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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - 11 Easter Eggs, In-Jokes & References

11. The Legendary 'Wilhelm Scream' Sound Effect

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waQa2NEj2Cw Not familiar with the 'Wilhelm Scream' by name? You will be after a few seconds of the above video. It's been used in more movies than you might think, and once you hear it and go "Ohhh, THAT noise!" you'll start noticing it in everything. Assumedly CD Projekt just wanted to pay homage to the filmic greats of the past (fans still debate the noise's origins across various films from the 50s), but as the soundbite could trigger during random gunfights in Red Dead Redemption too, it's possible the developers are doffing their cap to Rockstar's Wild West masterpiece instead. For Wild Hunt, you just need to follow the bridge out and away from the garrison you come across at the start of the story in White Orchard, whereby falling off the end triggers a very un-Geralt-like yelp.
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