The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is a roleplaying game where you play a witcher called Geralt of Rivia, set in a world created by the Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
0answers
16 views

Can I disable QTE on The Witcher 2 and get the Madman achievement?

I'm playing on dark to get the Madman achievement but hate QTE's. If I disable QTE on the options will I get the achievement?
2
votes
4answers
18k views

What's the fastest way to get a new silver sword?

I've just begun the first chapter of the game, but I find myself... lacking. I stabbed something big and mean with my Silver Sword as part of the Prologue, and now I'm stuck in a catch-22. As a ...
1
vote
1answer
114 views

Where is Vernon Roche in For Tameria?

In the quest, For Tameria!, where is Vernon Roche when I have to decide between him and Triss? The quest tracker on the map seems useless as I don't see him anywhere in the market square! How do I ...
5
votes
1answer
1k views

What does the grey arrow on the minimap mean?

What does the grey arrow on the right side mean? Is it somehow related to that sun inside of circle thing?
12
votes
3answers
100k views

Where did Malena run off to?

Outside Floatsam, I ran into an elf woman being harassed by the guards as a spy. Being the amicable monster-slaying gentleman that I am, I volunteered to check her alibi in the nearby cave. Six game ...
9
votes
1answer
40k views

How do I enter Meditation Mode?

The game is telling me that in order to drink potions, I must enter Meditation Mode, but it doesn't give me any clue how to enter Meditation Mode in the first place. How do I do that?
4
votes
2answers
2k views

What do the symbols on the top of The Witcher 2's screen mean?

Ok, so I get that these are active effects that you are currently under, and the timer is straightforward and what not, but the symbol itself is nigh meaningless, and I don't know what effects I'm ...
9
votes
2answers
120k views

Where is Cedric during the quest “Where is Triss Merigold” in The Witcher 2?

During the quest "Where is Triss Merigold" Geralt is tracking the elf Cedric by the blood trail he leaves. I've done that, using my medallion to highlight the blood, but ended up at a dead end, some ...
18
votes
2answers
95k views

How do I defeat the Kayran in the first chapter of the Witcher 2?

In the first chapter you are supposed to slay the Kayran, this enormous beast: I'm having a hard time with it. I drank the Mongoose potion for poison resistance and I have the Kayran trap, but it ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Where can I get the Gadwall formula or potion?

Dethmold is doing a necromancy ceremony and I need to get some Gadwall in part II of the game. I heard that Master Myron is supposed to sell the formula but when I go and visit him he doesn't appear ...
3
votes
1answer
328 views

Why are Geralt's clothes and armour resetting back to the defaults?

As I progress through the game, I've been upgrading Geralt's armour and weaponry. When the game loads the next phase or chapter, all my weapons and armour are lost and it defaults back to Geralt's ...
2
votes
2answers
420 views

Is it possible to import a Witcher 1 savegame to the XBox 360 Witcher 2?

So, my poor laptop can't play Witcher 2, not a snowball's chance in hell. Is there any way to somehow import a Witcher savegame into the Witcher 2 on the 360? Even if it means downloading a savegame ...
1
vote
0answers
126 views

How do I gain knowledge about various monsters?

Everytime I kill a monster I gain a count towards knowledge of that monster. I've gotten enough kills(bottom corner shows 3/3), which should be the same as reading a book on that monster. However, ...
7
votes
1answer
21k views

Can you not spend any talent points in hard mode?

My brother and I recently beat our copies of The Witcher 2, and, being the masochists we are, both decided to up the difficulty and play the other story branch. He finished before me, and experienced ...
0
votes
0answers
71 views

Massive Witcher 2 graphics corruption

So I got halfway through the "In the claws of madness" quest, which is not far in to Flotsam. I quit just before having to fight the first 2 wraiths and the next time I went to load the game, all the ...
7
votes
1answer
3k views

Failing the quest “Of Flickering Hearts”

I am attempting to do the "Of Flickering Hearts" quest. En route, I am also doing the search for Tress. After passing the red bandana to Phillipa, a mob of peasants wish to lynch the prince. Somehow, ...
3
votes
1answer
98 views

Copied Better_Combat.dzip into CookedPC, but no effect

As described on the Help page, the .dzip should be copied into CookedPC. I did that, but the Quen Sign still has a duration of 30s when I load my savegame. Any way to check if the mod das been loaded ...
5
votes
1answer
24k views

With Flickering Heart Quest - Is the Succubus guilty?

