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Side Quests That Impact Witcher 3’s Ending & Main Story

Here are all the important Side Quests that impact the Endings and Main Storyline of Witcher 3.

Witcher 3 has been made more emphatic and appealing with the introduction of Next Gen Update. May it be the Book, Live Action Series, or the Game, the storyline is something that created a huge fanbase for the Geralt of Rivia. With tons of main story quests for you to complete, some side quests affect the direction of the game. Side Quests are equally important as they impact the storyline as well as the endings of every character. Though there are a lot of side quests, how will a person know which one to complete? Well, this guide is all you need at the moment. Read this guide till the end to know the most important Side Quests for the Story in Witcher 3.

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Most Important Side Quests for the Story in Witcher 3 (Next Gen Update)

Most Important Side Quests That Impact Story In Witcher 3

Here are all the Side Quests in Witcher 3 that can change the direction by affecting the story.

  • Eye for an Eye
  • A Deadly Plot
  • Redania’s Most Wanted
  • Reason of State
  • A Matter of Life and Death
  • Now or Never
  • The Last Wish
  • Possession
  • The Lord of Undvik
  • King’s Gambit
  • An Invitation from Keira Metz
  • A Towerful of Mice
  • A Favor for a Friend
  • For the Advancement of Learning
  • The Whispering Hillock
  • Return to Crookback Bog
  • Now or Never
  • Ghosts of the Past

How these Side Quests Affect the Story

Ciri’s Ending is determined once you have completed the Reason of State Side Quest in Witcher 3. However, you will have to complete the Eye for an Eye, A Deadly Plot, and Redania’s Most Wanted Side quests to unlock the Reason of State. Moreover, Eye for an Eye Side quest also makes Roche and Ves available to help Geralt in the Main Quest, The Battle for Kaer Morhen. Further, the Reason of State is also important as it lets you decide the fates of King Radovid, Dijkstra, Roche, and Emperor Emhyr van Emreis.

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After that, players must complete the Side Quest known as A Matter of Life and Death which is important for Geralts’s Ending in Witcher 3. This quest will unlock the other 2 side quests known as Now or Never and The Last Wish which determines whom will Geralt romance, Yennefer, or Triss. The Now or Never quest also decides the fate of Mages in Novigrad. In this side quest of Witcher 3, you can save them to conclude their ending.

Completing the side quests, Possession and The Lord of Undvik will unlock the quest King’s Gambit. The King’s Gambit side quest is important in deciding who becomes the King of Skellige, Hjalmar, or Cerys.

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Most Important Side Quests That Impact Story In Witcher 3
A Glimpse from the Battle of Kaer Morhen

Further, completing the For the Advancement of Learning will decide whether Keira Metz Lives or Dies. If she lives, then she becomes a part of the Battle of Kaer Morhen. Although, in order to unlock this side quest in Witcher 3, you will have to complete these side quests in the following order.

  • An Invitation from Keira Metz
  • A Towerful of Mice
  • A Favor for a Friend

Now, the Return to Crookback Bog is another important side quest in the Witcher 3. This quest concludes the Bloody Baron’s storyline and impacts the ending accordingly. Also, keep in mind that your choices in The Whispering Hillock side quest will decide the outcome of the Return to Crookback Bog quest.

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If you have chosen to spare Letho in Witcher 2, then it unlocks the Ghost of the Past side quest in Witcher 3. In this conversational quest, you can convince Letho and invite him to Kaer Morhen so that he participates in the Battle of Kaer Morhen. Additionally, keep in mind that you should have transferred your game file from Witcher 2 to Witcher 3 to make this happen.

That’s everything covered on the most important Side Quests that impact the story in Witcher 3. While you are here, make sure to check out our other Witcher 3 guides on Gamer Tweak.