'The Witcher 3' DLC release date, rumors; may include new location, complex story, less depressing soundtrack


Rumors regarding the upcoming downloadable content pack for “The Witcher 3” titled “Blood and Wine” are getting a lot of buzz with predictions that it may be released in April. However, developers at CD Projekt RED has yet to confirm anything official.

According to reports, RED community manager Marcin Momot responded to some fans’ queries on Twitter asking for news on when they can visit Touissant, to which he replied with, “Nothing I can share yet. Sorry.”

Speculations about the imminent arrival of the expansion reportedly started when Polish website GryOnline updated their “Blood and Wine” information page that the launch date will specifically be on April 26, two months earlier than the expected schedule.

What may have added to the assumption is that the date falls on Tuesday, same day as the release of the first expansion “Heart of Stones.”

When it comes to the plot, the new contents will take place in the aforementioned place untainted by war and promises extra 20 hours to the standard gaming experience. It will be the lead character Gerald’s last adventure, bringing new weapons, armors, unparalleled enemy, and a complex story.

The series’ composers will also deliver entirely new songs for the additional elements. These include Marcin Przybylowicz for “The Witcher 3” and “Cyberpunk 2077,” Mikolai Stroinski for “The Vanishing of Ethan Carter,” and Piotrek Musial for “This War of Mine.”

The soundtrack is also less depressing compared to the previous one titled “Velen.” “We’re not using any pieces that were written before, because we get a completely new area, new characters, and a new plot. They deserve to have their music written from scratch,” said Przybylowicz in an interview with GamePressure.

As fans wait for official information, they may try their hands on the base game “The Witcher 3” available across platforms such as Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC.