Assassin of Kings achievement in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Assassin of Kings

Take part in the assassination of King Radovid.

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How to unlock the Assassin of Kings achievement

  • The RewardThe Reward783,792
    29 May 2015 29 May 2015 26 Feb 2017
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    This achievement is missable

    Just to be clear to get this achievement you need to complete two quests: 'A Deadly Plot' and 'Reason of State' the first quest 'A Deadly Plot' will not DIRECTLY be followed by 'Reason of State' So After completing 'A Deadly Plot' you will need to continue the main questline!

    Spoilers from this point!
    I will divide this guide in two parts: Part one will focus on the first time in Novigrad, meeting Dijkstra and how to trigger the first quest 'A Deadly Plot'.
    The second part will focus on the second time in Novigrad, finding Philippa and making the right dialogue choices with Dijkstra to trigger 'Reason of State'

    Part One: 'A Deadly Plot'
    While playing the main questline in Novigrad you will meet a man named Dijkstra. Dijkstra won't give 'A Deadly Plot' right away. Just play the main quest until you burn down the witch hunters prison. After this quest you will have a talk with Dijkstra, this talk does not matter. (So don't worry if he is pissed because you have not recovered his treasure) The important part is Triss asking you for help. Make sure you help her! (complete her side quests) After you have romanced Triss or have not. Dijkstra will ask you for help. Agree to help, this will trigger the quest 'A Deadly Plot'. This quest is Pretty easy. (Don't forget to play Thaler if you are going for Gwent stuff) Now when you finish the quest you will need to progress the main questline. So find Ciri, battle the Hunt at Kaer Morhen and go to Bald Mountain. After all this, you will return to Novigrad.

    Part two: 'Reason of State'
    When you return to Novigrad you will get the quest 'Final Preparations' this is a big quest with multiple objectives/side quests. When helping Triss find Phillipa your search will lead you to Dijkstra's bathhouse. After getting Philippa, Dijkstra will approach you and ask you to hand over Phillipa. You will need to solve this without violence. Dialogue needs to go: I need her > Tell you what the Emperor is after > Heard it from Emhyr himself > Let her talk. After this talk the quest 'Reason of State' will begin. This quest is also straightforward. Finish this quest and the achievement will be yours.

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    bjoeboomerTA says you have it?
    Posted by bjoeboomer on 13 Jul 15 at 04:11
    NINja277Did not pop for me upon completion either.
    Posted by NINja277 on 26 Jul 15 at 20:49
    NINja277Sooooo, played through the assassination 3 times thinking sine i died midway through killing him maybe it got bugged, but didnt pop at all.

    About 2 hours later it unlocked while watching youtube donald duck carroons with my kids. Tracker never said unlocking but no idea whether it was a tracker issue or the game. I assume the tracker strikes again. Will ms ever fix this garbage.

    Just figured id post my findings here for others in the same boat, just move on... Youre most likely good.
    Posted by NINja277 on 26 Jul 15 at 23:08
    The RewardI guess it happened because of the xbox outages today
    Posted by The Reward on 26 Jul 15 at 23:15
    ShummellI didnt get this after completing both quests anyone know whats up with this?
    Posted by Shummell on 17 Nov 15 at 23:30
    RafaelTurrithis works on New Game +?
    Posted by RafaelTurri on 05 Dec 15 at 12:01
    BryceSlayerThis achievement definitely buggy. Have done the quest 3 times, no achievement
    Posted by BryceSlayer on 12 May 19 at 13:12
    Gram101216Took me 4 times of reloading checkpoint and hard reset once for fight at end of bridge to unlock
    Posted by Gram101216 on 05 Nov 19 at 00:54
    dang and here i went and broke disjktras leg, well Ng+ for me
    Posted on 06 Oct 20 at 02:02
    dang and here i went and broke disjktras leg, well Ng+ for me
    Posted on 06 Oct 20 at 15:10
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