It seems gamers for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt are returning to a classic exploit that still works with the latest patch (patch 1.20). Eurogamer reports that this exploit, which was originally discovered last fall, still works with the current patch and expansion.
With the release of the recent expansion, The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine, players are overwhelmed with the cost of new items, such as the Grandmaster crafted armor. It becomes very expensive, and The Witcher 3 isn’t keen on letting players get a lot of coin in their pockets. So YouTube user PowerPyx has discovered an exploit that if players use it, will give them infinite money and gold in the game. You can see the rather complex method in the player below. One requirement for this exploit is that it requires players to have a game save that started before the most recent patch, otherwise it will not work.
In the process, players as Geralt would have to return to White Orchard. While there, they would have to wait until its night and locate a beehive, and loosen it from a tree using the Ard sign. If they manage to maneuver it in the right path and direction toward the dwarf blacksmith, Willis, the bees will kill him. However, Willis will then drop all the loot and money in his inventory. Not only that, if the player meditates for one hour, Willis will automatically revive and then immediately die again. In other words, his loot will constantly be repeated and dropped for every hour the player meditates until they basically decide they have enough money. The idea is to buy a lot of items from Willis before he’s killed because then he will have a lot more money in his inventory that will then constantly repeat and can be picked up later.
CD Projekt RED has caught on to similar exploits before. One exploit had players murdering cows in White Orchard and then just selling their skins constantly. Another one had players buying seashells for cheap, and then selling the pearls that come out of them for more money on a regular basis. Those exploits were eventually hotfixed. In fact, a later cutscene was added in where players would be interrogated by a tax collector accusing them of using those exploits.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Blood and Wine are available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC.