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The Witcher 3: Final Preparations

Final Preparations is exactly what it sounds like: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is close to ending. Are you prepared?

The Witcher 3: Final Preparations

At the start of Final Preparations, you see the result of your participation or dismissal of Now or Never. Both are unpleasant. You did the best you could, I guess.

After you’ve met with Zoltan and Ciri, you are free to roam the world once more. You’re given four objectives, all of which kick off a new quest:

  • Talk to Triss upstairs to begin Blindingly Obvious.
  • Talk to Yennefer at Crippled Kate’s to begin The Great Escape.
  • Meet Ciri at Gildorf to begin Payback.
  • Speak with Avallac’h on the top floor to begin Through Time and Space - save this one for last.

Don’t speak to Avalla’ch yet; complete the other three quests first.

When you have completed Blindingly Obvious, The Great Escape and Payback, the next time you return to Dandelion's inn you'll trigger a couple of cutscenes and dialogues, and once again, your dialogue choices have an effect on the ending. Make a back up save before entering.

If you don’t want to read any spoilers regarding these choices, ignore all the italicised text below.


  • Stay on the landing and listen patiently to push towards a positive ending.
  • Attend the meeting and speak for Ciri to push towards a negative ending; she's old enough to look after heeself, you know.

When you’re finished the three quests above, make sure you've done any side questing you want to do, including new quests:

  • Reason of State triggers during Blindingly Obvious if you fulfil the requirements.
  • If you have romanced both Triss and Yennefer, you’ll trigger the secondary quest It Takes Three to Tango after completing Blindingly Obvious, The Great Escape and Payback.

All done? Visit Avalla’ch to start Through Time and Space.

Onwards to Blindingly Obvious, The Great Escape, Payback, or Through Time and Space.

Back to The Witcher 3: Act Three, or back to The Witcher 3 guide and walkthrough.

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