Baldur’s Gate 3 players surprised they finished the game while missing companions

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Some Baldur’s Gate 3 players have completed the entire game despite missing out on some of the main companions.

Baldur’s Gate 3 has a large cast of memorable companions to take with you on your journey. You can take them along when exploring or engaging in combat, you can develop your relationship with them and even start a romance, or you can follow along their quests to learn more about them.

However, if you don’t run into them or recruit them when you do, you could also completely miss out on them. This is what happened to a number of players who took to social media to share their stories. A Reddit user by the name of Dirty_USB posted on the Baldur’s Gate 3 subreddit about how they managed to finish the game without ever meeting Lae’zel.

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You’ll encounter Lae’zel quite early on in the game, even before you head to the Druid’s Grove. As such, the fact that this player missed her completely by accident is quite unusual. She is found caged up by some Tieflings who naturally see her as a threat, given she’s a Githyanki. You can choose to free or leave her, and there are some interesting dialogue choices here.

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Many other Baldur’s Gate 3 players chimed in to comment on the Redditor’s post, sharing similar experiences with companions. Some players seem to have missed Wyll despite him having a scripted encounter sequence outside the Druid’s Grove. This is because, for most of them, Wyll died in combat, especially to the Worg, and they didn’t revive him.

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Another player missed him along with Karlach because he decided not to interrupt. They explained: “My first playthrough, I beat the whole game without Wyll and Karlach. How? When I saw Wyll at the Grove, I didn’t feel like interrupting him while he was training a kid how to fight. Shocker, not talking to him means no Wyll and no Karlach.”

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Many of them also seem to have missed out on Gale, as they decided not to interact with the unstable portal by the Nautiloid. Others were playing the Dark Urge Origin character and chose the alternate interaction that was unique to them.

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Most of the companions in Baldur’s Gate 3 are tied to the main plot in some way or another, and some are even tied to each other’s quests. Some, like Shadowheart, can’t be missed, as she keeps on reappearing at different points. As one user put it, “they really wanted us to have Shadowheart in our party.”

If you want to check out more about Baldur’s Gate 3, check out how to How to save Duke Ravengard and the Gondians, or the secret game over scene you get if you mess up beyond repair.

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