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Wild Rose Dethorned achievement in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Wild Rose Dethorned

Defeat all the fallen knights and loot their campsites.

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How to unlock the Wild Rose Dethorned achievement

  • Foxfire49Foxfire49211,955
    14 Oct 2015 15 Oct 2015 22 Oct 2015
    126 7 73
    This achievement is actually pretty simple, it just involves a lot of running around. To get this achievement you need to hunt down and kill all Knights of the Flaming Rose otherwise labeled as "Fallen Knights" and loot the main chest in each camp. People it seems have had the most luck getting this by starting a "New Game" and selecting expansion only, and then going to kill and loot the camps.

    There are a total of 8 bandit camps THAT ARE CONFIRMED to be needed to get the achievement.

    (If you cleared all the camps go back to each one as you might have missed a guy running around, the easiest place to miss a guy is LOCATION #2 as There are a few on the outskirts of the camp.)

    (Clear the guys as close as you can to the center of the camp. *credit to Joueur*)

    Below are the locations of the camps.

    #1. (Bandit Camp) Straight north of the "Upper Mill".

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    #2 and 3. (Bandit Camp) North of and Southeast of Zuetzer Castle fast-travel post.

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    #4. (Bandit Camp) Southeast of Est Taiyar fast-travel post.

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    #5. (Bandit Camp) West of Erde fast-travel post.

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    #6. (Bandit Camp) Northwest of Sarrasin Grange fast-travel post.

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    #7 and 8. (Bandit Camp) Both are to the Northeast of the Bowdon fast-travel post.

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    If you have any questions or think I may have left a spot out just leave a comment, :)

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    jiggaman89Thanks for guide. Great visuals
    Posted by jiggaman89 on 25 Feb at 02:46
    CrippledFingerzAgree with Groqik - the achievement pops after picking up the items in the last camp, not after killing everyone.
    Posted by CrippledFingerz on 10 Mar at 05:16
    minisim24This one is glitched for me. I have just traveled to each bandit camp to confirm they are empty. There was one camp that still had a wolf hide in the red chest, but apart from that I had looted everything the first time around. Witcher Senses would also show a chest in red, then not allow me to loot it (as if it were empty) when I got close. Bit frustrated at this but seeing as other HoS achievements have glitched for me I’ll have to replay it at some point anyway.
    Posted by minisim24 on 09 May at 09:12
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  • brydgesrbrydgesr437,766
    19 Oct 2015 20 Oct 2015 11 Jan 2016
    22 10 9
    UPDATE: 11th Jan 2016

    The 1.12 patch should fix the issues with this achievement not unlocking for some gamers.

    Patch 1.12 Changelog

    Hearts of Stone

    Fixes issue whereby achievement titled Wild Rose Dethorned could not be completed.


    This solution has a short video of the achievement unlocking at the last bandit camp and video's of potentially missable enemies. The achievement glitched for me on my main game save and I tried on a new HoS and that glitched. I took inspiration from a comment by @Joueur455523401 on @Foxfire49 solution and tried again with success. The video's are from another play through on an secondary account, so I am confident this will work consistently as I have unlocked it twice using this method.



    It took an about an 1 hour 5 minutes in total (one uninterrupted play through) to unlock White Rose Dethroned achievement using a new HoS save. At the start screen use an HoS save and choose "Just the story". Allocate point to signs and abilities as you prefer.

    Got to the Notice boards at the Seven Cats and Brunwich so the markers are visible on the map. No need to carry out any missions or objectives, just clear the camps. Begin clearing out the first #1 to #8 camps identified by @Foxfire49 in the previous solution. The order doesn't seem to matter, I did it differently on each play through.

    At each camp I tried to pull all the enemies close the red highlighted chest, then kill them, Thanks to @Joueur455523401. Scout around the perimeter to make sure you have them all. At one camp with distillation equipment there is an enemy near some bee hives on the perimeter wearing a silver mask make sure you pull him.



    Also by the Kuetz castle there is an enemy on his own in a side building area by some cages, you can't pull him close to the chest so just kill him. I kill the enemy around the 5 minute mark in the video below.



