The open world of Witcher 3 offers a wide variety of missions, contracts, scavenger hunts, and side activities. If you choose to stick to the main plot or not, you most probably will end up trying out the additional content at some point. Which is why you need to learn some things first before diving in.
A witcher can not live without alchemy. You can’t go on paying Witcher 3 without knowing anything about it. You are going to gather a lot of loot from your travels that you might not know the purpose of. Take some time to explore the alchemy tab and check out available recipes. You can use items you already have to make oils, bombs, and potions.
Signs serve a purpose, always. Quen is one of the most important ones that can help you a ton during fights when you receive the Exploding Shield skill. Therefore investing in Quen might be a smart choice.
Oils can be applied to your weapons to enhance them. You can increase their effectiveness to help you fight your enemies. You should always carry some oils around in your inventory, as you may need the advantage when facing a dangerous foe.
Look for armorer’s tables and grindstones
Armorer’s tables and grindstones can be found close to blacksmiths and armorers. You can activate these stations without a cost and boost up your armor by 20% for 15 minutes.
Save outside of missions
After completing an objective or reaching a checkpoint, your game is automatically saved. However, you should still regularly save your progress outside of missions. Since there are many unpredictable things that can happen while exploring the open world, you should remember to make a manual save from time to time, just to make sure that you don’t lose your progress.
Daniel Kiss is the senior editor for News Lair. Daniel was working as a writer since he finished high-school, first for local papers then he started online, nowadays he likes to write about the latest games and tech innovations.