The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Top 10 Tips For Beginners

Hi Guys,
Here's a few tips and tricks for us beginners to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. I wish I knew these before I started, they all should help, if you knew 9 out of 10 of them already, fair play, but maybe one of them will help you out, even if only as a reminder.

1. Stick to the roads
2. Side Quests
3. Early upgrades
4. Loot everything
5. Bestiary advice
6. Bombs and Potions
7. Save, save, save
8. Horse upgrades
9. inventory management
10. Combat (there's a few tips here)
I really hope these help you guys.
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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Top 10 Tips For Beginners
  • Vernon Nash

    Great tips thanks. Just starting W3 so they will help a lot.

  • Kunal Kishor

    My tip:-If you are surrounded by a group of enemies and one or two of them turns out to be an archer or crossbow men, kill them first they usually have low health and are kind of annoying as they do quite a lot of damage.

  • Towseef Ahmed

    in PC qiuck save using f5 saves my hell lot of time

  • Damien Hine

    Thanks. Started playing yesterday. Have boiled your advice down to this:1. Stick to roads at the beginning2. Do as many side quests as possible. XP!3. Map. ?s give ability points. !s give quests.4. Upgrade light attack, axii (rep) and quen (shield). Mutagens boost corresponding skills.5. Loot everything. Grab all you can.6. Bestiary shows enemy weaknesses.7. Create each bomb/potion once each. Assign them. 8. Save, save, save. Save before any battle. Meditating replenishes health & stocks.9. Upgrade horse with blinkers and saddle bags.10. Dismantling at armourer -> crafting items. Sell crafting/alchemy items when you have 10+.11. Combat mechanics. 1. Parry. 2. Dodge > rolling. 3. Quen. Single targets out from groups.

  • DeadStarAD

    I'm so used to games holding your hand through the combat that I'm actually struggling haha. Your character seems way faster at blocking & attacking than mine, my Witcher seems drunk all the time 🍻

  • Harkon594

    Tip : Quen blocks every single damage from EVERY ATTACK from EVERY SINGLE MONSTER at least once so when you are about to fight a OP monster just cast Quen, fight and when you're hit, retreat and cast Quen again. Basically, this loop may be long and frustrating but you are sure to defeat any ennemy even in the early game.

  • Davi Lima

    thank you. I'm about to start playing

  • Xbox 720

    Buy the upgrade that makes it so everytime you eat food, it heals you continuously for 20min... it's op

  • Raul Avram

    "Like a viking going Christmas shopping"Nice one, mate :)))

  • Rico Fuego

    Oh and I'm totally freaking lost when it comes to crafting, etc. HELP !!!!! lol

  • The Gunman

    Awesome video mate, very well put together and informative, back to Witcher now.

  • Azog

    Thnx my dad bought me this game for christmas so i need tips and your video helped me thnx

  • Özil vision

    This is my first Witcher game and I didn't know at the time that death march was a difficulty so I clicked it b/c it sounded cool, but after this video I think I can get used to it, prior to this I probably died 20 times to the griffen before I realized its weaknesses lol

  • Jack Finnegan

    Ugh thank you. I started today and almost lost everything to a pack of wolves.

  • Batman Fanatic

    I've played 7-10 hours or so and this is the best game I played this year so far. Some of your tips such as read weaknesses and do as many as side quests are very helpful. Just a question. What do the stash boxes do (look like big treasure boxes on the map)? I'm thinking that, you can drop the items to stash and you can access them later when required from anywhere on the map from stash box symbol? Please correct me if I'm wrong? But great video mate.

  • coolzen26

    I'm a gamer but new to the Witcher series and learned the hard way that I can't hack and slash everyone without learning the finer I was at Level 4 and was in the Barn with the red-head witch after she cleared the rats out of the Barn and had to fight the witch hunters who were level 10... It took me almost 15 deaths to get past that part!!  Sadly I had to resort to standing on one side of a cart and shooting each hunter one at a time with arrows till they died... (lame, I know). Moral of the story: LEVEL UP AS MUCH AS YOU CAN!  Doesn't matter how good of a fighter\hack&Slash master you are! leveling up and playing the game right makes life so much easier....

