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Saved games can be imported into newer game releases, carrying over decisions made in a previous game and its sequel.

In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt[]

Using a Witcher 2 saved game[]

You can import a saved game from The Witcher 2. Doing so will incorporate the choices you made in that saved game into your The Witcher 3 experience. To import a saved game, click on “Import The Witcher 2 saved game” in the Main Menu under the “New Game” option.

NOTE: This option is only available if there are saves from The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings present in the saved game folder:

%SystemDrive%\Users\%USERNAME%\Documents\Witcher 2\gamesaves

Any The Witcher 2 saved games present in that folder can be imported into The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. However, it is highly recommended you use the final autosave from Act 3 of The Witcher 2, as any earlier saves will not incorporate choices made in the latter stages of the game. Default settings will be applied to any choices not imported.

If no The Witcher 2 saved games are present, choosing "Simulate Witcher 2 Save" when starting a new game will trigger a dialogue during the quest "Imperial Audience", allowing you to answer questions to simulate an import of your choices from The Witcher 2.

Without a Witcher 2 saved game[]

Without saved game files, selecting a simulated save option in the main menu enables a question and answer session whereby Morvran Voorhis interrogates Geralt during his visit to the Royal Palace in Vizima, allowing for the selection of five decisions made in the previous game. No gear obtained in The Witcher 2 can be imported into the The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

Decisions from The Witcher 2:

In The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings[]

When starting a new game of The Witcher 2, you can import a saved game from The Witcher by selecting "New Game" then "Import Witcher 1 Save" from the main menu. In order to be used, the saved game files should be in their original location (most likely C:\Users\[username]\Documents\The Witcher\saves) and have been created during the Ice Plains or Order of the Flaming Rose Cloister portions of the Epilogue. Also, make sure that at least one of six most recent saves is one from the main game mode and not any of the extra adventures. The Witcher 2 games seems to recognize only the last six game saves so if one finished the game and then made saves in the additional adventures the game won't detect any saved games from the original game. In order to fix this either load and re-save the most recent save made in the main game, as mentioned made during or after the Ice Plains or copy such a save file into The Witcher 2 save folder (C:\Users\[username]\Documents\The Witcher 2\saves).

Note for Non-English versions
For owners with non-English (eg.:Hungarian) language settings. Before importing, create a new save file in the Ice Plains or the Order of the Flaming Rose Cloister levels using English language settings.

Several choices, items and 1% of money is transferred to the sequel and is accessible at the start of the game. Note that only the items Geralt has equipped on him will be transferred which means that you are able to carry over: 1x silver sword, 2x steel swords and 1x Chest armor which has to be any variant of Raven's Armor and 1% of total orens.

Some of these items include:

  • Other Items
    • Raven's armor
    • A small percentage of your orens (1% of your saved game from the original game (rounded to full hundreds) added to the standard 115 orens of a fresh game; for example: of 65413 orens 654 was carried over).
Spoiler warning: Significant plot details follow.

Some of the decisions:

  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 2
  • Chapter 3
    • Kill or save Thaler during All the King's Men (you will receive a message and a package from Thaler in Flotsam if you saved Thaler – this is default game behaviour)
    • Romance with Shani (a journal entry based on why Geralt parted ways with Shani was added with the Enhanced Edition.)
  • Chapter 4
  • Chapter 5
    • Kill or save Princess Adda during Her Highness the Striga (her fate is mentioned by Foltest during the Prologue and later by other characters, as well as in a journal entry, and it may have a minor impact on the status of Temeria at the end of the game)
    • Kill or spare Siegfried (Neutral/Scoia'tael paths only: Geralt is either attacked by the fellow knight or left alone by the order)
  • Epilogue (final path):
    • Order path:
      • Fewer issues with the Order in the third chapter.
      • Geralt may meet Siegfried and Polycarp.
    • Neutral/Witcher path:
      • Iorveth's path: you cannot get through the front door in Loc Muinne.
      • Roche's path: you have to kill an angry knight in the second chapter.
    • Scoia'tael path:
      • Some dialogues changes with Iorveth.

Drafts from the web[]

There is a priest in Vergen, who will curse you as greedy witcher, for sparing the horrible monster that murdered so many good people, if you did not kill Adda.

Possible bugs[]

  • Initially, the book titled "The Temerian Royal Dynasty" told the tale of how the Witcher slew Princess Adda, even if the player had spared her in the first game.
    • This was fixed in a later version of the game. The text of the book now reflects whether or not the Witcher killed Adda, but places that in the context of a later recurrence of the Curse.
Significant plot details end here.

In The Witcher computer game[]

In order to start another game in The Witcher quicker, You can download a saved game in the prologue, just before your first choice. A version for medium and hard gameplay are available.

Download links[]


  • The official forum had a thread where you could request specific saved games from other players. This required you to register at the forum. You can find the historic thread here: Savegame Market, however it was locked in 2012.

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