Get The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for free on PC using Xbox Game Pass

By Sean Carey,
GOG is giving away a free copy of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt or The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Game of the Year Edition on PC to all who already own a copy of the game on a different platform. This works for Xbox Game Pass subscribers who have already downloaded the standard edition too.

Blood and Wine

If you've never bought the game using your Xbox account, you can still nab the freebie providing you're an Xbox Game Pass subscriber. We have tested the following method and can confirm it works.
  1. Make sure you have The Witcher 3 in your Xbox library by either downloading it from Xbox Game Pass or by owning a copy of the game
  2. Download GOG Galaxy 2.0 on your desktop and either sign in or create an account
  3. In the top right of the client, click the settings cog and head to Add games & friends > Connect platforms
  4. Sign in to your Xbox Live account
  5. Once signed in, search for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and you should see a prompt to download the game on your PC for free
If you own the game on Epic Games Store, Origin, PlayStation, Steam or Uplay you can still grab yourself a copy of the game for free using the same method as above — just connect your platform of choice instead. This will also work for those who own a copy of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Game of the Year Edition.

This offer will run until June 23rd. For more information, head over to GOG's FAQ support page. The GOG version does not support Xbox Live achievements, but hey, it's still a free game!

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a story-driven, next-generation open world role-playing game set in a visually stunning fantasy universe full of meaningful choices and impactful consequences. In The Witcher, you play as a professional monster hunter, Geralt of Rivia, tasked with finding a child of prophecy in a vast open world rich with merchant cities, pirate islands, dangerous mountain passes, and forgotten caverns to explore.


Ultimate 1 Month
Ultimate 1 Month

Xbox Live Gold and over 100 high-quality games for one low monthly price (subscription continues automatically). Play together with friends and discover your next favorite game. Terms apply. See description below. Joining Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will upgrade your remaining Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass for Console or Xbox Game Pass for PC time into Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for the same amount of time, up to 36 months. All conversions are final. See xbox.com/gamepass for details. Cancel anytime to stop future charges.

Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Sean joined the team as a Staff Writer for both TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies in 2019. He games across all platforms and is always looking for an excuse to replay any of the Metal Gear Solid titles.