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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – First Environmental HD Texture Pack Released, Increased LOD Mod Also Available

We consider The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt one of the most beautiful games of 2015. And while CD Projekt RED has done an amazing job with the game’s textures, there are some surfaces that look really, really blurry. Thankfully, modder ‘Halk Hogan PL’ released the first environmental HD texture pack for this game that updates the textures of most rocks, wood crates, sacks and checkered floor.

According to Halk Hogan PL, this texture pack did not bring any additional performance hit on his Radeon HD7970 3GB. Owners of 2GB of VRAM may experience some stuttering, although this has not been confirmed as of yet.

Those interested can download the mod from here. Below you can find some comparison screenshots. Modded version is on the left whereas vanilla version is on the right.








In addition, modder ‘sjbox’ released a new mod that increases the draw distance & level of detail for a lot of objects in the game by 10-40%. Do note that this mod will bring a performance hit (around 5fps in crowded areas) as the GPU needs to draw more objects on screen. There is a noticeable improvement and this mod also improves a lot of the major pop-ins.

Those interested can download this mod from here. Below you can find some comparison screenshots. Modded version is on the left whereas vanilla version is on the right.




John Papadopoulos

John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities.Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards." Contact: Email