Pest Control achievement in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Pest Control

Destroy all monster nests in the Velen / Novigrad region, or in Skellige.

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  • King fiShiZKing fiShiZ252,180
    21 May 2015 21 May 2015 28 Mar 2017
    139 1 9
    I've thought I destroy all monster nests in the Velen / Novigrad region, I found only 22 Nests after hours of searching but no Achievement. After travelling to Skellige (you get there via Mainquest) and exploring there I found only five monster nests - so if your going for this Achievement, its way easier there ;)

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    King fiShiZAh thanks for the hint.
    I've updated the Guide with the Link & Screenshot to the witchermap
    Posted by King fiShiZ on 28 Mar 17 at 15:31
    Adamantium NZThis has glitched for me i did the 5 in skelliage it didnt pop (checked each one 3 times to be sure) then did the 23 in Velen and still didnt pop. bit annoyed but hey i got a fair bit of xp doing the nests. My only hope is when i do the DLC nests it pops the cheevo for me.
    Posted by Adamantium NZ on 08 Dec 19 at 18:15
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  • Calex dEUSCalex dEUS1,025,923
    04 Jun 2015 04 Jun 2015 04 Jun 2015
    21 0 1
    Videos are great and all but I found it much quicker to use a map

    here is a great interactive map you can filter and compare with your in game one to find any you need http://witcher3map.com

    It's currently missing one in velen. If you go south on the map from Novigrad there is a wide area of water cutting the map in 2 with 3 /4 small islands linked to both sides by bridges, the missing nest is on the right most island and it has a signpost called Hindhold on it. Hope that helps those missing the last Velen one.

    Word of warning if doing these in Velen , there are 2 in the east very close together , side by side in fact that are guarded by some lvl 21 enemies.
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    Urban HuntsmanJust got the drowner nest on the small island didn't pop for me was my 23rd nest maybe it might lag pop later like some achievements
    Posted by Urban Huntsman on 28 Mar 17 at 15:34
  • CodeMonkeysGuyCodeMonkeysGuy477,122
    11 Dec 2017 11 Dec 2017
    5 0 0
    Second time playing the game, so I decided to do this in the Velen / Novigrad region this time around just to see it done. I can confirm that at minimum, the Hearts of Stone Monster Nests are required (assumingly though, only if you've purchased the DLC) raising the required amount for that region to 29. I've seen no word on whether Beauclair would count as a possible region despite the unchanged achievement description, but I'd assume not.

    There's also another caveat to potentially consider - there's 12 unmarked "monster nests" during the 'Contract: Missing Brother' Witcher contract. An optional objective tasks you with destroying Arachas eggs - after examining the first one you come across, all twelve get marked with a Monster Nest logo. It's entirely possible these also count, however I did that mission at level 20-something, before Hearts of Stone felt feasible - so I didn't test as to whether you need those.

    Probably a fairly pointless solution since the real solution will always just be "Skellige", but ever in the name of science, I'm posting this anyways. So for the three of you that want to or tried to do this in Velen / Novigrad... it'll be helpful.
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