The Witcher 3 Player Discovers Rare Encounter After 600 Hours Of Play

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Despite having just recently recorded its sixth birthday, players of CD Projekt RED’s acclaimed third entry in The Witcher video game series are still discovering new things during their adventures in The Continent. A prime example of this has recently been shared over on the RPG’s dedicated Subreddit, in which user RogueRequest2 shares a video of themselves encountering a culinary-inclined troll going by the name of Boris.

The creature, which Geralt saves from a group of attacking Nekkers for making soup out of them, offers its rescuer some broth and a small reward for his services, to which the White Wolf recommends cooking something more meat-free in the future to avoid reprisal from wildlife. This event, like many others in The Witcher 3, is considered an ‘unlisted quest’, a term used to describe any scripted events found in the world not tracked by the UI or marked on the map.

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Similar content can be found in other genre titles, such as Bethesda’s Elder Scrolls and Fallout series, and serve to make their respective worlds feel more alive. The caveat to this, of course, is that there’s no guarantee the player will ever learn of their existence, and it took RogueRequest more than 600 hours of playtime to find this one.

Unsurprisingly, the account has prompted many to consider if other instances of randomly spawning sequences such as these remain undisturbed so long after release, the answer to which, short of CDPR publically sharing some sort of list, will likely never be known. Think you’ve stumbled upon something in The Witcher 3 that’s never been documented? Let us know in the usual place below!

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  1. Berniesays:

    I encountered this but, well before 600 hours. Probably somewhere around 50-60. However, I didn’t play this game at all until 2021.

  2. Songbirdsays:

    Has anyone else ever gone back to see the little Godling Sarah? It’s a super cute interaction, turns out she lives with the girl she was originally giving nightmares to. Turned out to be a cute happy ending.

  3. QuioticKnightsays:

    I found this and was actually wondering what to do with the elf head he gave me. 🤣

    1. elf head elrondsays:

      I know I kept the head wondering what to do with it

  4. Had no idea this was “rare”

  5. Jdafendersays:

    This isn’t a rare mission at all. Its one of those missions you can find in the first 6 hours or the first 600 hours. Considering the size of the player base in Witcher 3 I’m sure there’s a ton of people who’s found and done this quest.

    1. Yeah had no clue this was rare.doubt I have anywhere near as many hours in.ran across it on second run through

    2. Fullpainsays:

      It’s not rare at all, half of the game’s world exploration is based on encounters like that. I have about 400h on the game and I found it maybe after 2 or 3 days of playing. You just have to be an explorer and not rush the game. His camp is very unique and noticeable too. It’s pretty funny an article was made about this imo lmao

  6. Soulshroudesays:

    Isn’t this the same Troll who wants you to pain things? I’ve encountered at least 5 trolls between the story and adventures.

    Always go through the main quest. On the second play through, side quest. Third playthrough check out the endings. Everything else onus mode, just go for broke. It doesn’t take 600 hours to reach this guy. Or others that regular players haven’t found.

    Try going to the highest mountain for a Healthy photo, or finding a grave and cave for the Witcher family.

    1. Deadpoolysays:

      So, in other words, being that it took the player over 600 hours to find this scene we all EASILY found in the beginning hours of the game, we can simply pretend the player AND the m0r0n that wrote this article are both “special needs.”

  7. Puddsays:

    600+ hours?? Was he finishing Skelige before anything else?? I found the troll within my first 20 hrs of play. If I recall he’s in Velen.

  8. Puddsays:

    Why are people writing articles about optional content in games like it’s some kind of breaking-news concept?? Get a job.

    1. Psychesays:

      Believe it or not, this IS their job.

  9. gfuentessays:

    I remember I had found a small area of ground near one of the many small towns in the game that whenever I walked through it it made sort of a clockwork sound. After walking around for a couple of minutes I couldn’t figure out if it had any meaning, assumed it probably was a glitch and just kept playing. Wonder if it truly was a glitch/bug or whether it may have had some meaning behind it.

  10. Facesays:

    Gold on my wrist, I’m humorist

  11. Anonsays:

    But has anyone ever figured out how to turn the nekker back into a man…

  12. Senor Geraltosays:

    This was discovered years ago! Lol. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PTAauH3PSwY

  13. Nick'sNamesays:

    Fact checking a thing of the past?. Where’s your article of the elve ruins under water. No easy mode for you “journalists”

  14. Skepticsays:

    I’m so glad my sentiment is the majority when I read this. This article is pure click bait. Suggesting that some streamer (I’m guessing there) sets the bar for what is known and unknown or rare. 😂.

    The quest (encounter) has a wiki page, and is marked on maps that haven’t been updated since 2015. It’s memorable to anyone who pays attention to the diologue as he gives you an elf head with the description something like “overly ripe, troll delicacy” as a reward.

    I’m on a Witcher run right now, (which is probably why this article targeted me.) I had this encounter 2 days ago. 🤷‍♂️

  15. Skepticsays:

    I’m so glad my sentiment is the majority when I read this. This article is pure c1ick [email protected] Suggesting that some streamer (I’m guessing there) sets the bar for what is known and unknown or rare. 😂.

    The quest (encounter) has a wiki page, and is marked on maps that haven’t been updated since 2015. It’s memorable to anyone who pays attention to the diologue as he gives you an elf head with the description something like “overly ripe, troll delicacy” as a reward.

    I’m on a Witcher run right now, (which is probably why this article targeted me.) I had this encounter 2 days ago. 🤷‍♂️

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