FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt covers information and inquiries commonly brought up within the community. You will find a list of FAQs for The Witcher 3 listed below on this page.


The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt FAQs

On what platforms can I play The Witcher III?

The Witcher 3 is currently available on PC (Windows only, at present), Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and the Nintendo Switch.


Can my PC run The Witcher III? What are the system requirements?

Minimum System Requirements

Intel CPU Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz
AMD CPU Phenom II X4 940
Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 660
AMD GPU Radeon HD 7870
OS 64-bit Windows 7 or 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1)
DirectX 11
HDD Space 40 GB

Recommended System Requirements

Intel CPU Core i7 3770 3,4 GHz
Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 770
AMD GPU Radeon R9 290
OS 64-bit Windows 7 or 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1)
DirectX 11
HDD Space 40 GB


Can I use a console controller on PC? Can I remap Keys in The Witcher 3?

  • Yes, the Sony Dualshock 4 controller, and the X-box controller are both supported on PC.
  • Yes, you can use mouse and keyboard, and map the keys you would like to use.


What fps can we expect The Witcher 3 to have on the three platforms?

The game runs in 1080p/30fps on PlayStation 4 and 900p/30fps on Xbox One. On PC, it is expected that, at the recommended system requirements, or better, a GeForce GTX 980, or near equivalent GPU, will be required for 60 fps.


Do I need to play the previous games before starting Wild Hunt?

No, The Witcher III is a new, stand-alone RPG, meant to be enjoyed by both new and returning players alike. If you wish to play the previous titles, they may give you a deeper, and richer perspective on the world of The Witcher, but it is not necessary in order to play.


What languages are supported in The Witcher 3?

The game is available in the following languages: English, Polish, German, French, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese and Japanese (full voiceover); Arabic, Italian, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Czech, Hungarian, Latin America Spanish, Korean (subtitles).


How long is The Witcher 3?

There are approximately 50 hours of main story gameplay, with an additional 50+ hours of side quests. For players who wish to explore and pursue everything, there can be over 200 hours; however, this depends very much on your playing style, and quests choices. An estimated average of 75 - 150 hours can be expected.

The Witcher III is a vast, multi-region game, comprising of two larger areas, and several smaller ones, which combine to create over 3-times the size of Skyrim's single-region open-world. But apart from size, there are also other very important differences. The Witcher series is inspired by the novels of Andrzej Sapkowski, and thus the game is driven by its story, rather than pure, freestyle adventures. In The Witcher, you do not have the same control to customise your character's appearance, gender, or race, as in The Elder Scrolls. You'll play as Geralt of Riva, the Monster Hunter, a man with his own complex personality, histories, and relationships. While you will be able to customise your skills, gear, and even your hair and beard, you must don the mantle of the protagonist Geralt for most of the game. But what kind of man Geralt will be is up to you. . . .


Do I need an internet connection to play The Witcher 3?

If you purchase a digital copy, once you've downloaded the game, you will not need to be connected to the internet to play it. The same applies for the physical retail copy.


What are the 16 Free DLCs in The Witcher 3? How do I get them?

The FREE DLC program for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt consists of 16 entirely free DLCs, that will be available for every gamer owning a copy of Wild Hunt, for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PC, and PlayStation®4, and is applicable to all versions (digital or physical, standard or Collector’s).

On May 20th we will release the first bundle of DLCs (2 of the planned 16) -- the Temerian Armor Set (horse armor included) and a Beard and Hairstyle Set for Geralt, the game’s protagonist. After this date, a DLC bundle consisting of twoDLCs will be published every week, entirely for free. Gamers are entitled to the free DLC regardless of obtaining the game via pre-order or after launch. Instructions on how to obtain DLCs on specific platforms will be provided at a later date.


What do I have to do to receive the 16 free DLCs in The Witcher 3?

The only thing you need to do to receive the 16 DLCs is purchase The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. All of the DLCs will be available for free on every platform (i.e. Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4).


Do I have to pre-order The Witcher 3 to get the free DLCs?

No, each piece of content will be available for download regardless of you buying the game before or after launch on May 19th, 2015.

I have the standard version of The Witcher 3 (i.e. not the Collector’s Edition). Do I still get the free DLCs?

Yes. You get the 16 DLCs regardless of the version of the game you bought (i.e. standard or Collector's, digital or physical).

What’s the plan? When can I expect the DLCs for The Witcher 3 to be released?

The plan is to release a new DLC bundle (each bundle contains two DLCs) on a weekly basis, following the game’s launch May 19th, 2015. The first DLC bundle will be released the next day on May 20th. The next bundle will be available for download a week after that, on May 27th, the next on June 3rd, and so on. The first bundle will contain the Temerian Armor Set and a Beard and Hairstyle Set for Geralt. The second bundle will contain an additional quest and an alternative look for one of the game’s main characters -- Yennefer of Vengerberg.


What about the Expansions, are they part of The Witcher 3 DLCs?

No, the two expansions, Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine, are independent of the 16 free DLCs. Purchase of The Witcher III will not grant you access to the Expansions. They must be purchased separately.

