Do trophies carry over in The Witcher 3 next-gen?

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Geralt and Roach riding by a lake in The Witcher 3.

With the new update out now, players are desperate to know about The Witcher 3 next-gen trophies. For those who managed to collect them all on previous versions of the game, there's the tempting chance of an instant Platinum trophy is there's a seamless crossover.

In this guide, we'll break down whether The Witcher 3 next-gen has automatic trophy progression or not. That way, you'll know whether you can bag an extra Platinum trophy or 1,000 Gamerscore, or whether you'll need to start from square one.

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Do trophies carry over in The Witcher 3 next-gen?

Trophy hunters, we have bad news. Trophies do not automatically carry over in The Witcher 3's next-gen upgrade.

While it may be classed as a separate game on your console, that doesn't mean that your progress will result in trophies and achievements automatically carrying over in The Witcher 3. That means if you managed to get 100% completion on the PS4 or Xbox One versions, that won't translate to even more achievements on your next-gen save.

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That's bound to come as a kick in the teeth to those hoping to cash in on hundreds of hours' worth of existing progress. Instead, you'll need to unlock trophies from the ground up, including all the story-linked and collection challenges.

Geralt fighting a monster in The Witcher 3.

Is there a way to access old trophies in The Witcher 3 next-gen?

Unfortunately, it doesn't seem like there is a way to manually swap your old trophies over to the next-gen version of The Witcher 3. It seems unlikely that CD Projekt Red will change this down the line, so you best strap in for another playthrough.

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It'll definitely come as bad news to those who have played recent next-gen upgrades that did move over trophy progression, such as the Resident Evil 2 remake. However, it comes as less of a surprise when you consider that trophies also didn't carry over in the next-gen upgrade of Cyberpunk 2077. That makes it clear that this was no mistake on the side of the devs.

That's it for our look at trophies in The Witcher 3 next-gen upgrade! For even more on the latest games, check out how to get Knifey in High on Life, as well as what happens if you stab Gene.