Yesterday, we reported that the latest patch for The Witcher 3 was causing a glitch with experience gain from quests. CD Projekt Red is aware and working on it, with a projected timetable to address the issue.
The problem, which appears seems to be affecting some individuals on all platforms according to a recent post from community and website coordinator Marcin Momot. "We would like to let everyone know that we are aware of the XP glitch players are reporting and we are working to have it fixed as soon as possible across all platforms (Monday for PC & patch 1.04 on consoles in the following days)," Momot writes.
Unfortunately, if you progressed after the bug hit, you won't suddenly get a surge of missing experience when the patch arrives. "The XP won't be added back for the finished quests. Sorry about this," Momot confirms.
However, he says players should still be able to finish the game in the level range intended by the developers. "At the same time we want to shed some light on the issue," Momot says. "First of all, it doesn't impact the game balance in any significant way. Also, you will be able to finish the game with your character achieving a level within the threshold we had in mind when we designed the game."
Also, if your eyes are suffering from the small text, you'll be happy to know relief is on the way. Momot confirmed on Twitter that patch 1.04 will fix this problem. For more on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, check out our review.
[Source: CD Projekt Red]
It seems like the best course of action is to save your game and see if you're hit by the bug. If not, you might be in the clear. If you are, it looks like you'll need to make other gaming plans this weekend.