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Look how bloody massive The Witcher 3:The Wild Hunt map is

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Witcher 3

Size doesn’t matter? Well then you obviously don’t work in gaming where size most certainly does matter, much like an audition on the set of a porn film. The Witcher 3 is one such game which is rather well hung in the environment department, with a map that will put the previous games to shame. It’s so big, that the map comes pre-loaded with “That’s what she said” jokes already.

DualShockers got their hands on what they claim are leaked documents and artwork for the game, which includes the full map of Ard Skellig, an island that is just part of the Skellige archipelago in The Witcher 3. Here’s that game map then, which measures in at 64 square kilometers:

Witcher 3 full map

 

The document for the map apparently reads, “After establishing the regions of Ard Skellig, we had a startup layout to begin scattering points of interest that make consistent sense and serve as gameplay and/or navigation spots”.

The density allows for a constant nav. assistance for the player while leaving enough room for “extracurricular activities”. The POI [point of interest] grid also takes the “offshore section” into consideration by populating the sea around the eastern-mountains with POIs.

Expect plenty of side quest missions then, which will take around 50 hours to finish off according to CD Projekt Redd. Those POI events are spoiler-heavy however, so I’m omitting them from this article and rather suggesting that the more adventurous amongst you click the source link instead.

And as a bonus, here’s my favourite redhead Triss (Sorry Rincethis) in various outfits. Click to embiggen:

Witcher 3 Triss

Of course, there’s still plenty of time for a few changes to occur between now and the February 2015 release date. But I like where the game is headed at the moment.

Last Updated: June 23, 2014

110 Comments

  1. Monado

    June 23, 2014 at 15:03

    Why is Hannibal on the front cover?

    But looks awesome, hope there’s fast travel

    Reply

    • Rince&exhale

      June 23, 2014 at 15:31

      lulz 🙂

      Reply

      • Monado

        June 23, 2014 at 15:36

        At least one person got it. Knew you would lol

        Reply

    • Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

      June 23, 2014 at 15:32

      Real men don’t fast travel

      Reply

  2. Kromas

    June 23, 2014 at 15:03

    The claims are true. CDPR have confirmed the files stolen. They are warning people not to look at them as they have plenty of spoilers including all the variations of the end in them.

    I am not touching this with a 10 foot pole.

    Edit: As a side note. If you do try to post any comment here on LG that spoils this game for me I will hunt you down and make sure you wished you died.

    Reply

    • Monado

      June 23, 2014 at 15:04

      Well thats really kak. This is their hard work….Some people have no shame

      Reply

      • Kromas

        June 23, 2014 at 15:06

        Only a small group of people. A large number of Witcher fans are actively boycotting news sites that with any Witcher posts currently.

        Reply

        • Monado

          June 23, 2014 at 15:10

          Lol there goes LG’s fanbase

          Reply

          • Kromas

            June 23, 2014 at 15:11

            I can honestly say I have enough faith that LG would not betray our trust.

          • Kensei Seraph

            June 23, 2014 at 15:13

            Yeah.
            If Darryn had really wanted he could have put the spoilers in this article with no warnings and most of us would be bringing the Wild Hunt to Darryn.

          • Kromas

            June 23, 2014 at 15:48

            I see what you did there but Wild my arse.It will be the most organized hunt ever.Armed military choppers,hackers tracking his accounts,Zuma making political statements,Madonsela writing the report.

          • Kensei Seraph

            June 23, 2014 at 18:50

            Pffft, technology.
            I’m talking rabid deer-headed men riding through the sky on the backs of flesh-eating horses following packs of 2 headed hellhounds.

          • Momoshark

            July 21, 2014 at 11:59

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_Hunt There’s nothing “wild” about the Wild Hunt, just death, mostly.

