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.