The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine Info From Leaked CNET Preview: "New Mutations, 30 New Weapons, 90 New Quests"
CD Projekt Red will release a brand new trailer for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Blood and Wine DLC later today, and also quite a few hands-on preview will go live as well. Thankfully for fans, one of the previews of The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine (from CNET) has been posted way before the embargo ends, and it carries the ton of exciting new information.
As per the details in the CNET preview, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Blood and Wine DLC will offer players a total of 90 new quests, 20 new monsters, some never seen before mechanics and system, 40 new points of interest and many other things.
CNET managed to remove the preview just in time but not before Reddit user Wellbidlo managed to transcribe all the new details from it. Sadly, the moderator of Witcher subreddit also deleted the transcribe of Wellbidlo but thanks to Google Cache feature, here is the screenshot of it.
1: Blood and Wine include over 90 new quests and 40 new points of interest. It also introduces a dynamic system, where interacting with an area’s main POI affects adjacent points — for example, killing enemies in their main hideout lowers their numbers in surrounding camps. Additionally, there will be 14,000 new lines of dialogue, which is 8,000 more than the previous expansion.
2: New gear and monsters include over 30 new weapons, 100 individual pieces of armor, and more than 20 new monsters. No specifics were announced.
3: 12 new mutations were detailed, however, and players will be able to unlock them in New Game Plus. The mutations include one that causes enemies to freeze and die instantly when knocked by Aard, one that makes enemies to explode when they’re killed with a sign’s critical hit, and another that heals and grants you damage immunity when you lose all of your health.
4: Other additions include the New Game Plus maximum level increasing to 100, a new "Skellige" Gwent deck, and a redesigned user interface. Players will also be able to change the color of their gear with armor dyes that can be obtained through merchants, recipes or loot. However, these can only be acquired in Toussaint.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Blood and Wine DLC will arrive on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, release date is not yet announced, but some leak states that it is May 30.