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The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt Guide & Walkthrough

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt Guide & Walkthrough

Become a Witcher! Guide to the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a comprehensive source of information required for playing the Polish blockbuster game and completing it in one hundred percent. There is also a full game walkthrough included.

Last update: Tuesday, January 11, 2022

This guide for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt offers a complete walkthrough of all main and side quests in the game, as well as an extensive world atlas with maps of all visited locations. The guide presents the main quests, side quests, optional witcher contracts, and treasure hunting quests in great detail.

The walkthrough for each of these quests includes information on how to unlock it, a list of all the steps that must be taken and the rewards for completing it. In the case of more advanced tasks, the quest description also includes battles with more difficult monsters and bosses, as well as important choices and consequences of decisions made. Pages with the most important choices and descriptions of all endings have also been added to the walkthrough part of the guide.

The atlas part of this guide focuses on all the important locations you visit while exploring the main locations in the game (White Orchard, Velen, Novigrad, Skellige Islands). The maps of the world atlas include, among others, the main cities and villages , places where you encounter traders and other important NPCs, places where you can find treasures and secrets, signposts or unique areas (bandit camps, monster hideouts, abandoned places, etc.). Both the walkthrough and the world atlas are accompanied by high-quality maps with legible markings, which can be very helpful, for example, in locating the person assigning the quest or the place where the treasure is hidden. The atlas has also been enriched with a chapter on witcher gear and acquiring equipment from various schools. It also includes a page with a list of the most valuable witcher trophies, which are awarded for completing subsequent contracts.

A large and important chapter is the game guide, which tells you how to play and how to properly develop the main character. The guide opens with starting tips, as well as hints and tips for, among others, combat, world exploration, developing Geralt and improving his equipment. An important part of the guide is the chapter on the gwent mini-game, which describes its most important assumptions and tells you what strategies to use to win subsequent rounds.

This guide contains information about romances - it explains step by step how to start an affair with Keira Metz, Yennefer and Triss. There is also a FAQ chapter, which suggests, among others how to earn and spend gold , how to increase the inventory capacity limit, how to get xp easily , how to get to the Skellige Islands , and how long does it take to complete the game.

The guide for The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt is supplemented by additional pages, including, first of all, a trophy guide with a description of all the achievements and the platinum trophy. Among others, you'll also find pages on controls , cheating and system requirements.

The Witcher 3: Quick Starting Tips

Below, you'll find some quick tips and tricks for The Witcher 3. They should help if you are starting your adventure with the game for the first time and you are just learning its mechanics. More tips can be found on the Starting Tips page of the game guide.

  1. It is a good idea to prepare for each fight. This is especially important if we have one of the higher difficulty levels. First of all, we should choose the correct sword depending on the type of opponents, and, if possible, review the information about the weaknesses of a given monster in the bestiary. This will allow us to perfectly choose witcher signs, oils or bombs to win the fight.
  2. Quen witcher sign can effectively protect Geralt. Its regular use is especially important when playing on the highest difficulty level, where the hero can easily take critical damage. Protecting yourself with a shield significantly reduces the chances that we will suddenly die or be on the verge of death.
  3. Each quest and region of the world have a recommended level of experience. We shouldn't deal with completing quests with too high the suggested level and fighting monsters on a higher level than Geralt. We always find challenges and quests corresponding to the current level of the witcher, which will allow him to develop.
  4. Geralt has a burden limit. We should avoid exceeding it, as it will limit the mobility of the main character and, at the same time, may hinder effective combat. We can make efforts to raise the limit (e.g. buying saddlebags for a horse) or getting rid of unnecessary loot at traders on an ongoing basis.
  5. Witcher senses help in exploring the area. We can use them not only in quests that require investigating or following tracks, but also during regular exploration of the area. Activating witcher senses is free and you will reduce the risk of missing a valuable loot or an important interactive object.

The Witcher 3: Secrets, collectibles and world atlas

Our guide to The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt includes a world atlas with high-quality maps of all main locations and individual areas. On the maps, we have marked secrets and collectibles , important locations or areas related to completing quests. We divided the whole thing by location.

Map M1 - White Orchard

  1. Map of important places
  2. Map of enemies
  3. Places of Power
  4. Quest map

Velen (except Novigrad)

