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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt literally lets you watch hair grow

by Eric Frederiksen | March 25, 2015March 25, 2015 6:30 pm EST


There are a lot of ways to track time in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. There’s of course the standard day/night cycle. You can always check the amount of time you’ve played. There’s one other way, though. How’s Geralt’s beard doing?

German magazine Gamestar published an article about the time they spent playing CD Projekt Red’s new RPG and a NeoGAF user was kind enough to translate it.

Among some notes about the game made by Gamestar was a curious one: “Geralt’s beard will grow over time.”

Eurogamer reached out to the developer for confirmation and Communications Chief Michal Platkow-Gilewski had this to say:

The beard grows as time passes and when Geralt moves between locations. The beard has several “states” and these states determine its length – the longest is really long but it’s not Gandalf-long.

If you pick out one of the pre-crafted styles from the game’s free “Beard and Hairstyle” DLC, though, it’ll stay that way. Can we get the beard and hairstyle DLC working in real life? Shaving is so much work.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is set to release May 19 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Eric Frederiksen has been a gamer since someone made the mistake of letting him play their Nintendo many years ago, pushing him to beg for his own,...