Baldur’s Gate 3 player makes grisly Owlbear discovery

Rajarshi Acharya
owlbear cub in baldur's gate 3

A Baldur’s Gate 3 player discovered a disturbing fact about Owlbears after having a conversation with the Owlbear Cub in their camp.

Baldur’s Gate 3 has tons of secrets and undiscovered facts just waiting to be discovered in its richly detailed world. As such, many players discover something new only after several playthroughs or hundreds of hours in the game.

The game rewards you for going off the beaten path and exploring the Sword Coast thoroughly. For instance, it even ends up offering an entire hidden quest in a hard-to-reach location. One Baldur’s Gate 3 player recently learned a harsh nature fact by using the Speak with Animals spell.

On the Baldur’s Gate 3 subreddit, ‘Pekodes’ posted a screenshot of their character’s conversation with the Owlbear Cub. When he tells the player how much he enjoys their Camp, he also mentions how Scratch the dog reminds him of his big brother. When asked about his brother, the cub reveals that his mother ate him.

There are more instances of Owlbear cannibalism in Baldur’s Gate 3. If you kill the Owlbear mother in Act 1, the cub you can adopt becomes hungry and “starts eating her corpse right after,” as one user puts it. Another player found out something even more vicious. They knocked out the Owlbear mother instead of killing her, and the cub “just ate her unconscious body.”

However, the latter example is most likely a developer oversight. Nevertheless, players on the thread couldn’t help but discuss how real-life animals like bears or storks act in the same manner.

One player pointed out how keeping the Owlbear Cub around in Baldur’s Gate 3 is a terrible idea according to D&D lore. “Owlbears cannot be tamed – eventually they turn on anyone that tries.” However, they had to admit that “the little fuzzball is too cute to send away.”

As mentioned before, Baldur’s Gate 3 players often find an item or learn a fact after missing it the first time. For instance, some players missed a seemingly obvious NPC trait, while others made a list of the “rarest and easiest to miss” items in the game.