Baldur’s Gate 3 players reveal ‘cheats’ to survive in Honour Mode

Emily Stander
The main bosses of Baldur's Gate 3

Baldur’s Gate 3 Honour Mode is a true challenge for players, and some have found ways to ‘cheat’ the system. 

Baldur’s Gate 3 Honour Mode is a difficulty level where players have to restart the game if their whole party dies. The game is challenging even in Balanced, so Honour Mode has presented a true challenge for veteran players

Honour Mode only has one save file, removing the ability to save scum. As a result, if the whole party is wiped out, you must restart your run. This can happen at any point in the game. Bosses also gain legendary actions, making them much more difficult to beat. 

To combat the intense difficulty, players have found ways to work around the problems they find themselves in when playing in Honour Mode. 

The Baldur's Gate 3 difficulty menu screen
Baldur’s Gate 3 has different difficulties to choose from, including Honour Mode

‘Jcarney231’ posted about the way they do this on Reddit: “I’ve been adventuring with three party members and leaving the fourth in a safe location,” they explained. “If the other three wipe, you just res them all back at camp. I keep going back and forth between a max persuasion character who just stands next to a shop NPC and a Druid who only knows Goodberry.” 

This was not the only method Baldur’s Gate 3 players mentioned on how to work around the Honour Mode challenges. “I have a different strat. I send out Durge as Rogue Assassin Duegar with the special cape and just kill everyone by stabbing one person to death, going invisible, exiting the combat, and stabbing the next person,” another player shared.

While some fans thought these methods were not in the Honour Mode spirit, the overall feeling was that Honour Mode is meant to bring forward interesting and creative solutions to gameplay. 

“Honour is kinda funny in a way because even though it’s designed to be punishing, in reality all it does is incentivize players to over prepare and adapt to the difficulty by creating some kind of failsafe,” a fan commented. 

While Honour Mode has how you’re supposed to play in the name, it’s understandable that players want to make sure they can finish their run. You only have one save, and fights are a lot more daunting. This becomes exceedingly more important once you reach the end of the game, where you would have to lose possibly hundreds of hours of gameplay. 

For more on Baldur’s Gate 3, read about this useful item players are hoarding and a bug that turns Durge into a skinwalker.

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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]