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There’s a new Witcher 3 bug that’s ruining the experience

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Man, it seems like that Witcher 3, despite being an undeniably great game, is filled with problems, doesn’t it? CD Projekt RED has been pretty damned pro-active in fixing the myriad bugs that still affect the various platforms – but their last patch may have inadvertently added a new one. Users are reporting that many main quests are no longer dishing out experience points. Which. Obviously, detracts from the enjoyment a little.

Says one affected user:

“Finished the Get junior quest and found it a bit strange that such a big quest did not give any XP. Checked my XP before entering his estate (624) and after the number is the (726) which I got for killing his henchmen. Did the last part and got Quest complete and still no XP. Watched some youtube playthroughs of the quest and they all receive 500 XP for finishing the quest.

Finished the Family matters quest and found it a bit strange that such a big quest did not give any XP. Checked my XP before finishing the quest and after and the number is the same. Watched some youtube playthroughs of the quest and they all receive 200 XP for finishing the quest.”

It’s worth noting that in The Witcher 3, if your 5 levels above the recommended level for a mission, you won’t earn experience anyway – but this isn’t that. People are within the requisite levels and still being stiffed on XP.

Here’s another user’s experience:

“Sooner or later in game, i dont get any exp by solving mainquests. I tried it two times from the last valid safe file on but it happend in both attempts. I still get exp by solving side quests but sooner or later in the game there is this point from wich on i dont get any exp for the mainquests. Can somebody help me please?! I waited for years to have the game and now the experiance is messed up by such a stupid bug.”

Both players are playing the game on PS4.. CDPR is aware of the issue, and has its top men working to fix it. Expect another patch soon. Yes, another one.

Last Updated: May 28, 2015

39 Comments

  1. Mistake Not...

    May 28, 2015 at 17:05

    Still not mad at CDPR.

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    • Adonis™

      May 29, 2015 at 03:57

      Yeah, maybe you should be…

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      • Brady miaau

        May 29, 2015 at 07:24

        Yeah. I like the game, but some of the bugs are game breaking, on a console no less (no excuse of different hardware setups) AND surely must have been found in pre-testing. And they delayed.

        Still playing, still having fun, but the level of evangelical support CDPR got before the release was just ridiculous.

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        • Krabby Paddy

          May 29, 2015 at 07:48

          It might be ridiculous, but in all truth a lot of people just love giving evangelical support for things that are far worse.

          Reply

  2. Krabby Paddy

    May 28, 2015 at 17:32

    I kinda feel like Dory playing this game. Level 9, I must now go and get this level 7 main quest out the way … ooo look another side quest let’s go do that. If I didn’t get xp for main quests I might just not notice.

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    • Krabby Paddy

      May 28, 2015 at 18:36

      Hammersteyn stop working, those upvotes can wait till the morning! 😉

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        May 28, 2015 at 18:58

        • Ir0nseraph

          May 28, 2015 at 19:00

          Hey remember GTA tonight, the upvotes can wait, i have c4 and your new car needs a makeover :p

          Reply

          • Hammersteyn

            May 28, 2015 at 19:01

            Fucking month end reports. FML with a cactus

          • Ir0nseraph

            May 28, 2015 at 19:05

            Crap.

          • Hammersteyn

            May 28, 2015 at 19:05

            No… a cactus 😛

          • Ir0nseraph

            May 28, 2015 at 19:06

            Lol stop replying and finish the damn report :p

          • Hammersteyn

            May 28, 2015 at 19:07

            Hahaha gonna automate most of the stuff.Grab a beer then GTA!

        • Ranting Raptor

          May 29, 2015 at 07:13

          You’re*

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          • Hammersteyn

            May 29, 2015 at 07:20

            Your not the one who worked late 🙁

          • Brady miaau

            May 29, 2015 at 07:22

            You’re? Just asking?

            Hmm. Sorry to hear that. Working late is kak. Especially if you have Witcher 3 at home.

          • Ranting Raptor

            May 29, 2015 at 15:03

            You’re*

            Also… haha!

          • Hammersteyn

            May 29, 2015 at 15:12

            Your mean!
            *Getting it now?

