The Witcher 3 - Guide to Alternative Endings (and DLC)

In this section of our guide to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, you can find out how to get all the ENDINGS of the game by making the right choices in the ACTs that make up the story. And also how to unlock the alternative endings of the Heart of Stone and Blood & Wine DLCs.

In the following guide, we've listed all the requirements you'll need to accomplish in each mission in order to get the game's many endings. You will have to make certain choices in some missions, if you aim to get all the endings remember to set aside a rescue before the BLOOD ON THE FIELD mission.


The Witcher 3 - Evil Ending

This Wild Hunt conclusion occurs if you have made 3 of these choices during the course of the game:

  • ACT II: MAIN MISSION - BLOOD ON THE FIELD OF BATTLE, you have chosen to drink with Ciri instead of engaging in a snowball battle.
  • ACT II: MAIN MISSION - BLOOD ON THE FIELD OF BATTLE, you have chosen to take the reward from Emhyr, when you return to him with Ciri, instead of rejecting it.
  • ACT III: MAIN MISSION - LAST PREPARATIVES, you decided to talk to the Lodge of Wizards instead of letting Ciri go alone.
  • ACT III: MAIN MISSION - PREPARATIVES FOR BATTAGLIA, you gave Lara Dorren's necklace to Ciri instead of letting him loot the workshop in Avallac'h.
  • ACT III: MAIN MISSION - PREPARATIVES FOR BATTLE, you refused to let Ciri visit Skjall's tomb in Hindarsfjall.

Having made 3 of these choices, the FINAL MISSION - BREATHING FOR A DEAD WASTE will appear.

The Witcher 3 - Good Ending

This Wild Hunt conclusion occurs if you have made 3 of these choices during the course of the game:


  • ACT II: MAIN MISSION - BLOOD ON THE FIELD OF BATTAGLIA, you have chosen to engage in a snowball battle instead of drinking with Ciri.
  • ACT II: MAIN MISSION - BLOODS ON THE FIELD OF BATTAGLIA, you chose to refuse Emhyr's compensation when you return to him with Ciri.
  • ACT III: MAIN MISSION - LAST PREPARATIVES, you've decided to get Ciri alone to talk to the Wizards' Lodge.
  • ACT III: MAIN MISSION - PREPARATIVES FOR BATTAGLIA, you allowed Ciri to plunder the Avallac'h laboratory instead of giving him the necklace.
  • ACT III: MAIN MISSION - PREPARATIVES FOR BATTAGLIA, you found time to visit Skjall's tomb in Hindarsfjall with Ciri.

In addition to these choices, you will also need to complete the following:

  1. ACT II: MAIN MISSION - BLOODS ON THE FIELD OF BATTAGLIA, you agree to visit Vizima and introduce Ciri to Emhyr.
  2. ACT II: make sure that you have completed the KILLER MISSIONS (SECONDARY MISSION - EYES PER EYE, SECONDARY MISSION - A MORTAL TRAMA, SECONDARY MISSION - REDANIA THE SEARCH) and you can access the next step in Act III.
  3. ACT III: complete the SECONDARY MISSION - STATE REASONS, kill RADOVID KINGS and take sides with VERNON ROCHE. Subsequently, the Emperor and Nilfgaard's army win the war for Redania and King Radovid.

Having completed the requirements listed above, the FINAL MISSION - THE HUNTER IMPAIRER will appear.

The Witcher 3 - Best Ending

This Wild Hunt conclusion occurs if you have made 3 of these choices during the course of the game:


  • ACT II: MAIN MISSION - BLOOD ON THE FIELD OF BATTAGLIA, you chose to engage in a snowball battle instead of drinking with Ciri.
  • ACT III: MAIN MISSION - LAST PREPARATIVES, you have decided to let Ciri speak alone with the Lodge of Wizards.
  • ACT III: MAIN MISSION - PREPARATIVES FOR BATTAGLIA, you allowed Ciri to plunder the Avallac'h workshop instead of giving him the necklace.
  • ACT III: MAIN MISSION - PREPARATIVES FOR BATTAGLIA, you have found time to visit Skjall's tomb in Hindarsfjall with Ciri.

In addition to these choices, you will also need to complete the following:

ACT II: MAIN MISSION - BLOOD ON THE FIELD OF BATTLE, make sure you do not visit Vizima and therefore do not present Ciri to Emhyr.

