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How to Activate Quick Casting in The Witcher 3 Next-Gen Upgrade

Your step-by-step guide to unlocking one of The Witcher 3's best hidden features

by Grant Testa

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has officially launched for PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S. While there are a plethora of new features introduced in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Next-Gen Upgrade, one that deserves more attention is the game’s new quick casting settings. Here is everything you need to know about quick casting in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt next-gen upgrade.

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Quick Casting in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Next-Gen Upgrade – Explained

For the uninitiated, sign casting is how Geralt of Rivia (the protagonist of The Witcher 3) performs magic. In the base game, Geralt has the ability to use a time-slowing weapon wheel to choose, then cast one of his five signs: Aard (wind), Axii (confusion), Igni (fire), Quen (shield), and Yrden (magic circle). However, by activating quick casting setting, instead of requiring the combat-interrupting weapon wheel to alternate between signs, players can now use buttons or commands to attack with spells, making the monster battles even more exciting and dynamic than before.

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How to Turn on Quick Sign Casting in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Next-Gen Upgrade

Quick casting is very easy to activate in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, simply follow this two-step process.

Step One: Select options in the main menu or pause menu.

Step Two: In the Options menu, navigate to the Gameplay tab, scroll down to “Quick Sign Casting” and turn on Quick Casting.

Who Should Use Quick Casting in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt?

For new players who have not yet experienced The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, I would highly recommend playing the game with its intended, regular sign casting settings so that you can get a handle on the nuances of the game’s unique, intricate combat. On the other hand, for Witcher 3 veterans on their umpteenth playthrough, it is highly recommended that you activate the quick casting settings, which are an absolute game changer to an already fantastic combat experience.

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Grant Testa

Grant Testa is a writer for Prima Games. His interests are songwriting, fantasy football, horror films, earning Platinum trophies, and talking about himself in the third person.