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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
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Kill 3 opponents with their own arrows.

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Easy achievement to do, similar to the same type of achievement from the Witcher 2.

To deflect arrows back you must have at least two points into your "Arrow deflection" skill (center one) in the combat tree, if you put three points in the deflected arrows will do double damage. And in case you forgot how to deflect arrows it's the same as to parry, the LT button, but of course you have to time it when the arrow fires. *ALSO don't forget you will need to put the arrow deflection skill in a active skill slot in order to actually deflect them* (Credit to William723 for reminding me about that.)

Now the easy part, just find a bandit camp you haven't cleared yet (from this new dlc). There is usually at least 1 guy with a crossbow at every camp. Kill all the other guys around him. Now just parry and deflect his arrows back at him until he dies. Do this to three guys and the achievement will pop.

If your struggling to find bandits with Crossbows, I found a camp to the South of the "Upper Mill" marker. To the South of a marker called "Zuetzer Castle". The bandit camp there had three crossbowman. (For me at least).

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(Reloading your save to kill the same person will NOT work.)
William723Reloading a save doesn't work. Just tried it.
Also, you might wanna add: make sure arrow deflection is activated in the character menu. Just in case anyone returning to the game is as dumb as I am & is wondering why they aren't deflecting anything.
Posted by William723 on 14 Oct 15 at 19:25
Foxfire49Ahhh yeah kinda forgot it had to be in a slot. Thanks.
Posted by Foxfire49 on 14 Oct 15 at 20:54
Kerman7It does not have to be new enemies from the DLC. Which is good for those of us who continue their Death March playthrough.
Got mine at the bandit camp east of Lindenvale (which is east of Crows Perch). There were three archers there, all low levels which made it safe.
Posted by Kerman7 on 16 Oct 15 at 19:36
Foxfire49That's great!! But I never said it had to be from the new dlc, I just that the bandit camps (from this new dlc) always has at least one enemy with a crossbow.
Posted by Foxfire49 on 16 Oct 15 at 19:53
VaseraxNice spot for this, thanks!
Posted by Vaserax on 25 Oct 15 at 01:52
Crazi YetiThanks! There were 5 crossbow dudes at the camp you mentioned for me
Posted by Crazi Yeti on 11 Nov 15 at 06:37
COUTOOI followed your guide, killed the archers with their own arrows but it doesn't pop. Killed at least six....I did update my Xbox today though.
Posted by COUTOO on 12 Nov 15 at 22:40
Foxfire49Yeah the new dashboard has been causing lots of issues already...not showing that cheevos are popping...etc
Posted by Foxfire49 on 13 Nov 15 at 03:22
COUTOOI can confirm: one day later it showed up :)
Thnx for the solution.
Posted by COUTOO on 13 Nov 15 at 07:18
Brooklyn GinAnyone else had problems with this not unlocking? Have deflected arrows and killed over 10 people with no unlock. And this is after all the achievement problems had finished.
Posted by Brooklyn Gin on 18 Jan 16 at 05:33
TonicarboristDoes the dlc just have to be active for this to work then?
Posted by Tonicarborist on 10 Mar 16 at 22:26
anthony2690Achievement hasn't unlocked for me either :/ I must've killed a good hundred people by deflecting arrows back, I've given up with this, might tweet them on Twitter and see if they can fix it
Posted by anthony2690 on 11 May 16 at 15:49
ZuawgIf anyone is having trouble with this one, check and make sure that you don't have the Deflection enchantment equipped on any armor that you are wearing. It wasn't unlocking for me but I removed the armor that had the enchantment and it unlocked on my next try.
Posted by Zuawg on 23 May 16 at 01:21
anthony2690Damn it, that it isn't working for me! Thanks Powerz I'll give this a go soon!
Posted by anthony2690 on 02 Jun 16 at 16:50
Senseless OgreSo I cleared out all the bandit camps in all maps and all DLC, and on the final mission......I think I missed the achievement. Can't find any bandits that respawn now.
Posted by Senseless Ogre on 01 Jul 16 at 19:16
VegaDark541It's also not unlocking for me, and I've deflected well over 3 arrows for kills, although none were DLC bandit camps. Are we sure the update didn't make this so it now has to be in the DLC? or is there a chance it will only count if you have all 3 levels into the arrow deflection skill? (I only have 2).
Posted by VegaDark541 on 10 Aug 16 at 17:33
LostSoul 301281It's still not unlocking.
I just cleared two bandit camps, one with two archers and with a single archer.
Deflected arrows back at each one killing them and still no achievement.
I've "only" got the deflect skill to level 2, but should that even matter?
Posted by LostSoul 301281 on 05 Jan at 12:47
thatNoseyParkerNo pops for me either, and I checked to confirm I don’t have any deflecting enchantments on.
My best guess right now is the DLC isn’t triggering as active (I’ve installed it but still playing base game)
Posted by thatNoseyParker on 28 Jan at 20:15