  • Chris Carantit

    You can read books to learn about about beasts before fighting them. I had a fight with a werewolf and I beat it cause I read a book that unlocked that page in my bestiary.

  • Nawaz Waseem

    I really don't know how to craft :'(

  • Marlon Lee

    Yeah, definitely make doing all monster contracts and side quests in White Orchard your priority. There's not much there to do, it's a small area and it will help immensely. Besides, the Devil By The Well and Brother's Peril missions fail almost immediately after you progress the story outside of White Orchard. Upon starting, look at your Crafting section for Warrior Coat and note the upgrade material necessary. As soon as you get to Velen, head to Crows Perch to have the armor smith craft you the jacket. This can be your main coat for up until Level 11 and 12...I used mine until 15, but mostly because it was the best looking. Also, look for a windmill in White Orchard, there's a house next to it with a hidden basement you can get into for early loot. You can use this to sell or equip. Witcher School gear will be some of the best to use, early on, but post-story you'll find looting Relic gear begins to out power the Witcher gear stuff, beyond level 32. Considering a New Game Plus?Collect as many diagrams and craft as many of those as you can. Once you start a new game plus, you will keep all you have crafted, but diagrams disappear. So craft as many decoctions, oils, potions and weapons/ gear as you can, to kick off your next save with. Essentially, this means to play your first play through as thoroughly as possible and there is not a question mark or exclamation mark left on your map nor remaining contracts/ side quests. Inspect every nook and cranny of every new area you're in and take your time. Be meticulous, in other words. During your next play through, you can do it a lot less thoroughly, and just focus on story and you will still be finding good relic gear, along the's just important to have as much of the best to start your NG+ off with. So that your next play through can be as little of re-farming as possible. You now have a stash, so don't be afraid to fill that up with witcher school gear and relic weapons of every kind. The reason why you are saving and hording what you can, is because When you kick off your NG+ game, you'll find that certain weapons and armor you wielded the last time around, may not be re-usable again until a higher you need others to fall back onto. So if you have gear that is nice, but lower level than what you have now...keep it! It may be your only choice, later. I wish I had kept all my witcher school swords because relics that I had completed my first play through with that were stating I needed to be 65-67 to use again! I had Witcher Wolven gear I couldn't wear until I was 41! Witch made me wish I had saved more of what I had. So I scrapped that save and just kept playing on my main file to accumulate and re-craft/ re-acquire more stuff to throw in stash.

  • Cheshire Achillies

    Great video very helpful thanks!!

  • Average Gamer

    To turn cheats on press alt F4 :) Thank me later

  • Bron Solo

    thanks! just started playing yesterday

  • Robert Kirkpatrick

    the music is very counter productive to an instructional video

  • Shizzzler

    even on the highest level you can replenish your shit lmao

  • Sokea Kampuchea

    Downloading the game now. These are great tips.

  • Jallel Cumington

    amazing tutorial. Although I didn't need it. I'm a pretty quick learner.

  • Ties Dijkstra

    ik got this game yesterday for 18 euro^s

  • mj k

    number one tip SAVE kill everything and SAVE!!

  • Princess Bubblegum

    I just found it how to beat specters after I did devil in the well

  • gamerZsoul

    Sweet nice tips :) Now I'm ready to do. I've bought the game today, so looking into some basic tips to save time :D Great video and Super tips.

  • MrSMF

    Great video mate. Can tell that a lot of effort went into this video. Thank you.

  • Princess Bubblegum

    geralt said I should read beastiary to find enemy weakness lol

  • Pareng Ryan

    And don't piss the soldiers... I've learned it the hard way...

  • Luke

    just started playing and i'm already in love

  • CRUSHader726

    my have only 2 tips for you guys: ignor this video & use "food buff going 20 min instead of 10 sec" upgrade

