The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

A majestic, earthy open-world adventure with great integrity and personality, this is the best role-playing game in years.

Spotlight

Key events

FeatureFive of the Best: Potions

A new series celebrating the little things that make games great.

Jelly DealsPSN Mega Discounts sale cuts the price of Witcher 3, Rage 2 and more

Meanwhile, Bioshock: The Collection is the deal of the week.

Digital FoundryIn Theory: Is a Switch port of The Witcher 3 actually viable?

Rumours suggest it's happening, but if true, the technical challenges are immense.

FeatureThe Irishness of The Witcher 3's Skellige

Useless to think you'll park and capture it more thoroughly.

It's our first look at Henry Cavill as Geralt in Netflix's The Witcher

UPDATE: Triss Merigold actress revealed as well.

FeatureA brief history of drug use in video games

Tripping meatballs from Mario to Cyberpunk.

FeatureThe future of GOG: mod support, Steam rivalry and problematic tweets

"Every game you buy which includes DRM is, in a way, inferior."

FeatureVideo games and the life of summer

Starring Witcher 3, Firewatch and Dishonored 2.

Today is the third anniversary of The Witcher 3

So let's remember why it's one of the best games of the generation.

FeatureThe allure of medieval weaponry

The sword cuts many ways.

Digital FoundryWhat's up with The Witcher 3 patch 1.61 on PS4 Pro?

HDR support added and performance upgraded, but 4K visuals take a hit.

Sounds like Cyberpunk 2077 decided against multiplayer

Witcher encouraging words to hear.

Digital FoundryThe Witcher 3's Xbox One X patch delivers in spades

4K and performance modes tested by Digital Foundry.

The Witcher 3 Xbox One X patch released, has two graphics modes

A separate PS4 Pro HDR patch coming soon too.

CD Projekt Red: "We leave greed to others"

Witcher maker tries to calm Cyberpunk 2077 concerns.

CD Projekt Red: "This approach to making games is not for everyone"

The Witcher maker responds to issues of studio morale.

The Witcher 3 PS4 Pro update has arrived

Crach an Craite of your finest open!

Unseen footage from a forgotten Witcher game

History could have taken us drowner a very different path.

Turbulent development of Destiny, Witcher 3, Uncharted 4 and more revealed in new book

"To some people at Bungie, this felt like a necessary hail Mary…"

The Witcher 3 trailer Killing Monsters remade in MS Paint

Easely the best thing you'll see today.

New Witcher 3 mod turns Geralt into Tony Hawk

If I die before I wake, at least in Skellige I can skate.

FeatureMaking Cyberpunk: when Mike Pondsmith met CD Projekt Red

"This is pretty posh for a bunch of guys working in a broom closet."

The Witcher Netflix series begins production

UPDATE: CDPR wishes it "all the best". Doug Cockle not involved - yet.

FeatureAll work and no play

In praise of video game rest.

CD Projekt Red confirms old forum hack

Witcher you are affected?

FeatureThe voice behind The Witcher

How a Bournemouth lecturer became Geralt of Rivia.

Best-selling Steam games of 2016 revealed

Mix of old and new, big and small.

That's one hell of a Witcher cosplay calendar

Maybe not for the kitchen wall. Or work. Pictures inside.

The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine - Main Quest walkthrough

A full guide to the main storyline in The Witcher 3's final expansion.

The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine - Secondary Quests

A guide to every one of the expansion's side-quests.

The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine - Where to find all the Witcher Gear

Upgrade plans for Ursine, Feline, Wolven, Griffin and Manticore equipment.

The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine - Mutations explained

The expansion's new upgrade system explained.

The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine guide

All quests and contracts, Witcher Gear locations, and the new Mutations system explained.

The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine - Contracts

Kill monsters, get money; a guide to completing all the DLC's bounty hunts.

The Witcher 3: Hearts of Stone walkthrough and guide

Our essential guide to the game's Hearts of Stone update.

The Witcher 3 - Wraith from the Painting, Iris' Greatest Fear, Olgierd

The next part of our Hearts of Stone walkthrough.

The Witcher 3 - Without a Trace, Rose on a Red Field, Drakenborg

How to finish up all of the secondary quests in Hearts of Stone.

The Witcher 3 walkthrough

Our comprehensive walkthrough for the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

The Witcher 3 - White Orchard: Secondary Quests and Witcher Contracts

Our guide to the extra quests located in the White Orchard region of The Witcher 3.

The Witcher 3 - Velen: Secondary Quests and Witcher Contracts

Our guide to the extra quests located in the Velen region of The Witcher 3.

