Witcher 3 Cross-Save PC Data Guide – How to Import to Nintendo Switch

The new Switcher patch has brought in more Noonwraiths and a feature that we've all been frothing for. That's right, it's enabled Witcher 3 cross-save compatibility for PC players.

The most recent patch for the Nintendo Switch version of The Witcher 3 has included a feature that tons of players have been absolutely frothing for. Yes, we’re talking about being able to import your data from a PC save file of the game so that you can keep the good times going regardless of which platform you have access to on any given day. Here’s our guide on how to make the most of the new Witcher 3 cross-save function to import your PC data to the Switch.

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Witcher 3 Cross-Save PC Data Guide – How to Import to Nintendo Switch

The patch for the Witcher 3 that introduces cross-save compatibility is patch 3.6. It first rolled out in Korea yesterday, with the United Kingdom and then North America to follow in stages. Now, it looks like all regions might finally have access to this, though 3.5 was still active in NA a few hours ago. 

Patch 3.6 for The Witcher 3 introduces the ability to access your cross-save PC data if you have a playthrough on that platform as well as your Switch. In order to import your PC save data to the Nintendo Switch version of the game, you’re going to have to have either a GOG account or Steam account with the Witcher 3 on it. If you fulfill those criteria, then follow the steps below:

  1. Launch The Witcher 3 on your Switch
  2. From the main menu, select the Cloud Saves option
  3. You’ll have the option to select either Steam or GOG
  4. If you select GOG, you’ll have to pick the edition of the game that you own to proceed
  5. Log in to either your Steam or GOG account as prompted
  6. Once that’s been done, you’ll have access to your PC save file from the relevant client
  7. Load your PC save file from either the Steam menu or the GOG menu

Now that you have your Witcher 3 cross-save PC data guide in hand, accessing an old playthrough of your adventures with Geralt should be a piece of cake to do – now with bonus portability! While we’ve been enjoying cracking into the Witcher 3 on the Switch, it’s going to be cool to be able to revisit old choices and decisions like this. Need a hand with anything else while you’re kicking around butchering things? Check out these other tips and tricks that we’ve put together:

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Ginny hails from just south of Mordor, and when she's not debating others about the One Ring then she's probably glued to an MMO or a JRPG. With Final Fantasy XIV, Destiny 2, and World of Warcraft on her plate, she's always got something to chat about and a sneaky guide up her sleeve. If writing's not on the cards, then she's probably drinking way too much coffee.