Hearts of Stone will premiere in October, while Blood and Wine is slated for release in the first quarter of 2016. Both expansions will be available on all three platforms: Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 4.
For more information on obtaining the expansions, please visit .


Does the retail version of The Witcher 3 use Steam or GOG Galaxy for installation?

No, the retail version is DRM-free and does not force you to use Steam or any other online platform.


How do I transfer my save games/plot-choices from the previous The Witchers?

On PC, if you still have your saves, they'll be imported automatically. On PS4, X-box One, or if you no longer have your PC saves, an in-game conversation with a special NPC will allow you to recreate your story decisions from the previous titles.


Other FAQs for The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt

Where can I buy a crossbow The Witcher 3?

In The Witcher 3, Geralt can use small starter crossbows when he acquires one from Vesemir in White Orchard. On the other hand, crossbows can be acquired in different ways such as obtaining it as a reward for completing quests, you can craft one, through loot, and by purchasing one from a vendor or merchant. You can also look for Éibhear Hattori to check his wares, he is a blacksmith that you can find in Novigrad, at his house (West of Putrid Grove). For a full list of all the available crossbows and information on where to find them, you can check our Crossbows page.

Which painting should I buy in The Witcher 3?

For this query, this is related to the Hearts of Stone DLC quest, Avid Collector. For starters, do not share this information with Vimme, because  he’ll try  to outbid you for the painting, and you’ll end up paying three times the original asking price. The goal is to obtain the van Rogh painting and sell it for a higher value to the Novigrad book merchant, Marcus Hodgson. Now, the Art Dealer will challenge you by testing your knowledge about the paintings, he'll be dismissive, but tell him you know art and he'll ask you to pick out the one by artist E. van der Knoob. The correct painting is the Portrait of a Merchant. By doing this, Yaromir will give you information about the van Rogh painting, "Starry Night Over the Pontar". Again, do not share the information to Vimme, lie about it, and continue the quest by participating on the bidding.

Where can I buy Shells in The Witcher 3?

You can purchase all the shells and sea shells from the merchant in Hierach Sqaure in Novigrad. However, if you've just started the game, upon reaching Velen, head north and swim or take a boat to Novigrad. When you have the shells, proceed to a nearby armorer and dismantle the shells into pearls. You can then sell those pearls for great value.

Where can I find the Enhanced Vampire Oil in The Witcher 3?

A copy of this formula can be bought from Keira Metz. She can be found at a hut just outside of Midcopse. On the other hand, if you want to buy the actual item, the Enhanced Vampire Oil, you can purchase it from a herbalist in Rannveig, named Jonna. Just make sure you don't kill her in the secondary quest, The Nithing.

Where can I find Greater Glyphs The Witcher 3?

Diagrams for Greater Glyphs in The Witcher 3 can be purchased from multiple merchants, here are some of those Merchants:

  • Keira Metz - Location: at her hut near Midcopse
  • Gremist - Location: at Gedyneith on Ard Skellig
  • Armorer in Kaer Trolde citadel
  • Armorer - Location: in Larvik on Hindarsfjall

You can also try to find a smith (for runes) and an armorer (for glyphs) located in Kaer Muire.

Which Mask should I wear in The Witcher 3?

The Mask that you should wear is related to the quest, A Matter of Life and Death, in The Witcher 3. You'll need to buy Triss' Fox Mask from Elihal to give to Triss so Ingrid will recognize her at the party. And as for Geralt, it doesn't really matter which mask you should wear to the ball, you can choose whichever you feel that matches his outfit. And wearing a mask is only used as a key item, and it doesn't add any value or changes to Geralt's stats.

How do I sell Items for Full Price in The Witcher 3?

The most efficient way to sell items for their full price or at least at a greater value is by selling an item to its applicable merchant. Selling armor to an armorer, ingredients to an alchemist, weapons to a blacksmith, booksellers for books, and more. Novigrad is a good area to sell items since it has many rich areas.

Where can I find a Mandrake Root in The Witcher 3?

The Mandrake Root is an alchemy ingredient that is sold by the following merchants or herbalist:

  • Tomira in White Orchard
  • Herbalist at the roadside shrine in White Orchard

Where can I buy a Dancing Star Bomb in The Witcher 3?

The Dancing Star bonb produces a fiery explosion that can cause nearby opponents to start burning. Destroys nearby monster nests. You can craft this item by using 2x Sulfur and 1x Saltpeter. The Dancing Star Bomb in The Witcher 3 can be located in the following areas listed below:

  • Harpy Feeding Ground in Velen,
  • Herbalist's Hut in Novigrad (Northeast of Oxenfurt, 248 Crowns)
  • Oxenfurt: The Manuscript for this bomb can be bought from the Blacksmith in Oxenfurt.
  • Sund: Within a chest, on an island north of Sund would be another copy of the manuscript.

How do I craft swords in The Witcher 3?

