The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – How to Enable Afterburner / RTSS Without Deleting Any Files (Next-Gen Update)

10 Steps or 5 pictures to having Afterburner / RTSS running on The Witcher 3 DX12 Next Gen update without deleting any files!

Guide to Enable Afterburner / RTSS


  • Step 1: Exit MSI Afterburner & RivaTuner Statistics Server.
  • Step 2: Open a file explorer window to the location of your RTSS install.
    • Usually “C:\Program Files (x86)\RivaTuner Statistics Server\”.
  • Step 3: Open the Profiles folder.
    • Usually “C:\Program Files (x86)\RivaTuner Statistics Server\Profiles”.
  • Step 4: Make a copy of the ‘Global’ file. You will need admin permission to do this and the rename.
  • Step 5: Rename your copied file (ex ‘Global – Copy’) to ‘witcher3.exe.cfg’ wihtout quotes.
  • Step 6: Open witcher3.exe.cfg with a text editor like Notepad.
  • Step 7: look for the section [RendererDirect3D12].
  • Step 8: Replace whatever is in that section (probably Implementation=2) with the following and save the file:
    • D3D11on12 = 0
  • Step 9: Start Afterburner / RTSS.
  • Step 10: Enjoy FPS on The Witcher 3 DX12 without deleting files.

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