One of The Witcher 3’s most popular economy overhaul mods has received a next-gen update

The Witcher 3's Geralt entering a shop and fighting a monster.

The Witcher 3's Geralt entering a shop and fighting a monster.

With many long-term lovers of The Witcher 3 deciding to return to the game in order to check out last month’s free next-gen update, the streets of The Continent are bustling with more life than they’ve seen in a good while.

Those jumping back into the body of the white wolf on PC might have noticed that modders have been hard at work altering and adjusting some of the fresh content added by the update, such as its armours and medallions, to suit their own liking.

In addition to these fresh works, a lot of the uber-popular mods that you might already have in your load order have been receiving the necessary updates to work with the newest version of the game, with the latest being one that’ll help ensure Geralt doesn’t end up making millions of crowns from monster hunting.

Feel like The Continent’s prices need a bit of re-jigging to help make your next-gen Witcher 3 playthrough as immersive as possible?

The mod in question is called ‘Lore Friendly Economy - Next Gen’ and is the work of modder hackaim.

They’ve decided to provide a next-gen update to fellow modder stefan3372’s very popular ‘Lore-Friendly Economy’, which aims to stop you from earning too much coin from your adventures and destroying your ability to roleplay as a struggling witcher barely earning a living from life on the path.

It achieves this by lowering a lot of buying and selling prices in order to ensure that looting and treasure hunting won’t be much more lucrative than completing missions and contracts in the same area, with junk items especially no longer being easy to offload to merchants for an easy profit.

Though, if you run across a rare sword or armour set while pillaging a bandit camp and take it to someone who deals in arms or gear, that should still net you enough crowns in return to finance your next shopping trip.

The result of these changes is a version of the game designed to encourage you to do all of the side quests on offer and should be a little more immersive thanks to the fact you won’t be rolling your eyes every time Geralt complains about something being too expensive.

Regardless of whether you’re now trying to scrape together enough coin to be able to craft some Netflix-inspired witcher gear, make sure to follow us to get updates on The Witcher Remake and for coverage of some cool Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077 mods. You can also check out our mods of the month for December 2022.

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