How to Solve the Portal Puzzle in The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine

A rare puzzle.
blood and wine, romance, grandmaster, mutations

While The Witcher 3 does have its fair share of investigations, puzzles aren’t something that pop up often throughout the game. Blood and Wine has one such occurrence during the secondary quest “Turn and Face the Strange.” If you’re finding it particularly challenging, fear not! Here’s how to solve the portal puzzle.

Recommended Videos

Blood & Wine Portal Puzzle Walkthrough

Geralt will be tasked with finding a secret lab in order to unlock the new Mutations mechanic in Blood and Wine. Most of the path is straightforward, you’ll have to fight a few spectral panthers, and at one point you’ll end up in a room full of arches. There is a large statue in the middle and some gargoyles in the alcoves to the side. Those empty arches around the room are actually portals, but they must be activated first.

When you enter the room and approach the large statue, one of the gargoyles will come to life. It’s relatively slow, although it can do a lot of damage. Just use Quen and heavy attacks to take it out. Upon defeat, it will drop an item that you must place on the pedestal near the statue. That is when all of the portals become active. You’re halfway done now.

blood and wine
Image source: CDPR via Twinfinite

Once the portals are active, stand directly in front of the statue with its front to your back. Although there are many portals you can jump into, you want to jump into the one that the statue is facing. After doing this on the first level, you’ll be teleported to a second level. Jump down from here, then climb on a rock to reach the level 2 portal the statue is facing. From here, just continue taking whatever portal on your level the statue is facing.

That does it for how to beat the portal puzzle. For more on The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine, including guides, tips, tricks, and features, check out our wiki.

related content
Read Article Should Cloud Visit His Mom in Nibelheim in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth? Answered
Image Source: Square Enix via Twinfinite
Read Article How to Gather Moogles in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth
Group of Moogles Flying Through the Sky in FF7 Rebirth
Read Article How to Reach Junon Chocobo in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth
Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth How to Reach Junon Chocobo
Related Content
Read Article Should Cloud Visit His Mom in Nibelheim in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth? Answered
Image Source: Square Enix via Twinfinite
Read Article How to Gather Moogles in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth
Group of Moogles Flying Through the Sky in FF7 Rebirth
Read Article How to Reach Junon Chocobo in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth
Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth How to Reach Junon Chocobo
Author
Ishmael Romero
Ishmael was a Senior Editor at Twinfinite from 2014 to 2018 covering every new release he could get his hands on. When he wasn't playing through the latest titles, he was living his best life as a Guardian in Destiny 2. Outside of writing, he was just a wandering character from Brooklyn, NY, and a fan of horrible Spider-Man games, anime, and corny jokes.