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.

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How much of The Witcher 2 will I have trouble with, not having played the first game?

Are there a lot of references to the plot of the first game? Are there things I'm already expected to know at the outset? I hear that there is some stuff imported from old save games in the new ...
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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 ...
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How do I not get incinerated or cut down on the very first battle?

I'm apparently being attacked by a giant dragon and there's fire everywhere. No matter what I do, I seem to catch fire and burn to death before fighting the second group of enemies. If this is a ...
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How firm are The Witcher 2's minimum required specs?

According to TotalPCGaming.com, Steam, and the official site, The Witcher 2 requires at least a Radeon HD 3850. How firm is this requirement? Has anyone managed to play with a lesser card? (Bonus ...
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So I was out drinking last night…how do I remove a tattoo?

Geralt got into a bit of fun with the Blue Stripes last night. After getting rip-roaringly drunk, the Witcher thought it might be good to see if it was possible to float across the river on the bums ...
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Which abilities contain mutagen slots?

Which abilities in The Witcher 2 contain Mutagen slots? Does the level of points invested in the ability affect the availability of mutagen slots?
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How do I use mutagens?

I've collected a nice selection of mutagens so far, but I have no idea on how to actually use them. They are supposed to be able to improve my character somehow. How exactly do I apply those mutagens?...
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How can I re-spec my abilities in The Witcher 2?

I've begrudged some of the choices I've made in regards to ability choices while progressing through the Witcher 2, and now that I've reached Act 3, I've heard rumors that some sort of "secret quest" ...
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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 ...
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Is there a function that highlights items you can interact with upon keypress?

The first game had a function that would on keypress highlight the name of any items on screen that you could interact with or take. This was useful to quickly find everything you could take. I haven'...
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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 1....
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In what order do I have to extinguish the puzzle signs in the Gargoyle Contract quest?

There are three rooms, guarded by Gargoyles, each one with a chest and four magical signs/runes you have to extinguish in the correct order. There is also a different clue in each room. The clue in ...
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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 ...
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How do I play Dice Poker?

I found two minigames in the first area of The-Witcher-2, an Arm-Wrestler, and someone who wants to play "Dice Poker". While the former is simply explained in the in-game help, there was no ...
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How can I tell what my spells (signs) do?

Apparently I have a sign called "Aard", which does something when I press Q while it's active. Aard is hardly a descriptive word, however, and when I press C to bring up my character screen there's ...
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Where can I find Altair?

I was browsing Reddit the other day when I saw this amusing image from The Witcher 2: I want to be able to find this for myself when I play the game. Where do I find Altair?
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Why does Axii sign not work?

The Axii sign should allow Geralt to get one enemy to fight on his side for a short while. This sound extremely useful for fighting groups, but I was unable to get it to work so far. What happens ...
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Are mutagens permanent?

Once I alter one of my abilities with a Mutagen, is it like equipment where I can go back later and switch it out for a better one? Or is it a permanent change to that ability that I'll keep for the ...
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Installing pre ordered game from Steam as soon as possible

I have pre ordered The Witcher 2 some while ago with my Steam client. So far so good. The game should be released to public on May 17th 2011 - great. Now for the questions: Can I somehow "schedule"...
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How does Potion Toxicity work in The Witcher 2?

I know that every potion in The Witcher 2 has a "toxicity", but both the manual and the game provide less than adequate explanations of what toxicity is, and how it works. For instance, much of the ...
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How to assign more than one Sign and switch them quickly?

Just started playing the Witcher 2 recently and found that the sword alone is far from being enough in battle.. Signs must be used, usually more than one - so far I've been able to assign only one, ...
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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 ...