The Witcher 3 New Game Plus [Most Asked Questions]

Have you fulfilled your urge to play The Witcher 3 New Game + mode? Consider yourself lucky if you haven’t & ask the question “why” to those who have. The Wicther, is itself a huge game. God help those who try to complete each and every aspect of the game to satisfy their soul. As though the game wasn’t difficult enough already, the developers have raised the bar once again with the final edition of The Wicther 3 New Game Plus mode. This could be a gift to those who have completed the game already and might now wanna try it again with a new set of decisions during their journey with enhanced difficulty.

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How To Start A New Game + Wicther 3?

  1. Start the game and load your last saved story.
  2. Now again save this manually.
  3. Go to the Main Menu and start a new game.
  4. Choose the saved game which you recently saved manually.
  5. Select the difficulty level & when asked pick “New Game + mode”.
  6. Get ready for the new challenges.

The Witcher 3 New Game Plus What Carries Over?

  1. The EXP, all of it, as well as your level.
  2. The inventory equipments, your Witcher gear sets.
  3. Alchemy crafting components, schematics & recipes.
  4. The food, drinks and all other consumables.
  5. Ofcourse, the money!

The Witcher 3 New Game Plus What Doesn’t Gets Carried Over?

  1. The monster trophies.
  2. Quest items.
  3. Gwent cards.
  4. Difficulty level.
  5. Map items.

New Game Plus Witcher Gear

In the new game plus mode, the players need to hunt for the diagrams, which are now called “legendary” Witcher gear, again. Next in the queue are legendary enhanced & legendary mastercrafted. Not to mention, the perks of these will be better than the ones in previous version of the game. In total, there are 4 stages for the Witcher gear in NG+, namely, regular, enhanced, superior & mastercrafted. The attack power of the cat & adrenaline boost of the bear are something to look out for.

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The Witcher 3 New Game Plus DLC

Many players have a query about whether they should start a new game and then finish the DLC or get them done with first and then start the new game. So according to some experienced player, you should not start NG+ game before playing the expansions. If you decide to do otherwise, then you’ll have to play the whole game almost second time before you gain enough level to play the expansions. The reason behind this is that NG+ bumps most of the things by 30 levels. On the other hand, some players believe that completing the NG+ before playing the expansions will you give a slight advantage.

Is NG+ Worth It?

So, addressing the most popular question? Is Witcher 3 New Game Plus worth a shot? Well, I’d say it will depend on your love for The Witcher game. I’ve encountered player who’d just find reasons to play The Witcher 3 all over again and the NG+ just acts as a catalyst. I’d like to present a great piece of insight that was shared by a player on The Witcher 3 NG+.

Here’s the thing about NG+. The very first thing you learn in a subsequent playthrough is that the first five hours of the game are the most boring. White Orchard is really just an intro area. There are very very very few diversions: no horse races or fighting events, only one Gwent opponent, and very few unknown locations to explore. White Orchard is a war-ravaged land with nothing to do and it’s designed that way.

Your last encounter there and the fallout from it make it very clear to you as a player that once you leave, there’s no reason to go back for story or quest sake. You accomplished what you set out to do there and on your way out you make a huge mess that you’re not responsible for cleaning up and has no real repercussions on the story going forward.

Once you roll through to Velen, that’s when everything picks back up and you begin to have fun again. Until then however, the lack of things you can do in White Orchard really makes getting through it a chore that you want to experience as quickly as possible and be done with.

If you want something to make the game exciting for that first little bit, you can reroll your character into something different then spend that time there adjusting to the combat curve you’ve created for yourself. That’s about all there is I can think of to do to make it interesting. If that doesn’t sound fun to you, then wait for Fallout 4 and play through that then come back to The Witcher and compare and contrast. ~ Source

So I guess this would offer you enough insights & answer most of your questions regarding The Witcher 3 New Game Plus mode. If you think I’ve missed anything, please let me know your questions in the comments below and I’ll update the article with an appropriate answer.