The Witcher 3 is one of the more successful games of 2015; and CD Projekt Red has gained a lot of good will from gamers thanks to its practice of not charging for DLC. This christmas, the company is offering modders the opportunity to win themselves a real life sword forged by Hattori – who happens to be an elven smith from the game.
To join the contest, all people need to do is create an outfit or holiday element for any of the main characters. This generally means that it is limited to people who know how to mod games, although it is a nice way to encourage people to get in the holiday spirit. All mods must be uploaded to Nexus Mods and tagged as part of the “Witcher Mod Contest” to enter the contest. Naturally, people are also expected to fill in the entry form provided on the Witcher 3 site.
The custom forged sword is not actually made by Hattori, but rather by a Polish swordsmith who specialises in making sparring swords. It looks like this is a real weapon, and not one of those decorative swords people often buy to hang on walls. Naturally, CD Projekt Red have put a restriction on entries from countries that do not allow the shipping of sharp weapons; which generally means that it will not ship to Malaysia.
The Witcher 3 Holiday Outfit Mod contest runs until 5 January and is open to gamers around the world; or at least those who have figured out how to get swords shipped to them.