      • Admiral Chief's Adventure

        May 29, 2015 at 08:14

        If he doesn’t meet his quota, I have him whipped

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  3. Greylingad[CNFRMD]

    May 28, 2015 at 17:42

    I’ve just struck lvl 17 and noticed the same thing, I’m way ahead on my monster/human beating quota and the main quests sit on lvl 13 etc. But I have to admit that the side quests are exquisite,what’s funny about it is that one quest took me longer than a whole cod campaign and every little bit of it was more entertaining…

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    • Ir0nseraph

      May 28, 2015 at 19:02

      Level 15 almost done with the junior mission, but i am not going to wait for that patch, before i finish it.

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      • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

        May 29, 2015 at 10:21

        Just a little bit of warning, before you strike lvl 18 or so, do a few of the main quests, I’ve been trying my dearest to do everything systematically, but I still have a bunch of quests that are now greyed out….

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        • Ir0nseraph

          May 29, 2015 at 10:40

          Thanks

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        • SEGA Neptune

          May 29, 2015 at 11:54

          Why are they greyed out? Level or Narrative clash.

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          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            May 29, 2015 at 12:10

            It’s almost like the rating system on Borderlands, where the mission won’t hold a XP reward or that it’d be tedious to do….

    • Admiral Chief's Adventure

      May 29, 2015 at 08:08

      “one quest took me longer than a whole cod campaign and every little bit of it was more entertaining”
      Aye, well said

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    • SEGA Neptune

      May 29, 2015 at 08:47

      Nep nep finally beat the Red Baron at Gwent 🙂 It took longer than The Order 1886 and I won by 1 point 🙂

      Reply

  4. lld

    May 28, 2015 at 20:19

    Still not as bad as the constant crashing on all R9 285 cards.

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  5. WitWolfy

    May 28, 2015 at 22:08

    Just finished the Family matters main quest and Baron side quest. What a story, damn! That quest alone has more lore and story than the entire Destiny campaign.

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    • SEGA Neptune

      May 29, 2015 at 08:52

      Nep Nep is looking for the wife of the Baron, Nep found the daughter, it says I must continue finding clues but there is nothing on the map. Where does Nep go before being distracted and spend another 5 hours picking flowers 🙂

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      • WitWolfy

        May 29, 2015 at 08:58

        Do the “Lady in the woods” quest. Trust me, its linked with the “family matters” quest.

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        • SEGA Neptune

          May 29, 2015 at 09:02

          Nep nep says thanks, Nep loves how everything in the narrative is interconnected 🙂

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          • Nico Boudier

            June 2, 2015 at 12:13

            Nep Nep should check in the basement, in the Baron’s place 😉
            If Nep Nep has a problem with a locked door, he should check 2 levels up 😉

  6. Ranting Raptor

    May 29, 2015 at 07:10

    Don’t support bugs! The patches are coming!

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  7. Brady miaau

    May 29, 2015 at 07:19

    I said it before the time. I hope this does not go the way of Skyrim, which was the internets darling when it came out, then more and more articles (this site included) served to list all the faults and flaws and why it was not as good as eveyone thought. (I still maintain if you have put more 100 hours into a game and then criticise it, you missed the point. But I get it about Skyrim I really do. nothing you did in the game mattered)

    I am playing on Xbox One. I have found a few flaws in the game. I do not like a few things. I could focus on them, but I will not.

    A few years ago a company bought our competitors product for 3 months they told us how much better it was. After three months they begged us for help, because it was not so good. Our competitor made the product visually pretty, stylish and so forth. It looked good. Our stuff looks like a box. I am not saying Witcher 3 is like this, but in a way it is.

    A good game is one that has enough good qualities that we ignore the flaws for a long enough time period to finish or let the game run its course. All games have flaws. IMHO

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    • Admiral Chief's Adventure

      May 29, 2015 at 08:04

      “I still maintain if you have put more 100 hours into a game and then criticise it, you missed the point.”

      ^This, a hundred times!

      Reply

  8. SEGA Neptune

    May 29, 2015 at 08:57

    coochie coochie coo Nep Nep loves you 🙂

    Reply

  9. SEGA Neptune

    May 29, 2015 at 09:51

    Nep found the Knee decapitator 🙁

    Reply

  10. Nikola

    May 29, 2015 at 10:07

    Still an amazing game! Story telling is brilliant some of the side quest well most of them are better than most game’s campaign’s… I really do not have any any complaint about the game! Enjoying absolutely every little bit from fighting to reading books and making potions:)

    Reply

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