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

How to find and finish up every side quest in Hearts of Stone, the first episode of The Witcher 3's downloadable content.

Just like the vanilla Witcher 3 game, there are additional side quests to finish up in Hearts and Stones - just not to many of them. In the final part of our complete walkthrough for the expansion, we'll show you how to complete all of these additional taks. We'll update this section if we discover more of them over time.

If you're looking for more assistance, our Witcher 3 walkthrough can help.

Without a Trace

Level 32

Collect this first quest from the noticeboard in Brunwich. Once you've grabbed it, head for the marker and talk to the herbalist, then head out to the woods and use Witcher Sense to locate a wagon in the north-east portion of the search area.

Examine it, then investigate the blood trail. Follow it to a small settlement, examine the last spot of the trail, ask the creepy peasants about the Halfling, then head back to the herbalist to complete the contract (it's all a little suspicious if you ask us.)

Rose on a Red Field

Level 33

(Note this quest is unlocked during the story quest: Evil's Soft First Touches)

Head for the marker and then deal with the ghouls that are milling around the settlement. Next, activate your Witcher Sense and follow the scent trail. Examine the items in the hut, then head round the back to pick up the trail of footprints until you reach a dead body.

Examine it, then head to the western edge of the marked area to find a second trail of footprints. Follow them, examine the prints, then follow the new trail until you reach a knights' camp. Deliver a beatdown to the inhabitants, then examine the cart for a letter. Read it, loot the hut for some diagrams, then head to the new marker.

Talk to the knights outside, and then either bribe, fight, or use Axii on them. Head inside their hideout for the inevitable showdown, then head back to claim your well-earned reward.

The Sword, Famine and Perfidy

Level 36

After the shipwreck, as you're heading towards your rendezvous, you'll come across a hidden treasure marker on the beach. Defeat the drowners and enter the hut, loot the corpse, then destroy the barrels and climb through the hatch. Loot the new corpse to unlock this quest, then read the letter to reveal the general location of hte objective. Head out to sea, dive down, and collect the loot to finish things up.

Our Witcher 3 walkthrough and guide can help you with the main story, including the Wandering in the Dark and Family Matters missions, and eventually, one of several Witcher 3 endings. There's plenty of side content, too, including Witcher 3 Contracts, White Orchard quests, Velen quests, Novigrad quests and Skellige Isles quests. Elsewhere, learn about the best Witcher 3 builds, the best Witcher 3 mods, how to make money in Witcher 3, find Places of Power locations, and learn how to do Witcher 3 crafting and Witcher 3 Alchemy And when you're done with all those - we can help you through expansions with our Hearts of Stone walkthrough and Blood and Wine walkthrough.

The Drakenborg Redemption

Level 38

Loot a corpse in the entrance to the arachnomorph cave during Quality has its Price to find a letter. Read it, then head further into the cave. Kill off the spiders as you go, then - when the area is clear - use Witcher Sense to locate the half-buried chest.

- You can find the rest of our Hearts of Stone guide from the first page of this article.

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