5 Witcher 3 Tips for Your First Few Hours - Best Way to Play

We show you some beginner tips that will help you rank up quickly and get into the really good stuff faster.
  • django chubbinz

    this guys face always pisses me off...

  • cloudbloom

    I wonder if Geralt uses Edge shave gel

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  • Aditya King

    I did all side quest in orchid and I'm still level 3

  • Scruffy Basterd

    This game is amazing but I'm so overwhelmed. I have so many quests that are lower level.

  • Marv Dann

    Great tip: Don't start a quest that you aren't up-to-level for UNLESS YOU WANNA DIE A MILLION TIMES BEFORE COMPLETING IT.

  • Tim Coats

    1:12 didn't even put the Yrden sign down for that wraith. -__-

  • Shammo Hamid

    I'm playing this game on easy because the only thing I'm really good at is fps and third person shooters.Enjoying the story so far but damn it's so overflown with stuff it's really confusion the controls I mean.The HUD is cluttered and I still don't understand the crafting system.

  • Pat Daddy

    Right on! I'm hosting a release party at my house later tonight. There will be alcohol and 10 monitors for multiple games besides Witcher!

  • mrlobster1287

    wtf.....were all these tips for people whove never played an adventure rpg before?

  • MetallicA7X92

    11hours till I go pick up my Witcher Collector's edition :D

  • eternaldarkness559

    Wow he should have just said play the game. Tutorial? Side quest? Everyone does that without a useless video telling them to

  • BlackMasamune X

    Geez, why don't you just play the game for us?

  • acko

    thanks a lot for the spoilers

  • Özil vision

    I swear I died about 15 times during the griffen and I was wondering how to do it since my attacks were barely doing anything

  • QuickTimeGamer90s

    Soooo... pretty much 2 tips since 3 of them revolve around doing tuturial, going to the 1st city that the story takes you to & talking to the people there to get the quests.

  • UnknownUser

    Tip #1: Play it on PC.

  • Brian Woo

    I hope the combat is more fluent in TW3. I just couldn't get used to TW2's combat. It wasn't bad it just didn't feel right.

  • Mark Urepa

    Why am I watching this I'm luv 98

  • First Don Diego

    Yeah here's a Witcher 3 tip: DO NOT SELL YOUR ORIGINAL GEAR AND WEAPONS YOU START WITH!!!I made that mistake and now I'm paying for it.

  • Cookie Monster

    Gamestop gave it to me a day early LOL

  • AlgaeEater09

    What is witcher 3?  Yes  this is a serious question.  If your comments convince me, then I might go purchase it.  Is it like elder scrolls or something?

  • Minecraft Savior

    I have never played the witcher 3 can you upgrade your starting armor and swords

  • tigerbalm

    I'm waiting for Witcher 3: Mike Hunt edition

  • scarified

    only 7 hours to get ma hands on it!!!!!!

  • Tou Vang

    Just checked my xbox games tab clicked on The Witcher and now I'm playing wtf not complaining though.

  • GellyfishProductions

    I've lost my Witcher 2 save files on PC; is there any way for me to make those choices in a menu or something at the start?? I don't wanna play W3 without Iorveth and Triss, but i'd like to avoid replaying a 30 hour game :P

  • xWARVICx

    Simple tip. Have quen ready at all times

  • Bosko Jal

    Hur dur tips numbe' one : launch the game huehuehue thx ign

  • Snow Viliers

    That game is awesome!!

  • Ask_os _

    Should i play the witcher with a controller, or with keyboard?

  • Ron

    Whatevs. I won't end up playing this game until 2016 anyway. I have Infamous: Second Son, Assassin's Creed: Unity, Alien: Isolation, Dragon Age: Inquisition, The Last of Us: Remastered, Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, Valiant Hearts: The Great War, Grand Theft Auto V, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and Dying Light to get through first. So probably 2017 then, lol. There's too many good games.

  • afas1976

    Tengo una PC gamer con la tarjeta NVIDIA gtx 980 y tengo problemas con la calidad del juego witcher 3. El problema es que la imagen parpadea el reflejo del sol en el juego hacia todo lo que veo.

  • WhoAteMyFunDip

    What a terrible, useless video. Maybe this jagoff should just stick to sucking at Destiny & leave the real games to the adults...

