The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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How to Change Camera Settings in the Witcher 3

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Craig Robinson

With the release of the Witcher 3 Next Gen Update, several new features were added to the game. One of those new features it the new, built in camera options added to the game, The result is players now have a brand new way of experiencing the game in a more close range and intense action and dynamic camera flow. If you’re interested, here’s a closer look at how to change camera distance in the Witcher 3.

Here is how to change camera settings in the Witcher 3.

How to change camera distance in Witcher 3

To change your camera distance in Witcher 3, players need to follow their options settings.

  1. Open the Options menu
  2. Go to Gameplay
  3. Scroll down until you see camera settings
  4. Toggle the camera settings between default and close.

You’ll find three options in one of the setting areas on that menu. One for exploring, one for horse riding, and another for combat. To change each mode’s new camera distance settings, toggle the option to close. Close the new camera distance option, which brings the camera over Geralt’s right shoulder, no matter the camera setting you’ve modified. This will bring your camera closer to Geralt, and his actions, no matter what you’re doing.

If you’re in combat, locking on will require more importance from your aiming method. You will need to tab between locked-on enemies using your right thumbstick if you use a controller or tab wit the mouse. Because some enemies are closer, losing track of enemies in certain situations is possible.

If you ever want to return to the default settings, then we recommend following the instructions and switching the toggle back to default. The default setting are more friendly to play, but, the close settings can be good for the more cinematic moments, like fighting enemies and getting executions, to even feel more action packed when doing horse races for example.

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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    CD Projekt
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS4, Switch, XB One
  • Genre
    RPG
  • Guide Release
    24 June 2015
  • Last Updated
    2 January 2023
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Nathan Garvin (Haeravon)

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You are Geralt of Rivia, a professional monster-hunter known as a Witcher. You’ve fully regained your memories since your miraculous revival and escape from the Wild Hunt, and have cleared your name of the false accusations of regicide. In the wake of the assassination of Foltest, king of Temeria, the north have been rent by warfare as Nilfgaard launches its third major invasion, and the northlands have been united under the insane king Radovid. Overshadowing these petty politics is the mysterious return of Ciri - Geralt’s adopted daughter, who is now being pursued by the Wild Hunt.

The guide offers the following:

  • A full walkthrough that’s more than just a listing of quests-it’s an “ideal chronological order” that will get you through the whole game and allow you to see and do everything the game has to offer.

  • Side quests, including monster contracts and treasure hunts for obtaining powerful Witcher sets.

  • Descriptions of decisions, quests, and events that influence the various endings of the game.

  • Crafting and Alchemy information.

  • General strategies on how to take down foes large and small, monstrous and humanoid, boss or mundane.

  • Information on how to complete all the Gwent quests and obtain all the Gwent cards, including detailed Gwent strategies.

  • Trophy/Achievement information.

MASSIVE UPDATE: 7th September 2016 ongoing

  • Added DLC quests “Fool’s Gold” and “Scavenger Hunt: Wolf School Gear”.
  • Organisational changes in the Velen section of the walkthrough to reflect the increased level of Griffin School Gear.
  • Organisational changes throughout the walkthrough to provide a “no skulls” path through the game.
  • Added Death March difficulty tips and commentary throughout the guide.
  • More XP reward numbers included.
  • Walkthrough now includes additional information based on patch changes.
  • Various typo and grammar fixes.
  • Added DLC pages for Blood & Wine, Heart of Stone
  • Lots more quality of life improvements

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