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What Was That?

Attack, counter, cast a Sign and throw a bomb (in any order) in under 4 seconds.

What Was That?-0.3
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How to unlock the What Was That? achievement

  • togethawiistandtogethawiistand362,487
    24 Dec 2016 30 Dec 2016
    39 0 4
    Start with the counter (press cn_LT as the enemy attacks), since that's a movement that you need your enemy to perform and can't wait.

    Quickly press cn_RT to use a sign. Quen is my favorite since it feels the fastest to cast. Axii is also nice cuz it can stun the enemy keeping them still.

    Then hit the enemy once with a sword (cn_X)...

    ... and finally throw (without aiming) a bomb of your choice by quickly pressing the cn_RB button.

    Achievement unlocked. In fact I had to try a couple of times and a few variations until I was fast enough.

    If this solution helps you in any way, please leave it a thumbs up to let me know. Thanks!
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    NightKing1986 can this not be gotten in the tutorial any longer or do I have a glitched achievement/game already. I just started this, got to the tutorial to do this and tried for an hour and a half. I have it down to a science. Yes, before you ask I am successfully countering (left trigger before the attack and Geralt kicks him). What else could I be missing
    Posted by NightKing1986 on 24 Apr 19 at 09:56
    pezboyben I did this in the tutorial no problem. I did counter, attack, sign, bomb. Got it first try.
    Posted by pezboyben on 22 Aug 19 at 20:37
    Casyle Yeah.... having the same issue as NightKing. I got this, no problem, back in 2015, but it simply refuses to unlock this time, regardless of what order I do the attack, bomb, and sign in. Tried it against bandits with a combination of Samum and Dragon's Dream bombs, and every sign 'cept Yrden, no joy. Temporarily started a newgame to try it in the tutorial, where I think I did it last time, and it still won't unlock. Frustrating.

    *Added later* It finally unlocked. I deleted my save, since I was still only in White Orchard, and re-installed the game, and it unlocked on my first attempt.
    Posted by Casyle on 22 Dec 19 at 23:08
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