The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine guide and walkthrough

By Staff, Monday, 14 October 2019 14:18 GMT

Quests, secondary quests, boss tips, new activities – everything you need to make the most of Geralt’s final adventure.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt comes to Nintendo Switch this week, complete with the Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine DLCs.

Presenting an all-new landmass populated with quests and open-world content offering roughly 20 hours of gameplay, Blood and Wine takes us through a stirring tale of chivalric knights, creeping horrors and lots and lots of wine.

Consider this Geralt’s summer holiday. Collect some tasty loot, face the toughest beasts you’ll ever encounter, enjoy the company of a colourful cast and drink Geralt into a stupor. There might not be a bathtub, but there’s a quest where you can talk to Roach that’s just as wild as it sounds.

As part of our The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt guide and walkthrough, we’ve gathered together everything you need to know about Blood and Wine.
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Blood and Wine main quest walkthrough

After downloading and installing Blood and Wine, look for a new post on notice boards throughout Velen to acquire this first quest. Alternatively, you can elect to play a standalone version with a levelled Geralt kitted out in okay-ish end-game gear. This is more challenging than attempting Blood and Wine with a Geralt who has seen and done the majority of Wild Hunt’s activities.

The main story quest branches here:

The Blood and Wine main storyline terminates in a post-ending quest called Be It Ever So Humble. See our Blood and Wine endings guide for more information.

Secondary quests

There are loads of secondary quests in Blood and Wine, and some of them are real corkers. Here we’ll list their titles and recommended levels as we find them, along with acquisition notes.

  • Knight for Hire

    No level. Notice board near the Cockatrice Inn.

  • There Can Be Only One

    No level. Noticeboard in Beauclair. Start this as early as you can.

  • No Place Like Home

    No level. Automatically acquired during main quest.

  • Turn and Face The Strange

    No level. Automatically acquired while exploring Beauclair.

  • The Warble of a Smitten Knight

    Level 35. Automatically acquired during main quest.

  • Paperchase

    Level 36. Exclamation mark near armorer and blacksmith in Beauclair.

  • Fists of Fury: Toussaint

    Level 36. Noticeboard in Beauclair.

  • Raging Wolf

    Level 36. Complete Fists of Fury: Toussaint.

  • Til Death Do You Part

    Level 36. Noticeboard in Beauclair.

  • Goodness Gracious Great Balls of Granite

    Level 37. Exclamation mark or notice boards in Beauclair.

  • Father Knows Worst

    Level 37. Noticeboard in Beauclair.

  • Big Feet to Fill

    Level 37. Via the Bovine Blues Witcher Contract.

  • Master, Master, Master, Master

    Level 40. Exclamation mark in a shop in Beauclair.

  • Extreme Cosplay

    Level 40. Exclamation mark between Mere-Lachaislongue Cemetery and Trestamara Hunting Lodge.

  • A Knight’s Tales

    Level 40. Notice board at Castel Ravello Vineyard.

  • The Hunger Game

    Level 42. Speak with Marlene at Corvo Bianco after peacefully resolving a confrontation during La Cage au Fou.

  • Mutual of Beauclair’s Wild Kingdom

    Level 46. Notice board near the Cockatrice Inn.

  • Equine Phantoms

    Level 44. Exclamation mark on a road leading north west from Dun Tynne Crossroads. Arguably the best side quest in The Witcher 3.

  • The Perks of Being a Jailbird

    Level 49. Examine the loose stone on the wall at the start of Burlap is the New Stripe.

Secondary quests – Wine Wars

Witcher Contracts

  • Big Game Hunter

    Level 37. Notice board near the Cockatrice Inn.

  • Bovine Blues

    Level 38. Notice board in Toussaint.

  • Feet as Cold as Ice

    Level 45. Exclamation mark near Nilfgaardian Embassy in Beauclair.

  • The Tufo Monster

    Level 48. Notice board in Toussaint.

Gwent in Blood and Wine

A whole new deck, a new collection quest, a tournament and more. (If you need help learning to play, check out our Witcher 3: Wild Hunt guide to how to kick ass at Gwent.)

Treasure Hunts

  • Treasure Hunts list

    Open world and random treasure hunts, with walkthroughs.

  • Grandmaster Feline Gear

    Acquire top-tier light armour via a bit of burglary, and grant Geralt the hood he’s never dreamed of.

  • Grandmaster Wolven Gear

    Another hot set of Witcher armour to adorn geralt’s toned bod.

  • Grandmaster Manticore Gear

    Google “manticore” before you decide to go after this one.

  • Grandmaster Ursine Gear

    Is Geralt a bear? He could be. Grow your beard out, for starters.

  • Grandmaster Griffen Gear

    A nice upgrade to one of the most balanced armour sets in the game.

New open-world activities

Visit unknown markers around the map to unlock all the usual open-world activities like abandoned sites and guarded treasures – plus some new activities exclusive to Toussaint.

  • Vintner’s Contracts

    A wine merchant will ask you to clear a nearby location, usually a monster den or monster nest, for a reward.

  • Hanse Bases

    Large strongholds of high-level bandits with a name boss duel at the end. Beat them and exit to secure the area.

  • Knight Errant in Distress

    Some bandits are beating up a knight! Try to kill them before the knight dies. Never mind if he does, just loot everything.

You can also check out our The Witcher 3 main quest guide, as well as our Hearts of Stone walkthrough.

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