The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Cheat, Tips and Tricks on Story, Combat, Money, Character Development and Travel For PS4, PC and Xbox One. If you have never played some of the previous episodes in The Witcher saga, Wild Hunt could be difficult to beat. There’s something you can do in order not to get lost in CD Projekt RED’s brand new game: follow our tips. All the tips and tricks you need to know about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt are here. Here, in fact, is where you will find tips on combat, crafting, alchemy, character development and even more. Have a sit and grab some popcorn – we’re starting now.
- You can change the difficulty settings anytime, even during combat.
- Loot everything. You’ll need even the most useless-seeming stuff for alchemy and crafting. Using the Witcher senses will show you everything you can pick up in the vicinity. When you pass near a point of interest, it will be marked on your map. Visiting notice boards in towns will reveal nearby points of interest. Don’t forget you don’t have to sell your starting armor since even it can return useful in a better shape thanks to crafting. You can craft armor at the blacksmith/armorer. The level of mastery he possesses will define which armors he can craft.
- Weapons can be upgraded with runes, while armor is improved with glyphs. If you decide you want to take a rune/glyph out of your gear, you’ll have to choose which one to save – the item or the upgrade material.
- Alcohol is way more important than in real life: you can use it to recharge potions after you’ve used them. On the contrary, bear in mind potions alter your Toxicity: if the bar is full, you’ll start losing health.
- Make sure you always have a monster trophy equipped. They provide valuable bonuses at no cost. Some monsters only come out during the day, some other during night time.
- You can eat food to heal yourself. It’s not as powerful as the potions, but it’s free and there’s lots of it.
- Don’t ignore quests or leave them for later: often, if you proceed through the main story line, many of them will disappear. Some objects can be destroyed with the Aard sign.
- Memorize the controls. The game will constantly remind you of them, but that won’t do you any good in a tight spot. Talking about control, you can play Gwent, a card game about war.
- If you get caught while breaking the law, the guards will attack you, and they’re not ones to mess with. They’ll beat you up and take half of your money.
- Meditating will heal your wounds and replenish your potions, but it can’t be done in a bind. Do it on the highest difficulty and you won’t have your health bar filled up though. Only food and potion can do it all the time.
- Listen to the dialogues carefully and be mindful that your choices will often have consequences beyond the quest you’re doing. Yellow dialogue options are the one that will advance the
- conversation – they can be mutually exclusive. Gray ones are just there for gathering information.
- Those colored in dark gray are the ones you’ve already chosen. There is sometimes a timer ticking down, rushing you to make a choice. Try to keep calm during these moments. Not everything is what it seems. Get used to the idea that people will lie to you.
- If it sounds important, write it down: the previous game had quests that required you to perform rituals step-by-step from memory.
- Using the Axii sign on people will yield results, but it won’t make you any friends.
- Romance is a big part of the game. Having sex with one character may change the way another treats you.
- Even if you don’t want to invest skill points into signs, use them whenever you can. A little fire damage is better than no fire damage.
- You’ll do more damage while on a horse, but you need to keep an eye on its fear level. You can Axii your horse to reduce its fear level
- Check opponents’ weaknesses in the bestiary. No matter what approach you choose, there will be at least one you can use.
- Try not to get surrounded or flanked. You will need to keep moving all the time in order to avoid that. Remember to dodge, but don’t be shy: the game rewards aggressive play with adrenaline, which increases damage.
- Watch the durability of your gear. Worn down armor provides little protection, and dull blades don’t cut very well.
- The crossbow can be used to ground flying enemies, but also to pick ground enemies from a distance. It has a much lower damage output than the swords, but it’s safer. You can also craft a variety of bolts for it – exploding, bleeding, tracking, knock-down.
- Use the environment whenever possible: the gasses in the swamp are highly flammable, for instance. Oils and bombs are great, even if you aren’t upgrading your alchemy skills.
- Holding down attack on horseback while looking at an enemy you’re attacking will make the camera in slow motion, allowing you to hit your target easier.
Character Development Tips
- In Character Development, all you need to do is gain as many skill points possible and try not to waste them. For example, care about places of power: visiting them, you will get one ability point. Do not invest on just one skill group, because diversity is good: more abilities means more tools at your disposal. You can also test your build with Skill Calculator. On the other hand, one group will have to be your main group: there are only so many skill points to invest.
- Always try to pair mutagens with active skills, grouping them by color. Switch mutagens and active skills depending on the situation. General skills have greater benefits, but do not scale with mutagens.
- If you have a small number of active slots, it’s better to upgrade a skill you’re already using than to unlock a new one.
- If you see a merchant selling a Potion of Clearance, buy it. This will be helpful in reallocating misspent skill points.
- You can fast-travel to any signpost you’ve already visited, but the scenic route holds surprises and treasures. At the same time, Mermaids and other sea creatures can damage and sink your boat.
- Do not pinch pennies on horse equipment: you need a fast and reliable mount. If you make the horse gallop, it will follow the road automatically.
- You can mark quests in your journal, and the game will show you a quest marker and the quickest way to get there.
HOW TO MAKE MONEY
- Doing secondary quests is a good way to get cash: Witcher contracts usually have a reward tied to them.
- Selling items you don’t use won’t make you a millionaire, but it adds up over time.
- Diving and sailing is a great way to discover Smuggler’s Caches, which contain treasures that can be sold, or money.
- Guarded treasures come with monsters attached. They’re worth the effort, though. The special items found inside can be sold for decent amounts of money.
- There are multiple currencies in The Witcher 3, but merchants only accept Crowns. You’ll have to trade the Orens and Florins you collect at Vivaldi’s Bank in Novigrad – it’s the building with the coin hanging above the door.
Update: More Tips/Tricks/Cheat
- For PS4: Turn the Camera down to “80-85”. According to report coming out from user on PS4 sub-reddit, this setting improves the game and feel like a whole new game. To make changes to this setting, Press ‘OPTIONS’ on your controller. Go down to ‘OPTIONS’ on the pause menu. ‘CONTROLLER SETTINGS’ “Right stick sensitivity-Camera” 0.80
- Do not accept side missions in a “higher level” locations than yourself. The rank will show as “??” So they will “on hit KO” You before you could even draw your sword. Stay in your current town, be very generous when it comes to Side missions, explore small caves and such in your current location. Do not progress to much into the main story before you advance in your character level.
- Don’t jump while standing on the balcony because You fall off and die.
- Here is a details about an item you might miss in the beginning of the game. At the beginning of “Lilac and Gooseberries”, after killing the ghouls, be sure to loot the Crystal Skull from the ground. Most of you definitely have missed this item because the game tells you to follow vesemir so you intuitively hop on the horse and follow, but it pays to have a quick look around first to pick up this item.
Update 2: More Tips For PS4
- Holding or pressing the PS button will pause the dialog/cutscene.
- You can switch between signs (spells) while parrying (holding L2) by pressing right or left on the D-Pad.
Best Tip For Using Quen:
- When approaching enemies BEFORE you enter combat use Quen. Your stamina will regenerate quickly since you are not yet in combat and you can go into battle already shielded and with fully charged stamia.
How To Quickly Switch Witcher Signs:
- If you hold the Parry button (L2 on PS4), you can press the left or right d-pad buttons to quickly change your Witcher sign without opening up the wheel.