Baldur’s Gate 3 players debate over “rigged dice” in new Honour Mode

Stephanie Zucarelli
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Larian Studios introduced the hardest difficult mode that Baldur’s Gate 3 has seen yet, and players started to feel worried that their dice were “weighted” after several complaints about their streak of bad rolls. Here’s what the Baldur’s Gate 3 community has been talking about.

Baldur’s Gate 3 Patch 5 introduced a new difficulty setting called “Honour Mode,” which is meant to be the hardest way for a player to face their adventure through Faerun. While most fans were glad to finally have another difficult setting besides Tactician, some are feeling that their rolls are charged with “bad luck.”

“Are the dice rigged in Honour mode? I’m rolling a lot of Nat 1s on ability checks and there are lots of people posting about it,” asked Reddit user ‘LowLeahgt’ in a post called “Welcome to Honour Mode.”

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Baldur’s Gate 3 players are feeling a new-found tension in Honour Mode.

Honour mode builds on Baldur’s Gate 3 Tactician difficulty, but adds tougher bosses with legendary actions, a single save slot, and permadeath. Along with other settings that make Honour mode remarkably difficult, players describe that rolls are practically impossible to pass. “My character rolled 2 on 9/10 attack rolls… and I just decided to take a break from the run,” said Redditor ‘somnorici123.’

Larian Studios didn’t specify anything on harder dice rolls for players, but they did confirm that enemies feature increased health, more efficient combat tactics, and a +2 bonus to all of their rolls and Difficulty Classes.

“They definitely feel rigged to me, but I think part of that is that there’s no save scumming so there’s a lot more tension. So my confirmation bias is probably going into overdrive. Until someone does some actual analysis, I’m going to assume the dice aren’t weighted, but I choose to believe they are,” commented Redditor ‘GlitteringCow9725.’

Other players chimed in and described situations like getting three critical misses in a row or failing rolls even when the characters have a major advantage and said that these types of outcomes “strain probability” for it being just coincidences.

And that’s what the Baldur’s Gate 3 community has been talking about regarding the new Honour mode setting. If you want to know more about Larian Studios’ RPG, you can check what happens if you ruin Withers’ Epilogue Party or what new methods players discovered to recruit Minthara after Patch 5.

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Stephanie is a Games Writer at CharlieIntel. After graduating as a journalist, she started working as a tech writer for Infobae, Channel 9, and Rolling Stone. She's currently focused on covering Diablo 4, Baldur's Gate 3 and Fortnite, but can't resist anything related to The Sims 4 and Stardew Valley. You can contact her at [email protected].