While investigating the murders of several young men Geralt follows the trail to a succubus. Using Dandelion as a lure he finally finds her lair. The succubus though denies any involvement in the ...
0
votes
1answer
326 views

Witcher 2 starting gold

I just passed the siege part and noticed that I have over 3000 orens in my inventory. Anyone knows where they might have come from? List of what choices I did:
6
votes
2answers
2k views

Turn off the Quen sign

The Quen sign is extremely useful to protect yourself against enemy attacks. The base version also doesn't last long, but if you upgrade Quen itself or increase your sign intensity Quen can last for a ...
1
vote
2answers
688 views

Witcher 2 won't start

When I try launch Witcher 2, it gives me an error that says "Failed to start game (missing executable). I've tried verifying the game cache.
1
vote
1answer
237 views

How to get into the Nilfgaardian camp?

So I decided (on Iorveth's path) to take the easy path into the camp through the passage whose entrance can be found underneath the brothel. I came out at the river bank as expected, but now how do I ...
1
vote
1answer
5k views

The Witcher 2 freezes at the end of chapter 2's cutscene

I'm currently playing The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition and I've made it to the end of chapter 2, where Geralt is on his way to Loc Muinne. Everything runs just fine until the narration from Dandelion ...
4
votes
1answer
838 views

Where to put The Witcher 1 saves on Mac so that they can be imported to The Witcher 2?

I have finished The Witcher 1 on PC a few years back and still have my final save I would like to import to the sequel. Now I'm playing The Witcher 2 on Mac, version downloaded from GOG. Where ...
0
votes
1answer
313 views

Do Adrenaline Skills have separate adrenaline bars?

I wanted to go for a hybrid Alchemy/Swordsmanship build this time around. The Witcher Wiki says: If talents are invested in more than one of these skills, the associated Adrenaline fueled ...
15
votes
3answers
55k views

Which women have “romance” options in The Witcher 2?

I'm remembering that in the first game there were quite a few women that Geralt could pursue. So far I've only found Triss as a romantic prospect in the second game. Are there any others?
2
votes
0answers
276 views

Will Group Finisher Adrenaline Rush impede my other one?

When playing The Witcher 2 it is possible to obtain more than one Adrenaline Rush skill. As Witcher Wiki says, they are all activated simultaneously. I'm interested in getting the following ones: ...
6
votes
5answers
8k views

Combat tips for the Nekker cave in chapter 1

One of the first quests in Chapter 1 requires me to investigate a cave full of "Nekkers". The problem is, I can't even kill one of them before the creatures gang up on me and rip me to shreds. I have ...
32
votes
2answers
246k views

How do I destroy Nekker nests?

In "The Nekker Contract" quest, I need to destroy all of the Nekker nests. I found my first Nekker nest, but when I try to destroy it, Geralt just says, "I've got to blow up this nest," and doesn't do ...
7
votes
1answer
38k views

How to win dice poker?

I keep losing every single time no matter how many times I try. Even when I get a Five of a Kind V the opponent got Five of a kind VI and beat me! It feels like the game is rigged. Is there a way to ...
1
vote
1answer
345 views

Is Geralt stripped of his weapon after fighting Letho in the Elven ruins near Flotsam?

After fighting Letho the first time down next to the bath in the Elven ruins near Flotsam I noticed that Geralt had only his silver sword left. So I went back and used to medallion to check for ...
1
vote
1answer
104 views

Is it fine to remove all the language files for localizations I don't need in The Witcher 2?

Is it alright to remove CookedPC/*.w2{strings,speech}, CookedPC/user_speech/* and so on for localizations I don't need? From what I saw this could save me nearly 5 GiB and would therefore offset the ...
3
votes
0answers
208 views

Skipping The Kayran fight

I tried so many times now, but most of the time the tentacles hit the Yrden spot but don't freeze. I managed to cut of 2 tentacles, but then I die. I used three potions. Is there a way to skip the ...
2
votes
1answer
84 views

Is there a way to see how much enchantments a piece of armor can hold, before you buy the diagram?

