Now, don’t get me wrong, I love The Witcher 3. Like really, love it. But despite its impossibly rich world full of inventive, beautifully told stories seemingly behind every corner, one part of the game is lacking: combat. Its simplicity becomes more pronounced the longer your save goes on, which is disappointing given that monster hunting is kind of Geralt’s raison d’être. Every time I return to the gnarled mountains of Skellige or the impossibly entrancing duchy of Touissant, I can’t help but feel that Geralt’s sword slashing and sign blasting is a bit of a weak link.

At least Roenaxx’s Witcher 3 mod, Firearms, goes some way to enhancing it by adding guns. There are ten flintlock-style pistols altogether, with seven different types of ammunition. The craftable ammo comes in three different tiers and your choice becomes more important the higher the difficulty you’re on. The guns come in various sizes and tie into the ‘Schools’ of monster hunting, like Bear and Griffin, but you’ll likely find larger weapons in the late game. You can get your first firearm by crafting one with a dueling pistol diagram you can get from level ten—more become available every few levels after. Or you can just spawn them using console commands.

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