Why have just one copy of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt when you can have two?
This week, storefront GOG.com has announced a rather peculiar promotion: if you already own The Witcher 3 on PC or console, you can claim another copy for free.
It’s easy to do: you simply need to download GOG’s proprietary game platform, GOG Galaxy. Link your account there to the platform where you own the game and hey presto; you’ll automatically receive The Witcher 3 in your GOG library too.
If you’re unfamiliar with GOG Galaxy, along with being a games launcher for your GOG purchases, it also aims to be an all-in-one tracker for all your gaming progress. You can connect other gaming accounts to it – including console – and track achievements and game time in one centralised place. Pretty nifty, eh?
There is one caveat, however. Owning the Nintendo Switch version of The Witcher 3 doesn’t make you eligible for the promotion. There’s currently no Switch integration into GOG Galaxy. So you’ll need to own it on Steam, Origin, Epic, PlayStation or Xbox.
The version you receive will also depend on the version you currently own. If you have the standard version, that’s what you’ll receive. But if you have The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt GOTY edition, that’s what will be added to your GOG account. If you own any DLC separately, bad luck; you’ll still only get the base game.
But still, a freebie is a freebie. We’ll take it. Thanks, GOG.
You’ve got until 23rd June to claim your free copy of The Witcher 3. Be sure to download GOG Galaxy and link your accounts before then.