  1. World map - Velen
  2. Places of Power - Velen

Novigrad, Oxenfurt and surroundings

  1. World map - Novigrad and Oxenfurt
  2. Places of Power - Novigrad and Oxenfurt

Map M2 - Inn at the Crossroads

  1. Map of important places
  2. Map of enemies
  3. Quest map

Map M3 - Crow's Perch

  1. Map of important places
  2. Map of enemies
  3. Quest map

Map M4 - Midcopse

  1. Map of important places
  2. Map of enemies
  3. Quest map

Map M5 - Farcorners

  1. Map of important places
  2. Map of enemies
  3. Quest map

Map M6 - Free City of Novigrad

  1. Map of important places
  2. Quest map

Map M7 - Vegelbud Residence

  1. Map of important places
  2. Map of enemies
  3. Quest map

Map M8 - Oxenfurt

  1. Map of important places
  2. Map of enemies
  3. Quest map

Map M9 - Crookback Bog

  1. Map of important places
  2. Map of enemies
  3. Quest map

Map M10 - Fyke Isle

  1. Map of important places
  2. Map of enemies
  3. Quest map

Map M11 - Bald Mountain

  1. Map of important places
  2. Map of enemies

Map M12 - Military camp

  1. Map of important places
  2. Quest map

Skellige

  1. World map - Skellige
  2. Places of Power - Skellige

Map M13 - Kaer Trolde

  1. Map of important places
  2. Map of enemies
  3. Quest map

Map M14 - Kaer Muire

  1. Map of important places
  2. Map of enemies
  3. Quest map

Map M15 - Spikeroog

  1. Map of important places
  2. Map of enemies
  3. Quest map

Map M16 - Northern Isles

  1. Map of important places
  2. Map of enemies
  3. Quest map

Map M17 - An Skellig

  1. Map of important places
  2. Map of enemies
  3. Quest map

Map M18 - Hindarsfjall

  1. Map of important places
  2. Map of enemies
  3. Quest map

Map M19 - Faroe Isle

  1. Map of important places
  2. Map of enemies
  3. Quest map

Map M20 - Southern Isles

  1. Map of important places
  2. Map of enemies

Map M21 - Undvik

  1. Map of important places
  2. Map of enemies
  3. Quest map

Map M22 - Kaer Morhen (return in the game finale)

  1. Map of important places
  2. Quest map

The Witcher 3: Witcher Gear

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt gear allows you to equip Geralt with the best swords, crossbows and armor elements . The methods of obtaining diagrams and the methods of crafting witcher's equipment are discussed in detail in a separate chapter of The Witcher Gear .

Griffin school gear

  1. Basic
  2. Enhanced
  3. Superior
  4. Mastercrafted

Cat school gear

  1. Basic
  2. Enhanced
  3. Superior
  4. Mastercrafted

Bear school gear

  1. Basic
  2. Enhanced
  3. Superior
  4. Mastercrafted

Wolf school gear

  1. Basic
  2. Enhanced
  3. Superior
  4. Mastercrafted

Other witcher sets

  1. Viper school gear
  2. Other Kits (DLC)

The Witcher 3: Game Guide

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt is an extensive and complicated role-playing game. The guide should help you understand the basic mechanics of the game. We divided them thematically into several different groups.

Character development

  1. Gaining new experience levels
  2. Skill points
  3. Mutagens
  4. Best skills
  5. Skills - how to reset?

Exploration of the game world

  1. Basic information about exploration
  2. Horseback riding and swimming
  3. Meetings NPCs
  4. Theft and bad reputation
  5. Types of quests
  6. Optional locations (question marks on the map)
  7. Notice boards

Combat

  1. Combat - A set of tips
  2. Healing in combat and meditation
  3. More difficult duels - preparation
  4. Adrenalin

Inventory management

  1. Inventory
  2. Merchants
  3. Crafting
  4. Alchemy
  5. The best blacksmith and armorer

The Witcher 3: FAQ

While playing The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt, we may encounter various problematic situations. The FAQ section provides answers to frequently asked questions.

  1. Earning Money - How?
  2. Experience - How to get XP quickly?
  3. The first griffin - How to kill it?
  4. Capacity limit - How to increase it?
  5. Skellige Islands - How to unlock?
  6. Coins - Where to exchange?
  7. Contract trophies - Where to deliver them?
  8. Horse equipment - Where to acquire it?
  9. I'm not earning XP - Why?
  10. Ingredients of the White Gull - Where to find?
  11. Installing free DLC - How to do it?

The Witcher 3: Gwent mini-game

Gwent is one of the most recognizable elements of The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt . In our guide, we have included tips and strategies on how to successfully win in Gwent. They can also help you complete a deck of cards.

  1. Gwent - The basics of the game
  2. Gwent - Strategies and Tips
  3. Gwent opponents - List of cards and players

The Witcher 3: Trophies and Achievements

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt allows you to get dozens of different trophies and achievements, including a platinum trophy on PS4 and PS5. All available achievements are described in detail in the Trophy Guide chapter. It should help you get 100% of the trophies in the base game.

  1. List of The Witcher 3 trophies
  2. Description of the Walked the Path trophy

The Witcher 3: Game Length

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt is a long one, and even if we focus on completing the main plot itself, we have to take into account the fact that we will spend about 50 hours with it. Taking care of additional content (quests, exploration, secrets) can easily extend the playtime to over 100 hours . More information is available on the page How long does it take to complete The Witcher 3.

The Witcher 3: PC system requirements

  1. CPU: Intel Core i5-2500 3.3 GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 940
  2. RAM: 6 GB
  3. GPU: GeForce GTX 660 / Radeon HD 7870 or better
  4. Disk space: 35 GB
  5. Operating system: Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10 64-bit

More information about the recommended system requirements for The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt game, as well as its console versions, can be found on the System requirements page.

About The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt Guide & Walkthrough

Author : Jacek Stranger Halas & Patrick yxu Homa & Krystian U.V. Impaler Smoszna for gamepressure.com

Translator : Michal Czarny Wilk Grygorcewicz

Guide contains : 282 pages, 1061 images, 70 maps and annotated illustrations.

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