The Witcher 3 guide

How to craft the most important items, find every ingredient, track down every beast and win more games of Gwent.

The Witcher 3: Missing Brother

How to complete the Missing Brother Witcher Contract.

The Witcher 3: Shrieker

How to complete the Shrieker Witcher Contract.

The Witcher 3 - An Elusive Thief

How to complete the next Contract, An Elusive Thief.

The Witcher 3 - Novigrad: Secondary Quests and Witcher Contracts

Our guide to the extra content located in the Novigrad region of The Witcher 3.

The Witcher 3 - Places of Power: where to find all fifteen

The locations of every Place of Power in The Witcher 3.

The Witcher 3 - Devil By The Well: how to kill the noonwraith

Our guide to the first Contract in The Witcher 3.

The Witcher 3 - Jenny o' the Woods: how to kill the nightwraith

How to complete the Jenny o' the Woods Witcher Contract in Velen.

The Witcher 3 - Battle Preparations, The Sunstone, pearl diver, Ermion, Eyvind

How to complete Battle Preparations and The Sunstone.

The Witcher 3 - The Merry Widow

How to kill Mourntart in the next Velen Contract.

The Witcher 3 - Contracts guide

How to find and finish up every Contract in The Witcher 3.

The Witcher 3 - Skellige Isles: Secondary Quests and Witcher Contracts

Our guide to the extra content located in the Skellige Isles region of The Witcher 3.

The Witcher 3 - Gwent: tips and tricks for winning more games

Our essential tips for winning more games of Gwent.

The Witcher 3 - Dragon Contract: how to kill the forktail

How to complete the first Skellige Isles Contract.

The Witcher 3 - Here Comes the Groom Contract

How to complete Here Comes the Groom in Skellige Isles.

The Witcher 3 - Missing Son: how to kill Morvudd

Our essential guide to murdering Morvudd.

The Witcher 3 - Muire D'yaeblen Contract

Our guide to completing the next Contract in the game.

FeaturePutting the magic back into magic in fantasy games

On the fantasy authors and ideas about sorcery game designers could learn from.

Gwent closed beta delayed until October

"Delivering a good game is more important to us than keeping a deadline."

PlayStation Store summer sale looks surprisingly good

David Dickinson would be so excited.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Game of the Year edition spotted

UPDATE: CDPR confirms game in a statement.

Big Xbox summer sale kicks off tomorrow

The Division! The Witcher 3! Halo 5! More!

VideoWatch: Seven games made better by DLC

It's this week's Eurogamer Show.

Standalone Witcher card-game Gwent announced

UPDATE: Confirmed for PS4 too.

Digital FoundryPerformance Analysis: The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine

New expansion compared on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

VideoWatch: The first 30 minutes of The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine

Alarming sex scene and charming easter egg also available.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt patch 1.2 adds enemy level-scaling and a lot more

A book that shows missing Gwent cards and where to find them!

Digital FoundryDoes The Witcher 3 expansion fulfil the original graphics promise?

Digital Foundry on Blood and Wine's impressive new area.

Don't expect Cyberpunk 2077 at E3 - or any time soon

"We still have a lot of work to do..."

Don't expect The Witcher 4 any time soon - or maybe ever

"I can assure you we are not working on another Witcher."

Witcher 3: Blood and Wine is "a graphics upgrade from the base game"

"It's like a fresh development," says CD Projekt Red.

Witcher 3: Blood and Wine new armour screenshots

It is the breastplate around.

No new content for The Witcher 3 after Blood and Wine comes out

"This is the last thing we deliver and we focus on Cyberpunk."

New Witcher 3 Blood & Wine screenshots are vibrantly colourful

Careful not to Châteauneuf-du-Pape yourself with excitement.

It's been a great year for Witcher 3 dev CD Projekt. Now what?

Witcher expansion! Cyberpunk 2077! And... virtual reality?

Everybody's Gone to the Rapture nominated for 10 BAFTA Game Awards

Her Story, Witcher 3, Life is Strange tipped for prizes.

FeatureGames of 2015 no 5: The Witcher 3

This Christmas, I give you my heart.

VideoThe games of 2015 we (shamefully) missed

In this week's Eurogamer show.

GOG.com winter sale deals now live

Witcher 3 is £25, Pillars of Eternity half price.

Green Man Gaming will now tell you where game keys come from

Transparency follows spat with Game Deals subreddit.

Witcher feature film planned for 2017, will begin a series

Doesn't have anything to do with CD Projekt Red.

Witcher 3 Hearts of Stone adds Taxman to sting money exploiters

"Make no mistake, you cannot evade this."

The Witcher 3: Hearts of Stone screenshots

Includes some mild spoilers.

