Geralt and Friends achievement in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Geralt and Friends

Win a round of gwent using only neutral cards.

Geralt and Friends0
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How to unlock the Geralt and Friends achievement

  • LightningSouleLightningSoule389,048
    18 May 2015 20 May 2015 26 May 2020
    92 9 45
    In the beginning, if you are in the first inn, there is a person who will teach you the card game. After the lesson you can play against him again and try this achievement like me, it's pretty easy with the cards from the start:

    You have to win a round of Gwent with only using neutral cards like Zoltan Chivay. You will gain Zoltan as the first neutral card after defeating the man in the first inn. It isn't necessary to win the first game. You can earn it in a rematch, too. Nonneutral cards have a blue sign on the left side and can be played in every deck.

    In the first round, try to play many cards, but not Zoltan Chivay, with a high attack so that the opponent have to (and he will) play all his cards to win this round. I tried it often and it worked nearly everytime. It can still be, that you have to try it a few times because I did this a few updates ago and the behavior changed through a few updates.

    Now that he has no more cards to play it's very easy to win with playing only Zoltan. Even if he has a card to lower his attack.

    This solution depends on a little bit of luck that you have many cards with high attack stats in your hand. And don't try to play too many cards. The enemy will give up the round if he can't play enough cards to win this round, so begin with the lower ones.

    Good luck, I hope this will help to get the achievement!!

    Edit: If you have completed the area and the man who taught you the game is gone, I would start a new game, maybe, if you didn't do it already with a harder mode for later (Please pay attention to my second Edit!). It tooks only 10 minutes or so to get to the man (tutorial while Gerald is dreaming, first encounter, second encounter and you're in white orchard. I don't know if there is someone else who's easy to do this achievement, but I played almost against everyone in Velen and everyone is much harder then the man in the beginning, because they have many cards with a high attack and they won't play all cards in the first round. So I would start a new game!

    Edit 2: In the further game there are many player who are very easy, too. So it isn't really necessary to start a new game! But it could be a faster way if you need an achievement for the streak.

    Edit 3: If you vote negative for my solution, then please give me feedback! Thanks.

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    LightningSouleI'm glad I could help! :3
    Posted by LightningSoule on 08 Apr at 13:59
    FJMatlockDefinitely doesn't work every time. I just tried this and he still had cards left in the second round. I'll give it another try, but it's not as foolproof as you make it sound
    Posted by FJMatlock on 26 May at 19:18
    LightningSouleIm changing the "work everytime" part now. They changed the behaviour of the other player via update. Now it's just a suggestion to do it in an early but still easy way. You just have to try it a little bit. Sorry for not updating after such a long time, didn't checked this.
    Posted by LightningSoule on 26 May at 19:41
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  • PrattalmightyPrattalmighty405,857
    02 Jun 2015 03 Jun 2015
    15 4 0
    If you missed the opportunity to nab this during your first "intro" game of Gwent at the inn within White Orchard, I've got a method to help you out.

    It's a matter of circumstance but hopefully this guide will make you aware of what to do, when it happens. I had actually unlocked it by chance and realized after what I'd done, so I thought I'd share.

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