The Witcher 3 now supports a cross-save function that will allow players to bring their PC save games over to the Switch version of the game. This means a single campaign can now be continued between the two platforms. It’s a fairly simple process that will save you a ton of time having to recreate a save by replaying the game.
How to use cross-save in The Witcher 3
The process varies a little bit depending on the platform you’re using. The first step is to make sure that you have cloud save enabled on your platform of choice, which is either Steam or GoG. Both should be enabled automatically on either service, but it’s very simple.
On Steam, click on The Witcher 3 in your game library and go to the Updates tab, at the bottom of the screen you will see a toggle for Steam Cloud synchronization. Toggle that on to make this feature work on Steam.
In GoG Galaxy, all games that support cloud saves will have a small icon beside them, simply click that icon next to The Witcher 3 in the launcher and get going.
Once you have done that, wait a few hours, and the save should be synced fully, assuming you booted the game once and loaded your save on PC just to be sure.
Now it’s time to boot up your Nintendo Switch and make the change to begin using your old save on the console. Select the game on your home screen and hit the + button. Select “Software Update,” from the resulting menu then “Via the Internet” and your Switch should begin patching in the changes that will enable cloud saving.
Run the game, and in the main menu, you will see a Cloud Saves option. From here, either enable or disable cross-save in The Witcher 3 to begin using the old save. You can also choose to upload your save file from the Switch to the cloud, and will be able to transfer the same save the file back and forth between PC and the Switch.