Among the many mods which improve The Witcher 3, however, are some which are utterly bewildering and, in fact, purposefully make the game more difficult. For example, as displayed in a video on Reddit, one such mod creates a myriad of Geralts to accompany the player on their journey across The Continent.
In the video, posted by user thepowerlies on The Witcher 3 subreddit, Geralt is seen running about the fields of Toussaint from the Blood and Wine expansion. Surrounding him, in perfect unison, are more than a dozen other Geralts running with him. The witcher’s intense sprint adds to the hilarity, looking as though they are about to besiege the city of Beauclair while some of the group get stuck in cypress trees.
If one didn’t know any better, one might assume that The Witcher’s School of the Wolf has a very literal meaning, training Geralt clones to run in a pack. As user switchmallgrab jests, “School of the Wolfpack” may be a more appropriate name. By this logic, the titular antagonistic Wild Hunt takes on a whole new meaning, as well.
Redditors rush to make reference to the games in the comments, like user _greenhunter3_ who jokes about Geralt’s often used line, “Wind’s howling,” echoing through the group. A user named No_Exchange_9313 writes about the difficulty of attaining 100% of the game’s Gwent cards, suggesting that the hoard of Geralts is a “Gwent division on way to win everycard.” The original poster empathizes, stating “those freed prisoners are hard to track down,” referring to the many Gwent players scattered across the map. Another commenter makes a very rude suggestion, crying “To passiflora!”, The Witcher 3’s Novigrad brothel.
This isn’t the first time that mods have made The Witcher 3 stranger and more difficult, and it likely won’t be the last. With CD Projekt Red’s full support of the modding community, Geralt’s quest to find Ciri can become a much less lonely experience, both in-game and out. As the next installment in The Witcher franchise enters development, players and modders can hope that this support continues well into the future.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is available now on PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One.