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author: Jacob Blazewicz

The Witcher 3 Easter Egg Related to Cyberpunk 2077's Biggest Mystery

A new update to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt may have added a clue to Cyberpunk 2077's biggest secret. At least that's what the fans are hoping for.

Great update for The Witcher 3 introduced many improvements to the game (and quite a few bugs, although these were unlikely to be in the developers' plans). However, the "next-gen" patch also added a handful of easter eggs and a new mystery - or a clue to the famous secret from Cyberpunk 2077.


If you haven't heard of "FF:06:B5," that means you weren't interested in the secrets of Night City. Suffice it to mention that fans dealing with the riddles of the cyberpunk city have chosen this very string as the name of their subforum on Reddit, which has been visited by 13,000 users. What's more, even a fan wiki dedicated to this secret has been created.

Ironically, the biggest secret of Cyberpunk 2077 is not hidden. The inscription "FF:06:B5." can be found on a monument located in the city center square, clearly illuminated (formerly in red, but patch 1.5 changed the color of letters and numbers to yellow) and with monks praying to it. It's hard to miss such a view.

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Two years were not enough for gamers to solve Night City's biggest mystery. Source: CD Projekt.

Nevertheless for two years, players have failed to solve the "FF:06:B5" puzzle. Every now and then, there are reports of alleged discoveries or clues related to the monuments (yes, there are several, although they are not identical). However, the mystery remains unsolved, as confirmed just two months ago by Pawel Sasko from CD Projekt Red.

The Witcher chapter of the investigation

It appears, however, that the secret is not limited to one game. At least that's what gamers are speculating after youtuber xLetalis made an intriguing discovery in the updated The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

Until now, southwest Velen may have interested players mainly because of the School of the Bear armor hidden in the area. However, after the update we can visit three locations with ruins. In each of them we will find switches, and after activating all of them (and killing the earth elemental which we apparently offended) we will be taken to the top of the great tower.

Going lower, we will come across rooms with more and more immortal wraiths. In the last one you will find two crystals (on which you can use the Aard sign to open a large portal in the floor) and a mysterious symbol with a triangle, whose contents can be vividly associated with the mysterious statue from Cyberpunk 2077. The whole thing is surrounded by inscriptions, which the players have translated from Glagolitic into: FF (!), VQ, BZ, KW, GB, FP, OVE and YAR.

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Cavill's dog is not the only easter egg in the "nextgen" Witcher.Source: xLetalis on YouTube

On the trail of vampires and skill trees

The discovery has remotivated players to look for clues and connections not only in The Witcher 3, but also in its expansion and even in The Witcher. Fans have noticed connections to vampires (including Regis in particular) or the skill tree from Cyberpunk 2077. As always, there are also mathematical theories, i.e., assigning numerical values to symbols and deluding ourselves... that is, figuring out what they might mean.

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Night City detectives have used.Source: _-analrapist-_ on Reddit

Of course, as is usually the case, in practice the discovery brought more questions than answers. Are the two symbols really related, or are they two separate puzzles? Will solving it bring us closer to the coveted crossover, in which Ciri will visit Night City? Has CD Projekt Red taken pity on the players and given them a new clue, or has it only cruelly complicated things?

In any case, fans who like secrets have a job to do, and who knows - maybe this will finally solve the mystery?

Jacob Blazewicz

Jacob Blazewicz

Passionate about video (and other) games for years, he completed an Mba in linguistics, defending a thesis about games. He began his adventure with Gamepressure in 2015, writing in the newsroom, later also covering film and – oh, horror! – technology (also contributor to the gaming encyclopedia). He started with platformers, which he still dearly loves (including metroidvania), but he's also interested in card games (including 'analog'), brawlers, soulslike games and basically every other type of game. Don't ask about the graphics – after a few hours of exposition, he can be delighted with pixelated characters from games that remember the days of the Game Boy age (if not older).


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