We’re big fans of HalkHogan’s Witcher 3 texture mod here, and its latest version is even more impressive.
Mod creator HalkHogan has been working on their HD Reworked Project for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for a while. After several iterations, some of which weren’t received well by the community, the creator is back with the biggest update yet: version 5.1.
The Witcher 3 HD Reworked Project’s goal is simple: recreate the majority of in-game textures and models in a higher resolution. Though earlier versions of the mod took some artistic liberties, version 5.1 reserves CD Projekt RED’s original designs, it just improves them.
The mod touches practically all textures that the developer left at a lower resolution, either due to performance limitations, time constraints or any number of development reasons.
The performance hit is minimal, and the trade-off is that you get sharper textures anywhere you look. Wood, metal, stone, and even water textures have all been overhauled. The mod really makes a difference when you run The Witcher 3 at 2k or higher.
The video below does a good job of showcasing the upgrades to some of the most common textures in the game.
To download the mod, just head over to the official Nexus Mods page. Note that it’s almost double the size of the earlier versions, but it’s still a relatively modest 1.5GB.