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The Witcher 3 players realise they've been approaching combat wrong for years

The Witcher 3 players realise they've been approaching combat wrong for years

Better late than never, I suppose

If you’ve ever played an RPG, you’ve likely had what I’m going to deem a facepalm moment.

It’s that moment when you’re, say, 40 hours deep and suddenly realise you’ve been overlooking an obvious feature or mechanic for your entire playthrough.

You slap your hand onto your forehead thinking about what a silly little goose you’ve been.

Maybe it’s overlooking a fast travel mechanic, or realising you could’ve been using your weapon in a totally different way.

We’ve all been there. In fact, that latter point is exactly what’s happened to one The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt player.

Over on the r/Witcher3 subreddit, players gathered to discuss their most embarrassing discoveries.

User nogoat23 wrote, “I didn't know you could use a crossbow underwater until like 30 hours in. I was just swimming as fast as I could.”

Take a look at The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in action below.

“And that you can just tap the button for a perfect shot rather than hold and aim. I was 80% through Skellige when I saw a YouTube video. What a face palm moment,” ThaRippla added.

“Was on my third playthrough before I found out,” said sassy_cheese564.

They do say you learn something new everyday. I guess today’s lesson was on how to make the most out of your crossbow.

As for other better-late-than-never discoveries, “The sword that Geralt automatically draws when going to combat mode changes based on the enemy encountered, so you were probably using both although unwillingly,” offered Diky_cau.

GreenHeronVA wrote, “It took me [until] my fifth playthrough I think to learn on this forum that you can fight Olgierd himself. Never before that had I stuck my nose into his business to save the guy he wanted to behead. If you get all uppity, Olgierd will challenge you himself. Best Boss fight in the game in my opinion.”

To think that nine years on from release, there’s still so much for us to learn.

Featured Image Credit: CD Projekt RED

Topics: The Witcher, The Witcher 3, CD Projekt Red