Baldur’s Gate 3 players split over “confusing” Minthara change after update

Emily Stander
Minthara in Baldur's Gate 3

Baldur’s Gate 3 Hotfix 21 introduced a new interaction between Minthara and The Dark Urge, and players are divided on whether or not it was a good story decision to make. 

Minthara in Baldur’s Gate 3 is one of the game’s most interesting characters, particularly because she is very straightforward about her beliefs and the things that she wants – including her vehement hatred of gods that control their followers

As a fan favorite, players have been going out of their way to recruit her in both good and bad playthroughs. However, Larian’s decision to add an interaction between her and The Dark Urge (Durge) has confused some fans. 

When you have the option to reject Bhaal as Durge, Minthara will now break up with you if you have started a romantic relationship with her. Some fans are not fond of this interaction, because they say it goes against her nature. 

“It’s not only out of character, it’s directly contradictory to other dialogues she has,” one player explained in a Reddit thread titled “Confused how people think the Minthara change is OOC.”

“I can’t even comprehend how someone with a slightest understanding of Minthara’s character can see that scene and agree that it’s completely in character, not contradictory at all and well implemented,” they continued. “This change is at the very very least confusing as hells.”

Essentially, Baldur’s Gate 3 players feel that the decision to add this interaction was strange, especially because it seemed to work fine beforehand and tracked with the way Minthara acted toward you if you romanced her. 

On the other hand, some players have said that it makes sense why Minthara would break it off with you if you decide to go against Bhaal. “She specifically tells Durge she would break up with them if they refused godhood. That was already in the game, it’s just now she actually follows through with it,” the OP explained. 

“So, if anything, her NOT breaking up with Durge if they don’t accept their godhood was always out of character. She was just bugged so she never followed through with it before,” they continued. 

Whichever side of the argument you are on, it’s clear that this story choice is a little controversial and does not necessarily sit well with the community. The conversation will continue, and we will let you know if any changes come up. 

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