The Witcher 2: Assassins Of Kings

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  • Easy money

    In Chapter 2 with Roche, you will arrive in the War Camp. At the camp, you can talk to the local Blacksmith outside the Canteen if you want to start practicing your arm wrestling skills for later. There are more arm wrestlers, but you will not need to challenge them all. You can even skip the Blacksmith if desired. Next, leave for the King's inner camp, where you will find the arm wrestling champion near a fire. Talk to him, fulfilling every topic, then ask about arm wrestling. The champ will tell you to climb the ranks by defeating others, but the option to wrestle will still be available. Select "Let's Go" to start the mini-game. This mini-game allows you to bet 100 Orens instead of the usual 30. You can also repeat this mini-game as much as desired. The arm wrestling champion in Chapter 1 (Bart Bargee) and Chapter 2 (Adam Pangratt) can both be fought as often as desired. It is possible to earn 200 Orens approximately every 20 seconds using this method. Note: You can also save as often as desired if you think you might lose.

  • Early Experience bonus perk

    To unlock the 10% Experience bonus perk, you must destroy 10 training dummies. To do this during the Prologue, you must have an unpatched version of the game. Inside one of the tents in the War Camp, outside of Geralt's, are five training dummies. Destroy all five training dummies, then leave the area, and spend some time doing other activities. Play some mini-games, and talk to the other people around the area. Then, return to the training tent, and the five training dummies should have respawned. Destroy all five training dummies again to get the perk.

    If the game is patched, you can use the following method to get the 10% Experience bonus perk early in the game. In Flotsam, you can find four more training dummies. The dummies in Flotsam should keep respawning. Destroy the five training dummies in the Prologue, and the four in Flotsam. Then, leave the area, and return to Flotsam. Destroy one of the four training dummies that respawned to get the perk.

  • Alternate endings

    Make the indicated choice to view the corresponding ending sequence:

    Aryan dies

      Iorveth Path: Stennis killed
      Iorveth Path: Stennis spared
      Iorveth, Triss Path: Stennis killed
      Iorveth, Triss Path: Stennis spared
      Roche Path: Henselt killed
      Roche Path: Henselt spared
      Roche, Triss Path: Henselt killed
      Roche, Triss Path: Henselt spared

    Aryan lives

      Iorveth Path: Stennis killed
      Iorveth Path: Stennis spared
      Iorveth, Triss Path: Stennis killed
      Iorveth, Triss Path: Stennis spared
      Roche Path: Henselt killed
      Roche Path: Henselt spared
      Roche, Triss Path: Henselt killed
      Roche, Triss Path: Henselt spared

  • Move faster

    Get one of the first Warrior path skills, which is unlocked at Level 6 or 7 by spending points on the Witcher path. The Warrior skill allows you to dodge further distances. Level 1 is 100%, and level 2 is 200%. Take out Geralt's sword, and begin rolling when in a wide open area or deserted portion of a city. You will be able to travel faster than normal. If timed precisely, you can roll without pausing between rolls. Note: Having your sword out will draw the attention of the guards.

  • Assassin's Creed references

    During the "Prologue - Barricade" mission, when you must destroy a gate by using a ballista, drop down the wall to a series of scaffolding, then reach the ground. Fight several soldiers from the rebellion group, and make your way to the guarded ballista. Kill the enemies and clear the square, then go further back from the ballista, and look to your right, beside a house. You will find a dead man dressed in a white robe with a red belt laying face down on top of a broken hay wagon (a reference to Altair Ibnu La Ahad). Look up to see a wooden ledge with a bird, which is where an assassin would usually survey the surroundings (synchronize), and perform the leap of faith. Geralt will say "I guess they never learn."

    You can get a hidden ability named "Assassin" that gives a damage bonus on the attack that lands on the enemy's back. This is a reference to the back stab assassination in Assassin's Creed.

  • Steam achievements

    Successfully complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding achievement. To view your achievements and stats in Steam, select "Community", "My profile", "View all my games", then the game and view stats.

      Ale Iacta Est: Complete chapter 2.
      Apprentice: Use alchemy to brew five potions or oils.
      Artful Dodger: Cut off a tentacle using the Kayran trap.
      Avenger: Finish the game by killing Letho.
      Backbone: Craft a suit of armor from elements of the Kayran's carapace.
      Being Witcher George: Kill the dragon.
      Black Ops: Sneak through the lower camp without raising the alarm.
      Craftsman: Hire a craftsman to create an item.
      Dragonheart: Spare or save Saskia.
      Eagle Eye: Hit Count Etcheverry using the ballista.
      Fat Man: Kill the Draug.
      Focus: Perform three successful ripostes in a row.
      Friend of Trolls: Spare all trolls in the game.
      Gambler: Win an arm wrestling match, a dice poker game and a fist fight.
      Gladiator: Defeat all opponents in the Kaedweni arena.
      Great Potion!: Brew the ostmurk potion.
      Guru: Achieve character level 35.
      Heartbreaker: Seduce Ves.
      Intimidator: Intimidate someone.
      Journeyman: Achieve character level 10.
      Kingmaker: Help Roche rescue Anais from the Kaedweni camp.
      Librarian: Find all additional information about the insane asylum's history.
      Madman: Finish the game while playing at the Insane difficulty level.
      Man of the Shadows: Successfully sneak through Loredo's garden and find the component of the Kayran trap.
      Master Alchemist: Acquire the Mutant ability.
      Master of Magic: Acquire the Sense of Magic ability.
      Miser: Collect 10,000 orens.
      Mutant!: Enhance abilities using mutagens at least five times.
      Necromancer: Relive all of Auckes's memories in Dethmold's vision.
      Oh My God! You Killed the Kayran! You Bastards!: Kill the Kayran.
      Old Friends: Finish the game by sparing Letho.
      Once Ain't Enough: Reach the Epilogue of the game.
      Perfectionist: Kill 10 foes in a row without losing any Vitality.
      Pest Control: Finish all quests involing the destruction of monster nests.
      Poker!: Roll five-of-a-kind at dice poker.
      Reasons of State: Stop Roche from killing Henselt.
      Ricochet: Kill a foe by deflecting his own arrow at him.
      Sensitive Guy: Save sle from dying in the unstable portal.
      Spellbreaker: Help Iorveth find the dagger needed to free Saskia from the spell that holds her.
      Swordmaster: Acquire the Combat Acumen ability.
      Taster: Drink one potion.
      The Butcher of Blaviken: Kill 500 foes.
      The Fugitive: Finish the Prologue.
      Threesome: Kill three foes at once by performing a group finisher.
      To Aedirn!: Complete chapter 1.
      To Be Continued...: Finish the game at any difficulty level.
      Torn Asunder!: Kill more than one opponent using a single exploding bomb.
      Tourist: Tour the camp with Zyvik.
      Trollslayer: Kill all the trolls in the game.
      Witch Hunter: Leave sle to die in the unstable portal.

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