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This page contains information on how to fight underwater in the game The Witcher 3. Read on to learn what are the techniques and tricks you can use to fight monsters while underwater.
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Fighting underwater could be difficult because it limits your controls to just moving around the water and using your Crossbow. You will not be allowed to use your swords, bombs and even signs while underwater. If you do not have any Crossbow equipped, you will not be able to fight back unless you try to lure them on land and fight them with your sword and Signs.
Diving underwater will automatically show the Breath Remaining Bar at the top of your screen. This will gradually fill up as long as you are underwater, once it is filled you will slowly take damage until you head back to the surface.
Make it a habit to use your Quen before entering the water. The protective shield from your Quen will stay with you blocking enemy attacks.
The bolt you have equipped will automatically change to regular bolts which is infinite once you go underwater, you will not have to change them everytime to conserve your ammo.
Tapping R1 while you have your crossbow equipped while underwater will instantly fire the crossbow with your regular bolts and will automatically be aimed to nearby targets. This technique can be used while on foot or on horseback.
You can also use the Killer Whale Potion to increase your breath by 50% giving you more time to explore while diving. This Potion also increases your vision if you are underwater.
|Completing the Story|
|Controls and Techniques||Difficulty Level Differences|
|Does Dialogue Matter?||How to Fast Travel|
|Most Important Side Quests for the Story||Romance Guide|
|List of Endings and How to Get the Best Ending||What is Enemy Upscaling?|
|Things to Know Before Starting Witcher 3||What is New Game+?|
|Should You Simulate a Witcher 2 Save File?||Which Version to Buy?|
|Fighting Like a Pro|
|Combat Guide and Tips||Sign Tier List|
|Healing During Battle & Meditation||Is Repairing Weapons and Armor Worth It?|
|What are Adrenaline Points?||How to Fight on Horseback|
|How to Fight Underwater||What is Toxicity?|
|What are Mutations||What are Mutagens|
|Leveling Up & Getting Beefy|
|How to Level Up Fast||Place of Power Locations|
|Best Character Builds||Best Early Game Skills and Builds|
|Skills Ranking and Tier List||Top Five Best and Most Useful Skills|
|How to Get Magic Acorn||How to Reset Ability Points|
|Best Death March Build and Tips for Survival||Max Level and Level Cap for Geralt|
|Obtaining Weapons & Armor|
|Best Early Game Weapons and Armor||The Best Weapons, Armor and Equipment Sets|
|How to Upgrade Weapons and Armor||Most Rewarding Side Quests and Contracts|
|Witcher Gear Locations||Where to Find Blacksmiths and Armorers?|
|Which Trophy is the Best?||Best Crossbow and Bolts|
|Managing Money & Items|
|Managing Your Inventory||Best and Worst Items to Sell|
|Where to Sell Junk||Where to Find Ingredients and Crafting Materials|
|Should You Loot Everything?||How to Dismantle Items|
|How to Make Money Fast||Can You Cook Food?|
|What Items to Buy From Shops||-|
|Just for Fun|
|List of Hairstyles||Best Looking Armor for Geralt|
|How to Get Paintings||How to Win Horse Races|
I hate how much swimming this game has. It's gotta be one of the weaker parts of the game. The underwater combat sucks and objectives that require you to swim is the dullest objectives in the game.
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If you want a similar game, try playing Kingdom Come Deliverance, it's first person and not as smooth but it gives me the same vibes as the Witcher but a lot more realistic and hardcore
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