FeatureThe Witcher 3: Hearts of Stone doesn't quite fulfil its expansion billing

Details and impressions of Geralt's new adventures.

First Witcher 3 expansion gets a release date

Hearts of Stone for Geralt characters level 30 or higher.

The Witcher 3 sells 6m copies in six weeks

And had a development budget of £53m, CD Projekt reveals.

FeatureI was there when The Witcher 3 launched

As the Game of the Year Edition arrives, we take a look back.

Witcher 3 mod tools released

UPDATE: Players upset over lack of REDKit.

Digital FoundryThe Witcher 3 patch 1.08 boosts console performance

UPDATE: Disabling post-processing improves PS4 frame-rates still further, video analysis added.

The Witcher is getting a pen-and-paper RPG

Developed by Cyberpunk 2020 company R.Talsorian Games

The Witcher 3 is getting a New Game Plus mode

UPDATE: And here's how it works.

Digital FoundryShould you install The Witcher 3 patch 1.07?

Valuable gameplay features added, but performance takes a hit on consoles.

The Witcher 3 sells 4m copies in two weeks

"... a sign that we did something right."

GOG Summer Sale 2015 kicks off with Witcher 3 discount

UPDATE: Ethan Carter for £6, Sunless Sea for £7.50, and loads more.

This week's free Witcher 3 DLC is...

FINAL UPDATE: New Game Plus mode out now on PC and Xbox One. PS4 by tomorrow.

The latest Witcher 3 patch is... 1.07

UPDATE: Fuller, more voluptuous patch notes released.

Splatoon is Wii U's fastest-selling new franchise in UK

But not enough to topple The Witcher 3.

Digital FoundryDoes The Witcher 3's latest patch fix console performance?

Xbox One and PlayStation 4 re-tested with update 1.03.

Digital FoundryWhat does it take to run The Witcher 3 at 1080p60?

Digital Foundry's guide to the best CPUs and graphics cards for CD Projekt Red's epic.

Digital FoundryFace-Off: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

To what extent can PS4 and Xbox One match the fully maxed PC experience?

FeatureDoes Nvidia HairWorks really "sabotage" AMD Witcher 3 performance?

Digital Foundry benchmarks high-end GPUs from both manufacturers.

Digital FoundryPerformance Analysis: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

PS4 and Xbox One tested head-to-head, with some very mixed results.

EssentialThe Witcher 3: Wild Hunt review

Out now in a new complete edition, this is a landmark RPG.

Digital FoundryShould you install The Witcher 3's day one patch?

UPDATED: Initial impressions of update 1.01 on PS4 added ahead of full performance analysis.

New Witcher 3 CGI trailer tops the lot

If you go down to the woods today...

Xbox One, PS4 battle with rival Witcher 3 console deals

PS4 just £279 with Tesco code, Microsoft bundles in Ori.

Witcher 3 on Xbox One uses dynamic scaling to boost resolution

Five minute gameplay video shows 900p to 1080p range.

The Witcher 3 dev battles leaked footage, spoilers

After retailer sells game early.

The Witcher 3 PC is £32.49 at Green Man Gaming

UPDATE: Promotion is over, but will return later.

New Witcher 3 dev diary and live gameplay Q&A

UPDATE: Yesterday's video in full and why Dice Poker isn't in the game.

Watch nine minutes of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt footage

Xbox YouTube channel advertises PC gameplay.

New Witcher 3 trailer has a bit of it all

"Drink with me you c**ksucker!"

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to receive two major expansions

Dev pegs them at 30 hours of content combined.

Geralt's beard grows as you play Witcher 3

"The longest is really long but it's not Gandalf-long."

The Witcher 3 was going to include ice-skating - but it was cut

Plus an all-new, extended look at the game in action.

New Witcher 3 GDC gameplay footage

"It's not even on the highest setting."

VideoVideo: Can The Witcher 3 get side quests right?

An open world needn't be a boring world.

The Witcher 3 PC system requirements revealed

Yennefer sure whether to upgrade.

Witcher 3 dev: "Market is afraid of badly polished games on next-gen"

"We don't want to release the game with bugs."

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt delayed again, now due May 2015

"We set the release date too hastily."

CD Projekt announces generous Witcher 3 DLC plan

All 16 pieces free for everyone.

The extravagant Witcher 3 intro cinematic is here

You'll never see crows in the same way again.

Solo Dragon Age: Inquisition has ~200 hours of content

And a main story that lasts 20-40.

EGXThe Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to be demoed live on EGX show floor

CD Projekt to show off its stunning 2015 role-player.

