The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's next-gen update added plenty of game adjustments and bug fixes, including a new Photo Mode and side quests amongst the additions. But one of the more bittersweet additions is a tribute to outgoing The Witcher actor Henry Cavill.
Cavill, who portrayed Geralt of Rivia in two seasons of the Netflix series, with the third season arriving next year, was honored most poignantly. The Polish developer immortalized his beloved dog, an American Akita named Kal, who can be seen by completing one of the side quests. Here's how to find the adorable pooch in the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
How To Find Kal In The Witcher 3
Players will need to have located the Priest for Church of the Eternal Fire near Devil's Pit east of Mulbrydale to begin the side quest, "In The Eternal Fire's Shadow." You must complete this side quest with a good ending by choosing "Boy's innocent" and "Don't need a church to do good, priest" dialogue options to ensure that you get this ending.
Completing this side quest awards you with the Forgotten Wolf diagrams, the armor from The Witcher series, which triggers an interesting piece of dialogue from Geralt. But also, Cavill's dog, Kal, will appear at this location. However, this will happen once you've left a few days to pass and return to Devil's Pit for Kal to have found a home here.
This tribute was first revealed by The Witcher content creator, xLetalis, on Twitter on 15th December 2022, with the studio's narrative director, Philipp Weber, confirming this. According to Weber, this comes following Cavill's exit as the Man of Steel, and it was their way "to show our appreciation for the great passion and enthusiasm" the actor showed for the character.
Cavill has stated in multiple interviews promoting The Witcher series that Kal has been a prominent presence on the set of The Witcher. During an interview with People Magazine in December 2019, the actor revealed that Kal "was there the entire time; he spent most of his time in the trailer rather than on set."
The Witcher fans respond positively to the bittersweet tribute to Cavill, as many appreciate the tribute to the actor. The only thing left is whether CD Projekt RED will add an update to pet Kal in-game.
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