The Witcher 3 Fan Takes a Stroll Through Stunning Toussaint With the Help of a Treadmill

Take in the sights of The Witcher 3's Toussaint region via treadmill and also get fit in the process.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt released a little over five years ago and it’s a testament to how good that game is considering that we are still talking about it today. Based on The Witcher series of fantasy novels by Andrzej Sapkowski, Wild Hunt captivated players in its rich narrative, complex characters, and stunning environments. Many players, including myself, loved walking through the different villages and mountains, listening to townsfolk chat about the goings-on within their lives, so much so that it felt like you were there for real. With the help of a treadmill and a 21″ screen, you can actually take it one step further and take a walk through the beautiful countryside of Toussaint as Reddit user pird_berson22 has recreated for us.

If you have played The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine DLC then you will know how incredibly charming the area of Toussaint is. Famous for its wines, enabled by the region’s volcanic soil and an ideal combination of sunny and rainy days, Toussaint is rich with green pasters, valleys of flowers and running streams, enclosed by the gorgeous Amell, Tir Tochair and Fiery Mountains. Unfortunately, The Witcher 3 can’t be experienced with VR just yet other than by modding the game which there are a few mods out for but until we get an official VR mode for it, walking on your treadmill with a screen in front of you may just have to cut it for now.

My treadmill allows me to walk through Toussaint, with matching incline and speed. from r/witcher

As you can see from the video, pird_berson22 has recreated strolling around in Toussaint by firstly recording some playtime in the game and then by using the treadmill’s built-in program, they pull an XML file where different inclines are stamped at the corresponding distances, and the camera speed is tied to the speed you have the treadmill set at. You can also change the speed yourself and it will change the speed of the camera through the scene to match. pirf_berson22 states that GTA V, Elder Scrolls Online, Skyrim, and Fallout 3 are also available. Although, if you are thinking of getting one of these specific treadmills used in the video, you may want to look at something a lot cheaper. Apparently the poster uses a Woodway 4front which can cost up to $15k. For that price, you could just book yourself a trip to France and walk around all day there while drinking as much wine as you can manage.

Joking aside, it’s a great idea to keep yourself fit during these weird times and also explore The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine DLC if you haven’t done so already. It’s a fantastic add-on to the already brilliant base game and personally speaking, just as good.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt celebrated its 5-year anniversary a few months ago so, naturally, I took to my keyboard to type out why I still love it so much to this very day. If you have a few minutes, you can check that out right here. For all things monsters and mythology from The Witcher Netflix show, take a look at this guide that goes into great detail about the lore of the monsters that Geralt encounters. We also saw recently that a prequel to the incredibly good Netflix TV show The Witcher will be coming our way. The Witcher: Blood Origin will be set 1200 years before Geralt of Rivia, and will feature a chaotic world filled with monsters, men, and elves that will explore how the first Witcher developed. The TV series was one of Netflix’s biggest first seasons ever with over 76 million households tuning in to watch.

Be sure to check out our own review for the Netflix series The Witcher here. If gaming is more your style, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is available now on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

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Rachael Fiddis

Rachael, who is Deputy Editor, has been gaming for many years. Some of her favourite video games include The Witcher 3 and The Last of Us but also loves a good indie title. Gaming Culture is where her heart lies and spends many hours sieving through gaming fan art and cosplay displays. Other than gaming, Rachael is a book nerd and music lover.

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