GOG.com adds movies section with documentaries aimed at gamers

Tries to convince Hollywood to sell TV shows and movies DRM-free.

Here's a 35 minute The Witcher 3 gameplay video

E3 and Gamescom presentation unveiled.

The Witcher 3 includes Gwent, a Hearthstone-esque card game

UPDATE: CD Projekt issues statement on Xbox One-exclusive physical items.

Digital FoundryTech Analysis: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Digital Foundry on CDPR's stunning new engine, and its plans to treat PC and console owners equally.

Witcher Adventure Game closed beta invites go out

For those who pre-ordered The Witcher 3 on GOG.

The Witcher 3's next-gen wolf fur in action

"Our ultra is pretty much the peak in games."

Huge Witcher 3 leak reveals ending details, monsters, plot

"We strongly advise against accessing them," CD Projekt Red says.

FeatureThe Witcher game that never was

Made in Poland but not by CD Projekt Red.

Witcher 3: Wild Hunt gets February release date, new trailer

Collector's Edition comes with a figurine of Geralt slaying a griffin.

Watch CD Projekt's Witcher 3 and GOG press conference here at 7pm

UPDATE: Box art and standard edition extras revealed.

Witcher 3 dev vows: "no exclusive content for any platform"

But teases "marketing cooperation" with platform holder at E3.

CD Projekt Red promises "no more delays" for The Witcher 3

"This is not our first game; we are not newbies."

The Witcher 3 may run slightly better on PS4 than Xbox One

"It's more of a PR differentiation," says CD Projekt.

Witcher dev CD Projekt announces mobile game

UPDATE: Has been in development for a year.

GOG ditches regional pricing plan, apologises

"Yes, it means we might miss out on some games, but at the same time GOG.com will remain true to its values."

The Witcher 3 delayed to February 2015

"We're sorry to make you wait longer than you, or we, initially assumed you would."

Departed Witcher 3 devs: "There is no bad blood"

"We did everything to make sure nothing bad happens."

FeatureEurogamer readers' most anticipated games of 2014

Your top 10 choices for the year ahead.

The Witcher gets a board game spin-off

By Fantasy Flight Games.

FeatureDevelopers' Most Anticipated Games of 2014

Titanfall! Destiny! The Witcher 3! The Last Guardian (hopefully)!

The Witcher 3 continues to look incredible

UPDATE: now watch the VGX trailer in 1080p.

FeatureThe Witcher 3: What is a next-gen RPG?

That and loads, loads more.

FeatureSeeing Red: The story of CD Projekt

How the studio behind The Witcher went from a Polish car park to open world glory.

CD Projekt Red announces 6 million The Witcher sales

Oh, what a bit of Polish will do.

CD Projekt RED teases Dark Horse collaboration

The Witcher graphic novel to be revealed at New York Comic Con?

"I used to be excited... but then I took 200 miles to the knee"

Witcher 3 dev tackles open world concerns.

VideoHunting down fresh details on The Witcher 3

Ian chats to CD Projekt about the hot next-gen RPG.

FeatureWhere are the Xbox One role-playing games?

Phil Spencer on the Xbox One launch lineup, Japan and more.

Lavishly gruesome new Witcher 3 cinematic

What constitutes a monster?

FeatureThe Witcher 3: the other monster hunter

The new antagonists aren't the only Wild Hunt in this impressive role-player.

FeatureThe next-generation will be open-world

Ubisoft and more on connected freedom.

CD Projekt Red opening new studio to make one of two smaller, roughly 20-hour games

It's located in the historic, student-rich city of Kraków.

The Witcher 3 E3 2013 screenshots

Behold the serrated bread-knife sword.

Poland and Portugal not supported at Xbox One launch, importing near ruled out

Can't activate games with XBL account registered in unsupported region.

Staunchly anti-DRM Witcher 3 dev CD Projekt responds to Xbox One policy concerns

UPDATE: "We couldn't simply not release The Witcher 3 on Xbox One."

General consumption screenshots of The Witcher 3

With no magazine watermarks, cough.

The Witcher 3: no QTEs, a 50-hour quest, no XP for killing, only for quests

UPDATE: Newer, unwatermarked screenshots of The Witcher 3.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt confirmed for PlayStation 4 in 2014

Will launch simultaneously on all high-end platforms.

Witcher 3 dev says Skyrim's story and quests were "generic"

"I tried to remember five characters..."

Screenshots of next-gen RPG The Witcher 3

Update: It won't be the final Witcher game.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt announced for 2014

It's open world and bigger than Skyrim, apparently.

Secret Witcher 3 message in lavish new Cyberpunk 2077 CGI video

"We are about to reveal our other project which is much closer to being completed."