Baldur’s Gate 3 players explain why you shouldn’t take any elevator during an Honour run

Stephanie Zucarelli
Astarion, Shadowheart, Lae'zel in the Gauntlet of Shar

Larian Studios have solved plenty of glitches in Baldur’s Gate 3 patches, but there’s a persistent one that has become the most deadly challenge during an Honour run.

Baldur’s Gate 3 Honour runs have become a staple for every player who wants to prove themselves while exploring Faerun. However, players have reported that this difficulty setting has become harder thanks to a bug that Larian Studios haven’t addressed in the latest hotfix.

The “elevator glitch” is almost a cautionary tale for fans who are trying to survive Act 2, since it has been reported multiple times before. While Moonrise Towers and the Gauntlet of Shar introduces some of the toughest bosses in the game, their elevators are the ones to blame for almost instant party wipes.

According to players, it’s common to start riding them to then realize that companions have fallen through the shafts as they’ve accidentally stumbled off the platform. Sadly, the characters usually get stuck where players can’t resurrect them.

In a Reddit thread called “PSA: Don’t trust elevators on Honor Mode,” a player confirmed that the “elevator glitch” is almost unavoidable once it has been triggered. They described that the platform at the end of the Gauntlet of Shar didn’t only drop their companions, but also crushed them to death.

“Went to wither to rez. Lost 600g but whatever. Then I get to the elevator that takes you to the lower area, and again, everyone but Astarion falls through it. Unfortunately, this time Tav and Karlach fell onto a small ledge and succeeded their death saves…so they’re unconscious but unreachable,” they’ve said.

Baldur’s Gate 3 players weren’t surprised by this description and even shared some solutions to work around this bug. The most popular one suggested always keeping a Short Rest available to help any downed companion, and then swiftly traveling back to camp to revive any dead companions.

A few fans also suggested that Larian Studios was having trouble debugging this, as well as trader exploits, and recommended Honour mode players always keep a “Potion of Flying” to escape elevators of the Gauntlet of Shar.

And that’s everything on why Baldur’s Gate 3 players warn against using any elevator during Act 2, especially during Honour runs. If you want to know more about Larian Studios’ RPG, you can check how to get the Hammer of the Just, and how to get your Mage Hand to wield weapons.

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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].