          • Dutch Matrix

            June 23, 2014 at 15:15

            Nah. This map news kind of got me amped up for the game. Now all I need is a nice upgrade to muh PC and I will be fine. Luckily Feb is still a way off…

        • Rags

          June 23, 2014 at 15:25

          Yep as soon as the ME4 news starts arriving I am gone. :>

          Reply

      • Kensei Seraph

        June 23, 2014 at 15:07

        Well at least they aren’t making excuses and pretending it isn’t real.
        I just hope this doesn’t affect the game’s content.

        Reply

        • Monado

          June 23, 2014 at 15:11

          True, they are known to be pretty open and blunt

          Reply

          • Kensei Seraph

            June 23, 2014 at 15:11

            It’s part of why we love them.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      June 23, 2014 at 15:07

      I don’t want to see either. I want to experience the game good, clean & fresh.

      Reply

      • Kensei Seraph

        June 23, 2014 at 15:08

        Agreed.

        Reply

      • Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

        June 23, 2014 at 15:23

        So nothing like your sex life then?

        Reply

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          June 23, 2014 at 15:24

          What seI MEAN YES THAT’S RIGHT!

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

            June 23, 2014 at 15:30

            XD

    • Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

      June 23, 2014 at 15:23

      Kill em until they die from it!

      Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      June 23, 2014 at 15:24

      I heard Geralt will face a tricky situation during a monster hunt that will lead to a decision that may have dire consequences further down the line.

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

        June 23, 2014 at 15:30

        DUN DUN DUNNNNNNNNN

        Reply

  3. Rince&exhale

    June 23, 2014 at 15:06

    You are dead to me Darryn, DEAD!

    Reply

    • Monado

      June 23, 2014 at 15:16

      Are you a red head?…….*Snicker*

      Reply

      • Rince&exhale

        June 23, 2014 at 15:17

        When I was a kid I was, now it’s more brown.

        Reply

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          June 23, 2014 at 15:19

          If only YOUR FACE improved too!

          Reply

          • Monado

            June 23, 2014 at 15:20

            Wow
            …..line
            ——)——
            ……You

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 23, 2014 at 15:21

            😀 I’m dangerous. man! Living on the edge!

          • Kensei Seraph

            June 23, 2014 at 15:21

            Over the edge more like.

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            June 23, 2014 at 15:22

            lol over the edge, hanging on some tree branches lol!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 23, 2014 at 15:23

            Are we still talking about my comment or my general state of mind? O_o

          • Rince&exhale

            June 23, 2014 at 15:26

          • Monado

            June 23, 2014 at 15:28

            I need that kittie

          • Hammersteyn

            June 23, 2014 at 15:35

            Makes me want to adopt again and again

          • Monado

            June 23, 2014 at 15:36

            I love it with all my heart

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 23, 2014 at 15:28

            Because as I told Tim, I can’t let evil triumph! Your adorable kittens have no power here!

          • Rince&exhale

            June 23, 2014 at 15:33

            I thought I was the soulless one?!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 23, 2014 at 15:34

            Like I care whether you have a soul or not as I crush you under the iron-heeled boot of GOOD.

          • Rince&exhale

            June 23, 2014 at 15:35

            You and good have no place in the same sentence sir!

          • Hammersteyn

            June 23, 2014 at 15:37

            Hows about : “Tevor you no good [insert foul language]”

          • Rince&exhale

            June 23, 2014 at 15:43

            That can work!

  4. Rince&exhale

    June 23, 2014 at 15:07

    If one motha fucker spoils this for us I will leave LG for good. Maybe. Probably not…

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      June 23, 2014 at 15:07

      Definitely maybe?

      Reply

      • Rince&exhale

        June 23, 2014 at 15:10

        I’ll call you baby? 0-O

        Reply

        • Kromas

          June 23, 2014 at 15:10

          Hey I just met you?

          Reply

          • Hammersteyn

            June 23, 2014 at 15:18

            But this is crazy?

          • Rince&exhale

            June 23, 2014 at 15:19

            Carrot!