In The Witcher 3, Geralt (or the player themselves) cannot craft a sword or any weapon. Swords in The Witcher 3 can only be crafted by blacksmiths that can be found in various places. But you'll need to gather the required materials and pay the crafting fee. You can check our Blacksmiths page to learn more about blacksmithing and to find a list of available Blacksmiths in The Witcher 3.

Who sells Fur in The Witcher 3?

Fur or Fur Scarp in The Witcher 3 is a common crafting component in the game. There are two way to acquire this, by purchasing it from a merchant or dismantling certain items. (1) Willis at his forge in White Orchard sells it and the (2) Quartermaster at the Nilfgaardian Garrison. On the other hand, it can be obtained by dismantling the following items:

  • Rabbit Pelt
  • Squirrel Tail
  • Bear Hide
  • Old Bear Hide
  • White Bear Hide
  • White Wolf Hide
  • Wolf Hide


What is the Red Bar under the Stamina in The Witcher 3?

The red bar under the Stamina bar in The Witcher 3 is the Adrenaline Bar that fills up with Adrenaline Points. Adrenaline Points build up every time you strike an enemy, and it will slowly decrease when you're not attacking or out of combat. Adrenaline is mainly used to trigger certain abilities in combat. To learn more about other combat mechanics, as well as the HUD of the game, you can visit the Combat page.

How do I read letters in The Witcher 3?

To read letters, notes, and other documents in The Witcher 3, look for the document in the quest items and simply choose it to read what it written.

How good is Armor-Piercing in The Witcher 3?

Armor-Piercing in The Witcher 3 is essential since most enemies like monsters have armor, and weapons that have armor-piercing properties help with easily destroying its armor or pierce through it. The damage is calculated by ignoring that percentage of the armor when you are hitting the enemy and inflicting damage.

Where can I find Moon Dust in The Witcher 3?

The Moon Dust in The Witcher 3 is a bomb. You can craft this with the following materials, 1x Saltpeter + 2x Quicksilver Solution. And alternatively, you can purchase it from the following merchants:

  • Sold by the Halfling Herbalist in Novigrad
  • Keira Metz - Location: at her hut near Midcopse

Where do I sell Ancient Coins in The Witcher 3?

You can sell the Ancient Coins in The Witcher 3 at a shopkeeper near LaFargue's place or travelling merchants. Alternatively, you can dismantle these ancient coins to acquire crafting components that you can use to craft other items that you may need.

Which is the Best School Gear in The Witcher 3?

The Feline School gear in The Witcher 3 is considered to be the best armor in the game. It is a set of light armour but consists of unique bonuses. The Feline gear has increased resistance to elemental attacks, making it best to use when fighting against monsters, and each armour piece provides extra power to Geralt's attacks. Combining it with Feline swords, you'll receive a boost to critical hit chance and bleed status.

How do I get a house in The Witcher 3?

First, you'll need to own the Blood and Wine DLC, in which the DLC is already included in the Complete Edition. During the main quest, The Beast of Toussaint, you will receive the deed and the keys to the property, it cannot be missed, and you simply need to play through the quest. This estate is the Corvo Bianco Vineyard. At first, you'll find the vineyard to be in ruins and you can only use the estate to store items and to rest, but during the course of the side quest, Corvo Bianco, you can rebuild the vineyard.

Who sells the Albedo Diagram in The Witcher 3?

If you're lucky, you may find the Albedo Diagram early in the game inside one of the chests around White Orchard’s battlefield, since several players have reported that they were able to find it there. But if it's not, you can purchase this from a few merchants in the game. Gremist on Skellige mostly has it in stock and/or the merchant at the Bloody Baron’s castle. Just check their inventory to see if it's available.

Where can I buy Monster cards in The Witcher 3?

Monster Cards in The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt are quite rare and requires you to keep playing against other NPCs who play Gwent. There are some quests that reward you with certain cards if you successfully complete it and there are random NPCs like merchants, blacksmiths, armorers, herbalists, and bankers whom you can challenge. And if you win, the cards you acquire as a reward are, of course, randomized. If you are lucky though, you may obtain a monster card. On the other hand, innkeepers and barkeepers also sell certain cards.

What is the last mission in The Witcher 3?

The last and final main quest in The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt is Tedd Deireadh, The Final Age. It automatically is followed up after completing On Thin Ice. To learn more about possible endings of the game, please visit our Endings Guide page.

Where do I find the Bestiary in The Witcher 3?

The Bestiary in The Witcher 3 features a compendium of information on the different creatures in the game. All bestiary entries are acquired through listening to folktales and reading books, and once acquired, they can be found in the Journal.

How do I find ingredients in The Witcher 3?

The locations for the Alchemy Ingredients in The Witcher 3 varies, you can simply find them around the world by looting throughout different locations. These ingredients are common to find and players can gather them or simply buy them from merchants or herbalists. On the other hand, you can take note of these merchants for some recipes and such that are related to using alchemy ingredients; The Herbalist's Hut in Velen & Gedyneith in Skellige, the Halfling Herbalist in Novigrad, and the Druid Gremist in Skellige.


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