The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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Nathan Garvin

Months have passed since the events of The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings. The north is in ruins due to the third major invasion by Nilfgaard, a conquest made easier by the turmoil caused by the assassinations of powerful northern monarchs. This no longer concerns Geralt of Rivia, however, who has once again resumed the life of an itinerant monster slayer, his trade as a Witcher. That is, until he hears that his former lover, Yennefer of Vengerberg, has returned…

Embark on an epic quest to reunite with Yennefer and rescue your adoptive daughter, Ciri, from the Wild Hunt. Along the way you’ll have to put your Witcher training to use and slay monsters, deal with zealots and bigots who threaten your friends, play kingmaker in the north and on the rough islands of Skellige…and a few games of Gwent here and there wouldn’t hurt, either.

This is a full beginning-to-end walkthrough for The Witcher 3, written in an “ideal chronological order”. It is meant to be followed step-by-step. Along the way you’ll complete every main quest and the side-quests that affect important NPCs, and hence the outcome of major storyline arcs.

Nathan “Haeravon” Garvin (Author) and Claire Farnworth (Editor-in-Chief)

Update: December 2022

This guide has been comprehensively overhauled since it was first published to modernize it, and also include new features that the 2022 Next Gen Update brought to the game.


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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    CD Projekt
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS4, Switch, XB One
  • Genre
  • Guide Release
    24 June 2015
  • Last Updated
    2 January 2023
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Nathan Garvin (Haeravon)

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You are Geralt of Rivia, a professional monster-hunter known as a Witcher. You’ve fully regained your memories since your miraculous revival and escape from the Wild Hunt, and have cleared your name of the false accusations of regicide. In the wake of the assassination of Foltest, king of Temeria, the north have been rent by warfare as Nilfgaard launches its third major invasion, and the northlands have been united under the insane king Radovid. Overshadowing these petty politics is the mysterious return of Ciri - Geralt’s adopted daughter, who is now being pursued by the Wild Hunt.

The guide offers the following:

  • A full walkthrough that’s more than just a listing of quests-it’s an “ideal chronological order” that will get you through the whole game and allow you to see and do everything the game has to offer.

  • Side quests, including monster contracts and treasure hunts for obtaining powerful Witcher sets.

  • Descriptions of decisions, quests, and events that influence the various endings of the game.

  • Crafting and Alchemy information.

  • General strategies on how to take down foes large and small, monstrous and humanoid, boss or mundane.

  • Information on how to complete all the Gwent quests and obtain all the Gwent cards, including detailed Gwent strategies.

  • Trophy/Achievement information.

MASSIVE UPDATE: 7th September 2016 ongoing

  • Added DLC quests “Fool’s Gold” and “Scavenger Hunt: Wolf School Gear”.
  • Organisational changes in the Velen section of the walkthrough to reflect the increased level of Griffin School Gear.
  • Organisational changes throughout the walkthrough to provide a “no skulls” path through the game.
  • Added Death March difficulty tips and commentary throughout the guide.
  • More XP reward numbers included.
  • Walkthrough now includes additional information based on patch changes.
  • Various typo and grammar fixes.
  • Added DLC pages for Blood & Wine, Heart of Stone
  • Lots more quality of life improvements

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