The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a Cyberpunk 2077 Easter egg after the release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt remaster . To find it, you need to pull three levers in the destroyed towers of Velen, fight the golem, enter the portal and defeat the “invulnerable” ghosts. In this guide, we will tell you how to do it all.
How to find the Cyberpunk 2077 easter egg in The Witcher 3
Where to find the levers
Go to the southeastern outskirts of Velen to the Ruined Bastion sign. Previously, here you could only find one of the parts of the set of witcher armor of the Bear School, guarded by a couple of wyverns, but after the update, something has changed here. If you visit the three dilapidated towers shown in the screenshots below, you will find strange levers in them.
After activating the first lever, Geralt will offer to look around. You need to lower all three handles. Some note that this must be done in a certain sequence, however, apparently, the order of interaction with the levers is not important. Once you do this, an Earth Elemental will spawn in the center of the location between the towers.
How to defeat a golem
This enemy has a level 50, so only a well-pumped hero will be able to defeat him. As for the battle tactics, they are similar to those you used when fighting other Earth elementals. By the way, a bunch of Yrden and Aard works well if your build is aimed at strengthening signs.
If you don't feel like fighting him or you can't beat him, but still want to check it out with an easter egg personally, then just use the console command to kill the enemy. By the way, he drops a good Sorvishapka sword.
Where to find the portal
Having dealt with the enemy, take a good look around, turning the camera around – on top of the nearest cliff you will see a stone arch that looks like a gate leading to nowhere. As soon as you climb up to it, a portal will suddenly appear that you will need to enter.
After passing through the portal, you will find yourself on top of a dilapidated bastion. Now you will need to go down, jumping to the platforms below. This must be done carefully, otherwise you can accidentally fall to the very bottom, which will immediately lead to the death of the hero.
How to kill immortal ghosts
Once at the bottom, you will encounter three ghosts. At first glance, it may seem that they are invulnerable, since neither sword nor magic takes them. However, there is still one way to kill them – video blogger AlexGoldFish found out that these spirits can be hurt by the Aard sign.
True, without any buffs, he deals meager damage, so the first thing you will need to do is build the Griffin, be sure by unlocking the 3rd level of the Shock Wave perk. The Piercing Cold mutation will also be useful.
Now just start spamming Aard, gradually reducing the health of the enemies. At the same time, you can use various elixirs and oils to reduce incoming damage and heal Geralt so that he does not die during the fight with ghosts.
Next, go to the next more spacious room. Here you will be attacked immediately by 5 of the same indestructible spirits. However, here you need to use Aard with caution, since blue crystals are installed on both sides of the room (shown in the screenshot below), which, when exposed to this sign, open a portal. If you hit it, you will instantly fly out of the location.
For this reason, we advise you to stick to one side of the room and attack the opponents there, so as not to accidentally activate the teleporter. Watch also for the appearance of the inscription “You have reached the end of the world. Then the dragons live. Come back.” It appears near one of the walls – if you stand near it for a long time, then you will also be automatically thrown out of the basement.
What does the mysterious symbol mean
If you look around in this basement, you will notice on an unusual sign on the wall: a snake biting its own tail (ouroboros, a symbol of eternity), runes and a triangle with strange stripes on a red background. In The Witcher 3, a similar symbol can be seen on Regis's glove and in the tomb of the Hidden High Vampire from the Blood and Wine expansion.
Therefore, we can assume that we are talking about entering the lair of another ancient bloodsucker, especially considering the fact that there are indeed several such vampires and they all hide in different parts of the Continent. However, everything is not so simple, because there were no stripes in the symbol on the glove and in the tomb, but they were discovered in Cyberpunk 2077, and even two years ago.
The fact is that in Night City you can find two strange statues near which monks often pray. On them you can see the same stripes and letters with numbers (FF:06:B5). Players were also able to translate the runes found in the haunted cellar: the resulting symbols are similar to those on the statues.
Most likely, these letters and numbers are a certain key that allows you to determine the exact location of the new ancient vampire, added to the remastered version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Or they point to some secret place in Cyberpunk 2077 – after all, this sign first appeared in it.
There is even a separate thread on Reddit dedicated to solving this riddle. Unfortunately, so far no one has been able to fully reveal this Easter egg.