People have begun to calm down about the prospect of a New Witcher game is finally in development, though mental theorists are still firing on all cylinders. Will we see the return of the White Wolf or is he too busy crushing his favorite Witcher grapes? France? What about Ciri? Anyone with even a vague interest in CD Projekt Red’s blockbuster series will no doubt be familiar with how vocal fans once wanted the Lion Cub of Cintra to fill their monstrous witch shoes. her foster father.
The problem with a lot of these theories is twofold. On the other hand, it’s hard to buy speculatively when you can’t even remember much of what happened at the end The Witcher 3 – It’s been seven years for some. On the other hand, some of the theories we’ve seen don’t make much sense. When you include a number of smaller situations, there are 36 different endings for The Witcher 3 all combine to define very specific world states. Yes really. Thirty six!
Obviously, a lot of people are probably too busy to get started The Witcher 3 500th time, especially when Elden Ring simply refuse to end. If you’re included in that framework, we’ve put together a brief breakdown of every major event that happened at the end of the year. The Witcher 3 and both its extensions. We are starting things with Heart of stone, which a) should ideally be completed before the end of the base game, and b) really doesn’t matter much in the overall scheme of things. We’ll then move on to the main story, before neatly wrapping things up with what the world looks like at the end of Geralt’s Toussaintian travels.
The ending of The Witcher 3 Hearts of Stone
While Heart of stone As a special expansion featuring one of the greatest villains of modern video games, its ending is rather confusing when considered alongside their main game counterparts. It basically boils down to one of two situations: you save Olgierd von Everec from Gaunter O’Dimm, or you allow the soul of the former to be claimed by the latter.
How this plays out depends on your actions in the quest called “Anything a Soweth Man.” To save Olgierd, you need to reconnect with Shani – a character fan first Witcher the game will be familiar with – and learn the whereabouts of Professor Premethine Shakeslock. The professor tells you that the only way to defeat O’Dimm is to give your own soul as collateral, at which point you must solve a series of puzzles to defeat the Man of Mirrors.
Alternatively, you can choose to let Olgierd die. O’Dimm will reward you in kind, giving you a choice between: the ability to become as fast as the wind; a horn that never lets you go hungry; a bottomless (beautiful) bottle of vodka; 5,000 Benjamins; or advice on Ciri, really extremely helpful if you haven’t finished the main story and want the best ending.
The end of The Witcher 3 main story
As mentioned above, there are quite a few ways The Witcher 3 could end, although the three main scenarios involve Ciri becoming a witch, Ciri becoming Queen, or Ciri dying. O’Dimm’s advice from Heart of stone directly related to the circumstances that determine which outcome you will get – while most people would argue that saving Olgierd is the correct choice, the Man of Glass certainly doesn’t come cheap when it comes to revenge for you for your betrayal.
Basically, there are five decisions in The Witcher 3 that impacts Ciri’s ultimate fate: a snowball fight, a visit to Skjall’s tomb, a stop at the Lodge of Sorceresses, a meeting with Emhyr var Emreis, and some much-needed revenge. against Imlerith, the Wild Hunt commander killed Vesemir. Making three correct decisions will make Ciri Queen, while making all five will allow her to become a witch. Importantly, you must make sure Not to make her meet Emhyr if you want that end, is considered the typical one.
The rest of the scenarios end in The Witcher 3 are not so important, but they are still worth considering when discussing the possibilities for a future game. For example, Geralt can continue on his way through the Northern Kingdom if he doesn’t love Yen or Triss (or choose to romance both for hilarious results). Alternatively, he can venture to Kovir with Triss or an unnamed region with Yen (implied as Toussaint after the events of Blood and wine).
Other finish conditions include who dominates the North at the end of the game, be it Emhyr, Radovid or Sigisimund Dijkstra. The latter two can also die, as can Blue Stripes commander Vernon Roche.
In Skellige, there are similar permutations for who can take the throne: Svanrige Tuirseach, Hjalmar an Craite, or Cerys an Craite. Objectively, Cerys is the best choice here as her election results in fewer deaths and a thriving Skellige, but that’s really up to you.
Then you can say the most famous story from The Witcher 3 with Bloody Baron, who can either die after seeing his wife turn into a water demon, or save Anna Strenger and take her to a healer in the Blue Mountains. This in turn is influenced by the fate of Whispering Hill, a mysterious spirit that Geralt can free or kill.
However, the Ciri and Geralt endings are the most important endings – especially if you’re one of many who want a leading Ciri Witcher 4.
The ending of The Witcher 3 Blood and Wine
As the final expansion of The Witcher 3, Blood and wine considered by many to be the beautiful swan song of Geralt of Rivia. It’s a sprawling DLC with all sorts of mysteries and intrigues, and its main story can be solved in one of three ways.
Before we get into the epilogue, it should be noted that this must be played after the end of the base game. Anyone who has played Blood and wine it may all be familiar with its sensational symbolism, which clearly serves as proof of Geralt’s well-deserved retirement.
In the first ending, Anna Henrietta – Principality of Toussaint – and her estranged sister Syanna both survive. To reach this ending, you need to get a magical ribbon from the fairy world and kill the vampire taller than Dettlaff.
Although this is often considered a “happy ending”, Regis – Geralt’s friend, who dies in the books but is brought back by Dettlaff The Witcher 3 – was forced to leave Toussaint for killing one of his own. This is because although Geralt is the best for Dettlaff to fight, taller vampires can only be killed by taller vampires. The very loophole that allowed Regis’ friend to tragically resurrect him became the reason he was forced to return the favor with blood. Remember – anything in The Witcher that seeming joy is often only achieved through unseen misery. (Anyone looking to dig deeper can find a note Regis wrote called “My Last Thoughts Before I Sleep,” which reads, “I have a feeling that my friend Dettlaff mine will die. I’m so sad.” Heartbroken. )
The second ending sees Anna surviving, even though Syanna was killed by Dettlaff. At this point, you can choose to fight Dettlaff like in the previous epilogue, or allow him to escape. No matter which decision you choose, Anna Henrietta will throw you in jail for failing to save her sister, at which point Dandelion miraculously comes to the rescue. The main thing to note about this ending is that Regis is allowed to stay in Toussaint because he is not forced to betray Dettlaff. For this reason, some believe this is the best ending – although the ending in which both Anna and Syanna survive is probably still the most popular ending.
In the final ending, basically everyone dies. Syanna kills Anna and is immediately killed by Damien, who shoots her with a crossbow. Geralt is forced to defeat Dettlaff and Regis is destined to be hunted by the vampires he once called friends until the day they finally capture and kill him. This, you might surmise, is Blood and wine worst ending, although many fans have argued that its proximity to Shakespearean tragedy makes it a most compelling film.
Whatever your ending, Geralt returns to a vineyard in Toussaint and decides to spend the rest of his days sipping on crisp whites, sweet pinks, and the kind of reds that make you want to rock all night. Yen (correct choice) or Triss (dare you?) will visit depending on who you are related to. If you don’t choose, Ciri will visit you. And if Ciri dies, your guest of honor will be none other than Dandelion himself, who is clearly just here to steal as much of your wine as humanly possible.
At the end of Blood and wine, you’ll get to know one of the best scenes in the entire game. We won’t spoil it in case you haven’t experienced it yourself, but if you did, you know – White Wolf really knows how to go out with a bang.