Bring out the Charlie Day memes. The next generation upgrade to CD Projekt Red’s hit RPG witch 3 not only contain a bunch of stunning new graphic optionsbut also seems to introduce new connections to a mystery that has confounded fans of CDPR’s other big game, Electronic 2077, for several years. This mystery, centered on a set of six alphanumeric characters, has left fans of the CDPR game endlessly speculating and investigating. Yup, it’s time to dive in again world of FF 06 B5.
Electronic 2077 and witch 3 are all large role-playing games from developer CD Projekt Red. Their wide world is home to a true mystery or two, but perhaps nothing is more mysterious or fascinating than this one. Two years ago, a strange statue and a set of six letters FF 06 B5 in Science Fiction‘s Night City has been a siren song for mystery hunters. Despite the depth of holes in the work of investigation and theoretical research, the mystery of their true meaning or importance remains unsolved. Confirmed as a real puzzler for players to decompress, a new twist has now come, this time in a different game. Latest update to 2015 witch 3 was found to contain the symbol associated with the mystery FF 06 B5.
If you activate the latest version of witch 3 and go to Destroyed fortress in Velen, you will discover a new icon added to the game via a recent update. But it hides behind a bit of a secret. It looks like this:
Finding the symbol itself requires manipulating the switches on the walls in the area. Each of the three dilapidated buildings here has a switch. It’s currently unconfirmed whether these switches will be in the game prior to the new update (though it’s safe to say they aren’t). Activating all of these switches will create an earth element for you to fight. Defeating it opens a stone archway-like portal on a nearby hill. Spooky stuff so far. But it goes further.
Said portal will take you to a tower. Going down the tower will take you through rooms filled with seemingly invincible ghosts. To get out you need to activate some crystals using the Aard spell mark (if you played through witch 3your campaign you will recognize these enemies from different missions). That portal will take you back to the main world. But hidden in that dark and deadly final room is the mysterious symbol in question.
If you want to see how it works, check out xLetalis’s video documenting the new one witch Mystery riddle here:
So what does this icon mean? Well, right off the bat, the fork pattern in the center of the red triangle is largely what reminds fans of the FF 06 B5 connection. It perfectly matches the logo found on the very Electronic 2077 The statue started this whole theory and mystery hunt.
The meaning of this symbol has been subject of intense speculation. Many believe it is related to the various branching plot themes of Science Fiction; others have scoured the game for matching icons elsewhere in its world and potential connections with other works of popular culture. Some suspect there is a connection with ancient numbering system. But if anyone doubts that the connection with Science Fiction was intentional, Reddit detectives were excavate more. Translating the symbols surrounding the triangle will show the following: FF VQ BZ, as well as some other characters.
what does it mean? Well, if you think you have the answer then go ahead r/FF06B5 and make sure your theory has not been documented or disproved. The people there have been doing this for two years and there are plenty of rabbit holes to fall in. The witch connection is available subject of some intense theory on that subreddit.
There is no doubt that mysteries like this are interesting. But with something as elusive as FF 06 B5, which two years of collective mystery hunting still can’t crack, it’s hard to tell if getting hints in a completely different game will make things clear. hopelessly clearer or more complicated.