  • Dimas Mejia

    Death march is really a death march and it becomes Witcher 3: Wild Souls

  • zashalamel 91

    i just got it today. got to first town. i have a feelin imma love all of it

  • calmingspeed

    Don't take the money for the Griffin contract. It is 150 coins/300 exp compared to 500 exp. I usually leave White Orchard at lvl 4 1/2. Axii, if slotted, gives you a ton of exp throughout the game.  The town of Benek...go south on the coast and those lvl 18 drowners drop red mutagens. For pc users...mapping keys upon other keys is a nice way to get things done. Interact/mount, Gallop/sprint, Witcher Sense/Parry and for the mouse I have Fast Attack on the left mouse button and the right button is MODIFY ATTACK when you want to use Strong Attack just hold down the right mouse button. My crossbow/bombs are middle mouse with casting signs on a inside button. MOD WISE: Improved Saddlebags! Check the White Orchard lady at the tavern more than once because she sells two Decoy cards. Sell Honeycombs to the herbalists (there are 2) in White for 5 days...repeat 18 crowns a pop. Dismantle every piece of jewelry and sell the items. A bum (vendor) at the northern area of Novigrad on the docks will pay highend prices for books/junk.

  • Vulpes

    Hey guys I have a problem. I dont really get an abillity points from drawing from places of power.

  • Bouncy Bounce

    Thanks for these great tips! I am a bona fide BEGINNER at this game so these tips, disgorged so efficiently and with a cool, British accent (we Americans are suckers for British accents and war-making on flimsy premises, though we admittedly have difficulty distinguishing between the accents of Brits, Australians, Kiwis, and inebriated Canadians from Ottawa), have changed my life, even if the change is comparable in magnitude to the effect on the Earth's spin by jumping up and down repeatedly while flailing one's arms.

  • Stephen Rybacki

    Very helpful, thank you.

  • Idin Aazami

    This has helped me a great deal.I can't thank you enough. I was really struggling on the Witcher 3 and I was only a few hours in.

  • TZoomed

    Hey man nice video helped me I was buggered at the start.

  • Ties Dijkstra

    this video really helped me out im just starting to play this game and its really helpful thx

  • Omar Animations

    Thanks for the description shorts cuz u saved me 10 mins

  • Steven Holt

    Found your video helpful as I've just got back into gaming recently. Started of with assassins creed black flag, picked up this as it was getting good reviews. Im not really into shoot em ups, this type of game appeals to me. I've not even broke the seal in the game yet as I'll keep it for the weekend. I'm going into this game totally blind, I'm glad I found your video. Been plying with alien isolation as well. This game looks huge from what I've been reading. Thanks!

  • Beast n' Brushes

    This helped a lot, potions had me worried for the first 3hours of gameplay lol

  • Alfa Omega

    Alright mate, thanks for this video. I know I'm a bit late regarding this game as I've only just got a PS4 but I'm looking forward to getting it and wasting most of my life playing it. Keep up the good work fella 👍

  • Doug Gil

    Thanks for this; I was about to give up on the game but now I'm gonna go give it another shot using the tips.

  • Heath Anderson

    "Like a viking going Christmas shopping" good one m8

  • Edog 18

    I'm stuck in that cave in the main story where you fight that monster. and I have 0 potions and there is no way I can defeat hi. with 0 potions. FML im screwd. My last save was way to far in the game and I'm stuck. This sucks dude they won't even let you leave the cave. What the hell dude.

  • Daan Passé

    If you like a challenge i'd advise against doing every sidequest and ''?'' on the map you get overpowered really fast and the game becomes a walk in the park.

  • Graves Meister

    Thank you so much. I'm new to The Witcher Series so this is really helpful.

  • ryushev2000

    Aard and Axii are life.

  • Hassen Noormahomed

    Much appreciated I have been playing for over 10hrs and still feel like I don't know what's going on. I suppose that is partly because I am playing on hard. Anyway thanks this will help a lot

  • Adolescent Flame

    I hate the witcher. But, with youre uploads, im a tad bit more convinced to get it rather not.

  • Gerrit Valkering

    tip: take all the notices at a notice board, they reveal the ? in the area

  • solidsnake58

    I wish I had found this video before I started playing!!!

  • LK Snow

    what gears are best to craft during the story line? griffin gear? im lvl 13 atm.

  • LaFajj90

    Great vid. Thanks for the advise, I've been waiting for the GOTYear edition. Got it, now time to rock it out. Love the nag riding games.

  • Rico Fuego

    I can't level up...HELP !!!!

  • John

    Beastiary - beast-iary, not bestiary.You're a cool geezer, subbed

  • Dolev

    Hey very nice vido. I rly dont know what sword I should buy.

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