February 23, 2024

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Baldur's Gate 3's disturbing finale leaves players 'doomed to death'

Baldur's Gate 3's disturbing finale leaves players 'doomed to death'
Brianna Reeves

An unfortunate glitch resulted in a Baldur's Gate 3 player “dying” in the role-playing game's finale.

The release of Patch 5 added an epilogue to BG3 that triggers once users reach the end of the game. Six months after the mission to confront the larger brain, the sequence in question takes place at a gathering hosted by Withers.

So far, BG3 players have combed through every inch of the ending, discovering cameos, neat D&D references, and much more.

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However, a user recently found a failure that highlights some of the game's difficult qualities. But at least it makes for an interesting story.

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The Baldur's Gate 3 player cannot escape the disturbing denouement

Redditor and BG3 player Boomsta22 We shared the strange circumstances that led to their inability to complete the CRPG's epilogue. “Dying in the epilogue should be an achievement,” the user wrote on Reddit, along with some choice words for Gale.

Here's the problem, after the campaign ends, the user starts the epilogue with the Warding Bond spell enabled. The spell allows players to protect their companion from all incoming damage – the downside is that the spell caster receives the same damage as their protected ally.

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Boomsta22 used the wing on Gale in the final mission, the same mission in which the ally took heat damage for seven turns. Unfortunately, the status effect remains the same, meaning the player is “doomed to die” during the Withers' ceremonial gathering.

Several people chimed in to say that they hope the developers of Baldur's Gate 3 will release a fix for the bugged epilogue as soon as possible.

The original poster certainly holds out hope for such a correction. When asked if they were stuck because their character died, the Redditor replied: “Yes, it's a soft lock.”

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At the time of writing, it was not clear how widespread this problem was within the community.