    Once the you have killed all the enemies at a camp ignore the red chest and looting the bodies, Thanks @Sephiroth oni. I found that looting everything at each camp left me overburdened and I had to drop items. Its possible that dropping items triggers the glitch. Go to another camp. When you reach the final camp and kill the final enemy the achievement will unlock. In the video you can see the camps I visited and markers are still white showing they are unlooted.

    I died at one camp and reloaded, I glitched Geralt into FP view, then glitched him into mid air and still the achievement unlocked.

    For completeness I have the full 1 hour 6 minute video unedited of the playthrough.



    Many thanks to @Foxfire49 @Sephiroth oni @Joueur455523401
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    LostOrLimpThis is the method that worked for me, this being my third attempt. I also did the camps in a random order, opting to do the top row of ones first and work my way down. I was on camp # 7 and didn't even finish killing them all before it unlocked. Never looted anything either. Thanks very much!
    Posted by LostOrLimp on 08 Nov 15 at 03:07
    ScorchPSOFirst attempt failed.

    Restarted Expansion Only, Just for Story and then I followed The Reverend JC's 4th Attempt guide. I did 1, 2, 3, 5, 4, 8, 7 and then ended on 6 not looting a single thing.

    I think he is on to something about the nekkar camp, im pretty sure on my first playthrough I only killed 5 dudes in that camp and could not find a 6th, This time I found the 6th near nekkars, got him back to the camp and killed him.

    Also, I can confirm enemies died from bleeding effects and some even got shot and killed by their friends arrows so it seems you dont have to be the one giving a finishing blow.

    I didnt fast travel or die when going for this but I did make 1 or 2 saves mid-session. Seeing the achievement pop was satisfying as hell! Popped a few seconds after I killed the last guy in Camp 6.
    Posted by ScorchPSO on 30 Dec 15 at 15:14
    WessmonsterThis is still bugged to shit, the Bandit Camp at Kilkerinn Ruins simply won't clear for me.
    Posted by Wessmonster on 01 Jun 16 at 01:11
  • Leandro DGLeandro DG247,140
    02 Nov 2015 02 Nov 2015 02 Nov 2015
    8 2 5
    This achievement seems to be bugged to a lot of people, including me in a few minutes ago, but now I believe that is hard to know what is the trigger of it. For me, it took a lot of tries to work, and here goes my entire experience:

    *Start a expansion pack in a save just after ending the main story of the game, and all activities in the map Velen/Novigrad made.

    *At first, go to the notice board at the Seven Cats and then at the Brunwich. Then talk with a Shopkeeper at Upper Mill, at the conversation, do the mission "Races: Swift as the Western Winds" and started "From Ofier's Distant Shores". Do this mission perfectly, killing and looting every fallen knights and their campsites at the way.

    *Never sell or use any item that you looted, when you get heavy, use an ability called "Strong Back" that allows you to carry more 60.

    *At "From Ofier's Distant Shores", do the mission until is showing "return the diagrams to the Ofieri merchant", and do not conclude it.

    *Then start "Evil's Soft First Touches" mission, this is just the trigger to get other mission, called "Rose on a Red Field", and do it at the same way you do "From Ofier's Distant Shores", killing and looting every fallen knights and their campsites, without sell or use any item that you got.

    *"Rose on a Red Field" must be made until is showing "go to the woman who hired you to collect your reward". Do not conclude this mission too. (At this point, I did the same with a mission called "Without a Trace" until is showing "report back to the herbalist", but now I don´t think is needed).

    *Just then, you should go to the other campsites showed by a Foxfire49's solution, always killing and looting every fallen knights. DO NOT SELL OR USE ANY ITEM, carry everything. Maybe concluding missions that you could miss some item. There´s no problem to die or use a Fast travel point. And I do not use any item, but read everything. I made all on Death March difficulty, but I don't think that is necessary.

    Thanks to @Foxfire49,
    Enjoy, and good luck.
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    jayasmeI found that the key to solve this achievement is DO NOT LOOT ANY CHEST AND BODY
    Posted by jayasme on 08 Nov 15 at 11:21
    Leandro DGThis is absolutley wrong @jayasme, because it pops for me when I loot every body and chest around the camps. I just not sell ou use any item.
    Posted by Leandro DG on 12 Nov 15 at 15:13
    MAJDI70Thanks, finally unlocked :-). Great game…but buggy
    Posted by MAJDI70 on 21 Dec 15 at 11:01
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