The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt’s Next Gen update is currently out now for free. So players that already own the game can get a solid update for their current generation consoles and beefed-up PCs. But coming back to a game that’s nearly a decade old needs a bit of relearning, doesn’t it?
Enemies that roam freely around the Continent of The Witcher 3 tend to respawn every now and then. Try meditating, switching maps, or reloading the game. Named enemies, however, do not respawn once they’ve been slain.
The Witcher 3’s level progression system helps players get more bang out of Geralt’s gear and equipment but if you’re trying to take out a high-level enemy or mini-bosses that spawn literally out of nowhere, you’ll need to do some farming. And what better way than to find some sweet enemy respawn points?
Do Enemies Respawn in Witcher 3?
Well, there’s no straightforward answer to this. It’s both a Yes and No. Some enemies tend to respawn in Witcher 3.
It’s suggested to change maps once in a while, move away from an enemy campsite or spawn area and meditate for 2-3 days and they will respawn again Standard monsters the likes of downers, harpies, and wolfs usually respawn within this time frame.
Then there’s the issue of enemies not staying in one place and moving around. Even if enemies respawn, they’re always on the move which makes it difficult to triangulate their position.
Unfortunately, enemies found in most Points of Interest and areas such as caves do not respawn.
Information on enemy respawn times and their locations is pretty much a hit or miss considering enemies are always on the move in The Witcher 3. Uncleared bandit outposts and low-level enemies such as wolves and harpies will occasionally pop up.