High up on the furthest mountains in the region of Toussaint is a painting of the team at CD Projekt RED (the developers of Witcher 3 and Blood and Wine).
The strange thing is that the painting is out of bounds in a location that’s impossible to reach unless you use a mod that allows you to run the game in debug mode, and unlock the game’s camera.
Then, and only then, can you can teleport Geralt to the right spot and see it with your own eyes. I’m sure it was only found in the first place through a spot of blind luck.
It’s a relatively inconsequential thing, of course. Still, it’s kind of lovely that the team who delivered one of the best open world fantasy RPG’s of all time are now forever immortalized in a serene spot, way up above the beasts and the bandits.
There’s a good chance that CD Projekt RED only ever intended this as a secret for those who worked on the game. A memento, or developer in-joke of some kind.
Then again, secrets never stay secret for long in videogames, and I’m sure the developers are all too aware of that.
Check out the Easter egg/tribute in a video just below.
Considering The Witcher 3’s Blood and Wine is the very end of the franchise for the foreseeable future, there’s a wonderfully poignant air of finality around the discovery of this picture – I just hope it isn’t too long before we hear from Geralt again.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.