  • Alhaboobie

    Destin is such a douchebag.

  • LN2233

    IGN you damn casuals. You basically gave the same tips that anyone who has played any rpg knows about.


    Best way alchemy build you get the most out of the game nothing like finally gettin the last piece of ingredient to make that potion oil decoction your been hunting 4 ever 4 and you become so familiar with the confusing part of the game...also many say it is the most op build to do

  • Razi Nasrullah

    Why do you keep switching from the game to your face? Just show the game... Showing you adds nothing to this video.

  • K.G.A

    tip 6. do this before tip 1. INSTALL THE GAME. this is very important. also buy the prefered platform for the game and the game itself. this "tip" video "best to play" is probably one of the most obvious freaking videos ever. so idiotic to make this video.

  • Josh Han94

    Do tutorial, do side quests, learn how to kill your enemies. I didn’t think about doing those things, thanks man!

  • MetalGearMLGSolid

    2 more hours i can not wait longer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ankit sen

    i gave up on witcher 3......tooo confusing

  • TayV 813

    Hey look, its Destin.. pre-Destiny addiction.

  • Double00Dusty

    Ign tips how to play. Do the tutorial, then do side missions. Gee thanks Ign I forgot I was a retarded seven year old. Thank you for this valuable game changing information,

  • Darren Quirolo

    My biggest tip for all you witchers is to get witcher armour, at around level 8 you can equip your first set (it's a side quest mission for each set). Once you have the set you can then do upgrade quests so the armour stays good, it's useful as your not constantly worrying about having shit armour.

  • oldcdog91

    There's actually very few "quests" in the White Orchard area, but similar to Bethesda games like Skyrim and Fallout 4, random conversations or books read will update your map with undefined "points of interest". Those are the places you should end up exploring even if you don't a quest in your log pointing the way to them.

  • Ypuh

    Geez guys, your first tip is to do the tutorial? Stopped watching there. Why not tell people to turn on their Xbox before they start the game...

  • AfterlifeAnubis

    For fighting large groups of enemies, use igni to stun a few of them, and then kill the not-stunned enemies with your sword. for fighting boss enemies, Quen is never a bad option to spam since itll save your life (as it has saved mine on many occasion)

  • pauly G

    I installed the Game Doesnt run Im playin on LOW All lowCus i cant sell the game Becus i installed it ,,... This footage of the Amazing Rate makes me Sadd.

  • nir ainbinder

    to sum up these tips = Just play the F'ing game as you would normally play any F'ing Witcher game :) Amazing game btw:)

  • Jason Livingston

    am i the only one that hates the fact that they added lvls to the mobs.  doesnt feel truly open word.. and i feel like im out lvling content.  UGH

  • TheKieranMurray

    tip 1 - stop watching videos tip 2 - play the game yourselfdone

  • Kryptark

    I don't know why I opened this video and spoiled the upcoming Side quests for myself -_-

  • MINIg435

    already got it with my steam pre order... absolutely amazing

  • atheist NO.1

    GtaAncient=witcher3 wild huntMedival=Ac seriesModern=WD

  • 13DeltaArmy

    Someone please post a currency farm trying to get in card tournament and I need 1000 coins.

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  • Liam Whakaue

    Playing it right now it is slick on xbox

  • Bryson Jones

    Question for someone who has this game would a person who didn't like witcher 2 like witcher 3

  • AshkPunk

    IGN is doing some useful video's these days. This getting weird.

  • TheMrDrakan

    wow really "5 Witcher 3 Tips.." this video should just be called playing the damn game

  • calmingspeed

    Also, in regards to Gwent, always play the person twice because I have had them give me two cards and sometimes they do not give you one if you win the first time but the second you get a new card. Odd but true. And when in all conversations always start from the bottom for conversation choices and work you way upwards or you will miss out on some stuff. All 3 games have been like this. Sell junk and skins to the lady bartender in White Orchard as she pays well.

  • Jacob Meares

    I got out of white orchard as quick as i could without doing side quests my first play through. Bad idea haha

  • Miguel Martinez

    This tips provided here I guess are for those players who don't read or explore. Thought this will be less obvious tips.

  • Sunsh Tine

    I have money, wich is better, metro last light and 2033, hardline, advanced warfare or the witcher 3

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