Baldur’s Gate 3 players warn this simple mechanic spoils major plot twists

Souhardya Choudhury
Shadowheart in Baldur's Gate 3

Most players do not like getting spoilers, especially in games like Baldur’s Gate 3 which has a bunch of interesting twists in the storyline and now players have warned about an in-game mechanic that can give away story beats.

Baldur’s Gate 3 players absolutely hate the idea of getting spoiled randomly during their playthroughs. This is why some players even pointed out Minthara’s buggy character that spoiled Act 3 for them.

Now, one player tried to warn others that using a simple mechanic in the game itself can lead to heavy spoilers if players are not careful enough.

Reddit user ‘Vitrizeal’ posted about this in the Baldur’s Gate 3 subreddit and they said, “Note to self: Examining characters can spoil the story.” Examining various characters in Baldur’s Gate 3 can give some very interesting pieces of information about them that can even be used against enemies in battle.

However, one of the biggest twists in the game is finding out that Ketheric Thorm’s relic is actually the Nightsong, and it is not an object rather than a human being. The OP shared a screenshot of their examination of Ketheric which already spoiled this information for them.

“Ketheric is immune against all damage while he has the Nightsong imprisoned,” said the examination results. “Welp, there goes the twist that the Nightsong isn’t an artifact, but really a prisoner,” said another player who got a spoiler in the same way in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Another shared their experience with in-game spoilers as they said: “On my first run, I forgot to free ‘Zariel’s Agent’ before approaching the Ketheric boss fight. And the narrator is straight up like ‘You didn’t free Mizora, Wyll will die, u sure?’ And that’s how I found out that it was her.”

Some players were quite disappointed as well and called it “bulls**t” that they failed random perception checks on hidden switches, but could “stare extra hard at Ketheric and immediately know he’s invulnerable and the nature of his invulnerability.”

Being a part of the main UI, it is unlikely that the devs will fix this mechanic in Baldur’s Gate 3, even after spoiler reports from many players in the community.

If you want to know more about Baldur’s Gate 3, you can check out why players are delighted that Karlach gets ending she deserves and the new way to recruit Lae’zel right away.