The bug seem to be linked to the Path of Destiny quest. As you receive the sword from the Lady of the Lake, this quest is supposed to be updated, but I was still getting that 'waiting for reward' phase. As I searched, several people seemed to have this very same problem.
Even though I make various saves, I seem to have forgotten to save since about half of Act III, so playing since that point was gonna be kinda annoying. I've also lost my older save games since my backup HDD fried last year, so I was kinda stuck. I managed to find a save game on the internet from the start of Act IV, and played with it until after killing Dagon. By that time, the quest Path of Destiny was finally updated.
After that, I developed a small fix for those who want to keep their original saves with their own choices. This fix is only PARTIAL, but allows you to proceed with the game.
The first step for the fix is killing Dagon and saving the game at this point. If your quest is still stuck, proceed with the following:
- Make a backup of your original save file
- Download The Witcher Save Editor
- Open your save file with the editor
- Unpack the save data into a new folder
- Download the file I included
- Extract the content from the file into the same folder and overwrite the 3 files
- Repack the save data using the Save Editor
- Save the save file
This should allow you to proceed with the Path of Destiny quest as well triggering the Free Elves quest, but with a couple of restrictions.
Berengar will still not show up in the island. You'll need to go to his location at the lakeside and confront him there. There is a small problem here. If you decide to forgive him, the game proceeds normally. If you decide to kill him, you may not be able to do so. The two times I tried, he fell to the ground with about 25% vitality left and nothing happened, probably because he was supposed to trigger some sort of cinematic response and since you are not at the island, this won't happen. If you go to the island, you may get stuck there, not being able to use the boat back. So, don't go there after talking to Berengar.
White Rayla may or may not show up. As I saved at the island, when I first left it, she didn't show up. But as I tested again, I loaded up the game back from the island and she showed up the first time i left the island. So I recommend you go to the island and back a couple of times to see if she will show up or not, if not, reload the game and try again.
Hope that helps.
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