The Witcher 3 - Mini Epilogues

There are also numerous mini character epilogues that you can combine with the best ending (or some of the other endings if you like) by choosing the one that suits you best. Below you'll find them all listed with the choices you need to make to get them:

Theme - Variant 1: Deploy with Vernon Roche and Thaler

  1. ACT II: Make sure that you have completed the KILLER MISSIONS (SECONDARY MISSION - EYES PER EYE, SECONDARY MISSION - A MORTAL TRAMA, SECONDARY MISSION - REDANIA THE RESEARCH) and you will have access to the next step in Act III.
  2. ACT III: complete the SECONDARY MISSION - STATE REASONS as follows: Kill King Radovid and take sides with Vernon Roche and Thaler against Dijkstra.

The Emperor will take his troops away from Vizima and let Temeria live in peace.


Temeria - Variant 2: Deploy with Dijkstra

  1. ACT II: make sure that you have completed the KILLER MISSIONS (SECONDARY MISSION - EYES PER EYE, SECONDARY MISSION - A MORTAL TRAMA, SECONDARY MISSION - REDANIA THE SEARCH) and you can access the next step in Act III.
  2. ACT III: Complete the SECOND MISSION - STATE REASONS as follows: Kill King Radovid and take sides with Dijkstra against Vernon Roche and Thaler.

Dijkstra is not a violent despot, but his troops are searching for clues of conspiracy, spies and enemies of the crown.

Theme - Variant 3: Deploy with Radovid

  1. ACT II: make sure that you have completed the KILLER MISSIONS (SECONDARY MISSION - EYES PER EYE, SECONDARY MISSION - A MORTAL TRAMA, SECONDARY MISSION - REDANIA LA RICERATA) and you will have access to the next step in Act III.
  2. ACT III: Ignore the SECONDARY MISSION - STATE REASONS. King Radovid reigns over Temeria, the emperor flees from Vizima and witch hunters are everywhere oppressing the population, crushing any revolt.

Geralt Variant 1: Forever alone

Don't do any romance, or do it with both Yennefer and Triss.

Geralt - Variant 2: Together with Yennefer

Finish the romance with Yennefer, tell her you love her and let Triss go.

Geralt - Variant 3: Together with Triss

Tell Yennefer that the magic between you is now gone and tell Triss that you love her.

Skellige - Variant 1: Hjalmar reigns

  1. You choose to help Hjalmar and Cerys.
  2. Deploy with Hjalmar during the Berserker attack.

The young king of Skellige will choke Nilfgaard in blood even at the cost of making his own people suffer.

Skellige - Variant 2: Cerys reigns

  1. You choose to help Hjalmar and Cerys.
  2. Deploy with Cerys during the Berserker attack.

Despite her anger towards Nilfgaard, the young queen will do everything to help her people and restore her lands.

Skellige - Variant 3: Svanrige reigns

  1. Choose NOT to help Hjalmar and Cerys.
  2. Refuse to solve the Berserker problem again.

Hjalmar and Cerys will die and Svanrige will come to power, taking the government back years, establishing an absolute monarchy and ruling with an iron fist.

Heart of Stone (DLC) - Worst ending

Choose NOT to interrupt Gaunter O'Dim and do not visit the old professor before the end of the DLC.

In this case the glass man will pay you for your services and take Olgierd's soul.

Heart of Stone (DLC) - Best Ending

Choose to interrupt Gaunter O'Dim and challenge him to a game of Gwent. You can only do this if you visit Shani or the Old Professor before the DLC ending.

In this way you will save Olgierd and get his sword as a reward.

Blood & Wine (DLC) - All Die

Choose to seek out the aging vampire known as the Invisible.

In this case all the characters involved will die. However, there is also another alternative way to achieve this result and by changing some cut-scenes:

  1. Choose to look for Syanna
  2. Give him the Jib
  3. Don't investigate Regis

Blood & Wine (DLC) - Someone survives

In this DLC there is no way to make everyone survive so you'll have to make a choice between the following two if you want some sort of good ending:

Variant 1: Dettlaff survives.

  1. Choose to look for Syanna
  2. Don't give him the Jib
  3. Let Dettlaff live

Variant 1: Only Anna survives

  1. Choose to look for Syanna
  2. Don't give him the Jib
  3. Kill Dettlaff

The Witcher 3 videoguide to all game and DLC endings

If you're looking for further help with the game's endings, the following video game guide explains what to do in detail:



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