Which Witcher 3 ending is canon?

How does Geralt's story end?

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt is a sprawling open-world RPG with many decisions to make along the way. At the beginning of the game, Geralt of Rivia embarks on a quest to find Ciri for Emhyr var Emreis. A now much older Geralt will travel between regions to find out what happened to Ciri and stop the Wild Hunt. There are several endings to the main story, but which Witcher 3 ending is canon? We hope to answer that question for you here. Beware of spoilers!

What are the Witcher 3 endings?

The Witcher 3 has 36 different endings based on the choices you make during your playthrough. These endings change the outcome of the characters, who rules Skellige and several other options. The main quest ending is Ciri's resolution and the overarching narrative. There are only three of these endings, they are:

  • Ciri becomes a Witcher.
  • Ciri becomes the Empress.
  • Ciri dies during the final battle.

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Which Witcher 3 ending is canon?

Image via CD Projekt Red

At the time of writing, CD Projekt Red has not confirmed which of the three endings is considered canon. After the main game's events and the Blood and Wine expansion, Geralt's story is seemingly concluded, and CD Projekt Red has yet to continue the timeline. However, it is likely that Ciri becoming a Witcher is considered the canon ending. 

CD Projekt Red has announced The Witcher 4, and a new trilogy is in the works. It is unclear what the story or who the main character will be for this new trilogy; however, the promo image shows a Cat Witcher medallion. Ciri wears a Cat Medallion in The Witcher 3 and The Lady of the Lake, the last of Andrzej Sapkowski's Witcher Novels.

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