Need in-game money for Geralt in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt early on in the game? Well, you’re in luck.
YouTube user WhatsMyGame found a rather simple to do exploit that will net you some cash, in exchange for killing cows…lots of ’em. The process itself is revealed in the video above, but if you’d rather read than watch it, it basically entails that you find some cows in the game (the White Orchard is a perfect example), kill them, harvest their hide for a 27 gold. Next, meditate for two hours and the cows will re-appear, which will then allow you to repeat this The Witcher 3 exploit over and over.
Of note, there is a slight drawback to this plan. Local in-game shopkeepers will run out of money to pay you at some point, though you can always travel to another shopkeeper.
When contacted regarding this exploit, here’s what CD Projekt RED had to say:
Nilfgaardian representatives are currently investigating the issue and exploring ideas to address the rapid influx of cow hides on the marketplace of White Orchard.”
“Sustained cow slaughter may influence local economy and job market by allowing an unnaturally fast accumulation of goods, and also produces an undesirable effect of breaking gamer immersion,” Said Bobbe Malinka, Senior Scribe, Nilfgaard Press Department. “All instances of poaching will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of Nilfgaardian law, so cow exploiters better be on the lookout. We don’t want any beef, but we have zero tolerance for such behavior.”
Er, yeah. That’s what they really said. So, best to kill those cows now before it’s patched in or something more nefarious happens, no?
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