SSX Tricky: The Witcher Edition
Due to COVID-19, Netflix’s The Witcher ran into some bad luck this year in having to postpone its highly anticipated second season. Thankfully, Geralt and his tight leather pants will be back on our screens quicker than you can say “I hate portals” as the series is set to commence again on August 17, 2020. I’m not sure there will ever be a time where we get tired of The Witcher 3. It is an exceptional game that sold around 28 million copies worldwide not counting the new and also witcher-seasoned players entering it’s beautiful open-world daily. If you’re familiar with the mechanics in the game, you’ll understand how slippy the mountainous terrain can become while out exploring. But what if you took that frustrating slip of the foot and turned it into a fantasy-driven snowboarding game?
YouTuber mavirickstone has found the perfect activity in between killing monsters and bedding strumpets and that’s yeeting Geralt of Rivia off of a very high mountain in Kaer Morhen. Geralt being Geralt and all, he doesn’t need an actual snowboard to make his way down the steep cliffs. By the power of magic, Geralt can glide down the snowy embankments with a state of the art, highly powerful, and thoroughly invisible custom snowboard. Look at him go.
If this is something you would actually like to achieve in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (hasn’t poor Geralt been through enough?) all you have to do reach this particular area in Kaer Morhen is access the debug console settings and type in xy(670,650). Mavirickstone does state that you may have to try several times before you perfect Geralt’s gnarly snowboarding skills to keep him from falling through the map. Although, for me, all I have to do is go exploring in the Skellige area for a truly crazy slip ‘n slide adventure park experience. What’s with that?
For those of you who don’t know a lot about the Kaer Morhen region, this is where Witchers are trained. The name means “Keep of the Elder Sea” or “Caer a’Muirehen” in Elder talk. In older times, witchers trained and underwent mutations here, but fanatics who considered witchers an abomination attacked the keep and killed most of the teachers and students. Vesemir, the oldest and most experienced witcher, was the last known witcher to live in the keep, although other witchers sometimes rested here between their assignments, often during the winter, after which they set out on The Path again. The castle can only be reached by “The Witchers Trail”, which is easy to miss, and encircles the keep. It is often given the nickname “The Killer” by young witchers.
The showrunner for Netflix’s The Witcher, Lauren S. Hissrich, gushed on Twitter about her excitement that her show is being renewed stating “I could not be more proud of what the amazing cast and crew of The Witcher have accomplished, and can’t wait for the world to dig in and enjoy these stories with us,” whilst attaching an image of two swords from the show to her tweet as well. When season 2 does land on Netflix, we will be greeted by a few new faces that will be joining the cast of The Witcher. The seven new cast members to join the series is Yasen Atour as Coen, Agnes Bjorn as Vereena, Paul Bullion as Lambert, Kristofer Hivju as Nivellen, Thue Ersted Rasmussen as Eskel, Aisha Fabienne Ross as Lydia and Mecia Simson as Francesca. For those of you who love Killing Eve, you’ll notice a familiar face in the next season. Kim Bodnia, who plays the role of Konstantin in the spy-action thriller, will play Geralt’s father figure and the oldest Witcher on the continent, Vesemir.
Be sure to check out our own review for the Netflix series The Witcher here. If gaming is more your style, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is available now on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.