5 things that you need to do before playing Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt

The epic day is here, as Witcher 3 will be soon in your hands!!!  You must be very excited about it and the patience must be unbearable. But are you ready to play the game? Here are some tips we’ll provide you with so that you can gear up before your pre-ordered game arrives at your doorstep:

Note: Remember each and every second counts

1. Make sure your hardware is ready

This tip is especially for the PC users. Getting your hardware ready is the most important step before installing your game. Considering the time left before the release of the game, you may have done that already. So, let’s perform a hardware check by referring the specs required to run the game:

Minimum System Requirements:

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz/AMD Phenom II X4 940
  • GPU: Nvidia GTX 660/ AMD Radeon HD 7870
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7 or 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1)
  • DirectX 11
  • HDD Space: 40 GB

Recommended System Requirements

  • CPU: Intel Core i7 3770 3.4 GHz/AMD FX-8350 4 GHz
  • GPU: Nvidia GTX 770/ AMD Radeon R9 290
  • RAM: 8GB
  • OS 64-bit Windows 7 or 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1)
  • DirectX 11
  • HDD Space: 40 GB

Hope your hardware matches the requirements of the game, be it minimum or recommended. There must be gamers who put a lot of emphasis to gameplay only while some consider graphics as the topmost priority. So, on the basis of the way you want to play the game, let’s hope that you will have a thrilling experience. If your hardware is not ready then be quick! Time is running out!

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2. A good wireless gaming headset:

Don’t you want to enjoy each and every aspect of the game? Well, sound forms an integral part of gaming!!! Imagine yourself venturing into a ghastly forest during a night. You don’t know what might happen as deadly creatures might be lurking in the shadows to have a bite of your flesh. In order to survive you have to be very careful and pay attention to each and every detail along with tiny bits of sound like footsteps approaching, splattering drops of water, someone hiding in the bushes, suspenseful background music and so on. If you want to enjoy that sort of thrill you would definitely need a good gaming headset. There are top notch companies like Sennheiser, Razer, Audio Technica, Steelseries, etc. offering quality products. You may refer the gallery below to find something that suits you:

3. Make sure you have the latest driver for your GPU

Most of the PC users should keep their graphical drivers up-to-date, so that they witness a top-notch optimized performance. Nvidia has confirmed that a Game Ready driver for Witcher 3 will be available for download, shortly before the release of the game while AMD is yet to make an official statement regarding an optimized driver for Witcher 3. But it’s highly probable that there might be an updated driver coming soon for AMD GPU’s.

Don’t worry, as we will provide the links as soon as we get news about the driver updates.

UPDATE: Link to download Game Ready Driver for Witcher 3- http://www.geforce.com/whats-new/articles/geforce-352-86-whql-driver-released

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4. A good grip of the prequel’s story

Story is an important factor while playing an RPG. So, you need to have a good grip of the events that happened in the game’s prequel- The Witcher 2. Otherwise, you might get confused with the events happening around you in the game. Here is a link that might help you to recap or familiarize with the prequel’s story line:

http://witcher.wikia.com/wiki/The_Witcher_2_storyline

5. Controlling your patience

We do know what happens to gaming freaks, if they do not have the capacity to wait patiently till the release of a highly anticipated game. In this case, we can understand your emotions, so don’t worry. In order to pass the time soon, you can involve yourself with all the activities that we recommended you to do before getting your hands on Witcher 3. The previous point is the most valuable and effective way to do so. Therefore, research more on the events of the prequel to gain a detailed knowledge about the plot of the series. The more your knowledge on the plot is the better will be your decision making while making choices in Witcher 3. In addition to that, you may watch all the trailers of the game (in 1080p) that have been revealed so far. Hope that helps you.

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Amlan is a hardcore gaming freak, who is the COO and Editor-in-Chief at Tech Legends. Presently, he is pursuing his B.Tech in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. He is an avid fan of gadgets and always keeps in touch with what's happening around in the tech world. Apart from gaming and technology, he loves to research a lot regarding the culture and geography of various countries, cities, etc. He is also a writer and his first book titled,"A Brief Study of Japan", was published when he was in 9th grade. His motto is, "Keep moving forward and never ever give up".

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