In the game Witcher 2 there are all sorts of enchantments for weapons, armor etc. Is there a way to see how much enchantments a piece of armor can hold, before you buy the diagram or only when you ...
8
votes
1answer
32k views

How do I use Harpy Traps?

I'm trying to complete The Harpy Contract outside of Vergen, and while I've slain enough harpies that the quest has updated to "use harpy traps! 0/7 nests", I don't know what I'm supposed to be doing ...
10
votes
3answers
9k views

After I beat the Kayran, what can I do with its corpse?

After a long struggle, I managed to beat the Kayran. Great! Now I have a neat Kayran Trophy, a Kayran Hide, and other Kayran bits to round out my loot. I know the Kayren Hide can be crafted into ...
5
votes
1answer
14k views

How can I end a potion's effect prematurely?

I could have sworn that one of the tutorial journal entries mentioned that meditation could be used to remove potions prematurely (before their duration would normally expire), however I don't see ...
13
votes
5answers
32k views

How can I heal in battle?

I've noticed that I tend to take a lot of damage, and especially that once I take one hit I'm prone to take a couple more in succession. This makes the cost of a single mistake rather harsh. Is ...
12
votes
5answers
17k views

In The Witcher 2, is it possible to hit the man with the red plume?

In the tutorial, the king gives Geralt the spyglass to aim for the "man with the red plume", while he adjusts the ballista. I felt like I had the cross-hairs right on the man, but when the bolt was ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Storage for Chapter 2 in The Witcher 2

So I just got into chapter 2 for the most part, completed a couple missions. How do I get storage again like in chapter 1? I need to place stuff into storage to avoid being overweight and also get ...
5
votes
4answers
32k views

Why should I use the silver sword in the Witcher 2?

Some common swords do more damage than the silver sword. I'm level 7 now and don't see why that silver sword is special? Why do I need two swords, when I could just use one of them all the time?
5
votes
1answer
7k views

What's the deal with the Witcher 2 DLC?

So my game informed me today that a new patch (1.2) was available for The Witcher 2, and among the patch notes were the following: All previously released DLC packages are installed with Patch ...
3
votes
1answer
4k views

How can I register The Witcher 2 and get the Troll Trouble DLC?

I just started up the game launcher and saw that the "Troll Trouble" DLC is free if you register the game. If I try to register through the launcher menu, I get this error: Connection error. Try ...
2
votes
1answer
135 views

Is there any reward (apart from monetary winnings) for playing dice poker

I've just started playing The Witcher 2, and I've noticed that since the first game the "dice poker" game has been changed from three rounds to one, which pretty much reduces it to pure luck. As such, ...
4
votes
2answers
3k views

When should I start to do the side quests in Flotsam?

I am finding the side-quests in Flotsam tough, because of the monsters in the surrounding area. I also discover that by doing some of the main quests, I get decent XP and some good loot. When is a ...
7
votes
1answer
4k views

Where do I find a Dwarven Armor Fragment?

So I failed the Little Sisters quest in Chapter 2/Roche's Path and looted a diagram for the Mahakaman Sihil steel sword. Amongst others the sword requires a dwarven armor fragment, but I don't have ...
6
votes
2answers
18k views

How do I find Queen Endregas?

I'm having problems with luring out the Queen Endregas to complete the Endrega Contract mission. I understand from reading up on the lore that Endrega queens only appear when I find their cocoons and ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

How to get more gargoyle dust

I finished the gargoyle contract in Loc Muine but I didn't farm them to get enough gargoyle dust for the Kinslayer outfit. Is there any way to get more dust? I am willing to hack save file if that's ...
1
vote
1answer
515 views

How do you craft bombs?

I already bought the crafting diagram, but I could find a crafter in Floatsam to make them for me. Are there other type of crafters in other cities?
0
votes
0answers
70 views

Right or Left Option in Walkthrough at IGN

I am playing the Witcher 2 on PC. The game presents a lot of choices. To make the right decisions on weapons, I sometimes visit walkthroughs. While reading through a walkthrough at IGN.com, I came ...