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Does Eskel Die in The Witcher Video Games?

Eskel fans aren't happy.

December 18, 2021

Season 2 of The Witcher introduced us to Eskel, but the show killed him off in a single episode. So, fans wonder if the character also dies in the video games or the books. Well, here’s everything we know about it.

Episode 2 of The Witcher’s second season, titled ‘Kaer Morhen,’ took us to Geralt’s home. There, Ciri meets Vesemir and other Witchers who came back home after earning some coins.

Interestingly, in the same episode, we also meet Eskel, who seems to be arrogant at first. However, it was later revealed that he was, in fact, incredibly close to Geralt.

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The Witcher Season 2 | Official Trailer | Netflix

The Witcher Season 2 | Official Trailer | Netflix

Eskel’s Death in Netflix’s The Witcher Season 2 Explained

Before returning to Kaer Morhen, Eskel ran into a Leshy, but he couldn’t finish it off. The Witcher managed to cut off the monster’s hand, but he got stung by its roots. Initially, everyone thinks that Eskel is in pain because of his injury, and it will be healed with time. However, we later find out that the same Leshy infected Eskel, which turns him into a similar monster.

Eskel recognized Geralt and Vesemir in his monster form, but he couldn’t control his body. The Witchers try to save Eskel, but he grabs Vesemir by his neck and starts choking him. So, Geralt makes a difficult choice and ends Eskel’s life by putting fire through his heart.

Does Eskel Die in The Witcher Books or Video Games?

The short answer to this question is NO, Eskel doesn’t die in The Witcher video games or the books. In fact, he plays a crucial role in the Witcher’s story. Interestingly, in the video games, Eskel is the one who takes part in Ciri’s training.

The video game series shows Eskel as a helpful and reliable guy who even helps out Yennefer and Geralt in their fight against the Wild Hunt. So, it’s no wonder that seeing Eskel dying in the Netflix show came as a surprise for The Witcher fans who are familiar with the character through video games or books.

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Shiv (He/Him) is a video game enthusiast who loves exploring everything happening in the gaming community. He enjoys competitive games in particular, even though he loses most of the time. He is an entertainment and gaming reporter at DualShockers.

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