CD Projekt Red's most beloved title to date seems to have finally run out of secrets, almost seven years after The Witcher 3 was originally released.
Fans keep games alive much longer than their expected playtime would suggest. The Witcher 3 may take you a few hundred hours if you take the time to enjoy the huge and detailed world but it certainly doesn't take seven years. And yet, here we are - xLetalis, a YouTuber with a deep love for all things Witcher, has finally unearthed what appears to be the last secret the game had to offer. There are spoilers ahead so you might want to keep the secret from yourself a while longer if you didn't go through the game and its expansions.
While The Witcher 3 was released in 2015, the secret is actually one year younger as it relies on Blood and Wine content. During his travels in Tuissant, Geralt meets an unfortunate lady in waiting who is cursed to exhibit avian features at a certain time of day. Lifting the curse proves to be tricky and the player can choose between her risking a death after seven years or sharing the curse with her beloved.
If the curse is removed entirely, the in-game text states she went on to enjoy her life until the premonition came true and Vivienne died seven years later, in Kaer Trolde harbour.
The secret here was that you can actually witness her death. This meant that you would have to force seven years to pass in-game and that's exactly what xLetalis did.
He couldn't waste a bunch of time by meditating until seven years had passed so he used console commands to speed the process up. This secret event is probably present on console versions as well but since they lack the ability to use time-lapse cheats like on PC, the players would have to go through the painstaking process of meditating all that time.