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The Witcher 3's 'final secret' is one you definitely wouldn't have found

The Witcher 3's 'final secret' is one you definitely wouldn't have found

Finding this secret took an impressive level of dedication

Often dubbed to be The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s ‘final secret’, one in-game Easter egg continues to go unnoticed by most players despite having been discovered quite some time ago.

The first player to uncover this particular secret did so seven years after launch which says all you need to know about just how well developers hid it.

Even following its discovery, it’s now been nine years since The Witcher 3 launched and many players are still totally in the dark about this Easter egg but worry not. I’m here to enlighten you.

The discovery in question concerns the character of Vivienne - and I’ll warn you now, plot spoilers pertaining to Vivienne lie ahead.

In The Witcher 3, players can free Vivienne from a curse during the quest ‘The Warble of a Smitten Knight’.

Geralt explains that the duo can move the curse to someone else or use the egg of Oriole to rid of it but at the risk of shortening Vivienne’s life span to match Oriole’s - which is around seven years.

I won’t delve into too many of the possible outcomes of this quest to preserve some of the game’s secrets but I do want to focus on what happens if you ‘help’ Vivienne.

If you’ve yet to check out The Witcher 3’s new-gen update, you should very much consider it.

This choice, as suspected, does indeed shorten Vivienne’s lifespan and YouTuber xLetalis discovered that if you wait seven-years in-game, you can actually find poor old Vivienne’s corpse.

You’ll have to meditate for 2,500 in-game days before you embark on finding this discovery.

Once you’ve done so, as reported by IGN, head to Yennefer’s room at Kaer Trolde Harbour.

Lead quest designer Philipp Weber previously told the site, “I'm not sure if it's the last secret, but it for sure is pretty close. Everyone hid so many details during the last months of development that people are probably still going to find something new one day.”

"For sure this is the Easter egg I hid the most out of all the ones I did, so it's quite impressive it was finally found,” he continued.

It’s a pretty morbid discovery, but it’s impressive that developers placed this level of attention to detail in the game knowing that one day, one curious player would indeed seek out the quest’s conclusion.

Featured Image Credit: CD Projekt RED

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