The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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beastielee Oct 31, 2015 @ 5:42am
[BUG] Reason of State bug (spoilers). [SOLVED]
Solution: This I had to work out myself but go onto the left side of the stage next to a door that is locked and jump over the wall. From here you go to the big door that has a semi circle style around it and walk through the door as it should be unlocked. You then run as far as you can and once you've gotten far enough away it will force a cutscene that is supposed to play after you kill Dijkstra. From here on is as normal.


Problem: When you choose between fighting with Roche against Dijkstra or just leaving I chose Roche so I got the 'Defeate Dijkstra and his men' command but once I've killed his men Dijkstra appears on the stage but stands still and my attacks damage him but don't land it's like they're going through him as if he's a ghost. Once he is killed (either by me or my pals I've tried both) everyone puts away their swords but the battle music carries on, I can't meditate or anything like in combat, everyone sits down on the air (they literally float on nothing) and start crying (or at least the girl down). It still says 'Defeat Dijkstra and his men' and nothing comes up to talk to anyone. I also can't leave the stage through any of the doors as they are all locked. I've tried reloading the save to where you start the fight with Dijkstra three times and on all of them the same thing happens!

The Reason of State quest appears to be very bugged and a lot of people are having problems with it but I couldn't find anything about the problem that I've been having. Any help would be greatly appreciated as I can't advance the game anymore.
Last edited by beastielee; Aug 8, 2016 @ 1:19pm
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BambinoPinguino Jan 26, 2016 @ 10:34pm 
Thanks! I had the same issue and this worked.
beastielee Jan 26, 2016 @ 11:51pm 
No problem, glad I could help! :)
Joyful May 30, 2016 @ 2:26pm 
Thank you :p2cube:
hezza Jun 3, 2016 @ 1:08pm 
How far must you run? i've left Novigrad and heading for Oxenfurt and the cutscene hasn't triggered!
hezza Jun 3, 2016 @ 1:11pm 
Nevermind, worked after a reload, thanks very much for the help dude!
Last edited by hezza; Jun 3, 2016 @ 1:12pm
Yoel Jun 19, 2016 @ 5:12pm 
Thank you
Lokki Jun 20, 2016 @ 12:48pm 
Thank you.

To others who encounter the bug: Do as OP says and if it doesn't work just reload and try again. The first time I tried I left Novigrad proper and nothing happened but the second time I was barely a street away before the cutscene triggered.
felixpg95 Jun 30, 2016 @ 11:21am 
I found another solution, I ran to the place where you have the reunion with Dijkstra and Roche and killed all the Dijkstra men there.
Stoltverd Aug 8, 2016 @ 11:44am 
9 months and it's still broken :)
BuzzardBee Aug 8, 2016 @ 12:14pm 
Maybe the Game of the Year edition will preserve this glitch for all posterity.
Many thanks, nice find!

I tried the sequence over and over again, at least 5 times. Your tip worked splendid.
fdhzs2010 Aug 20, 2016 @ 2:15pm 
this bug still persists till now.
thwidra Sep 28, 2016 @ 9:31am 
yep, the bug is still in V1.31....
RandomSanity Feb 24, 2017 @ 2:01pm 
I've got this bug and your solution doesn't work for me.. they appear to have fixed the wrong thing!

The wall is no longer climbable, so I'm stuck in the stage area with some floating crying npcs and can't finish the quest :(
beastielee Feb 24, 2017 @ 2:23pm 
Originally posted by RandomSanity:
I've got this bug and your solution doesn't work for me.. they appear to have fixed the wrong thing!

The wall is no longer climbable, so I'm stuck in the stage area with some floating crying npcs and can't finish the quest :(
Unlucky but I don't really know what to do in that case, I only found the solution I put by pure luck and trial and error. I tried looking for a mod to add noclip so that you could go through the walls blocking you but I couldn't find any, maybe you'll have better luck.
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Date Posted: Oct 31, 2015 @ 5:42am
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