Burn After Reading achievement in Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales

Burn After Reading

Read all spymaster letters.

Burn After Reading+7.4
2 guidesOffline Game Mode - These achievements require play in game modes that do not necessitate a connection to any online services.Single Player - These achievements can be obtained by a single player.Collectable - These achievements are obtained by exploring the game environment to find a set of unique objects.Missable - These achievements can be missed.

How to unlock the Burn After Reading achievement

  • Rafael D ArroyoRafael D Arroyo598,161
    16 Apr 2019 17 Apr 2019 08 May 2019
    6 0 0
    Before starting the game I searched high and low for a trustworthy guide for this achievement, but couldn't find one, so I gathered all the information I could find and managed to unlock it on my first playthrough, these are my findings:

    (I was playing on the hardest difficulty, but I don't think it matters)

    First of all, I got the achievement upon receveing a report during the epilogue, after a battle.

    I'm not sure what actually qualifies as "spymaster letters", but reports also count, since I got the achievement after receveing one.

    So, for the achievent:

    * Do everything in every map, every question mark, every puzzle, every item, every golden chest and so on. Many of the battles lead to you receveing reports/letters afterwards, and many items also have letters within them.
    To make this easier, be sure to buy the watchtower upgrade and send scouts (-50g) to reveal interest points on the map.

    * Always read everything upon receiving, just to be sure.

    * Choices don't matter. As far as I could tell there are missable letters/reports, I missed one in Mahakam
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    , apparentely the game only counts the ones you would be able to obtain, given your choices.
    As long as you resolve everything on your map before finishing each chapter, it should be fine.

    That's basically what I did in my first playthrough and managed to unlock the achievement without much effort.
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  • ForeverMidnightForeverMidnight291,034
    13 Jun 2019 14 Jun 2019
    3 0 1
    As far as I can tell, the only way to miss anything is if you don't explore the whole map. All choices give different letters to read, the point is to read all that are available to you. Here are some tips to keep in mind while a solution to one of the big problems is located at the bottom of the guide.

    Every map has a point of no return location. When you hit it, go back to your tent and scroll through all letters and notes.

    Buy the watchtower upgrade as soon as you can, this can reveal points on the map that you would have missed. This is very important for the second tip.

    Some of the hand icons on the map, the ones you might avoid because you think they are resources, are actually letters and notes within the game. You need to read these, especially when you return to Rivia.

    In the Dwarven map, while exploring the location where
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    , there are towers with Dwarven notes on them. Read those.

    When you return to Rivia, there are propaganda posters of you in the first half of the map, you need to find and read all of these before you get to the printing press. Choose your own propaganda posters and then read all of those that you find in the rest of the map. I am unsure if this is actually important for the achievement, but I did it anyways to be safe.

    The most important thing that seems to get a lot of players is the
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    After the fight, there is one final letter available to you in your tent. A lot of people (including me) missed this on their first playthrough. If the achievement didn't pop and you think this is it, just reload the chapter and do it again. Takes all of 10 minutes to be sure instead of starting the whole game over.
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    ShazamFTWIt's worth noting that I flipped the printing press halfway through reading them and I still popped the achievement. So that doesn't appear to be necessary.
    Posted by ShazamFTW on 04 Jul at 19:36
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