          • Hammersteyn

            June 23, 2014 at 15:20

            Dang it!

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      June 23, 2014 at 15:08

      I have it on good authority that Geralt will shag some random barmaid at some point.

      Reply

      • Kromas

        June 23, 2014 at 15:08

        Well that’s a given. Fish swim,birds fly,Geralt follows his penis.

        Reply

        • Kensei Seraph

          June 23, 2014 at 15:08

          Haha.

          Reply

      • Kensei Seraph

        June 23, 2014 at 15:08

        And there’s a good chance she won’t be human.

        Reply

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          June 23, 2014 at 15:12

          Tits & a heart beat.

          Reply

          • Kensei Seraph

            June 23, 2014 at 15:13

            O.O

          • Mossel

            June 23, 2014 at 15:47

            My cat has tits and a heart beat.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 23, 2014 at 15:56

            Then keep her away from Geralt. He has issues.

          • Mossel

            June 23, 2014 at 15:59

            Fucking mutants, cant trust them.

      • Rince&exhale

        June 23, 2014 at 15:10

        Lulz. Oh yes 🙂

        Reply

  5. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    June 23, 2014 at 15:13

    Oh sweet momma… I want this game so badly. Another pre-order? By the gaming gods of Azeroth, I can’t contain myself.

    Reply

  6. Ryanza

    June 23, 2014 at 15:17

    The Witcher 3 – good graphics, ubersampling, good story, good setting, big map, difficult combat, swords and magic, horse racing, No DM, boobs.

    I can’t wait for The Witcher 3, so I don’t think I can resist the spoilers. But I’m planning to read the books and spoiler it myself.

    Support NON DRM games.

    8 months and counting

    Reply

    • Ryanza

      June 23, 2014 at 15:30

      How long have I been doing NO DRM and this is the 1st time I go and miss it up. No DM, guess i lost my rights.

      Reply

  7. Hammersteyn

    June 23, 2014 at 15:17

    I thought connecting the dots would reel something, other than S2 is missing from the map.(refresh for image)

    Reply

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      June 23, 2014 at 15:20

      If you squint, the lines give you the real identity of Moriarty in Sherlock.

      YES! It’s IDRIS AS LUTHER!!!

      Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      June 23, 2014 at 15:22

      You’ve uncovered the location of the Holy Grail!

      Reply

      • Mark Treloar

        June 23, 2014 at 17:03

        and an Isosceles Triangle

        Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      June 23, 2014 at 15:24

      I actually missed a line through 53
      *Sobs in the corner

      Reply

  8. Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

    June 23, 2014 at 15:21

    SPOILER ALERT – GERALT IS AWESOME, BEWBS, and ummm KILLING THINGS

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      June 23, 2014 at 15:22

      White hair?

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

        June 23, 2014 at 15:22

        SWORDS

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          June 23, 2014 at 15:26

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 23, 2014 at 15:30

            If I’d known music was that interesting I would have paid more attention in school.

          • Hammersteyn

            June 23, 2014 at 15:30

            Haahahahaha

          • Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

            June 23, 2014 at 15:31

            patpatpatpatpatpatpatpatbbbrrrrrrrrrrrrrrpatpatpat

    • Kensei Seraph

      June 23, 2014 at 15:22

      Bastard!
      *Blows horn*
      Come men, tonight we feast on Admiral!

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

        June 23, 2014 at 15:23

        Come at me bro!

        Reply

  9. Kensei Seraph

    June 23, 2014 at 15:23

    And it’s that time of the day again.
    Cheers.

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      June 23, 2014 at 15:25

      • Monado

        June 23, 2014 at 15:25

        My fav movie!!

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          June 23, 2014 at 15:26

          Couldn’t believe it but it was on DSTV yesterday.

