Baldur’s Gate 3 player finds worst possible way to end Act 1

Rajarshi Acharya
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Baldur’s Gate 3 gives you several ways to end the first Act, but one user discovered the most violent and unexpected way to do so, losing almost everyone in the process.

Baldur’s Gate 3‘s Act 1 has a moral dilemma near the very end where you must decide to either save the grove by attacking the goblins or kill everyone by siding with the goblins. One player has now found a new way to conclude the BG3 Act, where they antagonize both sides and end up losing almost all of their companions.

Redditor ‘TheImageworks’ took to the Baldur’s Gate 3 subreddit to explain a creative way to end Act 1. They were playing the Dark Urge Origin, and had just finished saving the grove when Astarion made a “mean” comment toward the party. The OP decided to shove Astarion because of this, which had a bizarre chain reaction.

“This aggro’ed the entire non-party camp (excluding Scratch and Withers), including every Tiefling, Halsin, Wyll, and Shadowheart,” the OP wrote. After a fight, every Tiefling ended up dead, along with Wyll, Halsin, and Shadowheart. Although they revived Wyll and Shadowheart, the former left immediately. Karlach, who was in the OP’s active party, also left in disgust.

Since they had fought the goblins and saved the grove earlier, the remaining goblins were also hostile to them. The OP had also gone the extra mile to save Alfira so that her replacement bard dies in her place. However, since she took part in the fight, she’s also perished.

One user replied, saying that it wasn’t unusual to see a Dark Urge character “starting a killing spree” after getting rejected by Astarion. The Vampire Elf has the most stinging lines when it comes to rejecting your character in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Many other users agreed that this is exactly what a Dark Urge character should do, calling it a “Bhaal approved playthrough.”

What left everyone confused about the whole ordeal is how a simple shove can aggravate every NPC. Ironically, Astarion himself remained at the OP’s side.

If you want to learn more about Baldur’s Gate 3, check out how an NPC unexpectedly murdered their girlfriend, or read about how players have been confessing to discovering simple gameplay features “embarrassingly late.”

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