Baldur’s Gate 3 player shocked to find secret ending before reaching Act 3

Emily Stander
A Mindflayer in Baldur's Gate 3

Baldur’s Gate 3 has a few endings depending on your choices, but few expect that you can get one before you even reach Act 3. As one player discovered, you could even meet your grisly end by just going back to get an item you wanted. 

In Baldur’s Gate 3’s Honour Mode, things are a little different. And, if you decide to go against the Dream Visitor’s advice to not go back to Act 1, it could mean the end of your run

This is what one player discovered when they had already reached the end of Act 2 and ignored the warnings of the Dream Visitor. 

“My 92-hour Honour Mode run just ended because I am stubborn and didn’t listen to the dream visitor when he told me not to go back to Act 1,” ‘cinemadog’ shared in a post on Reddit. 

“When I tried to go back to Act I, my dream visitor warned me three times that we shouldn’t go back. I didn’t listen because I thought, ‘What’s the worst that could happen?’” they continued. “The Dream Visitor got angry and he left me to fend for myself, which promptly resulted in my entire party turning into Mind Flayers and being dominated by the Elder Brain.”

Essentially, if you go back to Act 1 after finishing Act 2 in Baldur’s Gate 3, you will be turned into a Mindflayer and the game will end – essentially making you choose your own fate by simply not listening to the Dream Visitor. 

This doesn’t only happen in Honour Mode, either, as some players made this same mistake on lower difficulties too. The only difference is that, if you aren’t playing Honour Mode, you can load up a save and try again. 

“I got that ending on my first Tactician run, they definitely do impress how going back would be tantamount to suicide but I figured hey, I saved, no big deal! And lo and behold, immediate TPK,” a player commented. 

The Emperor also tells you not to do a lot of things that could be to your benefit, which some players mentioned could be confusing. This is especially true because he seems to stick to swaying you away from things that wouldn’t benefit him, not things that are actually dangerous.

“The Dream Visitor tells you not to do a lot of stuff tho! Like go to the creche at all. You miss out on a lot if you listen to him. How were we supposed to know this time was different lol,” a player explained. 

Either way, the OP’s experience served as a good warning for those trying some experiments in Honour Mode that could accidentally end the game, but at least we can look forward to the additional evil endings Larian are planning to release soon.

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Emily is a Games Writer at CharlieIntel. Most of the time, you can find her playing RPGs and platformers - but she enjoys engaging in the rage of Overwatch 2 or Apex Legends from time to time. Emily has a Masters in Media Studies and has been working as a journalist for over 5 years, both freelance and full-time. You can contact her at [email protected]