          Reply

          • Monado

            June 23, 2014 at 15:27

            Must’ve missed it. dammit! Would love to watch this again

          • Hammersteyn

            June 23, 2014 at 15:28

            The trailer for the official sequel(meaning Jim and Jeff reprises their roles) looks funny

          • Monado

            June 23, 2014 at 15:30

            YEah , that prequel was bad…..Looking forward to the sequel , been a while since I watched a Jim movie

  10. Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

    June 23, 2014 at 15:32

    Triss does a lot of “embiggening” I gather

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      June 23, 2014 at 15:35

      Those hips don’t lie

      Reply

    • Alex Hicks

      June 23, 2014 at 15:38

      Well, she is a sorceress … maybe Geralt is a bit stunted below the belt … I always thought the massive sword was making up for something.

      Oh, you meant natural “embiggening” …

      Reply

  11. Alex Hicks

    June 23, 2014 at 15:37

    For the first time in a long time (read: ever) I’m thinking of pre-ordering a game. Witcher 3 deserves my money; well – the devs do. DRM free. Devs who shoot straight. Studio that cares about gamers. Open world that may actually have more soul than Skyrim, which might have a soul but it’s lost in that massive frozen wasteland (probably next to a skinning rack in the middle of nowhere).

    What’s not to like?

    Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      June 23, 2014 at 15:38

      The fact that it’s only being released in Feb. That’s so far away. *sob*

      Reply

      • Alex Hicks

        June 23, 2014 at 15:39

        More time to stew over whether to pre-order or not … *sigh*

        Reply

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          June 23, 2014 at 15:40

          Oh that ship sailed long ago. I’m just waiting for the opportunity.

          Reply

          • Mark Treloar

            June 23, 2014 at 17:07

            I pre-ordered minutes after it was available on GOG, got my 20% discount too.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 23, 2014 at 19:03

            I want that sweet, sweet collector’s edition.

          • Mark Treloar

            June 24, 2014 at 06:29

            It is nice, but doubt I could afford it.

      • Hammersteyn

        June 23, 2014 at 15:39

        You have Destiny to tide you over, oh crap, wrong race

        Reply

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          June 23, 2014 at 15:40

          lol – I can play e-filing in July ;P

          Reply

          • Hammersteyn

            June 23, 2014 at 15:41

            hahaha

          • Mark Treloar

            June 23, 2014 at 17:08

            Please don’t remind me I have to still update all the payroll PC’s with SARS easyfile.

        • Alex Hicks

          June 23, 2014 at 15:42

          I’m sorry, I can’t hear you properly. Are you sure you’re getting 60 fps and your resolution is high enough?

          Reply

          • Hammersteyn

            June 23, 2014 at 15:44

            It’s fine, I can count almost all the pixels on the screen. Like ceiling tiles.

          • Alex Hicks

            June 23, 2014 at 15:48

            Dammit … now I need to look at the ceiling tiles above my desk again. Do you also look for patterns; and draw invisible lines from corner to corner and …

            … what? DON’T JUDGE ME!

          • Hammersteyn

            June 23, 2014 at 15:55

            See my Witcher map below. Couldn’t find any pattern……….yet

          • Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

            June 23, 2014 at 16:00

            I don’t judge, I used to do that in my previous church, since very bored. No such problem now

          • Alex Hicks

            June 23, 2014 at 16:41

            No such problem because no church or no boredom?

          • Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

            June 23, 2014 at 20:21

            No boredom, just awesomeness

  12. VampyreSquirrel

    June 23, 2014 at 15:42

    I really can’t wait for this game… but I’ll probably have to either way XD

    Reply

  13. Knowles2

    June 23, 2014 at 22:43

    So it not that massive, you want massive look at Elite Dangerous mape.

    Actually to be fair Witcher three look bloody awesome and level of detail in the cities is brilliant. It a shame that this game is largely ignored by the gaming press.

    Reply

  14. Lukas De Kock

    June 25, 2014 at 00:55

    Hopefully there will be bikes to ride on your journey

    Reply

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