgrade it to the Game of the Year Edition. The offer is now available to those who already own the Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine expansion packs. Technically, owning both expansions means that you pretty much have all the available content, however, many GOG users have asked for a proper upgrade and CD Projekt definitely listened.

What’s more, those who already own The Witcher 3 and its expansions can expect to see the GOTY edition pop up alongside the regular version and not replace it. After all, Geralt has two swords so it makes sense that gamers should also have two different copies of The Witcher 3 in their library. Those who only own the base game are also eligible for the free upgrade, though they will first need to purchase the two expansions individually. In order to make the transition even easier, the game along with its expansions will be available at a discount for a limited time on GOG.

“Why are we doing this? Because we can (and because we are always thinking of ways to make your life a bit easier)!” reads a new post on GOG. “For those of you who use GOG Galaxy, your experience will be as simple as it was – you can install The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt with expansions and owned DLC with a single click and update it automatically. And if you don’t use GOG Galaxy yet, you will now have a choice between downloading the game and its expansions separately or as a single comprehensive package directly from the website.”

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is currently available for $40 while Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine go for $6.5 and $13, respectively. Again, if you already own the base game you can upgrade to the Game of the Year Edition just by purchasing the expansions, which are available at 35% off for existing owners, though only for the next 72 hours or so.

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  1. More like they have made so much money they don’t care about some ratty dlc for free

  2. Um, given that I can get the GOTY edition of The Witcher 3 for $29.99 from GOG, which includes the 2 DLC expansions, I’m not sure what the value is by ordering the base game ($19.99) + the 35% discount GOG is offering on the two required DLCs for the upgrade ($19.48). My math may be a bit fuzzy, but that totals $39.47. Am I missing something here?

    1. Author

      No, you’re totally on point in regards to the GOTY edition, which coincidentally received a big discount just earlier today thanks to the Monstrous Fall Sale. Yesterday’s announcement still holds true for those who already own the base game and just need the expansions. Normally, they are at 25% off now but owners of the base game can get them at 35% off for a little while longer.

      1. Great. Thanks for the clarification, Xardas. Your explanation makes sense, especially for the folks that already have the base game.

        1. Author

          No worries, I can see why things might get a little bit confusing, particularly since The Witcher 3 is pretty much always discounted on GOG by various percentages. This is basically just more fan service from CDPR as a lot of people have asked for an easier way to acquire the actual GOTY edition even if they already owned all the content individually. Now it’s definitely easier than ever to get it whether you’re upgrading or buying the full thing at a discount.

  3. I just got this in Galaxy and it feels completely pointless. I already have the full game w/ expansions, i don’t need the GOTY version. It’s just taking up space in my library. It’d be cool if I could give the extra version away as a gift or something, but that doesn’t seem to be the case.

Care to share your thoughts?