Witcher 3: Wild Hunt came out in 2015, but the game’s not going anywhere any time soon, which is proven by the Witcher 3 Next-Gen update released in December 2022.
Whether you’re just discovering the amazing open world of Witcher 3: Wild Hunt or replaying the game on your newest console or PC, we’re sure you will run into some pretty crazy shenanigans in spectacular settings of Novigrad, Oxenfurt, Velen, Skellige Islands, or Kaer Morhen.
Here’s our top 5 list of numerous crazy things you can do in Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
5. Get Into a Fistfight With a Bear
Yes, you read that correctly. Witcher 3 has loads of side quests that can be as interesting as the main story or present an opportunity to get into some ridiculous mess.
You can get Geralt to become a fist-fighting Champion of Champions by participating in a series of competitions scattered all over playable areas in the quest called Fists of Fury. While Geralt fights regular human opponents in most places, the grand finale of the quest in Skellige Islands gets real crazy real quick. Your second-to-last opponent will be a bear named… wait for it… Olaf.
No matter how cute the name is, the fight is tough, and, unfortunately, only one can survive it. And if that’s not crazy enough for you, wait ’till you see the current reigning Champion of Champions you need to beat. We’ll just say that things get somewhat… rocky.
4. Fight a Ghost and Lose
Fighting bears with bare hands may not be the strangest thing you get to do in Skellige. If you wish to complete the Fists of Fury quest, you will need to face a ghost—Ulle the Unlucky—who haunts the arena.
Poor Ulle is under a curse that prevents him from ever winning a fight. As weird as it may be to fight a ghost, it sounds easy to fight one that is destined to lose by default, right? Well, not so much. If you fight Ulle and win, you will have to do it over and over again until you figure out how to lift that curse. Pro tip: just do the opposite of what you would normally do in a fight…
3. Get a Really Bad Trip
Another crazy activity takes place in—you guessed it—Skellige again! This is not Geralt’s first experience with mind-altering substances—after all, our boy loves his alcohol—but the quest called The Cave of Dreams is on a whole different level.
After you reach the main quest location, Geralt and the rest of his party take some herbs that make them see things, and that Skellige strain seems to be super strong. The initial hallucinations are all pretty and nice, but things take a turn for the worse soon enough and you’ll have to fight your way through some personal nightmares. We’re quite sure Geralt will stay away from any shrooms and such for a while after this experience.
2. Deal With Some Undead Miscarried Babies
Yes, this main quest is as unsettling as it sounds, and no matter how beautiful or silly the world of Witcher 3 can get at times, the game makes sure to remind us that the Continent is a cruel and unforgiving place.
In what may be the darkest and most traumatizing quest in the whole game, Geralt will need to help the Bloody Baron even though he beat his wife and caused her to miscarry their baby. After Baron buried the stillborn, it came back as a bloodthirsty Botchling that now terrorizes the estate.
The good news is that you don’t need to kill the Botchling to finish this sad story—you can help the creature turn into a Lubberkin, a friendly guardian spirit. Still, the visuals, the atmosphere, and the chilling story will probably remain with you for some time after you finish the game.
1. Experiment With Women’s Apparel
Geralt is one open-minded fellow, and that is undeniable in the Ugly Baby questline (yes, this one features another messed-up baby, but let’s leave that aside for now). At one point, in the No Place Like Home quest, Geralt will get drunk with Eskel and Lambert. Depending on your choices, the boys can get REALLY drunk and let loose—so much that they decide to raid Yennefer’s baggage and try some things on.
In all honesty, Geralt just puts on some embroidered form-fitting leggings, but Eskel and Lambert go all the way in and strut around in full gowns… until Yen wakes up and sends them all to bed.
Intrigued? Surprised? Slightly scared? Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will give you all that and more. If you can’t get enough of this amazing world, check out Gwent: The Witcher Card Game on mobile devices and our guide with all the tips and cheats you may need.