Baldur’s Gate 3 player breaks son’s heart with brutal Durge fail

Lucas Simons
Dark Urge fail

Many Baldur’s Gate 3 players enjoy playing in the company of friends and family, but this BG3 player decided to play with their son and had a huge parenting fail in the process.

Larian Studios’ award-winning TRPG Baldur’s Gate 3 is still on a roll, with millions of players enjoying its immersive narrative and memorable characters, but also its cooperative features, which make it incredibly good for party play.

Sometimes, failing while playing Baldur’s Gate 3 can happen, which often leads to hilarious results. But what happens when those fails involve a family member during cooperative play? More so, when said fail turns into a huge parenting fail.

This was posted by Reddit user ‘Mahote’ on the Baldur’s Gate 3 subreddit, and according to them, they had a “huge parenting fail” while playing together with their son, courtesy of the nefarious Dark Urge origin character.

According to the OP, this Baldur’s Gate 3 fail happened like this: “My son is 14 years old and a total band geek. He’s been playing Trombone for four years, picked up guitar this year, and is in three different band classes.

For Christmas, he got a gaming laptop, and the two of us have been enjoying playing Baldur’s Gate together. Over the weekend we had a rather lengthy gaming session, and he absolutely adored Alfira finding out that you can play with her, and potentially earning her mentor’s lute and becoming proficient in it which really excited him given he’s learning guitar himself.”

But everything went to hell when the parent’s character (the Dark Urge) went on a rampage during a long rest, slaying Alfira, their son’s favorite NPC, in a gruesome way.

The OP also stated that they were “glad for the opportunity for my kid to experience emotional hurt” while they were there to comfort them.

The community quickly responded to the OP’s post by saying things like, “As soon as you said he adored Alfira I knew where this was going,” and: “It was a big Night Shyamalan moment.”

Though this parenting failure teaches us to be responsible when our kids are playing games with us, it is also funny how the dad knew that the Dark Urge was capable of murdering their son’s beloved Alfira and still decided to go along with it.

If you want to find out what the Durge is like, we suggest you take a look at this Origin character guide. And if you are struggling with the use of Illithid Powers, this guide can help you decide if taking the Astral Tadpole or not.

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