Questions tagged [the-witcher-3]

The Witcher 3 is the third game in the Witcher series based loosely on the books written by Andrzej Sapkowski.

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How to get Steam to recognise previous game files from The Witcher 3?

Well, I didn't know that I could use the backup tool in Steam and I didn't use it before reseting my Windows. I don't want to download The Witcher 3, neither lose my saved games, but I couldn't get ...
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Where is Ciri's loot?

When I play as Ciri, I can loot various things: herbs, chests, and more. For example: However, Ciri doesn't have inventory of her own, and I wasn't able to find the things she loot in Geralt's ...
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What's wrong with the crossbow bolts in The witcher 3?

I'm playing The witcher 3 on Xbox one, and I'm a bit confused with the crossbow bolts stats. For instance, currently I have these stacks in my inventory: Quality: Blue (master) | Yellow (...
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Is there any way to cast signs more quickly?

Wen you cast a sign Geralt stops for a tiny time and then he releases the sign. I wonder if it depends on something like heavy vs light armor or sign intensity, or there is any perk or stat which ...
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How do I get the Swallow potion in Witcher 3?

I am attempting to complete the "On Death's Bed" quest, and need to create the Swallow potion. However, I don't have that potion receipe listed in my Alchemy screen. I only have two formulas - Tawnty ...
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Where can I get better glyphs in The Witcher 3?

I'm having a hard time finding better glyph's. It is my second play through, and I have looked many places. I'm starting to wonder if they even go over 2%. What are the glyph locations, in The Witcher ...
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Extreme Cosplay Quest Fail

I talked to some guy on the road and started a quest called Extreme Cosplay. I told him to come with me and then went to explore the estate. I smashed open the door, went inside, and then went on ...
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How do I find Wyvern mutagens?

I need Wyvern mutagens for a decoction. I understand that with normally spawned wyverns they are randomly dropped, but are there any areas that there is a higher chance of receiving one, or any that ...
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What happens with the Items in Corvo Bianco when starting a New Game+

In the Blood and Wine DLC you become the owner of the vineyard Corvo Bianco. There you have armor and weapon stands where you can put some of your gear on display. When starting a New Game+ do you ...
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Is it worth keeping Aerondight on New Game+?

The description seems to imply it adjusts damage to the current level; is there better gear (or rather same gear but with higher stats) to be found on NG+?
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Witcher 3 Weapons - What exactly is “Frost damage”?

Some weapons have a "Frost damage" stat, but it seems to be pretty rare. The level 13 Deithwen silver sword for example has "+19 Frost damage". I would guess it counts as "Elemental damage", so the ...
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Can you cook raw meat in The Witcher 3

During the game, I found some "Raw Meat", and I want to know if it is possible to cook it to increase its "healing" time.
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Is it viable to tank with heavy armor without the Quen shield?

I'm working my way up to being able to wear the Ursine heavy witcher armor in the hopes of being able to stop spending most of my stamina on casting Quen and use some more interesting signs, however ...
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Are there Places of Power that are missable?

I was under the assumption that the Places of Power were not missable, as they are mostly tied to simply finding them in the world. Some required you to be at a certain part of the story quest to be ...
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What is killing me?

I was travelling a corner of Novigrad seeking a new location on the map, where I reached a weird tree, and any time I got close to it I simply dropped dead. From full health of 6000+ vitality to 0 ...
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Which pieces of equipment have special uses (e.g. as crafting components)?

I was able to use the Kaer Morhen Armor to craft a Warrior's Leather Jacket, and I'm wondering if any other pieces of equipment that I would otherwise sell or disassemble could serve a similar purpose ...
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The Witcher 3 APPCRASH

So basically whenever i click on the play button on GOG I'm greeted by a black screen and the message saying that the game isnt responding here are the details: Problem Event Name: APPCRASH ...
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What does this 'Bottomless Carafe' do?

During my travels in The Witcher 3: Hearts of Stone expansion pack, I came into possession this little item called the 'Bottomless Carafe'. It's description reads: "Provides an endless supply of ...
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What are the outcomes of killing and sparing the Shaelmaar?

The game gives you the option to kill the Shaelmaar. Normally that kind of option would influence the outcome of the story somehow. In the Shaelmaar's case, does it influence the story? Do you get any ...
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Good ways to earn money in Toussaint

One thing the new Blood & Wine expansion for the Witcher 3 brought are a few new ways to spend some serious coin. I managed to barely affort a set of Grandmaster Witcher armor, but only by ...
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what does increasing the difficulty for Gwent do, in The Witcher 3?

If raising the difficulty for Gwent increases the difficulty of AI tactics, I would like the challenge. However, if it simply gives the AI better cards, than I would prefer to start the game on a ...
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The Witcher 3: On a new game, will I have to pay for the Enchanter of Runes max level, again?

If I start the new game plus in Witcher 3, will I need to pay again for the enchanter of runes to reach the maximum level?
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What aspects of the game does the difficulty level change?

I just bought The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and I am wondering what difficulty level I should play it at. I don't like switching the difficulty level during a playthrough, so the suggestion I found online, ...
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Does installing the free official DLCs provide you with inproportionately powerful equipment early on?

So I have just bought The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on Steam and noticed there are a couple of free DLCs available. Some of these are armor or weapon sets. However, I am worried that installing those will ...
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Is Death March more difficult in NG or NG+?

