Modders Are Putting Henry Cavill's Geralt in The Witcher 3

Modders Are Putting Henry Cavill's Geralt in The Witcher 3

A straight up Switcheroo.

Netflix's The Witcher series has been nothing short of a pleasant surprise, particularly Henry Cavill as the titular monster slayer. Now modders are trying to put Cavill's version of Geralt of Rivia into The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

Over on NexusMods, there's one main mod that replaces CD Projekt Red's Geralt with Henry Cavill's version of the character in the Netflix show. Additionally, the mod also swaps out Yennefer of Vengerberg's standard character model for a model resembling Anya Chalotra's portrayal of the sorceress in the Netflix adaptation.

The Hollywood glitz and glam for Geralt. | CD Projekt Red, NexusMods

There are then several mods building upon this one. Firstly there's a mod that restructures the facial hair options to better suit the Cavill version of Geralt of Rivia. Secondly, there's a mod that allows the mark Geralt bears on his face in the Hearts of Stone expansion to mesh with the Cavill mod.

Additionally, there's also a mod that swaps out the body of Witcher 3's Geralt for that of Cavill. Just in case CD Projekt Red's monster hunter wasn't shredded enough for you already.

Phwoar, feast your eyes lads. | CD Projekt Red, NexusMods

Finally, there's a mod that introduces Geralt's steel sword from the Witcher series to The Witcher 3. This isn't the sword that Geralt attaches Renfri's broach to after the debut episode (as some eagle-eyed viewers might have noticed), but his other sword instead.

This one's for humans. | CD Projekt Red, NexusMods

All eight episodes of The Witcher are available to stream on Netflix. Although a second season of the adaptation has been confirmed by Netflix and showrunner Lauren Hissrich, it won't be arriving until 2021 at the earliest.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is seeing a massive resurgence in players after the Netflix series. If you're only just getting started with the game for the first time, then you might want to head over to our guides on how to level up fast with XP, or how to dismantle and repair armor and weapons with ease.

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