The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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Witcher 3: Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Fire Chest Location

Nathan Garvin

The Witcher 3 has a few hidden quests knocking around Velen, which you may easily miss. One example is one of the bandit camp locations in Velen, which you learn of through the nearby meeting locations. When you visit one particular camp, you do get a side quest called Out of the Frying Pan, into the Fire, which offers players a very annoying quest to find a well hidden chest.

Ho to start Out of the Frying Pan Into the Fire

Follow the road from the house to the east, then south-east to discover a Bandit Camp near an unusually large tree. Dispatch the Deserters (levels seven and nine) and loot the chest they have in a crude tent.

Blast a cellar door to find some cluse as to where the treasure lies (left) then find said treasure buried under a haystack (right).

Treasure Hunt: Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Fire (Level 9)

South-east of this Bandit Camp you’ll spot a hill overlooking the road, atop which sits a pillaged village, now home to Ghouls (levels seven and nine). Smite the Necrophages, then loot around the village. In particular there are some corpses in a burnt-down house, some parcels on and near a wagon, and plenty of beehives around, for what that’s worth (about 12-24 Crowns per hive, to the right merchant, that’s what!) Take care of these, as they’ll only get in the way of your Frying Pan quest shortly.

Along the southern end of the village you’ll find a closed door leading to cellar built down into the hill. Blast it open with Aard to find some parcels well worth looting, and a corpse on a cot which can be searched for some “Crumpled Notes” and a “Key to Treasure Chest” . Very descriptive. This starts the quest “Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Fire” . Read the note, leave the cellar, and head to the northern end of the search area to find a haystack overlooking the road below. Search the eastern end of the haystack to find a treasure chest buried in the hay.


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  • 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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