Baldur’s Gate 3 player shocked to find secret Act 3 cave after 400 hours

Stephanie Zucarelli
Baldur's Gate 3 Mermaid

Baldur’s Gate 3 has many hidden details that players just managed to uncover after multiple playthroughs. Here’s everything on the secret passage a fan discovered while exploring Act 3.

Baldur’s Gate 3 has a huge world that can’t be fully explored in only one playthrough. From rare cutscenes to hidden quests, fans can’t help to be surprised when making a discovery, especially if it has a huge gold payout.

In a Reddit post called “400 hours, I had never discovered this secret passage?,” a player shared a picture of a small cave near the Water Queen’s House (X:-255, Y:-265) in Act 3. This passageway leads the characters to a crypt, where a group of Water warriors will refuse to let them continue further.

“I checked it for the first time. It’s some of the mermaid priestess ladies down there. If they spot you they will try to kick you out. If you fight them, there is about 500 gold in the next room behind them, but it’s also a trap. Once you take the Gold, the Wavemother will summon about 5 or 6 of those tall ugly water monsters to fight you. And then there’s another chest with about 100 gold,” revealed a fan.

Baldur’s Gate 3 players described that the best way to find this secret passage is to go to the Wate Goddess temple near the Steal Watch foundry, and then turn to the area where you can see a couple NPCs having a funeral. If you continue down the beach area and take the stairs down, you’ll spot the hidden entrance.

“WTF. I’m on my third playthrough, and this is the first time I’ve seen this. I swear, this game…,” read one of the thread’s comments.

Another fan also noted that if the main character used the donation box near the entrance of the Water Queen’s House, every piece of gold gets moved into the pile of treasure in the cave. They’ve also pointed out that this secret quest is only available before completing the Iron Throne’s quest, since it becomes unavailable afterward.

And that’s everything on the hidden passageway that has Baldur’s Gate 3 players shocked. If you want to know more about Larian Studios’ RPG, you can check how to get the rare Gemini Gloves in the Devil’s Fee, and which iconic D&D race was added with a mod in Faerun.