The update means you can choose to carry forward your items and experience from one game to the next, while you should also expect stronger enemies.
Following yesterday's announcement of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's upcoming New Game Plus mode, developer CD Projekt Red has shared some more details about what players can expect from the free update. When you finish the roleplaying game, New Game Plus lets you start a new game with your high-level experience and loot.
In response to a flood of questions in The Witcher 3's forums, community manager Marcin Momot shared some new insight.
Among other things, he confirmed that enemies will be stronger, and that player experience and items will carry over to your next playthrough.
Momot's full responses are below:
New Game Plus is The Witcher 3's 16th free piece of DLC. Others have included things like alternate costumes and hairstyles for hero Geralt and his sorceress paramour Yennefer, along with new finishing moves and horse armor. A release date for New Game Plus has not been announced, but it won't be this week.
Looking ahead, The Witcher 3's first of two paid expansions -- called Hearts of Stone -- will launch in October. This expansion may see the return of a character from The Witcher 1.