Kingmaker achievement in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt


Complete the subplot about choosing Skellige's ruler.

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How to unlock the Kingmaker achievement

  • CenrailCenrail424,215
    09 Jul 2015 30 Jun 2015 11 Jul 2015
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    This achievement unlocks after a small series of 4 secondary quests, which are unlocked after a certain main quest. See below ;

    i have tried to keep the spoilers to a bare minimum but educating yourself on the best course of action inherently comes with the risk of minor spoilers. Nevertheless:

    Spoiler alert:

    After the main story quest ' The King is dead - long live the king '' you will automatically unlock 2 secondary quests titled:

    1. Possession
    2. The Lord of Undvik

    After you have completed these you will get the quest called 'King's Gambit '.

    During this quest you will get a dialogue in which you have to decide who you will aid during this mission. For the sake of this achievement it is very important that make a choice between helping Hjalmar or Cerys . If you pick the option of not supporting either one of them, you will not unlock this achievement. SPOILER: The person you decide to assist during this quest becomes the new ruler.

    then at the end you will get the quest named 'coronation'. Your achievement unlocks after you have completed this quest.

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    BeitihBugged to me as well!
    Posted by Beitih on 04 Mar 18 at 13:55
    VirusTk GaMBitThe achievement glitched for me as well. Does anybody know if there is a way to work around it? I am playing the GOTY version. I was wondering if starting the DLCs could make the side quest available again. Any feedback would be highly appreciated.
    Posted by VirusTk GaMBit on 05 May 18 at 14:24
    InfinityOnH1ghGOTY version: A regular console restart and then loading an autosave before the coronation cutscene worked for me.
    Posted by InfinityOnH1gh on 23 Sep 18 at 13:00
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  • a44Speciala44Special562,023
    25 May 2015 25 May 2015 03 Jun 2015
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    This is for completing the level 18 side mission Kings Gambit. To unlock the side mission you must first complete the other side mission of Possession.This mission you get later after talking to
    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***
    . These missions are located on The Skellige Isles after you meet with during the main storyline.
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    Calex dEUSAlso worth adding that these quests involved in getting to the point of earning the achievement are quite long especially The Lord of Undvik one. Think it took me 2 hours but i'm sure it could have been done a bit faster than that as I was going for the optional bits.
    Posted by Calex dEUS on 05 Jun 15 at 22:14
    risselessYes, the line of quests to get this is quite long. If I remember correctly, once you do the mail story quest, you have to do both the "Possession" and "Lord on Undvik" quests, then start King's Gambit. All of these are somewhat lengthy, but Lord of Undvik is quite long in itself. I am amazed at how long and involved even the side quests are in this game.
    Posted by risseless on 09 Jun 15 at 17:57
    Rashaka1Achievement didn't unlock...
    Posted by Rashaka1 on 24 Oct 16 at 05:58
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