I want the trophy for the Death March difficulty in the game. I finish the game with all sidequest and I´m currently level 35. My question is, is WAY to much harder in NG+ the death march? or should I ...
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Where is “Devil's Leap” in The Witcher 3?

After I stumbled upon a refugee camp and liberated it from filthy deserters I found this poster. It mentions Devil's Leap but I cant find anything about it. Here is a screenshot :
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I've re-installed Wicher 3 and my backed up savegames won't load

I re-installed my whole PC yesterday and wanted to play Witcher 3, so I created a zip file of my C:\Users\neon1\Documents\The Witcher 3 folder, which contained all my save games. However when I fire ...
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Setting choices without playing the previous games

I've played the first The Witcher some time ago now and I remember it already felt dated when I played it. I never finished it but I did make almost to the end and I eventualoly watched a long play to ...
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How to get to this quest marker in Witcher 3?

I'm on top of the mountain, the sign says it's below me, but there's nothing but snow on either side of the mountain. A cave perhaps, but where?
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Check how many of that item I have while shopping?

Absolutely love the game but there are some tedious bits in the menu here and there that do annoy me. One of the bigger ones is when I am in a shop menu and say the merchant has lots of alchemy items ...
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How to get into this castle?

So i stumbled uppon this castle that has some sort of treasure in it. I went all the way around and cant find a way to get in. Here are some screenshots detailing the location and look
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How to start the cave of dreams quest

I finished the phantom contract but the two guys that are supposed to fight me never show up. I've already finished the main story line so maybe this is messing up the quest, Any ideas ?
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Rare or Unique materials in Witcher 3?

Are there items in the game that you can only ever get once and will need later on to craft that one thing or the like? I have recently dug into this game and find my inventory is filling up with all ...
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Why batches of same items are not next to each other?

I loot lots of alcohol, and never really paid it any attention until recently, when I wanted to earn some coins from selling part of the huge stash I collected. I was amazed to see this mess: ...
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How to get to level 40 and beyond in The Witcher 3

Currently I'm level 39 and I have finished the main story, HoS expansion and all the witcher contracts. My question is where do I go to quest, kill monsters to get to lvl40 and beyond so I can use the ...
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Is it possible or worth it doing quests marked as red in Witcher 3?

It seems that the rewards for slightly higher level quests are for that level or that they're adjusted for the current level. Is there a way to get a slightly OP weapon or piece of gear by expertly ...
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Quen's alternate “Puppet” mode doesn't seem to work

In order to activate Quen's "puppet" alternate attack one must HOLD the Q key. When I do it out of combat, the quen sign is prominent in front of Geralt and the camera zooms in a bit - same effect as ...
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Quest complete cheat

I need to do this to move on in the game, and I am willing to do anything... But I was wondering, is there any possible way to 'cheat' the game and complete a quest in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt? I ...
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Missing dialogue options when talking to Sofus the Bull in “The Play's the Thing”

I am currently in Novigrad, doing the quest "The Play's The Thing". I am stuck at the part of "Head to the docks and hire ushers for the play". I have already met Sofus The Bull, who, from my ...
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Witcher 3 The Wild Hunt won't install: Not enough disk space

I just bought The Witcher 3, and as it's installing the files, around a few minutes it says that I don't have enough Disk Space. I clearly do as I have over 600GB worth of space in my C Drive, where I ...
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How do you activate the “Scavenger Hunt: Cat School Gear Upgrade Diagrams - Part 1” quest?

I usually activate the witcher gear upgrade quests by buying maps for them from vendors, but I haven't been able to find anything that activates the quest for the Enhanced Feline gear, which would be ...
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Witcher 3 — Possession quest ending

I'm a little confused about one of the possible conclusions of the side quest "Possession": My question is, how is that ending possible? I expected that Cerys would explain things afterward, but I ...
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Why is a map location marked with white circle?

When browsing the world map I noticed this: What does the white circle around the location means? Hovering it shows the ordinary details. Background: I visited the location a while back (both game ...
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Can I change Ciri's fate?

I have just finished the main story line for the first time, but I know that the game has many possible endings. I know there are websites out there with all the steps that you need to take to ...
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How do you use a strong attack with a PC keyboard in Witcher 3?

I'm playing the Patch 1.12 version of Witcher 3 on PC using Windows 7 and an English input keyboard. I'm having problems executing strong attacks with the default keyboard controls, specifically ...
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Why blacksmiths and armorers no longer appear in the World Map?

In the beginning of the game, Blacksmiths and Armorers used to appear on the World Map, however for a while now they don't appear there anymore, just on the mini-map when they're nearby, which isn't ...
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How to use Witcher 3 Addons downloaded by PSN on PS4

I have downloaded so many add-ons from PSN like "Alternative look for Ciri", "Alternate look for Yennefer" and they were installed successfully on my PS4. But I didnt see any changes in their ...
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How to get the two “Statuette” quests done?

I've already played The Witcher 3 three times, but I never could never do any of the two statuette quests: "The Nobleman Statuette" and "The Soldier Statuette" quests. Actually, I got the first one ...
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Missable side quests after completing The Nameless quest

I've been reading in forums that after "The Nameless" quest in The Witcher 3, you can miss some side quests. Is this true? I have several side quests to do, and I'm currently at The Nameless quest. ...
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No Quest Marker for Certain Witcher Contracts

Trying to do the "Jenny o' the Woods" contract but the very first step is to talk to the ealdorman of Midcopse. Yet there is no quest tracker. I even went to the spot where he is supposed to be (from ...