Horse Riding and Swimming in The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt

This guide for The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt provides information and tips on horse riding and swimming in the game world. Find out about Roach, the horse Geralt rides, and how to navigate underwater areas.

  • Horse Riding on Roach
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Using a Boat

Horse Riding on Roach


Keep an eye on the fear bar to avoid falling off the horse.

Horse riding is a new feature in The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt and it\’s a great way to travel between locations. However, there are a few things to keep in mind:

  1. The horse\’s durability decreases quickly, so make sure to rest and buy equipment to increase its durability.
  2. Avoid fighting strong monsters while on horseback, as it increases the fear bar and may cause you to fall off.
  3. You can\’t collect items while riding, so it\’s better to travel on foot to gather herbs for alchemy.
  4. Roach can\’t die, but keep him out of battles to avoid getting in your way.
  5. You can mount other horses, but only if required for a quest.

Swimming and Diving


Use the crossbow to defend yourself from underwater monsters.

Swimming is necessary for some quests and treasure hunting. Use the crossbow to fight off underwater monsters and explore the depths for hidden treasures.

The way swimming works in the game is explained well in the tutorial, but it\’s important to keep in mind that Geralt is not safe underwater. He can be attacked by swimming monsters such as Drowners and sirens while diving. Geralt cannot use his swords or signs when underwater, but he can defend himself with a crossbow. The number of hits required to kill a monster depends on its level and the difficulty level chosen.

Using a Boat

If you need to travel to a distant island or a treasure in open waters, it\’s best to use a boat instead of swimming. Boats can be found along the shore in different parts of the game world and can be borrowed easily. While using a boat, you can defend yourself against monsters, but it\’s still possible to be attacked. You cannot use swords or witcher signs, only a crossbow. Boats can be damaged if you hit rocks or get too close to land.

FAQ

1. How do I mount my horse in The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt?

To mount your horse in The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt, you need to approach it and press the \”E\” button on your keyboard or \”A\” button on your controller. If your horse is not nearby, you can whistle for it by pressing and holding the \”X\” button on your controller or the \”Z\” button on your keyboard. Your horse will come to you, allowing you to mount it.

2. Can I swim in The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt?

Yes, you can swim in The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt. To swim, approach a body of water and jump in. While swimming, you can use your keyboard or controller to move around, and you can even dive underwater by pressing the \”C\” button on your keyboard or the \”B\” button on your controller. However, be careful not to swim too far away from land or you may drown.

3. How do I make my horse go faster?

To make your horse go faster in The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt, you need to hold down the sprint button. On your keyboard, this is the \”Left Shift\” button, while on your controller, it is the \”X\” button. You can also use the \”Shift\” button on your controller to make your horse jump over obstacles.

4. Can I fight while on horseback in The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt?

Yes, you can fight while on horseback in The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt. To do so, you need to draw your weapon while riding your horse. This will allow you to attack enemies while moving, making it a useful tactic in battles. However, keep in mind that it can be difficult to aim while on horseback, so you may need to practice to get the hang of it.

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